© Kazuki Takahashi, Studio Dice / Shueisha, TV Tokyo, NAS

Filipino-language anime channel HEROtv has announced they will premiere Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V and the second season of Food Wars: Shokugeki no Souma this November.

The channel is also set to premiere Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin: Dawn of Rebellion and Initial D: Final Stage on the HERO Theatrixx movie block.


Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V
© Kazuki Takahashi, Studio Dice / Shueisha, TV Tokyo, NAS
© Kazuki Takahashi, Studio Dice / Shueisha, TV Tokyo, NAS

Yuya Sakaki is a 14-old year student who wants to become a professional entertainment duelist to give everyone a smile, but one day, he ends up fighting an exhibition match against the current champion of the Pro Duel World. This fight will lead him to make a decision, and confront the difficulties to make his dream come true. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V is the fourth spin-off to the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, which was produced by anime studio Gallop and directed by Kasumi Ono, who also directed the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s anime series.

Tsutomu Kamishiro, who worked as a scriptwriter for the 2011 anime adaptation of Hunter × Hunter, also handled the scripts for the anime.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V premieres on Monday, November 14.


Food Wars! The Second Plate
食戟のソーマ 弐ノ皿
© Yuto Tsukuda ・ Shun Saeki / SHUEISHA ・ FOOD WARS! The Second Plate Committee
© Yuto Tsukuda ・ Shun Saeki / SHUEISHA ・ FOOD WARS! The Second Plate Committee

After the qualifying test with curry dishes, eight contestants have entered the quarterfinal of Autumn Elections: Souma, Megumi, Takumi, Hisako, Alice, Kurokiba, Hayama, and Mimasaka. Their next challenge: bento. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Food Wars! The Second Plate is the second anime adaptation of the manga series written by Yuto Tsukuda and illustrated by Shun Saeki, following the storyline of the first season. The shonen manga is being published by Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine November 2012, which currently has 21 volumes.

The first season’s staff, which composed of director Yoshitomo Yonetani, scriptwriter Shogo Yasukawa and character designs Tomoyuki Shitaya, returned for the second season, which was produced by J.C. Staff.

Food Wars! The Second Plate premieres on Friday, November 18.


Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin III: Dawn of Rebellion
機動戦士ガンダム THE ORIGIN III: 暁の蜂起

Universal Century 0074. After leaving Texas Colony, Édouard Mass camouflages his identity and enrolls in the Autonomous Republic of Zeon’s Space Defense Military Academy under the name of Char Aznable. He develops a friendship with his classmate Garma, a scion of the Zabi family. Gradually the two become admired by the other students.

Then, in Universal Century 0077, the students at last rise up in arms and begin the fight for independence against the Earth Federation’s security forces. This rebellion, however, also marks the beginning of Char’s spectacular scenario of revenge…

Now, the gears of history are turning! (Synopsis from Anime Consortium Japan)

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin is an anime adaptation of a manga series by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, which is an alternate re-telling of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series by Hajime Yatate and Yoshiyuki Tomino. The manga was serialized by Kadokawa Shoten’s Gundam Ace magazine from June 2001 to June 2011, and has a total of 23 volumes.

The anime adaptation was directed by Yasuhiko together with Takashi Imanishi, who also directed several Mobile Suit Gundam movies, while the screenplay was handled by Mobile Suit Gundam Wing scriptwriter Katsuyuki Sumisawa.

Tsukasa Kotobuki and Yoshikazu Yasuhiko handled character designs, which was produced by anime studio Sunrise.

Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin III: Dawn of Rebellion premieres on Sunday, November 13, with an encore telecast on Sunday, November 27.


Initial D: Final Stage
頭文字D Final Stage
© Shuichi Shigeno / Kodansha, Avex Entertainment, Obie Planning
© Shuichi Shigeno / Kodansha, Avex Entertainment, Obie Planning

Takumi and Keisuke of the gifted mountain racing team, Project D, face their toughest opponents yet as they race to conquer the Kanegawa area’s finest racers and mountain roads. Takumi faces a young prodigy who drives a very familiar car. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Initial D: Final Stage is the fifth television anime adaptation of the highly-popular Initial D manga series, written and illustrated by Shuichi Shigeno, which ran from 1995 to 2013 in Kodansha’s Young Magazine with a tital of 48 volumes.

Initial D: Fifth Stage director Mitsuo Hashimoto returned to work on the series and character designs was also made by Masaki Sato, which was produced by SynergySP.

Initial D: Final Stage premieres on Sunday, November 20.