Following the announcement of Kokoro Connect and Cuticle Detective Inaba for next month.
Filipino-language anime channel HEROtv has announced through a series of television advertisements that two (2) additional titles are set to premiere this March.
The two titles are the popular romantic-comedy anime Hataraku Maou-sama! and Tiger & Bunny’s first anime movie adaptation, Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning. The announcement follows the anime series Kokoro Connect and Cuticle Detective Inaba which was announced early this month.
Foiled by a hero when he’s inches away from conquering the world, the devil finds himself in modern-day Tokyo. With no real-world skills to speak of, the devil is forced to make ends meet flipping burgers at a fast food joint! To stall any further plans of world domination, the hero tracks the devil’s trail and takes on the lowly tasks of a telemarketer. (Synopsis from FUNimation)
Hataraku Maou-sama! (also known by its english title The Devil is a Part-Timer!) is an anime adaptation of a Japanese light novel series, written by Satoshi Wagahara and illustrated by 029 (Oniku). The series is being serialized on ASCII Media Works imprint Dengeki Bunko since February 2011, and currently has 10 volumes.
The anime adaptation was directed by Naoto Hosoda, who also directed the Mirai Nikki anime & Minami-ke: Okawari, while scripts were handled by Masahiro Yokotani, who also worked on titles like Sgt. Keroro and Free! Iwatobi Swim Club. Atsushi Ikariya, who also worked on Fate/Zero, will handle character designs.
HATARAKU MAOU-SAMA! premieres on March 12 (Wednesday), airing Every Monday to Friday nights at 08:30pm, replacing Mitchiko & Hatchin. Encore telecasts on the next day at 02:30am, 08:30am, and 02:30pm.
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Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning
Kotetsu T. Kaburagi is a super-powered hero who fights crime in the name of corporate sponsors on Hero TV. After being forced by a merger to work for a new company, he is assigned an antagonistic partner named Barnaby Brooks, Jr. As their tumultuous relationship as the first hero duo progresses, they must capture a capable thief who now threatens the reputation of all the heroes. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning is the first anime movie adaptation of the popular Tiger & Bunny franchise, created by Hajime Yatate. The movie was directed by Yoshitomo Yonetani, and screenplay by Masafumi Nishida.
TIGER & BUNNY the Movie: The Beginning premieres on HERO Theatrixx movie block on Sunday, March 09, at 12am with encore telecast at 12:00pm and 09:00pm.
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Also set to include on HEROtv’s line-up for next month is the stop-motion animation of the Japanese public broadcaster NHK mascot Domo, which is also airing on parent network ABS-CBN Channel 02 since last December.
The anime channel is also set to air Domo as an interstitial, which is how the Free TV network air the short program.
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