"Ghost in the Shell" and "Excel Saga" creators teamed up on bishoujo sci-fi
Plans have been announced to screen an anime adaptation of Ghost in the Shell creator Masamune Shirow and Excel Saga manga author Koshi Rikudo's Koukaku no Pandora - Ghost Urn for two weeks in three theaters starting December 5th. Kiss x Sis' Munenori Nawa directs the Studio Gokumi production with [email protected] Cinderella Girls' Tatsuya Takahashi writing and the Persona 3 anime's Takuya Takahashi on character design.
A bit predictably considering the talent, it follows a girl whose brain can be transferred between prosthetic bodies depending on need. Surviving a terrorist incident on the way to a man-made resort island, she takes up the mission of solving the mystery behind the incident, with a scientist manipulating the naive girl.
Seven Seas licensed the series
PANDORA OF THE CRIMSON SHELL: GHOST URN, from famed mangaka Masamune Shirow and Koshi Rikdo! Vol.1 coming July 2015. pic.twitter.com/RoHHOlSQDB— Seven Seas (@gomanga) October 3, 2014
GHOST URN is currently serialized in Kadokawa's Niconico A magazine, and just published its 4th collected volume back in June of this year.— Seven Seas (@gomanga) October 3, 2014
As mentioned before, we're bringing the first volume of this glorious, insane sci-fi series in July 2015. --CC— Seven Seas (@gomanga) October 3, 2014
Madako Yonezawa (Another's Izumi Akazawa, K-on!'s Ui) narrated a new promo video for the Japanese release: