©2016 Natsume Akatsuki, Kuroune Mishima / KADOKAWA / KONOSUBA Partners

Filipino-language anime channel HEROtv has revealed in a teaser post on Monday, which shows that the anime channel is set to premiere the first season of KonoSuba and the third season of Haikyuu!!

The posts did not mention when will the two anime shows premiere, but it is expected to air within this year.


© 2016 Natsume Akatsuki / Kuroune Mishima / KADOKAWA / KONOSUBA Production Committee
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! 

Kazuma Sato is a hikikomori (shut-in) die-hard fan of games, anime, and manga. A traffic accident brings his disappointingly brief life to an end, or it should have, but he wakes up and sees a beautiful girl who introduces herself as a goddess. She asks him if he’d like to go to another world but he can only bring one thing with him. Kazumi chooses to bring the goddess. With that, he is transported to another world and his great adventure subjugating the demon king begins, but first the hard work of finding food, clothing, and shelter begins. Kazuma wants to live in peace, but the goddess raises one problem after another, and then the demon king’s army has its eyes set on him. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!, better known by its short title “KonoSuba”, is a Japanese novel series by Natsume Akatsuki, which was first published on the user-generated website Shosetsuka ni Naro from December 2012 to October 2013. The novel had a total of five (5) volumes.

The novel eventually was serialized into a light novel series, with illustrations by Kurone Mishima, which was serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko magazine since October 2013. The light novel currently has a total of 10 volumes.

The anime adaptation was directed by Takaomi Kanasaki, who also directed the second season of School Rumble, while The Heroic Legend of Arslan scriptwriter Makoto Uezu handled the scripts. Koichi Kikuta adapted Kurone Mishima’s original character designs, which was produced by Studio DEEN.

The first season was aired on Japanese television in January 2016, while the second season was just aired this January of this year.


© Haruichi Furutate / Shueisha · HAIKYUU!! Production Committee · MBS
Haikyuu!! Karasuno High vs. Shiratoizawa High School
ハイキュー!! 烏野高校 VS 白鳥沢学園高校

The boys prepare to finally face off for the right to represent the prefecture in the volleyball national championship. Despite being known as “The Fallen Champions,” Karasuno is determined to take down the powerhouse that is the Shiratorizawa High volleyball team. As Hinata comes closer to fulfilling his promise to defeat Ushijima’s team, will the “Flightless Crows” finally find their wings and soar above the best school in the prefecture? (Synopsis from Sentai Filmworks)

Haikyuu!! Karasuno High vs. Shiratoizawa High School is the third anime adaptation of the popular sports manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate, which is being published by Shueisha on the popular Weekly Shonen Jump since February 2012. The manga currently has 26 volumes.

The staff of previous seasons, including director Susumu Mitsunaka, scriptwriter Taku Kishimoto and character designer Takahiro Kishida, returned to their roles for the third season. The anime was produced by Production I.G.

The first season of the anime series first premiered in the Philippines on terrestrial network ABS-CBN, which is the parent network of HEROtv, in April 2015. The second season, on the other hand, first premiered on the anime channel in December 2016.