Anime Pilipinas has learned that Southeast Asian video streaming service iFlix has added popular anime shows Akame ga Kill, No Game No Life and Soul Eater on their line-up.
The anime titles are available in most countries where the streaming service is available, like the Philippines, Indonesia Malaysia and Thailand, which can be viewed in Japanese audio with subtitles.
Akame ga Kill
Tatsumi is a self-acknowledge country bumpkin who is nonetheless a well trained fighter. He and two companions leave their remote village to head to the Imperial City to find a way to relieve their friends and family from ruinous taxation imposed by the authorities. Yet the Imperial City is filled with unimaginable amounts of corruption and evil from supernatural sources. Tatsumi is immediately swindled after reaching the City and nearly loses everything soon after, but finds himself allied with an unlikely group of assassins. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Akame ga Kill is an anime adaptation of a Japanese shounen manga series, which was written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro. It was serialized on Square Enix’s Gangan Joker magazine since March 2010, and currently has 11 volumes.
The anime adaptation was directed by Tomoki Kobayashi, who also directed Tears to Tiara, and scripts were handled by Makoto Uezu, who also handled scripts for Utawarerumono and Arpeggio of Blue Steel. Kazuhisa Nakamura, who worked on the popular Steins;Gate series, handled the series’ character designs, and was produced by anime studio White Fox.
The Japanese voice cast are lead by Sora Amamiya (“Honoka Mitsui”, The irregular at magic high school) as “Akame” and Soma Saito (“Kengo Shibutani”, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches) as “Tatsumi”.
No Game No Life
Bored with life and considering the real world to be just a “crappy game,” savvy sibling shut-ins Sora and Shiro have withdrawn into their own fantasy world filled with video games. But when the find themselves summoned to another world by a boy who calls himself “God”, their abilities are about to be put to the ultimate test! Now not only their fates— but the fate of all of humanity— will be decided by a series of games that may just be the hardest these super-geniuses have ever faced! (Synopsis from Sentai Filmworks)
No Game No Life is an anime adaptation of a light novel series by Yuu Kamiya, which is being published by Kadokawa’s Media Factory since April 2012 under the MF Bunko J imprint. The novel currently has nine (9) volumes, which also has a manga adaptation since 2013.
The anime adaptation is directed by Atsuko Ishizuka, who also directed The Pet Girl of Sakurasou and Hanayamata, while series composition are handled by well-known scriptwriter Jukki Hanada. Koji Odate, who worked on the anime anohana, handled the character designs, which is produced by anime studio Madhouse.
The Japanese voice cast are lead by Ai Kayano (“Aina Sakurai”, Valvrave the Liberator) as “Shiro” and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (“Kirito”, Sword Art Online) as “Sora”.
Maka is a Meister and Soul is her Weapon. As students at the Grim Reaper’s Death Weapon Meister Academy, their study habits couldn’t be more different. But in battle against the supernatural forces of evil, they’re a freakin’ lethal team.
That’s when Soul transforms – literally – into a razor-sharp scythe, and every defeated wicked soul he sucks down makes him more deadly. That’s when Maka unleashes the merciless slayer within, wielding her partner and dropping monsters. Seriously. Monsters. Like the witches, werewolves, and zombies that lurk in the shadows and feed on the souls of the innocent. Every freakish ghoul Maka and Soul take out strengthens their bond, and fighting alongside their fellow Meister/Weapon classmates, Maka and Soul are the world’s last line of defense against evil. (Synopsis from Funimation)
Soul Eater is an anime adaptation of the manga series, written and illustrated by Atsushi Okubo, which was serialized by Square Enix’s Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine from May 2004 to August 2013. The manga has a total of 25 volumes.
The anime adaptation was directed by Takuya Igarashi, while the series composition was made by Akatsuki Yamatoya, who both worked on the Ojamajo Doremi series. Character designs are made by Yoshiyuki Ito, who worked on titles like Fullmetal Alchemist and Ghost in the Shell franchise, which was produced by anime studio Bones.
The Japanese voice cast are lead by Chiaki Omigawa (“Nazuna”, Hidamari Sketch series) as “Maka Albarn” and Kouki Uchiyama (“Messer Ihlefeld”, Macross Delta) as “Soul Eater”.
The three titles added to the iFlix were previously added on competitor Netflix in Asia-Pacific when the service had gone worldwide last January.
At the moment, iFlix is offering titles from ANIPLUS Asia, while Netflix still has limited offerings in Asia including Air Gear, Gunslinger Girl, Rurouni Kenshin, Bleach and several others.