Anime Pilipinas has learned that the pan-regional anime channel ANIMAX Asia is set to air two (2) simulcast titles starting this July, which are the horror comedy anime Mob Psycho 100 and the much-anticipated D.Gray-man Hallow.
Aside from the two titles, the anime channel is also set to premiere Invaders of the Rokujyoma!?, Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock-, Cerberus: Fate of Dark Dragon, Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 50-, Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto and the 1st arc of Durarara!! x2.
Allen Walker is a young talented Exorcist who possesses the power called Innocence to slay demons known as Akuma. Together with his comrades in the exorcists organization Black Order, they are fighting against the evil Noahs to save humanity from falling into darkness. However, Allen soon realizes that his connection with the Noahs is more than what it appears to be. Also, the dark secrets hidden within the Black Order will soon come to light…
D.Gray-man Hallow is the second anime adaptation of the popular manga series by Katsura Hoshino, which has been serialized by the publishing firm Shueisha since 2004. D.Gray-man manga was previously featured in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 2004 to 2009 and Jump SQ magazine from 2009 to 2012. The manga is set to resume on Jump SQ.Crown magazine starting July 17.
The anime adaptation will be directed by Yoshiharu Ashino, who also worked on the popular anime Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon, while the scripts will be handled by the team of Kenichi Yamashita, Michiko Yokote and Tatsuto Higuchi. Character designs will now be made by Yousuke Kabashima, which is produced by TMS Entertainment.
The adaptation will feature new voice casts, lead by Ayumu Murase (“Yuuto Ijika”, Twin Star Exorcist) as “Allen Walker”, Takuya Sato (“Tatsuya Yuuki”, Gundam Build Fighters) as “Yu Kanda”, Natsuki Hanae (“Kosei Arima”, Your Lie in April) as “Lavi” and Ai Kakuma (“Nina Klein”, Aldnoah.Zero) as “Lenalee Lee”.
The new anime is said to be following the storyline of the previous adaptation, which ran from 2006 to 2008 with 103 episodes. In the Philippines, D.Gray-man was aired on TV5’s AniMEGA anime block in March 2010, but unceremoniously stopped at Episode 82, and anime channel HEROtv in November 2010 to March 2011.
D.Gray-man Hallow premieres on July 5, airing on Same day as Japan every Tuesday nights at 10:00pm (09:00pm JKT) with encore every Saturday nights at 08:30pm (07:30pm JKT).
Mob Psycho 100
Shigeo Kageyama, nicknamed Mob, is a youth who wants nothing more than a normal life. However, he actually possesses a very powerful ability. When his feelings reaches 100% capacity, he will “explode”. Because of that, he tries to suppress his emotions to keep his power under control. But he soon finds himself a topic of interest to religious groups and strange organizations. Will Mob be able to get the peaceful life he desires?
Mob Psycho 100 is an anime adaptation of a Japanese web comic by ONE, which is being serialized by Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday Web Comics since April 2012, which currently has 12 volumes. ONE is well-known in creating the hugely-popular One Punch Man.
The anime adaptation will be directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa, who directed the anime adaptation of Death Parade, while Attack on Titan scriptwriter Hiroshi Seko handles series composition. Yoshimichi Kameda will be handling character designs, which will be produced by anime studio BONES.
The Japanese voice cast will be lead by Setsuo Ito (“Ryohei Ameyama”, Pupipo) as “Shigeo Kageyama”, Takahiro Sakurai (“Izumo Kusanagi”, K) as “Arataka Reigen”, Akio Ohtsuka (“Batou”, Ghost in the Shell series) as “Ekubo” and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (“Kirito”, Sword Art Online) as Teruki Hanazawa.
Mob Psycho 100 premieres on July 12, airing on Same day as Japan every Tuesday nights at 10:30pm (09:30pm JKT), with encore every Saturday nights at 09:30pm (08:30pm JKT).
Invaders of the Rokujyoma!?
