Filipino-language anime channel HEROtv has announced on Sunday through a teaser, showing the channel’s program highlights this 2016.
The titles set to air within the year include Buddy Complex, Yuki Yuna is a Hero, The Fruits of Grisaia, Fantasista Dolls, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Souma, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Blue Spring Ride, Your Lie in April, Dragon Collection and Gourmet Girl Graffiti.
Sources tell Anime Pilipinas that the official announcement will be made within the next couple of weeks.
On the first day back after summer break, high-school student Aoba is attacked by a giant robot that appears out of the sky. As he’s pursued through the city, his classmate Hina appears in a robot of her own. She rescues him, and tells him cryptically that “Dio is waiting for you,” before she disappears. This begins Aoba’s new life as the pilot of the Free Treaty Alliance against the Great Zogiria Republic. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Yuki Yuna is a Hero
Follow the adventures Yuki Yuna and the “Hero Club” she joins as they aim to do their best for the community they live in, ranging from helping other clubs to fighting off mysterious enemies known as “Vertex”, all in time to attend classes and have fun. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
The Fruits of Grisaia
At private Mihama Academy, five girls who seem normal attend the school due to “certain reasons.” A sixth student “with reasons” named Yūji Kazami transfers in. Yūji has an ego with such darkness that he does not fade in comparison to the five girls, who are so different from the norm. As they each meet each other, they deepen their understanding of one another. Through the small bits of progress they make, each of their hearts will be affected. When Yūji arrives, a story of girls who are trapped by their pasts begins. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Uzume Ono is a young student and former champion of a trading card game competition. She is trusted with a special device containing six powerful Fantasista Dolls. These dolls are sentient virtual beings who reside in cards which are now controlled by their new master, Uzume. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Food Wars! Shokugeki no Souma
Soma Yukihira is a son of a restaurant owner. He’s talented at cooking and can make new dishes, mostly weird and epic combinations (squid and peanut butter) but this wide imagination of his also led him to create wonderful and unique foods. However, two to three years from now, the restaurant is on the verge of closing since his father will be working together with his friend. Before the time comes, Soma began studying in Engetsu Teahouse Culinary Academy, Japan’s top culinary academy. For him to continue their restaurant business, he must learn and improve his cooking skills in this prestigious academy. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
Suzaku High School student and problem kid, Ryu Yamada, is in a bad mood after being chewed out again by the teacher today. As if his day couldn’t get any worse, he falls down the top of the stairs with honor student, Urara Shiraishi! When he comes to, he’s switched bodies with her! Two people who couldn’t be more opposite from each other find themselves running around the school in each other’s bodies!! All from a kiss!! The problems don’t stop there in this school romantic comedy that starts with a kiss! The non-stop fun has only begun!! “A girl’s world isn’t so bad…!! (Synopsis from Crunchyroll)
Blue Spring Ride
Futaba is a girl who was in love with a boy named Kou Tanaka in middle school. However, after a misunderstanding, their relationship as friends ends when he transfers schools over summer vacation. In high school, her world is turned around once again when she meets Kou again, this time under the name of Kou Mabuchi. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Your Lie in April
Kosei Arima was a piano prodigy until his mother died when he was eleven years old. The shock of losing her made him lose any interest in piano, and his life has felt monotonous ever since. Then, when he’s fourteen, his childhood friend Tsubaki introduces him to her classmate Kaori, a free-spirited violinist. Her enthusiasm reignites his interest in music and in life. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Through an unexpected turn of events, an ordinary elementary school student, Hiro Enryu, finds himself in the world of the “Dragon Collection” game. This is a world called Dragon Earth, where gods, humans, and monsters exist side by side. Those who roam this world using a magic book, called a Grimoire, and cards to summon monsters and search for treasures that bear the powers of dragons are called Dracolle Battlers. Despite his bewilderment, Hiro becomes a Dracolle Battler and, together with the friends he meets there, begins his adventure to become a legendary Dragon Master. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Terrestrial broadcaster GMA Network, which is also parent network ABS-CBN’s main competitor, also announced that the anime is included in the channel’s line-up for this year.
Gourmet Girl Graffiti
After her grandmother passed away, high school student Ryo Machiko began living by herself. Although she recreated her grandmother’s recipes perfectly, she felt that something was missing. However, when a girl named Kirin begins visiting her home, she realizes that company makes any meal taste better. Together with their friend Shiina, they enjoy many different kinds of delicious foods together. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
UPDATE: Added additional information and key images.