©Yui Hara, HOUBUNSHA / Hello!! kin-iro mosaic Project

Pan-regional anime channel ANIMAX Asia has announced during the ANIMAX Carnival Philippines 2016 event last weekend three anime shows premiering on the channel this fourth quarter of 2016.

The three new titles are Hello!! Kin-iro Mosaic and Cute High Earth Defense Club Love!, which are set to premiere this November, and My Love Story, which is set to premiere this December. Schedule will be announced at a later date.


Hello!! Kin-iro Mosaic
©Yui Hara, HOUBUNSHA / Hello!! kin-iro mosaic Project
©Yui Hara, HOUBUNSHA / Hello!! kin-iro mosaic Project

Hello!! Kin-iro Mosaic, also known by the short title “Hello!! KINMOZA”, is the second anime adaptation of the popular slice-of-life comedy manga by Yui Hara, which is being serialized by Houbinsha’s Manga Time Kirara Max magazine since June 2010. The manga currently has six (6) volumes.

The anime adaptation was directed by Tensho, who also directed The Fruit of Grisaia, while scripts are handled by Yuniko Ayana, who is the scriptwriter of the current ANIMAX Asia simulcast anime Flip Flappers.

Kazuyuki Ueda, who worked on titles like Honey & Clover and Nakaimo – My Little Sister is Among Them!, handled character designs, which was produced by Studio Gokumi.

The Japanese voice cast are lead by Asuka Nishi as “Shinobu Omiya”, Manami Tanaka as “Alice Cartelet”, Nao Toyama as “Karen Kujo”, Risa Taneda as “Aya Komichi” and Yumi Uchiyama as “Yoko Inokuma”.


Cute High Earth Defense Club Love!
© Kurari Umatani/KUROTAMAYU
© Kurari Umatani/KUROTAMAYU

A mysterious animal landed while Atsushi and En is taking a bath. The animal is asking the two to protect the Earth. Being disturbed, Yumoto went to ask the two but then stopped when he saw the animal whom he referred to as Wombat. In school, Wombat is still chasing Atsushi and En and being chased by Yumoto. The chase ended in Earth Defense Club room with Ryū and Io inside. Wombat asked the five of them to help protect the Earth and gave them ‘Lovracelet’, a bracelet that lets them transform into Battle Lovers. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Cute High Earth Defense Club Love! is an a parody anime series created by Kurari Umadani, produced by anime studio diomedea.

The anime was directed by Shinji Takamatsu, who also worked on School Rumble and Gintama, while scripts were handled by Michiko Yokote, who also worked on Gintama and Squid Girl. Character designs are made by Masakazu Ishikawa, who also worked on the comedy anime Squid Girl.

The Japanese voice cast are lead by Kazutomi Yamamoto as “Yumoto Hakone”, Kotaro Nishiyama as “Atsushi Kinugawa”, Mugihito as “Wombat”, Toshiki Masuda as “Ryu Zao”, Yuichiro Umehara as “En Yufuin”, Yusuke Shirai as “Io Naruko”.


My Love Story
© Aruko, Kazune Kawahara / SHUEISHA, Oremonogatari Project
© Aruko, Kazune Kawahara / SHUEISHA, Oremonogatari Project

Goda Takeo is a first year in high school who’s unlucky in love. All the girls he likes fall for his best friend Suna (your standard bishie), until one day when he saves a girl from a groper on the train. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

My Love Story!! is an anime adaptation of a romantic comedy manga, written by Kazune Kawahara and illustrated by Aruko, which was published by Shueisha in Bessatsu Margaret magazine from October 2011 to July 2016. The manga has a total of 12 volumes.

The anime adaptation was directed by Morio Asaka, who also directed the popular anime Cardcaptor Sakura, while the scripts was handled by Brothers Conflict scriptwriter Natsuko Takahashi. Kinihiko Hamada, who previously worked on the two seasons of Chihayafuru, handled character designss, which was produced by anime studio Madhouse.

The Japanese voice cast are lead by Megumi Han (“Gon Freecss”, Hunter × Hunter 2011) as “Rinko Yamato”, Takuya Eguchi (“Shinji Koganei”, Kuroko’s Basketball) as “Takeo Goda” and Nobunaga Shimazaki (“Shinnosuke Aikawa”, Silver Spoon) as “Makoto Sunakawa”.