Aldnoah.Zero is a mecha anime television series created by Olympus Knights and A-1 Pictures, that began July 2014. The director is Ei Aoki and the original creator is listed as Gen Urobuchi, both of whom had previously collaborated on Fate/Zero. Katsuhiko Takayama is in charge of writing the scripts for the series. Hiroyuki Sawano composes the music and Kalafina is credited with performing the opening theme song for the first cour. The main cast was announced by Ei Aoki at AnimeJapan on March 22, 2014. Aniplex of America has licensed the series for a streamed simulcast beginning in July. It will be broadcast on Tokyo MX, BS11, Asahi Broadcasting Corporation, Gunma TV and AT-X in Japan, with streaming available on Nico Nico Douga. It was also streamed in Australia by Hanabee.