Fuji TV announced today that the TV anime adpatation of Robotics Notes will air October 2012 in Japan, and according to Famitsu, it’s created by studio Production I.G. The other freshly revealed projects are Psycho-Pass (also set for October) and Natsuyuki Rendez-vous (July).
The Robotics;Notes anime is based on the third entry in the “augmented science adventure” game series developed by 5pb. and Nitroplus, following Chaos;Head (2008) and Steins;Gate (2009) – both of which had also been adapted as anime series (plus an upcoming Steins;Gate movie). The theme of Robotics;Notes is obviously centered around robots, and in particular the question “What would happen if you really tried to make a giant robot?”.
The game is set around a school from Tanegashima, an island to the south of Kyuushuu and home to Japan’s space administration, JAXA. The main character is a boy who’s in the school’s robot club. He’s a big fighting games fan, and things kick off story-wise when he learns that one of the heroines is a genius programmer who made the engine for a world famous fighting game. This leads the main character to decide to make a robot that uses motion capture and command inputs. For the motion capture, he enlists the help of someone from the karate club. (based on Andriasang synopsis)
The Robotics;Notes game is releasing in Japan for the PS3 and Xbox 360 this June 28.