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noitaminA Announces 2017-18 Lineup

by tsubasalover
Dec 15, 2016 7:27 AM | 57 Comments
Fuji Television's late night anime programming block noitaminA revealed its series lineup for 2017-18 today in an announcement program that was streamed on LINE LIVE. The announcement program also included additional information on the upcoming Gyakusatsu Kikan movie, Kuzu no Honkai and the Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata ♭ TV anime.

Gyakusatsu Kikan
A new key visual and trailer have been revealed for Gyakusatsu Kikan. The movie will premiere on February 3, 2017.

Trailer



Kuzu no Honkai (Winter 2017)

It has been announced that there will be live-action drama which will broadcast simultaneously with the Kuzu no Honkai TV anime. Both the anime and live-action series will adapt the manga entirely as it ends in Spring. The series is scheduled to air on Fuji TV's noitaminA block on Fridays beginning January 13, 2017 at 12:55 a.m. Amazon will exclusively stream the series through their Prime Video service in Japan and overseas starting with episode one on January 12 at 12:00 a.m. From the second episode onward, the series will be distributed on Fridays at 3:00 a.m., followed by the Fuji TV broadcast.

Opening theme performance: "Uso no Hibana" by 96neko
Ending theme performance: "Heikousen" by Sayuri

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Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata ♭ (Spring 2017)



A new key visual and preview have been revealed for Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata ♭. The TV anime will premiere in April 2017. Staff and cast members from the first season will be reprising their roles.

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Note: The video is region-locked; click here for an alternative link.


DIVE!! (Summer 2017)

It was announced that Eto Mori's novel Dive!! will get a TV anime adaptation which will air July 2017.

Synopsis
Tomoki Sakai is a member of the MDC. The "Mizuki Diving Club" is not doing very well. Their sponsors are getting ready to pull their support, but they do give the team a ray of hope. They tell them that if the new coach Kayoko Asaki can make one member enter the Olympics, that they will not pull their support. Can they accomplish this feat within a year? or just "drown in their own sorrows"? (Source: MU)

Cast
Tomoki Sakai: Yuki Kaji (Occultic;Nine)

Staff
Director: Kaoru Suzuki (Acchi Kocchi (TV) assistant director)
Series Composition: Touko Machida (Allison to Lillia)
Original Character Design: Suzuhito Yasuda (Durarara!!)
Studio: Zero-G

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Official site: http://www.dive-anime.com/
Official Twitter: @dive_anime

Inuyashiki (Fall 2017)


It was announced that Hiroya Oku's manga Inuyashiki will get a TV anime adaptation, which will air October 2017. In addition, a live-action movie was announced for 2018.

Synopsis
Ichiro Inuyashiki is down on his luck. While only 58 years old, his geriatric looks often have him written off as a pathetic old man by the world around him, and he's constantly ignored and disrespected by his family despite all that he's done to support them. On top of everything else, his doctor has revealed that he has cancer, and it appears that he has little time left in this world. But just when it seems things couldn't get any worse, a blinding light in the night sky strikes the earth where Ichiro stands. He later wakes up to find himself unscathed, but he soon starts to notice that there's something... different about himself.

Staff
General Director: Keiichi Satou (Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis)
Director: Shuuhei Yabuta (Shingeki no Kyojin 3D director)
Studio: MAPPA

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Official site: http://www.inuyashiki-project.com/
Official Twitter: @Inu_noitamina

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri

It was announced that a new Koutetsujou no Kabaneri anime is in production, and aims to be complete in 2018. The format of the new anime has yet to be revealed. The two-part recap movies will premiere on December 31, 2016 and January 7, 2017, respectively.

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Source: Official Twitter

News submitted by edge13 & VanishingKira

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Aaaaand we already have a sport anime for them fujoshis and fundanshis! Hopefully it will be good and will get popular!

Aaaand we already have kissing scene in Kuzu no Honkai! My Most Hyped one next season!

Dec 22, 2016 9:40 AM by Machination

No Psycho Pass 3? :(

Dec 18, 2016 2:48 AM by ShyGuyDY

Visually all look nice, particularly Kikan editing, Kuzu atmosphere & Dive CG.
Almost mistaken Inuyashiki as the show with oldman turned loli commander, seems more like a polygon picture show than mappa.
Kabaneri they could've made some Mumei/Biba prequel instead of recaps, tho i've read some backstory already. For 2018 sounds more likely sequel than random sidestory.

