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noitaminA's Summer, Fall and Winter Line-Up Announced

by Snow
Mar 21, 2014 10:41 AM | 87 Comments
noitaminA announced their Summer 2014, Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 line-up today, which include a variety of new anime announcements.

Summer 2014

Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Tokyo)
Original Anime

Synopsis
A bomb exploded in the heart of Tokyo. The terrorists are two teenagers and call themselves "Sphinx." Now they launch a huge game that involves the entire Japanese population.

Staff
Studio: Mappa
Director: Shinichiro Watanabe (Sakamichi no Apollon, Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop)
Character Design: Kazuto Nakazawa (Samurai Champloo)
Music: Yoko Kanno (Sakamichi no Apollon, Cowboy Bebop)

PV: http://youtu.be/ONnhZEnvaNA
Official site: http://terror-in-tokyo.com/

Psycho-Pass
Rebroadcast; edited into one-hour episodes.


Fall 2014

Psycho-Pass 2
Sequel

PV: http://youtu.be/Ob2y3e89F94 (for project restart)
Official site: http://psycho-pass.com/

Previous related news: Anime 'Psycho-Pass' to Have New TV Series and Movie

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (April is Your Lie)
Manga Adaptation

Synopsis
Piano prodigy Arima Kosei dominated the competition and all child musicians knew his name. But after his mother, who was also his instructor, passed away, he had a mental breakdown while performing at a recital that resulted in him no longer being able to hear the sound of his piano even though his hearing was perfectly fine. Even two years later, Kosei hasn't touched the piano and views the world in monotone, and without any flair or color. He was content at living out his life with his good friends Tsubaki and Watari until, one day, a girl changed everything. Miyazono Kaori is a pretty, free spirited violinist whose playing style reflects her personality. Kaori helps Kosei return to the music world and show that it should be free and mold breaking unlike the structured and rigid style Kosei was used to. (Source: MangaHelpers)

Staff
Original: Naoshi Arakawa
Director: Kyouhei Ishiguro
Series Composition: Script: Takao Yoshioka
Character Design: General Illustration Director: Yukiko Aikyou
Prop Design: Akira Takata
Art Setting: Yoshinori Shiozawa
Art Director: Kushiro Usui
Color Design: Kazuko Nakajima
3D Director: Ryuuta Ono
Filming: Yoshihiro Sekiya
Editing: Akinori Mishima
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Music: Masaru Yokoyama
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Producer: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Production Committee

PV: http://youtu.be/Sk39zsayK_0
Official site: http://www.kimiuso.jp/

This series will be two cours in length and continue into Winter 2015.


Winter 2015

Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (How Not to Raise a Heroine)
Light Novel Adaptation

Synopsis
The life of Tomoyo Aki, a highschool otaku working part time to support his BD hoarding. With remarkable luck, he bumps head-first into, Megumi Kato, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. Naturally, the meeting twists his life into a complicated torrent of relationships. Eriri Spencer Sawamura, his half-foreigner childhood friend who's always valued her relationship with MC. Kasumigaoka Utaha, a cold, composed renowned literary genius who shoves everyone aside from our protagonist. What is this? An eroge introduction? The tale of a small not quite doujin circle, but not quite indie studio's journey through the tough territory of comiket and beyond. (Source: Unknown)

Staff
Original: Fumiaki Maruto
Original Character Design: Kurehito Misaki
Script: Fumiaki Maruto
Music: Hajime Hyakkoku

Cast
Eriri Sawamura Spencer: Saori Onishi
Utaha Kasumigaoka: Ai Kayano

PV: http://youtu.be/WtI_h5_Db98
Official site: http://www.saenai.tv/

Sources: noitaminA, Anime Anime, Official anime sites

20 of 87 Comments Recent Comments

Gonna watch them all! Excited as hell! :D

Mar 30, 2014 4:41 PM by Silent_Scream

CaTEyeS32 said:
I think MAL mistaken that, I about the 11 Episodes for psycho pass 2..

I don't remember them mentioning a thing about PP2 episodes..but they said that
the recap will be in 11 episode with one hour duration for each.

They said that PP2 will only be 1 cour long.

http://imgur.com/9OKT3qW.png

Mar 24, 2014 12:27 PM by rederoin

I think MAL mistaken that, I about the 11 Episodes for psycho pass 2..

I don't remember them mentioning a thing about PP2 episodes..but they said that
the recap will be in 11 episode with one hour duration for each.

Mar 24, 2014 1:09 AM by Mariam_32

psycho pass 2 is getting only 11 episodes?

Mar 22, 2014 4:17 PM by orchidork

According to several reviews on saenai heroin no sodatekata, it seems like the LN has a weak start but becomes far better after the first volume. Seems like the author did badly compared to his previous works on that first one. And that people who don't know his previous work may like it even less.
But well. To know that, you must first take the time to read a bit about something before calling it "shame", "trash" or whatever. News on MAL are really becoming an awful nest of the worst kind of forum user that you can find on an anime site. Every single time, you'll have half of the posters who already know if something is going to be good or not just by looking at a short synopsis. And then proceed on looking down on everything and everyone else with their pitiful ignorance, while being under the illusion that they actually look cool. Pathetic.


On topic, mostly interested by the two series airing during fall, but I'll keep an eye on the other two.

