Global streaming giant Netflix has added several new titles on their streaming line-up in the Philippines, including the first two seasons of the popular anime series InuYasha.
The streaming service has also added the sci-fi action anime K, its first anime film adaptation K: Missing Kings, and two seasons of Lostorage WIXOSS.
Kagome Higurashi, an average ninth grader, gets pulled into an ancient well by a demon, bringing her 500 years in the past to the feudal era. There, she meets Inuyasha, a half-demon who seeks the Shikon Jewel to make himself a full-fledged demon. Together with her new friends Inuyasha, Miroku, Shippo, Sango and Kirara, Kagome’s search for the shards of the Sacred Jewel begins. (Synopsis from Madman Entertainment)
InuYasha is the first television anime adaptation of the popular fantasy romance manga series by Rumiko Takahashi, which ran in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine from November 1996 to Juny 2008 with a total of 56 volumes.
The first television adaptation was directed by Masashi Ikeda and Yasunao Aoki, while the scripts were handled by Katsuyuki Sumisawa. Character designs was handled by Yoshihito Hishinuma, which was produced by Sunrise.
InuYasha was first aired in Philippine terrestrial broadcaster ABS-CBN in August 2002, which was dubbed in Filipino. The same version was also aired in the now-defunct Filipino language anime channel HEROtv, which was the channel’s one of the titles aired at launch in 2005.
GMA Network, which is the main competitor of ABS-CBN, has started airing their Filipino-dubbed version in March 2014, which was followed by its sequel, InuYasha: The Final Act, in September the same year.
You may watch the first two seasons of InuYasha on the Netflix app on your device, or through this link: netflix.com/title/70204995.
Shiro is an easygoing teenager content with just being a student – until his seemingly perfect life is halted when a bloodthirsty clan, glowing red with fire, attempts to kill him in the streets. Unbeknownst to Shiro, he is suspected of murdering a member of their clan and will need a miracle to escape their vengeance. Miraculously, a young man named Kuroh Yatogami swings in and aids Shiro in his getaway, only to reveal he’s also after Shiro’s life.
Now a hunted man, Shiro will have to evade the clans of seven powerful kings and desperately try to prove his innocence – before it’s too late! (Synopsis from Madman Entertainment)
K is a Japanese multimedia project created by GoRA Project and produced by studio GoHands, which started in 2012.
Aside from two television anime series, the project also released several manga and light novel series, visual novel game and anime film sequels, which are the 2014 film K: Missing Kings, and the six-part 2018 film series K: Seven Stories.
Southeast Asian anime channel ANIMAX Asia aired the first season of K on a simulcast basis in October 2012, while its second season, K: Return of Kings, was also aired on the channel in October 2015.
Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX has screened the first three of the six-part K: Seven Kings anime film series in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, last July to September.
You may watch the first season of K on the Netflix app on your device, or through this link: netflix.com/title/80040118.
You may also watch K: Missing Kings anime film on the Netflix app on your device, or through this link: netflix.com/title/81029025.
Lostorage WIXOSS is the latest anime adaptation based on the multimedia franchise by Takara Tomy, which started in April 2014.
The franchise since launched a trading card came, four television anime series, four manga spinoffs, an animated theatrical film, an original video animation spinoff, a light novel, and a smartphone app.
Lostorage incited WIXOSS was aired in Japanese television from October to 2016, while its second season, Lostorage conflated WIXOSS, was aired in April last year.
The first season was directed by Katsushi Sakurabi, who also worked in the drama anime Living for the Day After Tomorrow, while the second season was directed by Risako Yoshida, who previously worked in two Diabolik Lovers anime series.
Mitchihiro Tsuchiya, who written for several episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, handled the series composition for both seasons, while Takamitsu Satou, who worked in A Certain Scientific Railgun S, handled character designs.
Both seasons were produced by animation studio J.C. Staff.
You may watch the two seasons of Lostorage WIXOSS on the Netflix app on your device, or through this link: netflix.com/title/81080860.
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