As previously reported, ABS-CBN’s digital terrestrial channel YeY has announced in a teaser on Saturday that One Punch Man will premiere for the first time in Filipino dubbing next month.
The channel has revealed in a television advertisement on Tuesday that the popular action-comedy anime will premiere on November 3, which will air Every Saturday and Sunday nights at 09:00pm, under its Weekend “All-YeY anime” time block.
The advertisement also revealed a sample of lead character Saitama’s voice in Filipino.
Since young, Saitama has always wanted to become a hero. He undergoes three years of intensive training and eventually becomes so powerful that he can easily defeat any enemy, regardless of their strength, with a single punch! Gradually, he starts to get bored of this situation until new opponents appear before him. Will he finally be able to maximize his full potential in the battle? (Synopsis from ANIMAX Asia)
One Punch Man is an anime adaptation of a popular web comic by the author “One” published in 2009, which is a parody of the popular kids character Anpanman. Japanese publisher Shueisha has been publishing a remake since 2012 on its Young Jump Web Comic magazine, which currently has 17 volumes.
The anime adaptation was directed by Shingo Natsume, who worked on the comedy anime series Space Dandy, with scripts handled by Tomohiro Suzuki, who also worked on titles like Tiger and Bunny and Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary movie.
One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island movie’s animation director Chikashi Kubota handled character designs, which was produced by anime studio Madhouse.
The first season premiered in Japanese television on October 2015, with a total of 12 episodes. A year later, the show announced that it will be getting a second season, which is now scheduled to premiere this April 2019.
Southeast Asian anime channel ANIMAX Asia aired the first season in September 2016.
YeY is one of the digital terrestrial sub-channels of ABS-CBN, and the second animation channel of the network after the now-defunct anime channel HEROtv.
Previous anime titles also aired on the digital TV channel include Kirarin Revolution, Rental Magica, Tears to Tiara, and Ace of Diamond.
YeY can be seen on digital terrestrial TV exclusively on ABS-CBN TVplus set-top boxes, as well as SKYcable Channel 01 (Metro Manila, CAMANAVA / Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna) and SKYdirect Channel 03.