Last Hope (TV series)

Last Hope,[2] also named Unit Pandora (Chinese: 重神机潘多拉; Japanese: 重神機パンドーラ), is a Japanese-Chinese anime television series produced and animated by Satelight. It is created and directed by Shōji Kawamori alongside Hidekazu Sato and written by Toshizo Nemoto. It premiered online in Netflix in Japan on March 29, 2018 with a local televised broadcast on Tokyo MX and its affiliate stations on April 4, 2018. A worldwide release through Netflix went online on September 15, 2018.

Last Hope
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Cover of the prequel manga's 1st Tankobon volume
重神機パンドーラ
重神机潘多拉

(Jūshinki Pandōra / Zhòng Shénjī Pānduōlā)
GenreMecha
Created by
Manga
Jūshinki no Pandora 0
Written byAgeha Saotome
Published byKodansha
Pixiv
DemographicShōnen
Original runMarch 22, 2018 – present
Anime television series
Directed by
  • Shōji Kawamori[a]
  • Hidekazu Satō
Produced by
  • Yasuhiro Uema
  • Hiroyuki Aoi
Written byToshizō Nemoto
Music by
  • Akihiro Manabe
  • Masahiro Tokuda
StudioSatelight
Licensed byNetflix
Original networkTokyo MX, WOWOW, BS11, MBS
Original run April 4, 2018 September 26, 2018
Episodes26 (List of episodes)
Manga
Pandora Men’s Dining
Written byNatsu Mizuno
Published byKodansha
MagazineShōnen Magazine Edge
DemographicShōnen
Original runApril 17, 2018October 17, 2018[1]
Light novel
Jūshinki Pandōra -Before Pandora-
Written byEdotarou
Published byMedia Factory
ImprintNovel 0
DemographicMale
PublishedMay 15, 2018
Wikipe-tan face.svg Anime and manga portal

CharactersEdit

Leon Lau (レオン・ラウ, Reon Rau)
Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno[3] (Japanese); Robbie Daymond[4] (English)
Described as a brilliant but banished scientist. He was a central figure in the Xianglong Crisis. He lives with Chloe in the wilderness outside Neo Xianglong after the incident.
Chloe Lau (クロエ・ラウ, Kuroe Rau)
Voiced by: Nao Tōyama[3] (Japanese); Xanthe Huynh[4] (English)
Described as the "little sister" who supports Leon. She lives with Leon after his banishment from Neo Xianglong. Although they are not related by blood, she thinks of him like a big brother
Doug Horvat (ダグ・ホーバット, Dagu Hōbatto)
Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda[5] (Japanese); Kyle Hebert[4] (English)
Described as a sniper who loves women and cats, Doug was finishing an assignment in Xianglong when the "Xianglong Crisis" struck and turned his life into a tragedy. Seven years later, Doug works as a bounty hunter. Although he is a friendly and talkative "mood-maker", when looking down the scope of his rifle, Doug has the cold eyes of a beast.
Queenie Yoh (クイニー・ヨウ, Kuinī Yō)
Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa[6] (Japanese); Laura Post[4] (English)
Described as a beautiful warrior who has lost everything, Queenie Yoh previously studied the "Sky God Fist" style of martial arts at a dojo in the mountains. When the "Xianglong Crisis" struck, she was unable to protect her friends, and now Queenie travels the world as a bounty hunter in search of the objects of her revenge.
Gren Din (グレン・ディン, Guren Din)
Voiced by: Yūma Uchida (Japanese); Ben Pronsky[4] (English)
Cain Ibrahim Hasan (ケイン・イブラヒーム・ハサン, Kein Iburahīmu Hasan)
Voiced by: Unsho Ishizuka (EP1-25), Tessho Genda (EP26) (Japanese); Beau Billingslea[4] (English)
Cecile Sue (セシル・スー, Seshiru Sū)
Voiced by: Ai Kayano (Japanese); Allegra Clark[4] (English)
Jay Yun (ジェイ・ユン, Jei Yun)
Voiced by: Yūichiro Umehara (Japanese); Greg Chun[4] (English)
Mr. Gold / David Kin (Mr.ゴールド / デビット・キン, Misutā Gōrudo / Debitto Kin)
Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (Japanese)
Sieg (ジーク, Jīku)
Voiced by: Yūichi Nakamura (Japanese); Todd Haberkorn (English)
Hao Wang (ハオ・ワン, Hao Wan)
Voiced by: Takayuki Kondō (Japanese); Trevor Devall[4] (English)
Fau (フォー, )
Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa (Japanese)
Lon Woo (ロン・ウー, Ron Ū)
Voiced by: Akira Ishida (Japanese); Grant George[4] (English)
Fiona Sue (フィオナ・スー, Fiona Sū)
Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (Japanese); Cristina Vee[4] (English)
Edgar Kin (エドガー・キン, Edogā Kin)
Voiced by: Joji Nakata (Japanese)
Emilia Valli (エミリア・ヴァリ, Emiria Vari)
Voiced by: Asami Seto (Japanese); Cherami Leigh[4] (English)

MediaEdit

MangaEdit

A prequel manga adaptation and a 4-panel spinoff were announced. The prequel manga, titled Jūshinki Pandora 0, is serialized on Pixiv's website.[7]

AnimeEdit

On October 17, 2017, it was announced that Shoji Kawamori's latest project had been revealed to be an original TV anime. The series is directed by Shoji Kawamori and Hidekazu Sato and features animation by Satelight. Toshizo Nemoto is writing the series. Risa Ebata provides character designs for the series.[8] The opening theme is "Sirius" and the ending theme is "Spica"; both are performed by Bump of Chicken. The songs "New Generation" and "Meteor" by Shiena Nishizawa and the song "Kanashimi to Tomo ni" (悲しみと共に, With Sorrow) by Megumi Nakajima are used as insert themes in the series.[9]

