Fuji TV programming block noitaminA announced during its noitaminA Announcement Conference 2015 the Animes that will air during the time slot during 2015 and also some other details for some like synopsis and staff participating in the Anime.
First, we have Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri (Knocking on the Walls of the Armored Fortress) an Anime produced by Wit Studio and directed by Tetsuro Araki, reuniting them once again after producing the smash hit (regardless of quality) Attack on Titan (as an aside, the second season of AoT has been announced for 2016). Ichiro Okuchi of Code Geass fame is in charge of the scripts.
The second title announced is Subete ga F ni Naru (Everything Becomes F ~The Perfect Insider~) based on the 1996 novel, it is the first in the S&M series written by Hiroshi Mori. A-1 pictures is in charge of Animation with Mamoru Kanbe (Elfen Lied, Card Captor Sakura) serving as director. The novel recieved a live-action TV drama that is currently airing in the Fuji TV channel. The story revolves around Sōhei Saikawa, a member of the Saikawa Research Lab and Moe Nishisono, the daughter of his mentor, whom he meets on a vacation held for the lab who joins the group on their vacation despite not being a part of the lab. After meeting each other, the two end up finding a corpse and they start working together to solve the mysteries of what becomes a serial murder case.
The third one is based on a novel by late author Edogawa Ranpo, who is famous as a mystery novel writer. The Anime will be based on his novel Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace (Mysterious Stories of Ranpo: Game of Laplace) that is being produced in honor of the 50th annoversary since Edogawa's passing. The animation will be on charge of Lerche (Re: Hamatora) with Seiji Kishi (Persona 4) in charge of direction and Makoto Uezu (Yuki Yuna is a Hero) in charge of scripts. A promo video was unveiled featuring the phrase "The transient world is a dream. A night's dream is an illusion."
Last but not least (this is probably the winner of the night) is Punchline, an original Anime that will be the next project of Studio Mappa (Rage of Bahamut: Genesis, Terror in Resonance, Garo). Yutaka Uemura (Dantalian no Shoka) will be directing the series with music by Tetsuya Komuro (also known as TK). The person in charge of scripting the series is none other than the great Kotaro Uchikoshi known from his fantastic works in the VN world including titles like Ever17 and the Zero Escape series.
The series theme was revealed to be (hold your breath)
Once he sees underwear, humanity is destroyed!?
Check some of the visuals and characters in the images below (it seems Shota Iwasaki of Kill la Kill and Medaka Box fame will be pretty involved in character design)
From left to right we have Mikatan Narukino (The Idol), Yuuta Iridatsu (The MC), Rabura Chichibu (a gal), Ito Hikiotani (NEET hikikomori otaku) and Meika Taihatsu, (a famous inventor). This sounds so good!
To finish the news of the event it was confirmed that the timeslot of the noitaminA block will be reduced to only half an hour, meaning only one series and chapter per week.
noitamina (ノイタミナ?, stylized noitaminA, "Animation" written backwards) is a Fuji Television programming block, devoted to anime. It was launched with the intention of expanding the target audience beyond the typical young male demographic. Funimation has the rights to simulcast series from the noitaminA block in North America within an hour of their airing in Japan.