The manga Pandora of the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn by, who else, Masumune Shirow with art by Koushi Rikudou, is being adapted as a TV anime which has a new commercial now airing.

Directed by Munenori Nawa of Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu at Studio Gokumi, Tatsuya Takahashi of THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukōgawa e! is writing the script, with Takuya Tani of Strike Witches on character design. The manga was previously adapted as a limited theatrical anime release, which ran for two weeks in three cinemas in Japan from December 3rd, and Seven Seas Entertainment, who are publishing the manga in English, describe the story:

When Nanakorobi Nene, a cybernetically-enhanced girl-next-door, heads to the island metropolis of Cenancle to live with her aunt, she has no way of knowing what’s in store for her. A chance meeting intertwines her fate with that of the super-rich inventor, Uzal Delilah, and her adorable and grumpy companion, Clarion, who happens to be a cyborg just like Nene.

Nene is thrilled to make a friend, but there’s more to Uzal and Clarion – and the island of Cenancle itself – than meets the eye. When a super-powered terrorist threatens Cenancle, Uzal claims that the only way to avert disaster is for Nene to team up with Clarion and use their combined powers – abilities Nene never even knew she had!


Starring Sanae Fuku as Nene, Manami Numakura as Clarion and Atsuko Tanaka as Uzal Delilah (above), their fellow cast members are as follows:

Junpei Morita as Buer
Satsumi Matsuda as Buri
Rie Murakawa as Bunny
Marie Miyake as Takumi Korobase
Tetsu Inada as Robert Altman
Junichi Suwabe as Ian Krutz
Maria Naganawa as Amy Gilliam

Viewers in Japan will meet the little cyborg Nene and her friends on January 8th, when the show premieres on Tokyo MX.

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