Bones, the studio behind the Cowboy Bebop movie and hits like Fullmetal Alchemist, Soul Eater and Ouran High School Host Club, is back with a new sci-fi series called No. 6. Like its companion in the much praised Fuji TV Noitamina programming block, Usagi Drop, this series will be featured in Crunchyroll's summer 2011 lineup.
From Kodansha's description of the original book:
It is the year 2013. A 12-year-old boy, Shion, lives in an elite area in model city No. 6. One day, he rescues a boy called Rat, who ran away from the Special Security Area. From that moment on, Shion's life is changed forever...
Kenji Nagasaki, an episode director on Monster and Gundam 00, takes the helm for the anime adaptation, with Paranoia Agent's Seishi Minakami scripting. Yoshimasa Hosoya (Level E's Tsutsui Yukitaka) voices Nezumi and Yuuki Kaji (Durarara!!'s Walker) is Shion.