Filipino-language anime channel HEROtv has announced through television advertisements that the channel is set to premiere the highly-popular romantic comedy anime Ouran High School Host Club this November
Also set to premiere this month is the original video animation (OVA) series Kyo Kara Maoh! R.
Kyo Kara Maoh! R
Life has returned to some form of normalcy after the end of the series, and so His Majesty Yuuri Shibuya travels to oversee how things are going. While doing so, he runs into the king of Small Shimeron—Sararegi. But it seems there may be something more to him than the friendly king he presents himself as. Next is a tournament between fighters, and then a machine that measures love compatibility. Things just never seem to go well for the young king…
Yuuri go back to Shimaron to relax and meet some friends, when the “king” of Little Shimaron suddenly joins the group and wants the Maou to come to his country. The Original king sends a message to Yuuri’s brother and his friend that Yuuri is in trouble. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Kyo Kara Maoh! R is an original video animation & the fourth anime adaptation of the popular adventure-fantasy anime, where director Junji Nishimura and scriptwriter Akemi Omode returned to direct the OVA series, and was produced by anime studio Studio DEEN.
Kyo Kara Maoh! R premieres on Sunday, November 02, at 12:00am with repeats at 12:00pm and 08:00pm. Encore presentation on Sunday, November 16, at 12:00am with repeats at 12:00pm and 08:00pm.
Ouran High School Host Club
Haruhi is a poor tomboyish student at a school for the ultra-wealthy, able to attend because of a scholarship, and unable to even afford a uniform. One day, she stumbles across the decidedly peculiar but very popular Ouran Host Club. She tries to leave, but accidentally breaks a vase, and unable to pay for it, she’s told that she’ll have to stay and do odd jobs. That is, until they decide she would be more valuable as a club member. Not realizing she’s female due to her appearance, they fix her up and give her a male uniform. She’s an instant hit, so they decide to have her keep up the charade even after they find out the truth.
Haruhi, being average almost to a fault, doesn’t know what to make of the unconventional activities of the Host Club (or of the even more unconventional members), but having little choice, she plays along. Before long, real bonds are formed, friends made, and Haruhi finds herself accepted in a way she could never have been otherwise in this affluent school. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Ouran High School Host Club is an anime adaptation of a Japanese manga series by Bisco Hattori, which was serialized on Hakuensha’s LaLa magazine from September 2002 to November 2010. It has a total of 18 volume compilation.
The anime adaptation was directed by Takuha Igarashi and written by Yoji Enokido, who both also handled the sci-fi action anime Star Driver, while DNA² character designer Kumiko Takahashi also handled the role on the popular series.
Ouran High School Host Club premieres on Tuesday, November 25, airing every Monday to Friday nights at 08:00pm with repeats on the next day at 02:00am, 08:00pm, and 02:00pm.
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