Filipino-language anime channel HEROtv has announced through television advertisements that two (2) anime series are lined-up to premiere on the channel next month, which are One Week Friends and the third season of Hakuoki.
The anime channel is also set to start the month of February with the premiere of the anime movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.
One Week Friends
High school sophomore Yuuki Hase noticed that Kaori Fujimiya, his classmate, was always alone. He tried to start a conversation with her but was turned down: “My memories of friendship can last only a week,” she said. Despite of knowing this shocking truth, Yuuki keeps trying to be Kaori’s “new” friend every week. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
One Week Friends, also known as Isshukan Friends, is an anime adaptation of a Japanese manga series by Matcha Hazuki, which was serialized on Square Enix magazine Gangan Joker since January 22, and the six (6) and final volume was sold this month.
The anime adaptation was directed by Tarou Iwasaki, who also directed the mystery anime Ryoko’s Case Files, while My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU scriptwriter Shotaro Suga handled the series composition. Eri Yamazaki worked as the chief animation director and adapted Hazuki’s character design, which was produced by anime studio Brain’s Base.
The anime series was aired in Japan from April to June 2014, and has a total of 12 episodes.
One Week Friends is set to premiere on Thursday, February 05.
HAKUOKI Reimeiroku (S3)
Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Dawn of the Shinsengumi
The beginning of Hakuouki Series. Foretells the story Ryunosuke Ibuki, a boy who is a son of a samurai, yet hates a samurai. He was pick up by Roshigumi (later Shinsengumi) other leader Kamo Serizawa, when he was robbed and left to die on his way to the Capital (Kyoto). After being rescued, he was forced to become Serizawa’s dog, and slowly, the mystery of “Water of Life” is starting to unfold. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
The third season of Hakuoki, also known as Hakuoki Reimeiroku, is the fourth anime adaptation & the third television anime series of the popular video game franchise by Idea Factory. The anime series was aired in Japan from July to September 2012, and has a total of 12 episodes.
Osamu Yamasaki, who directed the previous adpatations, and Atsuko Nakajima, who handled character designs on the previous adaptations, returns to work on the third television series. It was once again produced by popular anime studio Studio DEEN.
Hakuoki – Season 3 is set to premiere on Thursday, February 26.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
Shortly after the defeat of Majin Buu, Beerus, the God of Destruction, awakens after a long slumber. After hearing rumors of a Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza, he tracks down that warrior, Son Goku. Excited at the prospect of a new challenge, Goku faces him in battle, only to be quickly overwhelmed by his power, and he is defeated shortly thereafter. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to the entire universe, Goku and his friends must find a way to stop him before it’s too late. (Synospis from Anime News Network)
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is the 18th movie of the Dragon Ball franchise and the 14th movie under the Dragon Ball Z branding. It is also the first Dragon Ball movie in about 17 years, where the last one was during the franchise’s tenth anniversary movie, titled “Dragon Ball: The Path to Power”, in 1996.
Masahiro Hosoda, who worked on titles like Saint Seiya and Jigoku Shoujo, directed the anime movie, while Yuusuke Watanabe, who worked on the two live-action Gantz movies, handles the film’s screenplay.
The anime movie has recently premiered on terrestrial network ABS-CBN, which is also the parent network of the anime channel, last January 04.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is set to have its channel premiere on Sunday, February 01, with encore telecasts on February 15 (Sunday) and February 28 (Saturday).
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