Filipino-language anime channel HEROtv has announced that the action-fantasy anime Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon is set to premiere on the channel this October.
The channel will also air this month the New Initial D the Movie’s first part, and the second season of KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World.
Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon
People with magic powers are close to being wiped out. Just as the balance of power and military might had once shifted from swords to sorcery, it shifts once again to guns. Takeru Kusanagi goes to “AntiMagic Academy,” a training facility for Inquisitors of Heretics who crack down on the dwindling threat posed by magic users. However, Takeru cannot use guns at all and can only fight with a sword. As a result, he is relegated to the 35th Test Platoon, the motley “small fry platoon” for poor students. One day, Oka Otori, the ultra-elite pistol master who already has her qualifications for witch-hunts, joins the platoon. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon is an anime adaptation of a light novel series written by Toki Yanagimi and illustrated by Kippu, which was published by Fujimi Shobo imprint Fujimi Fantasia Bunko from May 2012 to July 2016. The light novel has a total of 13 volumes released.
The anime adaptation was directed by Tomoyuki Kawamura, who previously worked on the comedy anime Good Luck Girl!, while Bleach scriptwriter Kento Shimoyama handled the series composition.
Kyosuke Kawamura, who handled the animation of the romantic comedy anime Mayo Chiki!, adapted Kippu’s original character designs, which was produced by Silver Link.
Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon premieres on October 23, airing Every Monday to Friday nights at 08:00pm.
New Initial D the Movie – Legend 1: Awakening
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When aspiring racer Koichiro Iketani witnesses an unplanned street duel between Keisuke Takahashi, a member of a rival race team, and a mysterious Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86, Koichiro’s totally blown away by the skill of the 86’s driver. What Koichiro doesn’t know is that the driver is fellow gas station attendant Takumi Fujiwara, who was making a late-night tofu delivery for his father, a legendary Mt. Akina driver himself. Unforeseen events are about to springboard Takumi into the center of the street-racing world, turning the rivalry between Iketani’s Akina Speedsters and Takahashi’s Akagi Red Suns into an all-out street war! (Synopsis from Sentai Filmworks)
New Initial D the Movie is a film trilogy based on the popular racing manga series by Shuichi Shigeno, published from 1995 to 2013. “Legend 1: Awakening” is the first of the three-part movie, which is a retelling of the manga’s early stages, released in Japanese theaters in August 2014.
The movie is handled by an entirely new staff, which will be directed by Masamitsu Hidaka, who worked on the Pokemon: Indigo League anime series, while Destiny Warriors (Hero Tales) scriptwriter Mayori Sekijima handled the movie’s scripts.
Koji Haneda, who worked on the sci-fi anime series Scared Rider Xechs, handled character designs for the movie, which was produced by LIDEN FILMS and SANZIGEN Animation Studio.
New Initial D the Movie – Legend 1: Awakening premieres on Sunday, October 29, at 12:00pm, as a part of the “Theatrixx” movie block. Encore presentation at 09:00pm.
KONOSUBA – God’s blessing on this wonderful world! 2
A hikikomori neet is transported to a fantastical RPG game like world with the mission to defeat the Dark Lord. He completes quests along side his companions, a useless goddess, a M crusader, and a loli chuubyou mage. (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 12 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.
KonoSuba 2 premieres on October 30, airing Every Monday to Friday nights at 07:00pm, replacing Tanaka-kun is Always Listless.
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