©2014 Koushi Tachibana, Tsunako / Fujimishobo / DATE A LIVE II Partners

Filipino-language anime channel HEROtv has announced that it is set to premiere two anime titles this coming January, which are the second season of Date A Live and the anime movie Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F.


Date A Live II
©2014 Koushi Tachibana, Tsunako / Fujimishobo / DATE A LIVE II Partners
©2014 Koushi Tachibana, Tsunako / Fujimishobo / DATE A LIVE II Partners

Shido Itsuka, who used to be a normal high school student at Raizen High, meets the first Spirit, Tohka, and awakens his power to “seal the Spirit’s power”. Though they may be feared and hated beings due to their immense power, Spirits were always alone and knew only combat and death. Shido, the only one in the world with the power to seal the Spirits’ might, hurls himself into life-threatening dates with the beautiful Spirits in order to save them. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Date A Live II is the second anime adaptation of a light novel series, written by Koshi Tachibana and illustrated by Tsunako, which is being published by Fujimi Shobo on Dragon Magazine, under the Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint, since March 2011. The novel currently has 13 volumes.

The staff of the previous adaptation, including director Keitaro Motonaga & writer Hideki Shirane, returned to worked on the series. Satoshi Ishino also handled the character designs, which was produced by Production IMS.

Date A Live II premieres on Thursday, January 7, airing every Monday to Friday nights at 10:00pm.


Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’
ドラゴンボールZ 復活の「F」
© Bird Studio / Shueisha ©2015 DRAGON BALL Z Production Committee
© Bird Studio / Shueisha
©2015 DRAGON BALL Z Production Committee

Frieza is revived by two evil villains. He brings back his whole army with him. After training for four months in hell Frieza is now stronger than Mystic Gohan in his first form. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ is the 19th animated feature film based on the highly-popular Dragon Ball franchise, as well as the 15th under the Dragon Ball Z branding, which was released in Japan last April 18. The movie was also the first Japanese film to be screened in IMAX 3D theaters.

The screenplay and character designs were handled by Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, which was directed by Tadayoshi Yamamuro and produced by Toei Animation.

The Japanese voice cast were lead by Masako Nozawa as Son Goku & Son Gohan, and Ryusei Nakao as Frieza.


Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ was screened in selected theaters in the Philippines last June, which was distributed by the Singapore-based licensing company ODEX Pte. Ltd.

The anime movie followed the screening of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods in August 2013, which was distributed by local film distributor Pioneer Films.

The movie eventually had a television premiere on terrestrial network ABS-CBN in January this year, which subsequently aired on HEROtv a few weeks later. Both broadcasts are in Filipino dubbing.

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ premieres on Sunday, January 10, at 08:00pm.


For more details on HEROtv and its programming, you may like them on Facebook at facebook.com/myHEROnation or follow them on Twitter at @myHEROnation.


UPDATE: The previous article indicated that the dates are in December, not January, although the day & time were correct. We apologize for the confusion.