©2017 K. Horikoshi / Shueisha, My Hero Academia Project

Pan-regional anime channel ANIMAX Asia has announced two anime shows as their simulcast titles this season, airing the same day as Japan, which are the second season of My Hero Academia and Alice & Zouroku.

The anime channel also set to premiere This Art Club Has a Problem and Gyrozetter this month.


My Hero Academia
©2017 K. Horikoshi / Shueisha, My Hero Academia Project

With the highly anticipated U.A. Sports Festival approaching, the clashes between Izuku, Bakugo, Todoroki, and others continue to heighten. New faces will appear, including members of Class 1-B. All the hero students are fired up for the festival and Izuku is no exception!

My Hero Academia is an anime adaptation of a Japanese manga series by Kohei Horikoshi, which is being serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since July 2014. The manga series currently has 12 volumes.

The second season continues from where the story left off in June last year.

Director Kenji Nagasaki, scriptwriter Yosuke Kuroda and character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi, as well as the previous voice casts, returned to work on the second season, which is produced by anime studio BONES.

My Hero Academia premieres on April 1, airing Every Saturday nights at 10:00pm (09:00pm JKT/BKK). Same day as Japan.


Alice & Zouroku
© Tetsuya Imai / Tokuma Shoten, ALICE & ZOUROKU Committee

A group of young girls possesses a mysterious power which gives them the ability to materialize their thoughts. Detained and experimented upon, these youths are locked away in secret until one of them manages to escape. Her name is Sana—a girl with the power to ignore the very laws of physics. When this wilful powerhouse crosses paths with a stubborn old man named Zoroku, his carefully-ordered life will never be the same again!

Alice & Zouroku is an upcoming anime adaptation of a Japanese manga series by Tetsuya Imai, which is being serialized in Tokuma Shoten’s Monthly Comic Ryu magazine since 2012. The manga currently has seven (7) volumes.

The anime adaptation will be directed by Katsushi Sakurabi and series composition will be handled by Fumihiko Takayama, both previously worked in the sci-fi action anime Gunparade March. Character designs will be made by Kazunori Iwakura, who worked in the anime Rune Soldier, which will be produced by anime studio J.C. Staff.

The Japanese voice cast are lead by Hitomi Ohwada (“Midori Imai”, Shirobako) as “Sana” and Akio Ohtsuka (“Shingen Kishitani”, Durarara!!) as “Zouroku Kashimura”.

Alice & Zouroku premieres on April 2, airing Every Sunday nights at 11:00pm (10:00pm JKT/BKK). Same day as Japan.


This Art Club Has a Problem!
©2016 Muru Imigi / Published by KADOKAWA CORPORATION ASCII Media Works / Konobi Partners

The story is set in an ordinary art club in an ordinary middle school, Tsukimori Middle School, which has quite the extraordinary members. Subaru Uchimaki, who has incredible talent at drawing faces, is only willing to draw the perfect two-dimensional (2D) wife. The club members include the president who sleeps through sessions; Colette, a mischievous troublemaker, and Mizuki Usami, who is probably the only serious member of the club. As these different personalities gather, there is definitely a problem with this art club!

This Art Club Has a Problem! is an anime adaptation of a Japanese manga series by Imigimuru, which is being serialized in ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Maoh magazine since December 2012. The manga currently has six (6) volumes.

The anime adaptation was directed by Kei Oikawa, who worked on My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, while Outbreak Company scriptwriter Naruhisa Arakawa handled the anime’s series composition. Mai Otsuka, who worked on Shakugan no Shana series, handled the character designs, which was produced by anime studio feel.

The Japanese voice cast are lead by Ari Ozawa (“Rui Nagata”, WWW.WORKING!!) as “Mizuki Usami”, Yusuke Kobayashi (“Arslan”, The Heroic Legend of Arslan) as “Subaru Uchimaki” and Sumire Uesaka (“Fubuki”, Kantai Collection) as “Collette”.

This Art Club Has a Problem premieres on April 11, airing Every Monday and Tuesday nights at 08:00pm (07:00pm JKT/BKK). Two episodes back-to-back.


© Square Enix / Gyrozetter Project, TV Tokyo

In 21st century Japan, vehicles known as “A.I. cars” are equipped with artificial intelligence which anyone can drive on the road safely. With this revolutionary technology, a special school, Arcadia Academy, is established in New Yokohama City in 2012 to teach children to drive these A.I. cars. One day, Kakeru Todoroki, a student of Arcadia Academy, is summoned by the school principal and given an A.I. car called Raibird, which turns out to be a transforming robot known as Gyrozetter. Together with other chosen drivers, he must use the Gyrozetter to stop an evil organization, Xenon, from world domination.

Gyrozetter is an anime adaptation of a video game by Square Enix, which was released in 2012. The series also released a manga in December of the same year.

Gintama director Shinji Takamatsu was the chief director for the series, while Shonen Onmiyoji director Kunihiro Mori became the director, and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex scriptwriter Dai Sato handled the series composition.

Yoshinori Yumoto, who handled character designs for The Daily Lives of High School Boys, adapted Hiroshi Kaieda’s character designs, which was produced by A-1 Pictures.

Gyrozetter premieres on April 19, airing Every Monday to Fridays at 05:30pm (04:30pm JKT/BKK).


For more details regarding ANIMAX Asia and its programming, please visit their website at animax-asia.comSubject to change without prior notice.