Mar 22, 2014 4:15 PM by Zefyris

I'll definitely be watching Psycho-Pass 2 and Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso :D Zankyou no Terror might be good so I'll check that one out as well.

Mar 22, 2014 3:37 PM by Disapparate

Thanks guys ! ;)

Mar 22, 2014 10:44 AM by terrablu2003

Psycho Pass 2!!! my body is ready

Mar 22, 2014 7:22 AM by Cibeles

Well shit Zankyou no Terror seems pretty damn good with that stacked lineup. It's good to hear news about the Psycho-Pass season 2 and movie but I think the recap is extremely unnecessary. Oh well, I guess this isn't the first time noitaminA is re-airing a show.

Mar 22, 2014 12:50 AM by itsvero

Wow Zankyou no Terror looks really interesting and of course Psycho Pass 2 :D!

Mar 21, 2014 10:51 PM by xchee

Shigatsu!!!

<3

Mar 21, 2014 10:20 PM by Hiryu12

Amiluhur said:
1) Zankyou no Terror
Directed by freaking Watanabe and will be composed by Kanno. Sold. Will definitely watch this. I just hope it won't have pacing issue and excessive melodrama like Sakamichi.

2)Psycho-Pass 2
More PP is always welcome. The ending of first season left a lot too be desired of, and it felt more like middle story than actual ending. Too many questions left unanswered. A bit wary bout the fact that Makishima got defeated though, since he's what made the second half interesting. Nevertheless, i'm very excited for this news.

3)Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
Now this is the type of show that fits (old) noitaminA the most. Melancholic, mono no aware shows with very deep underlying messages. It kinda reminds of of Nodame Cantabile, albeit less comedic and more grounded. The manga is excellent. The PV looks gorgeous, and i really like the music theme. Definitely watch

4)Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
I'm torn. Very very torn. I mean, this one is written by Maruto Fumiaki, the freaking writer of White Album 2, which is easily my very best romance anime in the past 3 years. On the other hand, the manga is boring as fuck. We get the pathetic otaku loser as MC surrounded by unbelievably hot chicks in a self-glorifying, self-righteous tale ("Being otaku is cool! screw the world!" kind of thing). And the twintail heroine is goddamn annoying, I hope she'd just shut the hell up more often. Will give the anime a try but already expect myself to not like this


Pretty much all this. Saenai Heroine's giving me a dilemma as well.

Mar 21, 2014 9:48 PM by Laciie

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
Music? piano? VIOLIN? i couldnt possibly be more in...
Zankyou no Terror
Thank You noitaminA.This is exactly the type of show i wanted to see for a while.
Psycho-Pass 2
All of my yes.Definitely wont beat season 1 for me, but its definitely going to be at least good...Hopefully.


Great lineup.Cant wait, 2014 is looking amazing for anime so far.

Mar 21, 2014 9:18 PM by iLostReason

More noitaminA goodies~

Psycho-pass in fall!!! Can't waiiiit. Now waiting for the additional cast...

Mar 21, 2014 9:10 PM by snuffless

RIP Noitamina, you have been an overrated anime block since the begining but now you are a full otaku pandering block.

Well it has been like that since fractale and anohana but now it have fully become otakumina.

I wouldn´t be surprised if next year´s pedogatari new season were to air in this crappy block.

Mar 21, 2014 7:16 PM by _Yamainu

what a solid year for anime. really looking forward to all the psycho pass coming out. zankyou no terror sounds similar to eden of the east so it'll probably be interesting

Mar 21, 2014 4:06 PM by orchidork

PSYCHO PASS BABY

THEY BETTER BRING KOGAMI BACK IN SEASON 2 YEAAAAAH

Mar 21, 2014 3:53 PM by Soren

1) Zankyou no Terror
Directed by freaking Watanabe and will be composed by Kanno. Sold. Will definitely watch this. I just hope it won't have pacing issue and excessive melodrama like Sakamichi.

2)Psycho-Pass 2
More PP is always welcome. The ending of first season left a lot too be desired of, and it felt more like middle story than actual ending. Too many questions left unanswered. A bit wary bout the fact that Makishima got defeated though, since he's what made the second half interesting. Nevertheless, i'm very excited for this news.

3)Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
Now this is the type of show that fits (old) noitaminA the most. Melancholic, mono no aware shows with very deep underlying messages. It kinda reminds of of Nodame Cantabile, albeit less comedic and more grounded. The manga is excellent. The PV looks gorgeous, and i really like the music theme. Definitely watch

4)Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
I'm torn. Very very torn. I mean, this one is written by Maruto Fumiaki, the freaking writer of White Album 2, which is easily my very best romance anime in the past 3 years. On the other hand, the manga is boring as fuck. We get the pathetic otaku loser as MC surrounded by unbelievably hot chicks in a self-glorifying, self-righteous tale ("Being otaku is cool! screw the world!" kind of thing). And the twintail heroine is goddamn annoying, I hope she'd just shut the hell up more often. Will give the anime a try but already expect myself to not like this

Mar 21, 2014 3:52 PM by Amiluhur

Watching the PV, I feel like Terror in Tokyo is Coppelion done right.

Mar 21, 2014 3:48 PM by Rachmaninow

Now, that looks good.

Mar 21, 2014 3:31 PM by Tomislavr7