Pan-regional anime channel ANIMAX Asia has announced during the SKY Alive event, organized by Pay-TV provider SKYcable, last weekend that the anime Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon are set to premiere on the channel next month.

The anime is set to premiere on Tuesday, April 19, airing every Monday and Tuesday nights at 10:00pm PHT, two episodes back-to-back.

It is still unclear if the program will also be airing outside the Philippines, due to the program’s sensitive content, especially to countries like Malaysia and Indonesia that has strict censorship laws.

(Photo from JM Melegrito / Anime Pilipinas)
(Photo from JM Melegrito / Anime Pilipinas)


Humanity has advanced to great heights since it obtained the information technology known as “Mana.” With that nearly magical power, problems like war, food shortages, and pollution have been eliminated. This age of peace and freedom, the Empress Angelese of the Misurugi Empire is a privileged girl with no disabilities. She learns, however, that she is a “Norma,” a kind of human who cannot use Mana and are outcasts of society. Having lost everything, she is sent to an isolated island. There she meets other Normas who ride in humanoid weapons called Para-mails, protecting the world from dragons invaders from another dimension. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon is a fantasy mecha anime produced by the renowned anime studio Sunrise, which was directed by Yoshiharu Asino, who worked on several Detective Conan adaptations, while the series composition was handled by Tatsuto Higuchi, who is also the scriptwriter for the Phi-Brain anime adaptations.

Character designs are made by Sayaka Ono, who also worked on several Sunrise titles like Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Valvrave the Liberator.

The provocative yet very popular anime series was voiced by a powerhouse line-up, lead by Nana Mizuki as “Angelise “Ange” Ikaluga Misurugi”, together with Ami Koshimizu, Eri Kitamura, Nao Toyama, Yui Horie and Mamoru Miyano among others.


Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon is one of the anime titles announced by ANIMAX Asia it is program line-up last year, as well as the most recent presentation during the SKY Alive event last weekend.