ABS-CBN’s digital terrestrial channel YeY has announced in a television advertisement on Tuesday that the live-action tokusatsu series Halser Acre and the sports anime Ace of Diamond are set to premiere on the channel.
The channel is also set to air the third season of Kuroko’s Basketball and the OVA adaptations of the popular Samurai X series.
Information about the premiere dates of the upcoming shows have not been made available, aside from Halser Acre, but they are expected to air in January.
Halser Acre is a live-action tokusatsu series from Okinawa Prefecture, which was aired in local television for two seasons from 2011-2012, focusing on food and natural environment.
The show was written and directed by Tsukasa Kishimoto, who also directed the movie Dancing Karate Kid (琉球バトルロワイアル) in 2013.
The series was given a movie adaptation, which was also written and directed by Kishimoto, in 2015
Halser Acre premieres on Saturday, January 6, at 03:30pm.
Ace of Diamond
Eijun Sawamura is a pitcher who joins an elite school with a brilliant catcher named Kazuya Miyuki. Together with the rest of the team, they strive for Japan’s storied Koushien championships through hard work and determination. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Ace of Diamond is an anime adaptation of a manga series by Yuji Terajima, which was published in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine from 2006-2015, and has a total of 47 volumes.
The anime adaptation was directed by Mitsuyuki Matsuhara, who also directed on the Japanese anime adaptation of Marvel’s Blade, while Blood Lad scriptwriter Kenji Konuta handled the series composition.
Minori Ueda, who worked on Eyeshield 21: The Phantom Golden Bowl movie, handled character designs, which was produced by Madhouse and Production I.G.
The third season of Kuroko’s Basketball premiered on Filipino-language anime channel HEROtv in 2015, which was supposed to air on terrestrial network ABS-CBN the following year but was postponed, while Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal premiered on the anime channel in April of last year.
As previously reported, HEROtv is set to cease broadcast at the end of this month.
YeY! is one of the digital terrestrial sub-channel of ABS-CBN, and the second animation channel of the network after HEROtv.
Previous anime titles also aired on the digital channel include Kirarin Revolution, Rental Magica, Tears to Tiara, and Himouto! Umaru-chan.