Macross creator Shoji Kawamori reveals new anime project Juushinki Pandora

Macross concept creator, Shoji Kawamori has finally revealed his latest anime project at the “New Project Briefing” event on Tuesday.

The new project is a television anime series titled Juushinki Pandora (Heavy Sacred Unit Pandora) and it is set to premiere next spring. Kawamori described the series different from his previous works like Macross and AKB0048 as it will not feature any songs.

Check out the promotional video after the jump.

Synopsis of Juushinki Pandora
On the day the Xianglong (Shanron or Soaring Dragon) Crisis occurred in 2031, Leon Lau was right in the middle of the unfolding events. The Quantum Reactor, a next generation energy device developed to replace dwindling environmental resources, exploded and unleashed an unknown energy. As a result, the global environment changed overnight. Living things (besides humans) and machines each underwent their own unique evolution, and the B.R.A.I. (Biological Revolutionary of Accelerated Intelligence) entities in particular evolved and came into being. Because of them, humanity was driven to the brink of extinction. Humans fight the B.R.A.I with M.O.E.V. (Multi-purpose Organic Evolution Vehicle) variable units.

Seven years after the Xianglong Crisis, Leon is in the wilderness on the edge of the “absolute defense city” Neo Xianglong. Living with Chloe Lau under a “family pact,” he conducts his own research to counter the B.R.A.I. The awkward Leon and the busybody Chloe. They live day-by-day as if to forget the past for the moment. However, threats unrelentingly draw near.

The series will star Tomoaki Maeno as a banished scientist named Leon Lau and Nao Touyama as his “little sister” Chloe Lau.

Aquarion Logos’ Hidekazu Sato will be directing the anime with studio Satelight.  Macross Delta’s Toshizo Nemoto will be in charge of the scripts, while Macross Frontier’s Risa Ebata handles character designs. Kawamori will be in charge for the series’ mechanical designs.