Southeast Asian anime channel ANIMAX Asia has announced in an advertisement on Tuesday their upcoming shows this May.
The fourth season of the popular anime series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure highlight the channel’s program line-up for next month, which will also joined by Matoi the Sacred Slayer, Chaos;Child and Chain Chronicle -The Light of Haecceitas-.
Matoi the Sacred Slayer
Matoi Sumeragi, a second-year junior high school student, works part-time as a shrine maiden at Tenman Shrine in the city of Kamaya. Her close friend Yuma Kusanagi is part of the family of the shrine’s chief priest, and is a candidate to be the successor shrine maiden. One day, Matoi and Yuma walk from the school to the shrine as usual, but when they arrive, they are greeted by the shrine’s now damaged grounds, and Yuma’s parents have both collapsed from their wounds. Matoi’s father Shingo, a police detective, launches an investigation, and he comes upon a man who does not seem entirely sane, his only witness. When he holds down the man, Yuma begins the ritual of Divine Possession. Something strange then happens, not with Yuma, but with Matoi. Matoi Sumeragi, who had only wanted a normal, peaceful life, takes the role of a god, and gains the power to banish evil spirits. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Matoi the Sacred Slayer is an anime series produced by White Fox, which was directed by Masayuki Sakoi, who worked on the anime series Celestial Method, while Gundam Build Fighters scriptwriter Yousuke Kuroda handled the series composition and character designs were handled by Mai Toda.
The Japanese voice cast are lead by Ayaka Suwa (“Miki Kanzaki”, Yowamushi Pedal) as Matoi Sumeragi, Haruka Tomatsu (“Asuna Yuki”, Sword Art Online) as Clarus Tonitrus, and Naomi Ozora (“Satania”, Gabriel Dropout) as Yuma Kusanagi.
Matoi the Sacred Slayer premieres on May 9, airing Every Monday and Tuesday nights 10:00pm (09:00pm JKT/BKK). Two episodes back-to-back.
Six years following the events of Chaos:Head, a new string of deaths similar to the New-Gen murders have started up in the newly rebuilt Shibuya area. These incidents have taken the attention of a Highschooler: Takuru Miyashiro, and the newspaper club. Investigating the incidents of the present as well as their connection to the events of the New-Gen Crimes Takuru and his friends find themselves being pulled deeper into the incidents than they ever believed possible. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Chaos;Child is an anime series based on an visual novel series produced by game developer 5pb, which is a sequel to the Chaos;Head game.
The anime series was written and directed by Masato Jinbo, who handled several roles on the popular comedy anime Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, while Kazuyuki Yamayoshi adapted the original character designs of Mutsumi Sasaki and Yukihiro Matsuo.
The Japanese voice cast of the visual novel reprises their role on the anime series, including Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (“Bell Cranell”, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?) as Takuru Miyashiro, Sarah Emi Bridcutt (“Chika Homura”, Haruchika – Haruta & Chika) as Nono Kurusu and Sumire Uesaka (“Colette”, This Art Club Has a Problem!) as Serika Onoe.
Chaos;Child premieres on May 11, airing Every Wednesday and Friday nights at 10:00 (09:00pm JKT/BKK). Two episodes back-to-back.
Chain Chronicle -The Light of Haecceitas-
This is the story of the Chain Chronicle, a book that describes everything that happens in the world. The citizens of the remote continent of Yggd once thought that there was nothing beyond their continent. The continent was divided into several regions, each with its own king. Though there were small skirmishes amongst them, a lord, chosen by the kings in conference, always maintained balance, until the evil Black Army arrived. The Volunteer Army, led by Yuri, was no match for the Black Army. During the fighting, the Lord of Black captures half of the Chain Chronicle, as well as the capital. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Chain Chronicle -The Light of Haecceitas- is the television anime adaptation of an action-adventure role-playing game by Sega for smartphone at Playstation Vita platforms. The series follows the story of the eight-episode original video animation series, which was released in 2014.
The anime series was directed by Masashi Kudo, who worked on several Bleach movies, while Chaika – The Coffin Princess scriptwriter Touko Machida handled the series composition. Kudo also worked on the anime’s character designs, which produced by Graphinica and Telecom Animation Film.
Akira Ishida, who played the role of “Katsura” in the popular comedy anime Gintama, played the lead character “Yuri.
Chain Chronicle -The Light of Haecceitas- premieres on May 30, airing Every Monday and Tuesday nights at 10:00pm (09:00pm JKT/BKK). Two episodes back-to-back.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
It’s the year 1999, 11 years after Jotaro Kujo’s desperate fight against Dio in Egypt. Jotaro meets with Josuke Higashikata, the illegitimate son of his grandfather Joseph Joestar. He discovers that Josuke also has the same “Stand” power and that a new threat is surfacing in Morioh City. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable is the fourth anime adaptation of the popular manga series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki, which is being published by Shueisha since January 1987. The manga currently has 118 parts, composed of eight parts.
The anime adaptation is directed by Naokatsu Tsuda, who also directed the Inu X Boku Secret Service, while Attack on Titan scriptwriter Yasuko Kobayashi handled the series composition. Terumi Nishii, who worked on mystery anime Mawaru Penguindrum, handled character designs, which was produced by David Production.
The Japanese voice cast are lead by Yuuki Ono (“Taiga Kagami”, Kuroko’s Basketball) as Josuke Higashikata and Toshiyuki Morikawa (“Takumi Ichinose”, NANA)
as Yoshikage Kira.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable premieres on May 26, airing Every Wednesday to Friday at 10:00pm (09:00pm JKT/BKK). Two episodes back-to-back.
For more details regarding ANIMAX Asia and its programming, please visit their website at animax-asia.com. Subject to change without prior notice.