No. Original Japanese title Original air date
1"An Evolving Destroyer"
Transcription: "Shinka Suru Hakaisha" (Japanese: 進化する破壊者)
April 4, 2018 (2018-04-04)
2"Those Who Open The Box"
Transcription: "Hako wo Akeshi Mono" (Japanese: 箱を開けし者)
April 11, 2018 (2018-04-11)
3"2038 Neo-Xianglong"
Transcription: "2038 Neo-Shanron" (Japanese: 2038 ネオ翔龍)
April 18, 2018 (2018-04-18)
4"Operation Howl Breakthrough"
Transcription: "Hōkō Toppa Sakusen" (Japanese: 咆哮突破作戦)
April 25, 2018 (2018-04-25)
5"The Enemy Above"
Transcription: "Zujō no Teki" (Japanese: 頭上の敵)
May 2, 2018 (2018-05-02)
6"The Wings of Grief and Revenge"
Transcription: "Ai to Fukushū no Tsubasa" (Japanese: 哀と復讐の翼)
May 9, 2018 (2018-05-09)
7"The Phantom Panda"
Transcription: "Genei no Kumaneko" (Japanese: 幻影の熊猫)
May 16, 2018 (2018-05-16)
8"The Blind Spot in the Rain"
Transcription: "Ame no Shikaku" (Japanese: 雨の死角)
May 23, 2018 (2018-05-23)
9"Eye of the Tiger"
Transcription: "Tora no Me" (Japanese: 虎の目)
May 30, 2018 (2018-05-30)
10"Red Flame Recollection"
Transcription: "Guren no Tsuisō" (Japanese: 紅蓮の追想)
June 6, 2018 (2018-06-06)
11"Dr. Lon Woo"
Transcription: "Dokutā Ron Ū" (Japanese: Dr.ロン・ウー)
June 13, 2018 (2018-06-13)
12"Red God of Death"
Transcription: "Akai Shinigami" (Japanese: 赤い死神)
June 20, 2018 (2018-06-20)
13"The Cries of Chaos"
Transcription: "Konton No Sakebi" (Japanese: 渾沌の叫び)
June 27, 2018 (2018-06-27)
14"The Tower of Grudges"
Transcription: "Onnen no Tō" (Japanese: 怨念の塔)
July 4, 2018 (2018-07-04)
15"The Fierce God of Gold"
Transcription: "Ōgon no Kijin" (Japanese: 黄金の鬼神)
July 11, 2018 (2018-07-11)
16"The Innovator"
Transcription: "Henkakusha" (Japanese: 変革者)
July 18, 2018 (2018-07-18)
17"A Servant's Pride"
Transcription: "Jūsha no Hokori" (Japanese: 従者の誇り)
July 25, 2018 (2018-07-25)
18"Dueling Blades"
Transcription: "Kasanaru Yaiba" (Japanese: 重なる刃)
August 1, 2018 (2018-08-01)
19"The Awakening Begins"
Transcription: "Kakusei no Hajimari" (Japanese: 覚醒の始まり)
August 8, 2018 (2018-08-08)
20"The Target in the Sky"
Transcription: "Tenkũ no Hyōteki" (Japanese: 天空の標的)
August 15, 2018 (2018-08-15)
21"Reverberating Souls"
Transcription: "Hibikiau Tamashii" (Japanese: 響きあう魂)
August 22, 2018 (2018-08-22)
22"The Closed Mountain"
Transcription: "Tozasareta Yama" (Japanese: 閉ざされた山)
August 29, 2018 (2018-08-29)
23"The Circle of Life"
Transcription: "Seimei no Wa" (Japanese: 生命の環)
September 5, 2018 (2018-09-05)
24"At the End of Evolution"
Transcription: "Shinka no Hate" (Japanese: 進化の果て)
September 12, 2018 (2018-09-12)
25"The Black Shine"
Transcription: "Kuroki Kagayaki" (Japanese: 黒き輝き)
September 19, 2018 (2018-09-19)
26"The Chosen Future"
Transcription: "Erabareta Mirai" (Japanese: 選ばれた未来)
September 26, 2018 (2018-09-26)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Credited as Chief Director (総監督, Sō Kantoku).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 西尾維新×小田すずか「美少年探偵団」移籍連載がエッジで、「鉄鼠の檻」は完結. Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. October 17, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  2. ^ "LAST HOPE | Netflix Official Site". www.netflix.com. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  3. ^ a b "Macross/Aquarion's Kawamori Unveils Spring TV Anime Jūshinki Pandora". Anime News Network. October 17, 2017. Retrieved December 27, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Last Hope English dub credits". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  5. ^ "Jūshinki Pandora TV Anime Casts Kenjiro Tsuda, Reveals Sniper Visual". Anime News Network. January 26, 2018. Retrieved January 26, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Jūshinki Pandora TV Anime Casts Kana Hanazawa, Reveals Visual". Anime News Network. November 27, 2017. Retrieved December 27, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "重神機パンドーラ0" (in Japanese). Pixiv. Retrieved July 19, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Mecha Master Shoji Kawamori Helms "Juushinki Pandora" TV Anime". Crunchyroll. Retrieved October 17, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Music". Jūshinki Pandora Official Website (in Japanese). Satelight. Retrieved July 7, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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