Dec 18, 2016 12:05 AM by gophercg

Crossing my fingers for a full Inuyashiki adaptation. The manga is supposed to be 10 volumes long overall according to the author. I hope it's done by the time the time anime start airing.

Dec 17, 2016 4:11 PM by Shinsuke_Sama

Tenryuu1 said:
Though, it has the same meaning(s) - they're equal with the meaning, just that it with different words given is: re=new; make=work.

And me is clear that this still pretty early is to determine as "new work", we've of course still wait for some upcoming news about it - So far it has still the "new work/re-make" status...
Shinsaku's "shin (新)" is new, not re. Re (or Again) is "Sai (再)". ...

Dec 17, 2016 3:25 PM by tsubasalover

tsubasalover said:
Shnsaku doesn't mean re-make or spin-off (it could be, but not that meaning until they release a new information regarding to it), just new work.


Though, it has the same meaning(s) - they're equal with the meaning, just that it with different words given is: re=new; make=work.

And me is clear that this still pretty early is to determine as "new work", we've of course still wait for some upcoming news about it - So far it has still the "new work/re-make" status...

Dec 17, 2016 11:18 AM by Tenryuu1

keragamming said:
SymphoniacTippy said:


Whoa calm down there I guess. I'm not even comparing between the two. I'm just kinda saying that I prefer one with the other that's all. I guess my hatred towards the manga went a bit too much.


This news has nothing to do with snk, that is the point I am making. Very annoying.


Well sorry about that. I guess my hatred as usual comes off again >-< But I get ya on that.

Dec 17, 2016 8:54 AM by Wasshio

SymphoniacTippy said:
keragamming said:


Can't you Kabaneri fans leave snk out of this? Everything kabaneri related people has to bring up snk as well. Just goes to show you how little of a identity this series has.

Kabaneri will always be in snk shadows, simple because you guys can't stop comparing them. Honestly I think Kabaneri is a decent series, I don't think its as bad as people are making it out to be, yes the plot derails later down, but the visuals and art were great imo.

I don't think this series deserve so much bashing, but when we have people like you that are mentioning snk, just to talk negatively about it, even though snk has nothing to do with this news or series, then a part of me is kinda glad that it is getting a lot of bashing. If you want to express your opinion on snk manga, then simple make a thread in the snk sub forum stating your dislike of the series, or make a review or make a blog or youtube video or some shit like that.

On topic, I will be watching season 2 when it comes, let's see where it goes from here, hopefully it gets better....


Whoa calm down there I guess. I'm not even comparing between the two. I'm just kinda saying that I prefer one with the other that's all. I guess my hatred towards the manga went a bit too much.


This news has nothing to do with snk, that is the point I am making. Very annoying.

Dec 17, 2016 8:52 AM by keragamming

keragamming said:
SymphoniacTippy said:
I'm only looking forward to Kabaneri's new anime project (because that in itself looks 100x better than the shit Attack on Titan manga (which is my most hated manga ever) unless that looks like complete shit as well I would take my words back), and SaeKano (since the first season was pretty much good for me, I liked the characters and the chemistry through so I wanna see more of them again).

Kuzu no Honkai looks like straight up eye candy for me but then again from what I was told from few manga readers... I'm not even surprised much, as long as it's actually not THAT disturbing compared to "other" shows I've seen, I'm fine with it.

DIVE looks interesting honestly, would want to see how it goes through, as for Inuyashiki... Hmm... >__<


Can't you Kabaneri fans leave snk out of this? Everything kabaneri related people has to bring up snk as well. Just goes to show you how little of a identity this series has.

Kabaneri will always be in snk shadows, simple because you guys can't stop comparing them. Honestly I think Kabaneri is a decent series, I don't think its as bad as people are making it out to be, yes the plot derails later down, but the visuals and art were great imo.

I don't think this series deserve so much bashing, but when we have people like you that are mentioning snk, just to talk negatively about it, even though snk has nothing to do with this news or series, then a part of me is kinda glad that it is getting a lot of bashing. If you want to express your opinion on snk manga, then simple make a thread in the snk sub forum stating your dislike of the series, or make a review or make a blog or youtube video or some shit like that.

