©Katsuhito Ishii, GASTONIA, MADHOUSE / REDLINE Partners

Two anime movie blockbusters set to premiere next month, plus World Pro Wrestling Returns.


Premiere Japanese culture & lifestyle channel Hello! Japan focuses on Japanese Anime and Pop-culture on the month of June with two (2) explosive anime blockbusters, Aquarion the Movie and Redline.

 

Aquarion the Movie
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©Shoji Kawamori • SATELIGHT / Project AQUARION
©Shoji Kawamori • SATELIGHT / Project AQUARION

In a distant future, humanity once again is facing the threat of the “Shadow Angels”. Mystical creatures who returned after 12.000 years of absence. They attack human cities and kidnap their inhabitants in order to drain their “prana” (vital energy). To fight against them, youngsters with special powers from arround the world were gathered and trained to pilot the “vector machines”, three ancient ships that together form mankind’s ultimate weapon, “Aquarion”.

The story revolves mainly arround Apollo, a teenager rumored as the reincarnation of Apolonius, a fallen angel who fought against his own kind to protect mankind. Few believe it could be true, but the fact is that dispite his untamed and reckless nature, he proved to be an invaluable asset in the battle against the Shadow Angels.

AQUARION the Movie is the an alternate version of the television series, and an edited version of its two (2) OVA series in 2007.

AQUARION the Movie premieres on Sunday, June 08, at 09:00pm SGT.

 

REDLINE
©Katsuhito Ishii • GASTONIA • MADHOUSE / REDLINE Partners
©Katsuhito Ishii • GASTONIA • MADHOUSE / REDLINE Partners

The most dangerous and exciting car race in the universe is held only once every five years. The competitors are lined up at the starting block. In his vehicle, JP, the most daredevil driver on the circuit, is ready for the green light. Female driver Sonoshee, with whom he is secretly in love with, is also on the starting line. She will stop at nothing to get on to that podium. In this race, not only is anything possible, but also anything is allowed. Who will emerge as the winner?

REDLINE is directed by Takeshi Koike, who also directed the Japanese anime adaptation of Marvel’s Iron Man, while script composition is handled by Yoji Enokido, who also worked on titles like Nodame Cantabile: Paris and Star Driver.

REDLINE premieres on Sunday, June 01, at 09:00pm SGT.

 

Next month will also feature the return of the hit culture show, presented by International celebrity blogger Danny Choo, Culture Japan.

©Culture Japan
©Culture Japan

Follow international celebrity blogger Danny Choo through the different areas of Japan where he introduces unique and cool places to visit and lets you take a sneak peek at what goes behind the scenes at various anime production studios in Japan!

Produced and directed by the guru himself, get introduced to the weird and funky with Otaku-related culture that has taken the world by storm! Culture Japan is the touch point for everyone, from fans of anime, manga and cosplay, to anyone who just wants to learn more about what makes Japan stand out!

Culture Japan – Season 1 airs Every Friday nights at 11:30pm, with repeats on the next day at 05:30am, 11:30am, and 05:30pm SGT.

 

Also set to air this June is a different kind of variety show, featuring girls speaking different kinds of dialect.

© HOUGEN KANOJO Production Committee
© HOUGEN KANOJO Production Committee

Literally translated as Dialect + Girls, Hogen Kanojo broadly features dialect speaking idol girls with interesting and popular segments like a “virtual date”, “dialect lessons”, and “word of the day”.

Hogen Kanojo is the first variety show in Japan to incorporate the concept of “Girls who speak dialect are cute” and with its broadcast, has started a trend causing an increase in the number of dialect fans in Japan.

Be sure to tune in to this interesting programme and learn a thing or two about Japanese dialects!

Hougen Kanojo premieres on Wednesday, June 04, at 11:30pm SGT.

 

The travel show about Japan’s Northernmost province is set to return to Hello! Japan with new episodes!

© HTB
© HTB

Premiering even before Japan’s broadcast, Love Hokkaido features Hokkaido’s local cuisines and the beautiful natural landscapes of this northernmost island of Japan. With an array of vast mountains and volcanic plateaus, fall in love with Hokkaido and her picturesque nature and feel the warmth from the friendly locals!

Catch the latest episodes of Love Hokkaido on Hello! Japan and plan your next Japan trip there!

Love Hokkaido airs Every Saturday at 07:30pm, with repeats on the next day at 01:30am, 07:30am, and 01:30pm SGT.

 

©NJPW
©NJPW

More action-packed wrestling matches coming from the New Japan Pro-Wrestling as World Pro-Wrestling Returns airs Every Friday nights at 10:00pm, with repeats on the next day at 04:00am, 10:00am and 04:00pm SGT.

 

©TV Asahi
©TV Asahi

And finally, catch all the chart-topping hits from Japan and around the world in Music Station, just a month after it’s airing.

Music Station airs Every Thursday nights at 10:00pm, with repeats on the next day at 04:00am, 10:00am, 04:00pm, and Sundays at 07:00pm SGT.

 

For more details on Hello! Japan and its programming, you may visit their website at hellojapantv.com or visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/hellojapantv.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Some changes to the schedule has been made, with REDLINE now premieres on June 01 while AQUARION THE MOVIE now premieres on June 08, with the same time at 09:00pm SGT.