Koutarou Satomi decides to live alone after starting high school and moves into Room 106 of Corona House because of the cheap rent. However, as it turns out, he is not the only one who wants the room. Several otherworldly and supernatural girls also want possession of Room 106 and have no intention to give it up to Koutarou. As a result, Koutarou is forced to live with these girls until they can settle on the ownership of the place.
Invaders of the Rokujyoma!? is an anime adaptation of a light novel series, written by Takehaya and illustrated by Poco, which is being published by Hobby Japan under the HJ Bunko imprint since 2009.
The anime adaptation was directed by Shin Oonuma, who also directed the popular Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya series, while Food Wars! Shokugeki no Souma scriptwriter Shogo Yasukawa handles the series composition. Hideki Furukawa, who is the chief animation director of Date A Live, handled the character designs of the anime, which was produced by Silver Link.
The Japanese voice cast include Yuichi Nakamura as “Kotaro Satomi”, Eri Suzuki as “Sanae Higashihongan”, Nichika Omori as “Yurika Nijino”, Masumi Tazawa as “Kiriha Kurano”, Maria Naganawa as “Theiamillis (Theia) Gre Fortorthe” and Megumi Takamoto as “Harumi Sakuraba”.
Malaysian satellite provider Astro has previously added the anime on their “ANIMAX on Demand” service last April.
Invaders of the Rokujyoma!? premieres on June 5, airing every Monday and Tuesday nights at 08:00pm. Two episodes back-to-back. Two episodes back-to-back.
Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock-
Set in the Edo period, the Tokugawa shogunate uses brainwashing music known as Heaven’s Songs to subjugate the country and its people. These songs are performed by top idols in the shogunate’s special force, the Shinsengumi. However, not everyone is affected by the Heaven’s Songs. One such person is rock music enthusiast Ryoma Sakamoto. Together with his friends, they will rise up and bring about a revolution with their rock music!
Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock- is an anime series directed by Itsuro Kawasaki, who also directed Chrome Shelled Regios and Listen to me, Girls. I’m Your Father!, while Mitsutaka Hirota, who handled several episodes of Persona 4 the Animation and the 2011 adaptation of Hunter x Hunter.
The anime series is lead by Kenso Ono (“Tetsuya Kuroko”, Kuroko’s Basketball) as “Souji Okita”, Kisho Taniyama (“Natsuki Shinomiya”, Uta no Prince-sama series) as “Ryoma Sakamoto”, Showtaro Morikubo (“Reiji Kotobuki”, Uta no Prince-sama series) as “Kogoro Katsura”, Tatsuhisa Suzuki (“Haru Yoshida”, My Little Monster) as “Shinsaku Takasugi” and Toshiyuki Morikawa (“Conrad Weller”, Kyo Kara Maoh! series) as “Toshizo Hijikata”.
The anime was added to the anime streaming service Daisuki in July 2014, which has been reported to expire at the end of the month. Malaysian satellite provider Astro has previously added the anime on their “ANIMAX on Demand” service last April.
Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock- premieres on June 13, airing every Monday to Friday nights at 06:30pm. Two episodes back-to-back.
Cerberus: Fate of Dark Dragon
On a continent ruled by sword and magic, 16-year-old Hiiro embarks on a journey to slay the Daganzord, an evil dragon who brings nothing but destruction across the land. Ten years prior, a group of wizards including Hiiro’s parents, attempted to eliminate the dragon threat but ended up losing their lives instead. Swearing that he will get revenge one day, Hiiro trains relentlessly while awaiting the day he can kill the Daganzord with his own two hands. Will he succeed? Or will the Daganzord prove to be too much for him to handle?
Cerberus: Fate of Dark Dragon is an anime adaptation of the mobile role-playing game, published by GREE, Inc. in 2011.
The anime adaptation was directed by Nobuhiro Kondo, who directed the first Keroro Gunso movie, while Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood scriptwriter Hiroshi Ohnogi handles the series composition. Character designs are handled by Gou Toutsuki, which are produced by anime studio Bridge.
