Anime Pilipinas has learned that the Pan-regional anime channel ANIMAX Asia is set to premiere the Military-themed science-fiction anime Arpeggio of Blue Steel and the Final season of Bleach.
Arpeggio of Blue Steel
In the year 2039, humanity has retreated to what little land remains after global warming causes sea levels to rise, but the appearance of mysterious warships known as the Fleet of Fog causes a worldwide blockade, bringing trade and communications to a standstill. It is up to Chihaya Gunzou and his ship Iona to try and turn the tide, but will they be able to overcome these formidable enemies? (Synopsis from ANIMAX Asia)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel, also known as Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio (蒼き鋼のアルペジオ), is a Japanese anime adaptation of a manga series produced by Ark Performance. It was serialized by Shonen Gahosha on Young King OURs magazine since September 2009, and currently has eight (8) volumes.
The 12-episode anime is lead by Kazuyuki Okitsu (Masaomi, Brothers Conflict) as Gunzo Chihaya, Mai Fuchigami (Kaede Ikeno, Sakura Trick) as Iona, and Manami Numakura (Arata Kohata, Black Rock Shooter) as Takao.
Director Seiji Kishi, Scriptwriter Makoto Uezu and Character designer Kazuaki Morita, who worked on the romantic-comedy anime My Bride is a Mermaid, reunites to work on the series.
Arpeggio of Blue Steel premieres on Wednesday, August 13, airing Every Monday to Friday nights at 11:00pm PHT.
BLEACH – Season 7
Gotei 13 Invading Army Arc – Soul Reaper Ichigo and his friends investigate a series of strange events in the Soul Society where numerous Soul Reapers have disappeared without a trace, with a seemingly large conspiracy at work. As this takes place, Ichigo is forced to struggle with the fading of his powers due to the previous battle between him and Sosuke Aizen.
Lost Agent Arc – This arc sets 17 months after the Ichigo lost his Soul Reaper powers and meets a man known as Kugou Ginjou who proposes him to recover them.
The final season of Bleach premieres on Wednesday, August 20, airing Every Monday to Friday nights at 07:30pm PHT.
The anime is also set to launch the “Action Hour” timeblock, replacing the current “Love & Friendship Hour” timeblock, featuring the popular animes Accel World and Guilty Crown, which is set to start on Friday, August 08.
Accel World airs starting Friday, August 08, airing two (2) episodes back-to-back every Monday to Friday nights from 06:30pm PHT.
Guilty Crown airs starting Wednesday, August 20, airing two (2) episodes back-to-back every Monday to Friday nights from 06:30pm PHT.
For more details on ANIMAX Asia and it’s programming, please visit their official website at animax-asia.com. You may also visit their Official Philippine Facebook page at facebook.com/PhilippinesAnimax, or follow them on Twitter at @animaxasiatv.