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Manga 'Koukaku no Pandora' Gets Anime Movie Adaptation

by Stark700
Oct 25, 2015 9:22 PM | 22 Comments
An official website has opened for an anime movie adaptation of the manga series Koukaku no Pandora: Ghost Urn, which is written by Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell) and illustrated by Koshi Rikudo (Excel Saga).

The manga began serialization in the November 2012 issue of Newtype Ace magazine before moving to Kadokawa Niconico Ace the following year. There are six volumes in print, and Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed the series for publication in North America.

Koukaku no Pandora will open on December 5, 2015, for two-week screenings at Kadokawa Cinema Shinjuku in Tokyo, Fushimi Million-za in Nagoya, and Umeda Burg 7 in Osaka.

In an age when large-scale natural disasters frequently happen all over the world, when cyborgs and autonomous robots are beginning to appear on the market in technologically advanced nations, and major world powers compete for technology and resources, the divide between rich and poor grows and the future for the poor looks bleak. In this transitional stage, everyone wanders around in a self-indulgent daze and the way out isn't clear... This is the story of how two cybernetically enhanced girls meet. (Source: MU)

Director: Munenori Nawa (Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru!)
Script: Tatsuya Takahashi (The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls)
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Takuya Tani (R-15)
Studio: Studio Gokumi, AXsiZ

Nene Nanakorobi: Sanae Fuku (Aikatsu!)
Clarion: Manami Numakura (The iDOLM@STER)
Uzal Delilah: Atsuko Tanaka (God Eater)
Buer: Junpei Morita (Classroom☆Crisis)
Buri: Satsumi Matsuda (Denpa Kyoushi (TV))
Bunny: Rie Murakawa (Etotama)

Official site:

Source: Comic Natalie

Koukaku no Pandora: Ghost Urn on MAL

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looks interesting..especially when i saw the cover of MAL...

Nov 1, 2015 10:28 PM by Llumi

Shirow must be a shit writer if it's not for his sci-fi Universes. He was not a great writer even back then, it's just his heavenly art and gag characters that helped a lot.

Oct 26, 2015 1:23 PM by 09122013

Woah the staff is pretty awful. Be it director, script writer or studio...

Masamune Shirow sci fi ecchi manga adapted by 3rd rate people.
Probably a must see trainwreck of poorly executed interesting concepts and ideas.
Would not give a fk if it wasn't for Shirow

Oct 26, 2015 3:46 AM by NaturalPerm

Written by---

Oct 26, 2015 2:21 AM by zetsu_shoren

cupc said:
looking forward to a yuri motoko

So... Motoko.

Oct 26, 2015 1:56 AM by 09122013

Will need to see the PV to know if I will try it.

Oct 26, 2015 1:53 AM by bittersweetlove

mayukachan said:
damn sidonia starting this weird loli monster trend

Sidonia did it right and set the benchmark for what would be acceptable.

Oct 26, 2015 12:56 AM by FireEmblemIke24

looking forward to a yuri motoko

Oct 25, 2015 11:39 PM by cupc

Looks good. Haven't read the manga but i'll try this out.

Oct 25, 2015 11:34 PM by flash0101

vikki7783 said:
I thought this was Pandora Hearts.

The title reminded me of Pandora Hearts too lol

Oct 25, 2015 11:11 PM by G_Spark233

I thought this was Pandora Hearts.
god damn it

Oct 25, 2015 10:43 PM by toblynaruto

Written by Shirow.

Don't fucking remind me.

Oct 25, 2015 10:39 PM by 09122013

Wtf is this... looks weird as fuck.
Not gonna bother with this.

Oct 25, 2015 10:36 PM by Wolfsbane

Ok, i read the manga so i`ll watch it.

this is gonna be my guilty pleasure.

Oct 25, 2015 10:24 PM by Gridley

Pass. And movie adaptation? pass x2.

Oct 25, 2015 10:09 PM by Tenth

Eh I read the manga long awhile ago, don't remember much about it. Given the context, a movie could work, I guess?

Oct 25, 2015 9:46 PM by Stark700

damn sidonia starting this weird loli monster trend

Oct 25, 2015 9:41 PM by Mayuka

When I saw R-15, I thought it will be Takuya Fujima character design but its not :/

The sci-fi setting seems interesting but that production staff makes me hope less. Still something that might worth looking forward.

Oct 25, 2015 9:40 PM by mlcdl

Already looks better than ghost in the shell.

Oct 25, 2015 9:35 PM by ichii_1

Well robot loli fan service is now a thing watever float your boat

Oct 25, 2015 9:33 PM by Arturio

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