The Japanese voice cast were led by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (“Kirito”, Sword Art Online) as “Hiiro” and M.A.O (“Mao Kurokawa”, Wakaba Girl) as “Salahto”.
Cerberus: Fate of Dark Dragon premieres on July 21, airing every Monday to Friday nights at 06:30pm. Two episodes back-to-back.
Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 50-
少年ハリウッド -HOLLY STAGE FOR 50-
Shonen Hollywood, a group of five hardworking boys, has overcome many hardships and difficulties as trainees to debut as idols. Despite the success of their first concert, they soon realize that their journey towards fame has only just begun and that the challenges are far from over. As they continue to strive towards becoming the most popular idols, what other new obstacles will they encounter?
Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 50- is the second anime adaptation of the Japanese media franchise created by Ikuyo Hashiguchi, which started as a novel serialized by Shogakukan, under the Shogakukan Bunko imprint, in July 2012.
The staff for Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 49, like director Tomimasa Kuroyanagi, scriptwriter Ikyo Hashiguchi and illustrator Kei Tsuchiya, has returned to their respective roles.
The voice cast from the previous adaptation also returned to their respective roles, including Daiki Yamashita as “Kira Saeki”, Kensho Ono as “Shun Maiyama”, Ryota Ohsaka as “Kakeru Kazami”, Shouta Aoi as “Daiki Tomii” and
Tetsuya Kakihara as “Ikuma Amaki”.
The previous anime adaptation was aired on ANIMAX Asia in March last year.
Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 50- premieres on July 21 at 08:30pm (07:30pm JKT), which will subsequently air every Wednesday to Thursday nights at 08:00pm (07:00pm JKT). Two episodes back-to-back.
Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto
Meet Sakamoto. He is not your average high school student. Incredibly good-looking and smart, he’s the eye candy for all the girls in school. But it’s not just that. No matter how menial or strange a task might be, expect completion of the task with a flair that no one else can mimic if it falls into the hands of Sakamoto. Follow him around campus as he makes attending school the coolest thing you will ever accomplish.
Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto is an anime adaptation of the light novel series by Nami Sano, which was published by Enterbrain from April 2012 to December 2015.
The anime adaptation was directed by Shinji Takamatsu, who directed the highly-popular Gintama anime series, while character designs are made by Atsuko Nakajima, who previously worked in titles like Hakuoki series and Ranma ½, which was produced by Studio DEEN.
The Japanese voice cast is lead by Hikaru Midorikawa (“Heero Yuy”, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing) as the title character “Sakamoto”.
Malaysian satellite provider Astro has previously added the anime on their “ANIMAX on Demand” service last April.
Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto premieres on July 26, airing every Monday to Tuesday nights at 08:00pm (07:00pm JKT). Two episodes back-to-back.
DURARARA!!×2 – First Arc
Six months after the turmoil that rocked the entire city of Ikebukuro, peace has returned and everyone is going about their daily lives. However, the people of the city soon realize that the abnormal has never left. As schemes and plots continue in the night and the headless rider continues the search for her head, a new storm is about to seize the city…
DURARARA!! ×2 – First Arc is the first of the three-part second anime adaptation of the popular light novel series by Ryohgo Narita, with illustrations by Suzuhito Yasuda, which was published by ASCII Media Work’s Dengki Bunko imprint from April 2004 to January 2014.
The staff from the first anime adaptation, including director Takahiro Omori and screenwriter Noboru Takagi, had returned to work on the second season, while the production was handled by Studio Shuka.
The Japanese voice cast were lead once again by Miyuki Sawashiro as “Celty Sturluson” and Toshiyuki Toyonaga as “Mikado Ryuugamine”.
The third arc of the popular series was previously aired on the anime channel, within 24 hours of the Japanese broadcast, last January.
DURARARA!! ×2 – First Arc premieres on July 28, airing every Thursday to Friday night at 10:00pm (09:00pm JKT). Two episodes back-to-back.