Satoshi Hase's Beatless Sci-Fi Novel Gets TV Anime in January
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The November issue of Kadokawa's Newtype magazine is revealing on October 10 that Satoshi Hase and redjuice's Beatless novel will get a television anime adaptation. The anime's broadcast will premiere in January. Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Expelled from Paradise, Concrete Revolutio) is directing the anime. Tatsuya Takahashi (The [email protected] Cinderella Girls, Rewrite, Eromanga Sensei) and Go Zappa (Koihime Musō, A Bridge to the Starry Skies, Blend S) are in charge of series composition. Hiroko Yaguchi (Un-Go, Aikatsu!) is designing the characters.
With the introduction of an ultra-advanced AI that surpasses human intelligence, beings that mankind is yet to fully comprehend made from materials far too advanced for human technology begin coming into being. Lacia, an hIE equipped with a black coffin-shaped device, is one of these. In boy-meets-girl fashion, 17-year-old Arato Endo has a fateful encounter with the artificial Lacia. For what purpose were these artificial beings created? Amid questions regarding the coexistence of these artificial beings and humans, a 17-year-old boy makes a decision...
Hase serialized the novel in Newtype in 2012. The artist redjuice (Guilty Crown, The Empire of Corpses, Genocidal Organ, Harmony character designs) provided the illustrations for the original novel, and Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, The Ancient Magus' Bride) and animator Satoshi Kadowaki (chief animation director for Guilty Crown and Attack on Titan) provided "animation versions" of the illustrations for the English version.
The novel inspired the Ptolemy's Singularity manga spinoff by Gun Snark (Attack on Titan: No Regrets) and Mitsuru Ohsaki (Onimusha: Night Of Genesis) that launched in Kadokawa's Famitsu Comic Clear web site in 2014, and is ongoing. Kadokawa published the manga's fourth compiled book volume in February 2016.
The original novel also inspired a manga adaptation by Kagura Uguisu in Kadokawa's Shōnen Ace magazine. It launched in 2012, and ended in 2013.
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