Noitamina, the popular late night programming block dedicated to hosting anime aimed towards a demographic outside the usual young adult male group, have announced their anime for the winter season of 2012: Ore no Kawaii Okaa-san and Magical♥TrapChu.
Ore no Kawaii Okaa-san is a heartwarming comedy/drama about a mother who travels back in time to meet her son she never knew. Problem is, the time travelling has also reversed her ageing, turning her into a cute 10 year old girl, leaving it up to her son, now a 16 year old teenage boy, to take care of her. The director Keitaro Motonaga (Akane Iro Ni Somaru Saku, School Days) said that in his adaptation he would strive to match the tough issues of parenthood and the main character’s Oedipus Complex of the original Light Novel.
Magical♥TrapChu took the popular transgendered character from the visual novel, Chu-Chu Train Time, and made him the star of his own television anime. The producer of the Noitamina timeslot said he hoped the show would combine the values of Wandering Son and ride the Madoka Magica popularity wave to produce an anime that would deconstruct the very idea that magical girl anime had to be about young girls.
Both anime are set to air this winter.