Set for an April 4th, 2014 debut, Pony Canyon is the latest part of the process that is the anime series Akuma no Riddle to reveal a bit more about it with a new 15 second TV spot. We’ve gotten a spot previously and some key visual work, and this new on adds a touch more new animation to it. The show is based off of the manga by Yun Kouga, who came to fame with Loveless and her character artwork contributions for Gundam 00, which brought in new fans to the franchise that wouldn’t ordinarily go there. Written by Kouga and illustrated by Sunao Minakata, the title has been running in Newtype since 2012 and doesn’t have much out overall just yet, but there’s enough for Diomedea to work with for its anime production.
- Original creator: Yun Kouga
- Original character designer: Sunao Minakata
- Director: Keizo Kusakawa
- Series composition: Kiyoko Yoshimura
- Character designer, chief animation director: Naomi Ide
- Production: Diomedéa
Plot concept: The story is set at Myoujou Academy, a private girls’ boarding school. The 10th year’s Kurogumi class has 12 assassins with their sights on one target, Haru Ichinose. Tokaku Azuma is a recent transfer student who is also targeting Ichinose, but she gradually develops feelings for Ichinose.