News Madman Announces New Weekly Streaming Schedule
posted on 2013-07-30 08:17 EDT by Jon Hayward
These five series have been previous announced by Madman at various points in time over the past six months. The new weekly Screening Room schedule is as follows;
- Monday - Attack on Titan
- Tuesday - Code:Breaker
- Wednesday - PsychoPass
- Thursday - Sankarea
- Friday - Fate/Zero (From Aug 9)
If you would like to view these episodes as they are released, please visit www.madman.com.au/screeningroom.
You can view all the details on Madman's press release. Descriptions for the series are below;
Attack on Titan
Humanity has been hunted down and nearly exterminated by giants, these Titans are several stories tall and devour human beings for pleasure. To protect themselves, humanity has built multiple giant walls around their cities, taller than the tallest giants. This plan works and the city is undisturbed for 100 years, but suddenly a Colossal Titan appears out of thin air and destroys the outer wall. When this destruction leads to the death of the mother of Eren Jaeger, he swears vengeance and joins the military alongside his adopted sister, Mikasa Ackerman, and vows to kill all titans.
Based on the original manga by Hajime Isayama, Attack on Titan was launched in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009. The series has been collected into 10 volumes to date with Kodansha USA publishing the title in North America. This anime adaptation is produced at Wit Studio in collaboration with Production I.G with direction by Tetsuro Araki (Death Note, Highschool of the Dead, Guilty Crown). Attack on Titan also has Yasuko Kobayashi (Shakugan no Shana, Claymore, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) as head writer, character designer Kyoji Asano (Psycho-Pass, Tokyo Marble Chocolate) with Hiroyuki Sawano (Blue Exorcist, Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings) composing the music. The Japanese voice cast includes Yuuki Kaji as Eren Yeager, Yui Ishikawa as Mikasa Ackerman and Marina Inoue as Armin Arlert.
Sakurakouji Sakura has seen something disturbing, a group of people being burned alive with a blue flame with a boy remaining unharmed in the center of the fire. But when Sakura investigates there are no corpses or evidence of murder. When Sakura finally gets to class she discovers the boy, Ogami Rei, is a transfer student to her class and a "Code:Breaker", a special assassin and a member of a secret organisation that serves the government.
Based on Akimine Kamijyō's manga of the same name has been published in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine since 2008. This 2012 13-episode anime adaptation was produced by Kinema Citrus under the direction of Yasuhiro Irie (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Kurau: Phantom Memory). The show's cast includes Kenichi Suzumura (Ouran High School Host Club's Hikaru) as Toki/Code:4, Nobuhiko Okamoto (Blue Exorcist's Rin) as Rei Ōgami, Yōko Hikasa (K-ON's Mio) as Sakura Sakurakōji, Subaru Kimura (Mawaru Penguindrum's Kanba) as Masaomi Heike, Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Durarara!!'s Mikado) as Yūki Tenbōin, Mitsuki Saiga (.hack's Tsukasa) as Rui Hachiōji, and Shinichiro Miki (Bleach's Kisuke Urahara) as Hitomi.
It's the near future where it's possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a persons state of mind, personality and probability of committing crimes through a device installed on each citizen's body called a Psycho-Pass. When a person's "Crime Coefficient" index is too high the enforcement officers of the Public Safety Bureau's Criminal Investigation Division are called in to pursue and apprehend the person in question, with lethal force if necessary.
The series follows new bureau inspector Akane Tsunemori who is partnered with "enforcer" Shinya Kōgami, an inspector who is labelled as a latent criminal as his crime coefficient has become too high and without chance of recovery. As they start to conduct investigations they soon realise that there is a mastermind behind multiple crimes who isn't being detected by the Psycho-Pass.
Fuji TV originally broadcast Psycho-Pass as part of noitaminA in October 2013 and the series was produced by Production I.G. The cast includes Seki (Card Captor Sakura's Touya, Fate/Zero's Gilgamesh) as Shinya Kōgami and Kana Hanazawa (Kobato.'s Kobato., Nisemonogatari's Nadeko) as Akane Tsunemori.
The staff includes chief director Katsuyuki Motohiro (Space Travelers, live-action Night Head, live-action Antique Bakery, Bayside Shakedown), director Naoyoshi Shiotani (Blood+, Tokyo Marble Chocolate), scriptwriter and series script editor Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero) with original character designs by manga creator Akira Amano (Reborn!).
Chihiro Furuya is obsessed with zombies, to the point that he dreams of his first kiss being with a zombie girl. When he unexpectedly gets to know a sweet girl by the name of Rea Sanka they work together to resurrect Chihiro's pet cat Baabu. But Chihiro soon discovers that Rea wants to escape from her responsibilities by becoming a zombie herself and plans to use his "resurrection potion" to do so.
Based off the zombie comedy manga by Mitsuru Hattori this adaptation was produced by Studio DEEN and directed by Mamoru Hatakeyama (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Puella Magi Madoka Magica). The series composition was handled by Noboru Takagi (Durarara!!, Baccano! and Kuroko's Basketball) with animation direction and character design by Kyuta Sakai (Steins;Gate, When They Cry - Higurashi and Zoids Genesis) with music by Yukari Hashimoto (Penguindrum, Toradora!).
The series originally aired in Japan from the 5th of April 2012 and ran for 12 episodes with three OVA episodes (one prequel, two sequel).
Fate/ZeroFate/Zero takes place 10 years prior to Fate/stay night and details the 4th Holy Grail War in Fuyuki City. The Holy Grail Wars are contests where seven mages compete to obtain the Holy Grail, an artifact of immense power that can grant a miracle. After losing three consecutive contests, the Einzbern family has decided that they must win the 4th Holy Grail War regardless of cost and to do so they have brought magus killer Kiritsugu Emiya into their family alongside his servant, Saber.
The anime adapts the prequel novel by Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Phantom - The Animation, Blassreiter) to Type-Moon's Fate/stay night visual novel software. Ei Aoki (Hourou Musuko, Ga-Rei: Zero, Girls Bravo) directed the series at anime studio ufotable and Tomonori Sudou (Coyote Ragtime Show, Kara no Kyōkai - the Garden of sinners) and Atsushi Ikariya adapted the original character designs by novel illustrator Takashi Takeuchi (Fate/stay night, Kara no Kyōkai - the Garden of sinners, Tsukihime, Lunar Legend).
Fate/Zero was split into two series, with Fate/Zero running for 13 episodes and Fate/Zero (TV 2) concluding the series with and additional 12 episodes.