Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia has announced on Tuesday that the upcoming fantasy action anime Assassins Pride will air on the channel on a simulcast basis this Autumn 2019 season.
The new show is set to premiere on October 10, airing every Thursdays at 24:00 PHT (effectively every Fridays at 12:00am PHT), within an hour after its initial Japanese telecast. Next-day encore telecast every Friday nights at 06:30pm PHT.
Assassins Pride is an anime adaptation of a Japanese fantasy light novel series, written by Kei Amagi and illustrated by Nino Ninomoto, which is being by Fujimi Shobo under their Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint since 2016. The light novel currently has 10 volumes with several short stories published.
The novel also has a manga adaptation, illustrated by Yoshie Kato, which has been running in Shueisha’s Ultra Jump magazine since May 2017.
ANIPLUS Asia has described the upcoming show’s story:
In the world where aristocrats are obligated to protect mankind by fighting monsters, Melida Angel has no abilities. Kufa Vampir is assigned to her, but as her tutor or her assassin?
The upcoming anime adaptation will be directed by Kazura Aiura, who is an episode director of the original net animation Miru Tights and key animator in Yuruyuri television adaptations, while Arakawa Under the Bridge scriptwriter Deko Akao handled the series composition.
Maho Yoshikawa, who handled character designs for the 2013 mystery drama anime Amnesia, will adapt Nino Ninomoto’s original character designs, which will be produced by EMT Squared.
The Japanese voice cast are lead by Yuuki Ono (“Taiga Kagami”, Kuroko’s Basketball) as “Kufa Vampir” and Tomori Kusunoki (“Miki Tokura”, Slow Start) as “Melida Angel”.
Assassins Pride will be ANIPLUS Asia’s third simulcast anime title for the Autumn 2019 season.
The anime channel previously announced the simulcast airing of the second season of Granblue Fantasy: The Animation on October 4 and Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious on October 2.
ANIPLUS Asia is available in the Philippines on SKYcable Channel 139 in Metro Manila, CAMANAVA, Rizal, Bulacan and Laguna, G Sat Channel 73, and in select provincial cable providers around the country.
For more details on the channel, please visit aniplus-asia.com.