© Reki Kawahara / ASCII MEDIA WORKS / SAO Project

Anime Pilipinas has learned that terrestrial network TV5 has brought back their Japanese anime programming, which started Tuesday.

This will be the first time the network will air anime programming, since Mobile Suit Gundam 00 in February 2013. All two (2) seasons of the anime were aired at that time.


The channel premiered the sci-fi action anime Rockman.EXE Axess, which airs Every Monday to Friday mornings at 09:30am, right after the Chinese animation Infinite Nado.

Also, according to schedules posted on the channel’s electronic program guide (EPG) on CignalTV, the channel is slated to add four (4) more titles, which includes the highly-popular adventure anime Sword Art Online. The channel is not indicating that the highly-popular anime block “TV5 AniMEGA” will be re-launched at this time.

The channel has yet to air advertisements for the anime titles on television, and schedules of the programs may change without prior notice.


Rockman.EXE Axess
©CAPCOM • Shueisha • ShoPro • TV Tokyo
©CAPCOM • Shueisha • ShoPro • TV Tokyo

Hikari Netto and his NetNavi and best friend, Rockman, are back in an all new series. This time, armed with the Synchro Chip which allows them to fuse in the real world, they are ready and willing to protect the peace from the evils of the Dark Loids.

Netto’s father has hit a technology break-through: Cross Fusion, allowing a human and Net Navi to merge as one being within contained virtual fields called Dimensional Areas. However, an unknown crime syndicate has been mimicking the technology in order to spread dark energy throughout Japan via Dark Chips, corrupting a Net Navi’s soul. Netto and Rockman join the Net Saviors, authorities against net crime, and use the force of Cross Fusion to battle in the real world for the first time. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Rockman.EXE Axess airs Every Monday to Friday mornings at 09:30am, right after Infinite Nado.


Magical Doremi
© Asahi Broadcasting Corporation / Toei Animation
© Asahi Broadcasting Corporation / Toei Animation

Doremi Harukaze, 3rd grade student at Misora Elementary School, claims to be the world’s unluckiest pretty girl. Fascinated by witchcraft, she is drawn into a mysterious shop where she meets Majo Rika and is able to deduce that this lady is in fact a real witch. Being exposed by a human triggers a curse that transforms witches into magical frogs. To regain her original body, Rika must turn Doremi into a witch by teaching her how to use magic. Thrilled by this odd development, Harukaze becomes a witch apprentice. Unfortunately, her two best friends, Hazuki Fujiwara and Aiko Senoo, discover that Doremi has become a magic user. Afraid that Harukaze might become a magical frog too, Majo Rika recruits both Hazuki and Aiko and makes them witch apprentices too. The trio has lots of adventures as they try to triumph the necessary trials to become real witches. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Magical Doremi premieres on January 24, airing Every Saturday mornings at 09:00am.


Sword Art Online
© Reki Kawahara / ASCII MEDIA WORKS / SAO Project
© Reki Kawahara / ASCII MEDIA WORKS / SAO Project

The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a quest to free all the minds trapped in Aincrad. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Sword Art Online is set to have its Philippine premiere on Saturday, January 24, which airs Every Weekend mornings at 09:30am.


Fushigi Yuugi

Miaka Yuuki, an average middle school student caught up in studying for exams, is sucked into an ancient Chinese novel titled “The Universe of Four Gods”. There she discovers that she is in an ancient country in what is now China, Konan, and is to be the Priestess of one of the four gods, Suzaku. As the priestess, her duty is to gather the Seven Seishi of Suzaku, who are to be her protectors.

Once they are gathered, the priestess will summon the god Suzaku and bring peace between the warring lands, Konan and Kutou. But it’s harder than it seems. Along the road, many hardships are faced, as Miaka’s best friend Yui Hongo enters the book and becomes her rival, the priestess of Seiryuu in the land of Kutou. Who summons their god first is up to the courage and skill of the priestesses and their seishi, as they meet triumphs and tragedies along the way. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Fushigi Yuugi returns on Saturday, January 24, which airs Every Weekend mornings at 10:00am.


Street Fighter II V
©1995 Capcom / Group TAC • Toshiba Ent. • Yomiuri Telecast Corp.
©1995 Capcom / Group TAC • Toshiba Ent. • Yomiuri Telecast Corp.

Ryu and Ken Masters are close friends and both are martial artists. In order to become better fighters and learn new techniques, they travel the world and are exposed to many different fighting styles, as well as meeting new people. During their journey, they find themselves caught up in a conspiracy perpetrated by a mysterious organisation called Shadowlaw, both now face their ultimate challenge and must fight for their lives as they combat the evil M. Bison. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Street Fighter II V returns on Saturday, January 24, which airs Every Weekend Mornings at 10:30am.


Below are screengrabs of CignalTV’s electronic program guide for TV5, which indicates its program line-up for this weekend:


TV5 has previously aired Japanese anime programming on the highly-popular “TV5 AniMEGA” block, which was from 2008 to 2010.

The popular timeblock aired hit titles like Shakugan no Shana, Yamato Nadeshiko: The Wallflower, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Special A, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Toradora and Lucky Star among others.

TV5 AniMEGA also aired Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, which has the distinction of being the First Filipino-dubbed anime series to air within a few weeks after Japan.