As previously reported, terrestrial network TV5 announced in a now-deleted social media post in December that the highly-popular “AniMEGA” anime block is set to return this year.
The network has announced during its New Year celebration event that they are partnering with Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia for the content, which will initially feature anime shows Kantai Collection, Myriad Colors Phantom World and Attack on Titan: Junior High.
Now, a representative of TV5 has confirmed to Anime Pilipinas that the popular AniMEGA block will return on January 9, Monday.
The network will initially dedicate two timeslots for the anime block, in the morning and in late-afternoon, which will be in dubbed in Filipino.
Myriad Colors Phantom World will premiere on January 9, airing Every Monday to Friday mornings at 08:30am.
Kantai Collection will premiere on January 9, airing Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 05:15pm.
Attack on Titan: Junior High will premiere on January 9, airing Every Monday and Thursday afternoons at 05:45pm, right before the primetime newscast AKSYON. Dreamworks animation series Voltron: Legendary Defender will be airing on Tuesdays.
In the near future, spirits and monsters are in full sight. A boy leads a group of people with special abilities as they plot against a massive organization that takes advantage of a certain incident and eventually know the truth about their world in the process. (Synopsis from ANIPLUS Asia)
The human race has lost all naval controls to a greater threat. The only way to counter this adversity are Kanmusu (Fleet Girls), girls instilled with the souls of ancient war vessels.
The story follows the adventures of Fubuki, a Japanese Destroyer-classed Kanmusu-in-training at the Chinjufu fleet academy. (Synopsis from ANIPLUS Asia)
Eren and Mikasa enter a new school – Titan Junior High! However, Eren’s hated Titans for years, so can he get along with his new (harmless?) classmates? Featuring all of the characters from the main series as you’ve never seen them before, this series is sure to delight fans of Attack on Titan. (Synopsis from ANIPLUS Asia)
TV5 AniMEGA is a popular television time block by terrestrial channel TV5 specifically focused on Japanese anime, which was launched in 2008.
The anime block was responsible for the popularity of shows like Shakugan no Shana, Yamato Nadeshiko: The Wallflower, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, D.Gray-man and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
The block was removed for the channel’s primetime line-up in 2010, but briefly returned on Saturday noontime block with Mobile Suit Gundam OO as its flagship show. It briefly returned in 2015 with Sword Art Online as its flagship show on Weekend mornings, then moved to Weekday afternoons featuring Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple but was abruptly removed on the schedule.
ANIPLUS Asia was launched in 2013 and is the Southeast Asian counterpart of the South Korean anime channel Aniplus TV. The channel has been instrumental in airing big-name titles like Attack on Titan, Knight of Sidonia and The iDOLM@STER.
Recently, the anime channel is known to air “simulcast” titles from Japan, like Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, Kantai Collection, School-Live!, Bungo Stray Dogs and Occultic;Nine. The channel recently aired Fate/Grand Order -First Order- movie special last January 1, and the second season of Attack on Titan is also set to air on a simulcast basis this April.