© 2016 PROJECT Lovelive! Sunshine!!

Filipino language anime channel HEROtv has announced in a teaser on Friday that the spinoff of the popular Love Live! franchise will premiere this month.

Anime Pilipinas has learned that Love Live! Sunshine!! is set to premiere on the anime channel on Thursday, November 23.

The channel is also set to premiere the Second Part of the New Initial D the Movie trilogy on Sunday, November 26.


Love Live! Sunshine!!
© 2016 PROJECT Lovelive! Sunshine!!

The second term has started at Uranohoshi Girls’ High School! The members of Aqours are working harder than ever to save their school from being shut down. And the only way to do so is to shine bright at the Love Live! competition. Will they be able to make their shiny idol dreams come true? (Synopsis from FUNimation)

Love Live! Sunshine!! is a multimedia project developed by Kadokawa’s ASCII Media Works, music label Lantis, and animation studio Sunrise. The franchise is a spinoff to the highly-popular school idol series Love Live! School idol project, which has several adaptations including anime, video games, and live events.

The first season of the anime series premiered in July 2016, which was directed by Kazuo Sakai, who previously worked as a staff of Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, while veteran scriptwriter Jukki Hanada handled the series composition.

Yuhei Murota, who worked on Love Live! School idol project, returned to handle character designs on the new franchise, which was animated by Sunrise. The second season of the anime series is currently airing since the start of October.

Love Live! Sunshine!! premieres on Thursday, November 23, airing Every Monday to Friday nights at 06:00pm, replacing the encore airing of Your Lie in April.


New Initial D the Movie – Legend 2: Racer
新劇場版 頭文字D Legend2 -闘走-
© Shuichi Shigeno / Kodansha · 2015 New “INITIAL D” the Movie Production Committee

The leader of rival group Myogi NightKids, Takeshi Nakazato, wants to challenge the now infamous Takumi Fujiwara in a race down Akina. As Takumi questions his identity as a racer, he finds that, there’s more to lose than just a simple race. When another member of the NightKids causes Takumi’s friend to cash his car, Takumi takes on the treacherous twists and turns down Mount Akina in his most challenging race yet. (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 2: Racer” is the second of the three-part movie, which is a retelling of the manga’s early stages, released in Japanese theaters in May 2015.

The second movie follows the airing of the first movie, “Legend 1: Awakening”, which premiered on HEROtv last October.

The movie was handled by an entirely new staff, which was 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 2: Racer premieres on Sunday, November 26, at 12:00pm, as a part of the “Theatrixx” movie block. Encore presentation at 09:00pm.


For more details regarding their programming, please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/myHEROnation.

For schedule, please visit cablechannels.abs-cbn.com/hero.