© Project GRANBELM

Southeast Asian anime channel ANIMAX Asia has revealed to Anime Pilipinas that the mecha anime Granbelm and the slice-of-life comedy anime Mitsuboshi Colors are lined-up to premiere this December.

As previously reported, the anime channel previously announced that Granbelm is set to premiere on the channel within the year.


© Project GRANBELM

It had been nearly 1,000 years since all the magic in the world disappeared, and most people had forgotten it ever existed. Kohinata Mangetsu is a cheerful high school student who has a pretty positive outlook on life, but she has nothing to call her own — Because she wasn’t good at academics or sports, she dreamed of having something she was good at. On a night where the full moon was shining brightly, she happens to meet another girl with the character for “moon” in her name named Shingetsu Ernesta Fukami. That was also when she encountered the mechanical dolls called “ARMANOX.” (Synopsis from Crunchyroll)

Granbelm is an original mecha anime series produced by animation studio Nexus, which was aired in Japan during the Summer season this year.


The series was directed by Masaharu Watanabe, who previously directed the popular isekai anime series Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, while the veteran scriptwriter Jukki Hanada handled the series composition, and Kei Imanaka handled character designs.

The Japanese voice cast are lead by Miyuri Shimabukuro (“Yuuna Yunohana”, Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs) as “Mangetsu Kohinata” and Atsumi Tanezaki (“Chise Hatori”, The Ancient Magus’ Bride) as “Shingetsu Ernesta Fukami”.

Granbelm premieres on December 10, airing every Monday and Tuesday at 10:00pm PHT, two episodes back-to-back.


Mitsuboshi Colors
©2017 Katsuwo / KADOKAWA ASCII Media Works / Mitsuboshi Colors Committee

The story follows the lives of three small kids on their own secret mission… to protect their city! The adventures of the Colors include struggling to be heard, playing games, solving puzzles, and even outsmarting some adults, all before nightfall! As these three girls use their determination to get ahead what will happen when reality starts rearing its ugly head? (Synopsis from Sentai Filmworks)

Mitsuboshi Colors is an anime adaptation of a Japanese slice-of-life comedy manga series by Katsuwo, which has been running in ASCII Media Works’ Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine since 2014 and currently has seven volumes.


The anime series was directed by Tomoyuki Kawamura, who also directed the fantasy action anime Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon, while Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma scriptwriter Shogo Yasukawa handled the series composition.

Character designs were handled by Takumi Yokota, who worked as chief animation director of Gourmet Girl Graffiti, which was produced by SILVER LINK.

The Japanese voice cast are lead by Yuki Takada (“Aoba Suzukaze”, New Game!) as “Yui”, Marika Kono (“Rin Kohana”, Seiyuu’s Life) as “Sacchan”, Natsumi Hioka (“Kotetsu Katsura”, Witch Craft Works) as “Kotoha”.

Mitsuboshi Colors premieres on December 17, airing every Monday and Tuesday at 08:00pm PHT, two episodes back-to-back.


ANIMAX Asia’s simulcast titles during the Autumn 2019 season, such as The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods and High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World, will continue airing next month.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods air every Wednesday nights at 10:30pm PHT, within five hours after its initial Japanese telecast.

High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World air every Fridays at 08:30pm PHT, within 24 hours after its initial Japanese telecast.



ANIMAX Asia is available on SKYcable, Cignal TV, SatLite and G SAT, 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.