Pan-regional anime channel Aniplus HD has revealed during Anime Festival Asia 2014 in Singapore that the upcoming anime titles Kantai Collection and How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend is set to have a simulcast airing on the channel this January.
The anime channel has now revealed additional details regarding the premiere dates & airing of the Winter 2015 titles.
Kantai Collection -KanColle-
“Victory for the horizon!”
The human race has lost all naval controls to a greater threat. The only way to counter this adversity are Kanmusu (Fleet Girls), girls instilled with the souls of ancient war vessels.
The story follows the adventures of Fubuki, a Japanese Destroyer-classed Kanmusu-in-training at the Chinjufu fleet academy. (Synopsis from Aniplus HD)
Kantai Collection is an anime adaptation of a highly-popular Japanese online card game, which features female anthropomorphism of Japanese naval vessels. The game is developed by Kadokawa Games and published by DMM.com, which was released in April 2013.
Keizou Kusakawa, who worked on several Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha anime series, directs the upcoming anime series, while the series composition is handled by Jukki Hanada, who worked on several popular titles including the two seasons of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! and Love Live! School Idol Project. Character designs are made by Mayuko Matsumoto and Naomi Ide, who will both also work as the Chief Animation Directors, which will be produced by Diomedea.
The Japanese voice cast will be lead by Sumire Uesaka (Sanae Dekomori, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!) as Fubuki, Saki Fujita (Mahiru Inami, Working!!) as Akagi, and Yuka Iguchi (Index, To Aru Majutsu no Index) as Kaga.
Kantai Collection -KanColle- airs within 24 hours after Japanese telecast from January 08, airing Every Thursday nights at 11:00pm SGT (10:00pm JKT).
How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
“On that day, I met my destiny… the heroine of my game.”
Tomoya Aki, a high-school otaku who works part-time to support his Bluray anime hobby, meets a beautiful girl on his way home during spring vacation. The encounter inspires him to model the heroine of his own doujin (self-published) game after her. A month later, hefinds out that the girl is actually his classmate, Megumi.
Enlisting the help of his friends, Tomoya decides to make Megumi his game’s ultimate heroine. (Synopsis from Aniplus HD)
How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend is an anime adaptation of a Japanese light novel series, written by Fumiaki Maruto with illustrations by Kurehito Misaki. The light novel is being serialized by Fujimi Shobo imprint Fujimi Fantasia Bunko since July 2012, and currently has seven (7) volumes. The novel also inspired three (3) manga series launched in 2013.
The anime adaptation will be directed by Kanta Kamei, who worked in anime movies like Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence and Blood: The Last Vampire, while light novel creator Fumiaki Maruto will handle the series composition. Tomoaki Takase will be the Chief Animation Director of the series, as well as adapting Kurehito Misaki’s character designs. The series will be produced by A-1 Pictures.
The Japanese voice cast will be lead by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Kirito, Sword Art Online) as Tomoya Aki and Kiyono Yasuno (Tina Kobayakawa, Wake Up, Girls!) as Megumi Katou.
How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend is set to premiere within four (4) days after its Japanese telecast on January 12, airing Every Monday nights at 11:00pm SGT (10:00pm JKT).
Also set to premiere on Aniplus HD this January is the second season of the hit comedy series, Puchim@s!! Petit Petit Idolmaster.
The daily lives of The Idolmasters and their Puchidols continue…
Sequel to the 64-episode series about the overly hyper daily life of The Idolmaster’s 765Pro idols and the mysterious creatures known as “Puchidols”, who for equally mysterious reasons, resemble every one of them. (Synopsis from Aniplus HD)
Puchim@s!! Petit Petit Idolmaster premieres on Monday, January 05, airing Every Monday to Friday nights at 09:00pm SGT (08:00pm JKT).
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