The official website for the upcoming anime adaptation of Chuugaku Akamatsu’s and Shogako Tachibana’s spin-off manga series, Hidan no Aria AA, revealed that the series will premiere this October. The staff, cast, and a preview of the series have also been revealed.

The staff for the Hidan no Aria AA anime series includes:

  • Director: Takashi Kawabata (Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Movie 1: Hajimari no Monogatari, Nisemonogatari)
  • Series Composition: Fumihiko Shimo (Clannad, Golden Time,  Mikakunin de Shinkoukei)
  • Character Designer: Miwa Oshima (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, GJ-bu, Saiunkoku Monogatari)
  • Chief Animation Directors: Mariko Kubo, Chisato Kukinaga
  • Music: Takuro Iga (Yuuyake Dandan)
  • Music Production: Flying Dog
  • Animation Production: Doga kobo (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Mikakunin de Shinkoukei, Yuru Yuri)

Additionally, the main cast for the anime was also announced:

  • Ayane Sakura (Nao Tomori from Charlotte) as Akari Mamiya
  • Rie Kugimiya (Kagura from Gintama) as Aria H. Kanzaki
  • Ai Kayano (Nana Hayashida from Golden Time) as Shino Sakaki
  • Mao Ichimichi (Aoko Nakamori from Magic Kaito 1412) as Raika Hino
  • Aoi Yuuki (Madoka Kaname from Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica) as Kirin Shima
  • Sarah Emi Bridcutt (Yuki Nonaka from Shinmai Maou no Testament) as Urara Takachiho

The first promotional video was also streamed:

A new key visual was also revealed:

Hidan no Aria AA anime key visual

Hidan no Aria AA synopsis from Haruhichan:

A young girl idolizes the world-renowned S-ranked butei Kanzaki H. Aria and plans to follow in her footsteps. However, her test grades her out as only an E-rank! All is not lost, however, as Aria agrees to give her some pointers. Can Aria help this newcomer become a first-rate butei?

Source: Moca News