© Nozomi Uda / Square Enix · TANAKA-KUN IS ALWAYS LISTLESS Production Committee

As previously reported, Filipino-language anime channel HEROtv has announced in a teaser the premiere of The Asterisk War S2 and the comedy anime Tanaka-kun is Always Listless this September.

A representative of the anime channel has confirmed to Anime Pilipinas the premiere date and schedule of its two upcoming shows.


The Asterisk War S2 is set to premiere on Thursday, September 21, airing Every Monday to Friday nights at 06:30pm. The show will replace the first season, premiered last August 18, which will have a full-season rerun starting Tuesday, September 5.

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless is set to premiere on Tuesday, September 26, airing Every Monday to Friday nights at 07:00pm. The show will replace Bodacious Space Pirates, which currently occupies the timeslot.


The Asterisk War – Season 2
©2015 Yuu Miyazaki, PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA CORPORATION / Asterisk Project

Upon Rikka, the academy-city above water, or what many call the “Asterisk,” students of the six schools prepare for the Festa. These annual comprehensive battle tournaments are held on a worldwide scale and each of the six schools place their hopes in their teams to bring them victory. In the Phoenix Festa (tag-team battle) category, Seidoukan Academy’s Ayato Amagiri takes up the challenge along with his partner Julis, the Witch of the Resplendent Flames (Glühen Rose). (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

The Asterisk Wars is an anime adaptation of a Japanese light novel series, written by Yuu Miyazaki with illustrations by Okiura, which is being serialized by Media Factory under the MF Bunko J imprint since September 2012. The novel currently has 10 volumes.

The anime adaptation was directed by Kenji Sato, who worked in several Yu-Gi-Oh! anime adaptations, with supervision by Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere director Manabu Ono. Tetsuya Kawakami, who worked on the animation of Interviews with Monster Girls, handled character designs, which was produced by A-1 Pictures.


Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
© Nozomi Uda / Square Enix · TANAKA-KUN IS ALWAYS LISTLESS Production Committee

Tanaka is a high school boy who sighs (with a hand on his chin), dozes and sleeps just about anytime and anywhere: in classroom, in PE classes, and even after school hours he is too lazy to move. In contrast, his friend Ohta and other classmates around him are quite energetic, despite of their numerous failed attempts to “wake” Tanaka up. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless is an anime adaptation of a slice-of-life comedy web manga, written and illustrated by Nozomi Uda, which is being serialized by Square Enixin Gangan Online since April 2014. The manga currently has seven (7) volumes.

The anime adaptation was directed by Shinya Kawatsura, who also directed the Non Non Biyori anime series, while Kyou Kara Maoh scriptwriter Akemi Omode handled the series composition. Haruko Itsuka, who worked on Little Busters! anime series, handled character designs, which was produced by SILVER LINK. The anime series premiered in Japanese television on April 2016.

The slice-of-life comedy anime was previously teased by the anime channel on their social media accounts last April.