The February issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine is announcing on Monday that Eureka Seven Ao, a manga sequel to the Eureka Seven television anime series, will launch in the next issue on January 26. The "real mecha epic" will center around a boy named Ao who "set 'destiny' in motion again when he held the 'power.'" Artist Yūichi Katō is drawing the manga based on the original story by the anime studio BONES.
The February issue of Kodansha's Afternoon magazine is revealing on Saturday that Riichi Ueshiba's Nazo no Kanojo X (Mysterious Girlfriend X) romantic comedy manga will get a television anime adaptation. The announcement also notes that the limited edition of the eighth volume of the manga will bundle a drama CD when it is released on February 23.
The studio Kyoto Animation opened a website for its Hyoka television anime series and revealed the anime's main staff and a piece of key visual art. The studio is adapting Honobu Yonezawa's adolescent mystery novel of the same name.
Shoji Gatoh, the author best known for the Full Metal Panic! light novel series, is in charge of the series scripts. Gatoh was also in charge of the scripts for the various Full Metal Panic! anime, as well as for The Tower of Druaga: the Aegis of Uruk and The Tower of Druaga: the Sword of Uruk sequel. He wrote scripts for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Lucky Star.
Yasuhiro Takemoto is directing the series after having done the same for The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya and several Full Metal Panic! projects. Kouhei Tanaka (Gate Keepers, Gunbuster, Sakura Wars) is composing the music. Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine already revealed that Futoshi Nishiya (Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya, My Ordinary Life/Nichijō) is designing the characters in Hyoka.
The story of Hyoka follows a boy named Hōtarō who is not assertive about getting involved, but was ordered by his older sister to join the classic literature club. In the club, he gets close to the truth about an incident, involving a female member's uncle, which happened 33 years ago. The "energy-saving" boy is joined by an inquisitive girl in this adolescent mystery.
Project ended up being some kind of online browser game.
The online game company Strategy & Partners announced on Wednesday that it agreed with Aniplex to develop and run a Puella Magi Madoka Magica Online browser game for personal computers. It aims to begin service on the game next spring.
While the game will be free to play, items will cost money. The player can make friends with magical girls and form a party of six, including the player's own character. As an online title, the game also supports cooperative play between multiple players as they take on Walpurgis Night.
A website had opened last month for what was then a "secret project" connected to the Madoka Magica television anime series. A three-part film project was announced last month.