Clarion, one of the main female character of the story

An anime movie adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s (Ghost in the Shell) manga series Koukaku no Pandora: Ghost Urn紅殻のパンドラ GHOST URN has been announced. Shirow is the writer of the manga whereas Koshi Rikudo (Excel Saga) is the artist.

The movie will be directed by Munenori Nawa (Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru!) and scripted by Tatsuya Takahashi (The [email protected] Cinderella Girls) while character design and chief animator director will be Takuya Tani (R-15).

The production of the anime film is under Lantis, Rakounsha, The Klock Worx, Studio Gokumi and AxsiZ. The Listed cast is Sanae Fuku (Aikatsu!), Manami Numakura (The [email protected]), Atsuka Tanaka (God Eater), Junpei Morita (Classroom☆Crisis), Satsumi Matsuda (Denpa Kyoushi) and Rie Murakawa (Etotama) thus far.

Official Synopsis:

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.”

Koukaku no Pandora: Ghost Urn began in November 2012 at Newtype Ace magazine then was transferred over to Kadokawa NicoNico Ace in 2013. Six tankubon volumes are out so far. Koukaku no Pandora: Ghost Urn movie is set for selected Japanese cinema opening on 5 December 2015 for two weeks.

Check out the Kadokawa promotion for the manga below: