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Fullmetal Alchemist Director Adapts Sci-Fi Novel Beatless

beatless anime adaptation

Let’s kick the beat.

Beatless, a science fiction novel by Satoshi Hase with illustrations by redjuice (Guilty Crown) will be getting an anime adaptation in January 2018.

The novel, which was serialized in Newtype magazine (and in English by Tokyo Otaku Mode) is about AI-powered beings that surpass human intelligence, and a 17-year-old guy who meets one of these artificial beings (who takes the form of a cute girl, natch).

The tagline for the novel reads: “I trust your smile. Even if you have no soul.”

The anime adaptation of Beatless will be helmed by Fullmetal Alchemist director Seiji Mizushima with series composition by Tatsuya Takahashi (Rewrite, Eromanga Sensei). Hiroko Yaguchi (Un-Go) will handle character design.

If you’re interested in getting a peek into the world of Beatless before the anime hits in January, check out Tokyo Otaku Mode’s translation.

Sources: ANN, Mantan Web

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.