ABS-CBN’s digital terrestrial channel Asianovela Channel has announced on Thursday that the 2017 anime film Fireworks, Should We See it from the Side or the Bottom? will make its television premiere this Sunday.
The anime film is set to premiere on the channel’s “AC Weekend Cinema” movie block on Sunday, December 29, at 11:00am, with a primetime encore telecast at 09:00pm.
The anime film will air for the first time in Tagalog dubbing.
One day during summer vacation, a group of boys try to view a fireworks display from the town lighthouse to see if they look round or flat when viewed from the side. Meanwhile, one of the boys, Norimichi, receives an invitation from his crush Nazuna to run away with her. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Fireworks, Should We See it from the Side or the Bottom? is an anime film based on a 1993 live-action television series of the same name, which was written and directed by Shunji Iwai.
Akiyuki Sinbo, who previously directed Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Nisekoi, is the chief director of the anime film, and co-directs with Nobuyuki Takeuchi, while Bakuman. live-action movie director Hitoshi One handled the screenplay.
Akio Watanabe, who worked on the popular Monogatari anime series, handled the film’s character designs, which was produced by anime studio SHAFT.
The anime film was screened in Philippine cinemas in Original Japanese Audio with English subtitles two years ago, which was distributed by Pioneer Films.
Asianovela Channel is the Tagalog-dubbed Asian entertainment channel of Philippine media conglomerate ABS-CBN, which was launched in July 2018.
The channel primarily airs Asian dramas and films previously aired on their flagship free-to-air channel, as well as its sister channels, including the defunct Filipino dubbed channels TAG and HEROtv.
The channel is available exclusively on ABS-CBN TVplus digital terrestrial TV service in Mega Manila, Metro Cebu and Cagayan de Oro.