The Japanese production company Media Factory began streaming a promotional video trailer this week for Aquarion Evol, the all-new television anime series in director Shoji Kawamori and Satelight’s Aquarion robot anime franchise.
Original creator Shoji Kawamori will act as the chief director for the series, and Yusuke Yamamoto (B Gata H Kei, Welcome to the NHK) will direct. Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) is again handling the theme song production, and original character designer Kana Ishida along with Hirotaka Marufuji (Armored Core: Fort Tower Song) will handle the character design. Mari Okada (Black Butler, Wandering Son) will handle the series composition. Satelight will again handle the animation along with 8-Bit.
The story of Aquarion Evol will take place 12,000 years after the first Aquarion television series at a city modeled after Hong Kong. A new cast of characters, piloting a new Aquarion robot, will fight enemies from another dimension. Kawamori has hinted that the characters might be reincarnations of Apollo, Silvia, and the other characters from the first series.