ANIMAX On Demand, the Video-on-demand service of Pan-regional anime channel ANIMAX Asia, is set to premiere five new titles, with two titles on a day-and-date basis outside Japan.
The Summer titles Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 49 and Barakamon will have its availability on the on-demand platform within a few hours out of its premieres in Japan.
SHOUNEN HOLLYWOOD: Holly Stage for 49
The anime will tell an original story set 15 years after the novel’s story. It takes place at a fictional theater called Hollywood Tokyo in Harajuku, where members of the idol group “Shounen Hollywood” develop their talents with diligent work and studying. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
As a punishment for punching a famous Calligrapher, young handsome Calligrapher Handa Seishu is exiled on a small island. As someone who has never lived outside of a city, Handa has to adapt to his new wacky neighbors, like people traveling on a tractor, unwanted visitors who never use the front door, annoying kids using his home as a playground, etc. Can this city guy handle all the crazy hardships? Find out in this wacky island comedy full of innocence and laughter!!! (Synopsis from MyAnimeList.net)
Also premiering on the platform are new titles WataMote (Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!), The Severing Crime Edge (Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge), and Neo Angelique Abyss.
Kuroki Tomoko is a super popular high school girl who has had 50 years of dating experience and 100 boys… in the Otome game world. In the real world, she is a 15-year-old shut-in who has all of the qualities of a “mojo” (a gloomy or unpopular woman). However, when school isn’t going as she expected, and she isn’t as popular as she had thought she would be, she takes a look at herself in the mirror for the first time in a few years, and has some shocking revelations (Synopsis from MyAnimeList)
The Severing Crime Edge
Haimura Kiri is a seemingly ordinary boy with one slight problem: he is obsessed with cutting other people’s hair. One day he meets Mushiyanokouji Iwai, the “Hair Queen” who cannot cut her hair because of an inherited curse. Kiri finds out that his scissor, “Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge” is the only thing that can cut them. But little did he know that their meeting sparked the start of an old murder game to kill the “Hair Queen” using the cursed killing tools, the “Killing Goods.” Can Kiri protect Iwai from the Killing Goods Owners? Let the game begin! (Synopsis from MyAnimeList)
Neo Angelique Abyss
While the young Angelique lives out her days peacefully in her school, attacks from the monstrous Thanatos has been increasing everywhere else. Two Purifiers show up one day, men with the power to exterminate the Thanatos. One of them, Nyx, attempts to convince Angelique to join them in their work, as she has the power to be the only female Purifier. As Angelique hesitates, a Thanatos shows up in their school. Nyx and the other Purifier, Rayne, fight a losing battle. With her classmates falling prey to the Thanatos, and the Purifiers beaten to submission, Angelique’s desire to save everyone awakens. She became the only female Purifier in their land of Arcadia, the one known as the “Queen’s Egg”. (Synopsis from MyAnimeList)
Upcoming titles that would be available on the on-demand platform include Yamato Nadeshiko, Squid Girl Season 2 and Cuticle Detective Inaba.
For more details on ANIMAX On-demand and its offerings, please visit their website at astro.com.my/animaxondemand. Available in Malaysia only.