On topic, I will be watching season 2 when it comes, let's see where it goes from here, hopefully it gets better....


Whoa calm down there I guess. I'm not even comparing between the two. I'm just kinda saying that I prefer one with the other that's all. I guess my hatred towards the manga went a bit too much.

Dec 17, 2016 8:09 AM by Wasshio

Z4k said:
Roloko said:


Kabaneri had really good sales in Japan which was like 8K per volume so its really no surprise that its getting a second season.

None of the volumes sold 8k though.

Vol 1: 7,822
Vol 2: 5,422
Vol 3: 5,100

http://www.someanithing.com/4325

Oh I could have sworn it did, but still it had good enough sales for a second season. I personally didn't like this show, but the OST was amazing.

Dec 16, 2016 5:30 PM by Roloko

Tenryuu1 said:
Ehmm... Dunno, why you people think that Kabaneri a 2nd season gets - the status of it is still 新作 (shinsaku = re-make/spin-off)
Shnsaku doesn't mean re-make or spin-off (it could be, but not that meaning until they release a new information regarding to it), just new work.

Dec 16, 2016 4:07 PM by tsubasalover

From all those titles presented, I'm only familiar with Kuzu no Honkai which I'll watch next season. For the rest I'm not completely sure.
Saekano will probably be a no since I haven't watched the first season and it doesn't look like something I will particularly enjoy.
DIVE!! interests me and judging by the PV it will have really nice visuals. Seems kinda a perfect choice for summer.
Inuyashiki sounds intriguing, so I might take a peek at the manga first to see what's it all about.
More Kabaneri, huh? Like a lot of people, I wasn't a big fan of Biba but the rest was watchable. I'll postpone my decision until we get a bit more information.

Dec 16, 2016 1:24 PM by Halicone

I thought Kabaneri ended for good. Well, not very excited about that. But I guess I'll wait for that Inuyashiki, because it sounds like Inuyasha and I see a psychological tag I automatically add it to PTW list

Dec 16, 2016 1:06 PM by INU4SH4

Got damnint, I somehow had it in my head that SaeKano would be winter 2017, now I have to wait 3 more months and winter is looking stale without it. Oh well.

Got to get back to that epic genre reconstruction.

Dec 16, 2016 5:48 AM by Red_Tuesday

Ehmm... Dunno, why you people think that Kabaneri a 2nd season gets - the status of it is still 新作 (shinsaku = re-make/spin-off), instead that it so announced had TVアニメ化第二期開始決定!!!(Terebi-anime-ka dainiki kaishi kettei!!! = The 2nd TV-animation production is decided). We've still wait for more infos about it.

Dec 16, 2016 4:57 AM by Tenryuu1

Roloko said:
SchwingBoner said:
Not excited with Kabaneri S2. I'm surprised it even got a sequel.
Looking forward to Inuyashiki bec I'm a Gantz fan. And DIVE looks like Free with Haikyuu art.



Kabaneri had really good sales in Japan which was like 8K per volume so its really no surprise that its getting a second season.

None of the volumes sold 8k though.

Vol 1: 7,822
Vol 2: 5,422
Vol 3: 5,100

http://www.someanithing.com/4325

Dec 16, 2016 4:50 AM by Alter96

Was expecting someone to say "Another Kaji Yuki MC? aw HELL NAW!!!"

Dec 15, 2016 11:51 PM by shsl-uravity

Kuzu no Honkai, i havent read the manga but ive heard stuff about it, im really curious.
Saekano is bad, so nope
DIVE!! looks like Free had a baby with Battery and battery was fucking garbage... also, same studio. will wait to see if i hear good stuff.
Inuyashiki could be pretty dope, but its going to be rushed or/and unfinished so ... its a little less tempting but still the most interesting ones in the bunch
Kabaneri ... oh boy, it was a fun watch but Biba ruined it.
depending what i do and whats airing in 2018 i might or might not watch it.

Dec 15, 2016 9:37 PM by DatRandomDude

inuyashiki? count me the fucking in...

Dec 15, 2016 7:30 PM by Kuma

Dive!! looks interesting. Hope its better than Battery.

Dec 15, 2016 6:12 PM by daggerswithroses