Aldnoah Zero is a brand new original anime series created  by the one and only Gen Urobuchi, the writer of the Fate/Zero light novels and anime, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, Suisei no Gargantia’s script,and Puella Magi Madoka Magica. The anime series will be directed by Ei Aoki who directed the Fate/Zero anime – teaming up with Urobuchi once again. The series will be written by the “Olympus Knights”, a group of writers from Nitro+ (known for their science adventure visual novels) that is helmed by Urobuchi. Katsuhiko Takayama (Asobi ni Iku yo!, ef: A Tale of Memories., Ga-Rei: Zero, Mirai NikkiSasami-san@Ganbaranai) will be the series composer, managing the flow and story of the series.

The character concepts will be done by Masako Matsumoto (Naruto Shippuden) and the final character designs will be from Takako Shimura (Aoi Hana, Hourou Musuko). The series will feature mechs designed by I-IV and Kenji Teraoka (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, .hack//Sign, .hack//Liminality, .hack//Unison), and the music will be composed by Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Kill La Kill, Gundam Unicorn). The series will be produced by A-1 Pictures and studio TROYCA, and will be a collaboration with Nitro+.

Aldnoah.Zero‘s first episode aired today on July 6 and is set to have 24 episodes and will air throughout the summer 2014 anime season.

Aldnoah.Zero synopsis from Haruhichan:

In 1972, the Apollo 17 mission discovered a hypergate to Mars on the surface of the moon. Soon, a war breaks out between Earth and Mars, and Martian soldiers begin to descend from the sky, riding steel giants, intent on exterminating humanity.

Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi Producers: Aniplex, A-1 Pictures, Nitroplus, TROYCA
Premiere: July 5, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Saturdays at 24:00
Episodes: 24
Station: Tokyo MX (MX)
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Promotional Videos: PV1, CM1, CM2, CM3, CM4, CM5, CM6

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Will you be adding this new mecha to your watch list this summer?

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