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26th Volume of Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn Marks the End of the Series
Newtype Ace shonen magazine originally launched the manga in 2012
Kadokawa dropped hints about the impending conclusion of the Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn manga by incorporating the phrase "scheduled for closure" in the final pages of its 25th volume, which hit the shelves last Friday.
The science fiction manga embarked on its ultimate narrative journey starting from the 24th volume, which saw its release on February 10.
This manga project, conceived by the renowned Masamune Shirow (acclaimed for Ghost in the Shell) and Koushi Rikudo (noted for Excel Saga), debuted in Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype Ace magazine in 2012. Shirow took charge of the storyline, while Rikudo assumed responsibility for the artistic side. Following the discontinuation of Newtype Ace in 2013, the manga migrated to Kadokawa's Niconico Ace website. Subsequently, in 2016, it found its new home within the pages of Comic Newtype.
Seven Seas Entertainment has been diligently releasing the English edition of the manga series and recently published the 16th volume on July 4. The story unfolds as follows:
When Nanakorobi Nene, an ordinary girl enhanced with cybernetics, makes her move to the bustling island metropolis of Cenancle to reside with her aunt, she remains blissfully unaware of the adventures that lie in wait. A serendipitous encounter intertwines her fate with that of the exceedingly wealthy inventor, Uzal Delilah, and her endearing yet occasionally irritable companion, Clarion, who shares Nene's cyborg identity. Nene is overjoyed to forge a new friendship. Still, the personas of Uzal, Clarion, and the mysterious Cenancle island hold secrets deeper than surface appearances suggest. When a super-powered terrorist threat looms over Cenancle, Uzal insists that Nene must unite with Clarion, unlocking their combined abilities—powers Nene had never fathomed she possessed!
The manga series was the source of inspiration for a 12-episode television anime, premiering in Japan in January 2016. Funimation streamed the series concurrently with its Japanese broadcast and offered an English-language dub.
Furthermore, the manga also gave rise to a theatrical anime special in December 2015.