Anime Pilipinas has learned that Pan-regional anime channel ANIPLUS HD is set to offer three (3) simulcast titles starting this January.
The channel is set to premiere Haruchika – Haruta & Chika and Erased on a same time as Japan basis, while Norn9: Norn + Nonette will also be airing within the same week as Japan.
HARUCHIKA – Haruta & Chika
An adolescent mystery that revolves around a brass band club with a touch of bittersweet high school love. Childhood friends Chika Homura and Haruta Kamijo belong to a small brass band club on the verge of dissolution. While active and busy practicing and enthusiastically recruiting new members, they come across various mysteries.
Haruchika – Haruta & Chika is an anime adaptation of a Japanese mystery novel series by Sei Hatsuno, which is being published by Kadokawa Shoten since October 2008 and currently has five (5) volumes.
The anime adaptation will be directed by Masakazu Hashimoto, who also directed Soul Eater Not!, while veteran scriptwriter Reiko Yoshida handles the script. Asako Nishida, who is the chief animation director for the highly-popular Love Live! School idol project, handled character designs for the upcoming anime, which is being produced by anime studio P.A. Works.
The Japanese voice cast are lead by Soma Saito (“Adlet Myer”, Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers) as “Haruta Kamijo” and Sarah Emi Bridcutt (“Selma”, Chaika: The Coffin Princess – Avenging Battle) as “Chika Homura”.
Haruchika – Haruna & Chika premieres on January 07, airing every Thursday night at 11:00pm SIN (10:00pm JKT/BKK). Same Day as Japan.
Satoru Fujinuma is a young manga artist struggling to make a name for himself following his debut. But, that was not the only thing in his life that Satoru was feeling frustrated about… he was also living with a strange condition only he was able to experience called REVIVAL, a strange phenomenon where one is transferred back to the moment right before something life-threatening occurs. This continues to happen until the cause of the threat is erased. It is as if somebody is forcing Satoru to stop it from happening.Then one day, everything is changed! What truths are revealed when Satoru comes face to face with his own past? How will they affect his future?
ERASED, also known by the title “Boku dake ga Inai Machi”, is an anime adaptation of a Japanese seinen manga series, written and illustrated by Kei Sanbe, which is being serialized on Kadokawa Shoten’s Young Ace magazine since 2012. The manga currently has six (6) volumes.
Silver Spoon anime series director Tomohiko Ito and scriptwriter Taku Kishimoto reunites to work on the upcoming anime series, while Keigo Kasako, who worked on popular titles like Blue Exorcist and The Seven Deadly Sins, will work on character designs. The anime is produced by A-1 Pictures.
The Japanese voice casts are lead by Aoi Yuki (“Madoka Kaname”, Puella Magi Madoka Magica series) as “Kayo Hinazuki”, Tao Tsuchiya (“Misao Makimachi”, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno live-action movie) as the 10-year-old “Satoru Fujinuma”, and Shinnosuke Mitsushima as the 29-year-old “Satoru Fujinuma”.
ERASED premieres on January 08, airing every Friday nights at 11:00pm SIN (10:00pm JKT/BKK). Same day as Japan.
Myriad Colors Phantom World
In the near future, spirits and monsters are in full sight. A boy leads a group of people with special abilities as they plot against a massive organization that takes advantage of a certain incident and eventually know the truth about their world in the process.
Myriad Colors Phantom World is an anime adaptation of a Japanese fantasy novel, written by Soichiro Hatano and illustrated by Shirabi, which was published by Kyoto Animation in 2013 with a sequel in 2015.
Director Tatsuya Ishihara and scriptwriter Fumihiko Shimo, who both worked on highly-popular anime titles like Air, Clannad and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, reunites to work on the upcoming anime. The anime is produced by Kyoto Animation.
Japanese voice cast are lead by Hiro Shimono (“Conny Springer”, Attack on Titan) as “Haruhiko Ichijo”, Sumire Uesaka (“Anastasia”, The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls) as “Mai Kawakami”, Saori Hayami (“Blue Mountain Aoyama”, Is the order a Rabbit?) as “Reina Izumi”, and Maaya Uchida (“Sharo Kirima”, Is the order a Rabbit?) as “Koito Minase”.
Myriad Colors Phantom World premieres on January 09, airing every Saturday nights at 11:00pm SIN (10:00pm JKT/BKK). Three (3) days after Japan.
Norn9: Norn + Nonette
Guided by one particular song, young elementary school student Suzuhara Sorata, from the Heisei Era, is warped through a time skip to an unfamiliar place that looks much like the towns from the Meiji or Taishou period from his textbooks. In this world, he meets three young ladies and nine young men and joins them on a journey aboard the mysterious Norn ship, a giant globe that floats in mid-air.
Norn9: Norn + Nonette is an anime adaptation of an “otome game”, developed by Otomate and published by Idea Factory, which was first released in the PlayStation Portable (PSP) platform in 2013 with new games recently released on the PlayStation Vita platform.
The anime adaptation is directed by Takao Abo, who worked on popular anime Macross Frontier, while scripts are handled by Natsuko Takahashi, who recently worked on the popular comedy My Love Story!!. Yukari Takeuchi adapted character designs by Teita, which was produced by studios Kinema Citrus and Orange.
Japanese voice cast are lead by Atsushi Abe (“Toichiro Izumida”, Yowamushi Pedal series) as “Sorata Suzuhara”, Ayumi Fujimura (“Chiharu Harukaze”, Hayate the Combat Butler!!) as “Koharu”, Ayahi Takagaki (“Erika Karisawa”, Durarara!!) as “Mikoto Kuga”, and Asami Seto (“Asagi Aiba”, Strike the Blood) as “Nanami Shiranui”.
Norn9: Norn + Nonette premieres on January 11, airing every Monday nights at 11:00pm SIN (10:00pm JKT/BKK). Four (4) days after Japan.
New episodes of Utawarerumono: False Faces continues every Sunday nights at 11:00pm SIN (10:00pm JKT/BKK), airing a week after Japan.
New episodes of Galilei Donna continues every Tuesday nights at 11:00pm SIN (10:00pm JKT/BKK).
A representative of ANIPLUS HD tells Anime Pilipinas to expect more simulcast titles to premiere within the year.
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