Anime Pilipinas has learned that Southeast Asian anime channel ANIMAX Asia is set to premiere HoneyWorks’ anime special Our love has always been 10 centimeters apart. next month.
The romance drama anime will premiere on March 7, airing back-to-back episodes every Wednesday and Thursday nights at 08:00pm (07:00pm JKT/BKK), with an encore telecast at 11:00pm (10:00pm JKT/BKK).
Under the cherry blossom tree during Sakuragaoka High School’s Entrance Ceremony, Mio Aida meets Haruki Serizawa for the first time. Ever since that day, their eyes chased after each other. Mio is reserved, while Haruki is very social. While many mistook them as a couple, their relationship remained a little more than friends. As they stop to sit on the steps of a deck on their walk home, Mio cannot help but ask, “Haruki… do you like anyone?” Haruki replies, “I do like someone …what about you?” Just 10 centimeters between their hands. It’s just 10 centimeters, but the distance remains… (Synopsis from IMDb)
Our love has always been 10 centimeters apart. is a six-episode television anime special based on Vocaloid songs from Kokuhaku Jikko Iinkai ~Renai Series~ by the musical group HoneyWorks.
The project first started as a music video uploaded on the video-sharing service Niconico in 2011, but has since expanded to light novels, manga and two anime films.
The first anime film, Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita (I’ve Always Liked You), was released in Japanese cinemas on April 2016, while the second film, Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan o (The Moment You Fall in Love), was released in December of the same year.
Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX released the second film in the Philippines and several Southeast Asian countries in 2017.
The television special was directed by Takuro Tsukada, who previously worked on the special Fate/Grand Order: First Order with Hitoshi Nanba, who also served as the special’s chief director.
Yoshimi Narita, who is the scriptwriter for the previous HoneyWorks anime films, returned to handle the anime special’s series composition, while character designs were handled by Kentaro Tokiwa and Maki Fujii, which was produced by anime studio Lay-duce.
Kenichi Suzumura (as Haruki Serizawa) and Aki Toyosaki (as Mio Aida), who previously worked on the first anime film, returned to be lead characters of the anime special.
ANIMAX Asia is available on SKYcable, Cignal TV, SatLite and GSat, as well as several provincial cable providers nationwide. Check your local listings.
For the full schedule and other details, please visit their website at animax-asia.com.