©Kei Ohkubo/COAMIX, Arte Production Committee

Singapore-based anime licensor MUSE Asia has announced on Friday their full simulcast lineup for the Spring 2020 season.

The company revealed that they will simulcast Arte, Gal & Dino, Shachibato! President, It’s Time for Battle!, Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle, Diary of our Days at the Breakwater and ARGONAVIS from BanG Dream! next season.

 

Arte
アルテ
©Kei Ohkubo/COAMIX, Arte Production Committee

Born into an aristocratic family in Florence, Italy, during the 16th century Renaissance era, Arte has dreams of becoming an artist. In an age of social classes, Arte is willing to cast aside her aristocratic lifestyle and stops at nothing to achieve her dreams. She finds apprenticeship in a painting studio owned by Leo, an artist who is strict but prioritizes ability over gender. (Synopsis from Funimation)

Arte is an upcoming anime adaptation of a Japanese manga series by Kei Ohkubo, which is being published in Tokuma Shoten’s Monthly Comic Zenon magazine since October 2013 and currently has 12 volumes.

 

The anime adaptation will be directed by Takayuki Hamana, who previously worked on The Prince of Tennis anime series, while Yowamushi Pedal scriptwriter Reiko Yoshida will handle the series composition.

Chieko Miyakawa, who previously worked in anime shows like Kuroko’s Basketball and Moshidora, will handle the character designs, which will be produced by Seven Arcs.

The Japanese voice cast lead by Katsuyuki Konishi, who portrayed “Kamina” in the cult-favorite anime Gurren Lagann, as “Leo” and Mikako Komatsu, who portrayed “Shiina” in the anime Gourmet Girl Graffiti, as the titular character “Arte”.

Arte premieres on April 4, streaming every Saturday nights at 10:30pm PHT, within two hours after its initial Japanese telecast.

 

Gal & Dino
ギャルと恐竜
© Moriko Mori, Cota Tomimura /KODANSHA, KING RECORDS

After a night of drinking, Kaede wakes up realizing that in her drunken daze she had brought an unexpected guest home—a dinosaur! Kaede just goes with the flow and accepts her new living situation. Now she navigates her daily life while eating, watching TV, and shopping with her prehistoric roommate. Together, the duo enjoys each other’s company as they take on whatever the day brings. (Synopsis from Funimation)

Gal & Dino is an upcoming anime adaptation of a Japanese manga series, written by Moriko Mori and illustrated by Cota Tomimura, which is being published in Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine since October 2018 and currently has three volumes.

 

Jun Aoki, who previously worked on the gag-comedy anime Pop Team Epic, will direct and write the scripts for the upcoming anime, which will be produced by Kamikaze Douga and Space Neko Company.

Miyuri Shimabukuro, who voiced “Mangetsu Kohinata” in the sci-fi mecha anime Granbelm and “Yuuna Yunohana” in the comedy anime Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs, portrayed the lead character “Kaede”.

Gal & Dino premieres on April 5, streaming every Sundays at 01:30am PHT, within two hours after its initial Japanese telecast.

 

Shachibato! President, It’s Time for Battle!
社長、バトルの時間です!
©KADOKAWA,Deluxe Games,PREAPP PARTNERS/SHACHIBATO PROJECT

The world of Gatepia was once a wasteland, until a goddess arrived and summoned the many mystical Gates that are now scattered all over, including the Big Gate at its center. For ages, companies of adventurers have gone into the Gates, slain the monsters called muja inside, and retrieved the kirakuri that powers their society. Minato’s father was one the President of Kibou Company, but he has since departed for the Big Gate. Yutoria, Minato’s childhood friend, is the secretary of Kibou Company, and is so certain that Minato would make for a perfect new President that she doesn’t give him much of a choice when she recruits him for the job. Now it is this one-time NEET’s duty to lead his new employees and find a way to reverse Kibou Company’s ailing fortunes. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Shachibato! President, It’s Time for Battle! is an upcoming anime series based on the online role-playing game, created by Kadokawa, Deluxe Games and Preapp Partners, which was released in 2019.

 

The anime series will be directed by Hiroki Ikeshita, who was the director for several episodes of the popular anime series Fairy Tail, while Saga of Tanya the Evil scriptwriter Kenta Ihara will handle the series composition.

Keisuke Watanabe, who previously worked on character designs for the 2018 original video animation of Yu Yu Hakusho, will handle character designs for the upcoming anime, which will be produced by C2C.

The Japanese voice cast will be lead by Shun Horie, who voiced “Pierre” in The [email protected] SideM franchise, as “Minato” and Kana Ichinose, who voiced “Ichigo” in the popular anime series DARLING in the FRANXX, as “Yutoria”.

Shachibato! President, It’s Time for Battle! premieres on April 6, streaming every Mondays at 12:00am PHT, within three hours after its initial Japanese telecast.

 

Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle
白猫プロジェクト ゼロ・クロニクル
© COLOPL/Shironeko Animation Project

A young hero embarks on a journey with three others to a cluster of mysterious islands. But after arriving to the isle’s ruins, one of the adventurers becomes corrupted by darkness. Now the party must find the 7 Great Runes before it’s too late! (Synopsis from Funimation)

Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle is an upcoming anime series based on the role-playing video game Rune Story, which was developed and published by Colopl for smartphone platforms in July 2014.

 

The anime adaptation will be written and directed by Masato Jinbo, who previously worked on the Restaurant to Another World anime series, while character designs will be handled by Yousuke Okuda, who previously worked in Is the order a rabbit? and Blend S, which will be produced by project No.9.

The Japanese voice cast are lead by Yui Horie, who portrayed “Minori Kushieda” in the popular romantic comedy anime Toradora!, as “Queen of Light Iris” and Yuuki Kaji, who portrayed “Eren Jaeger” in the highly-popular Attack on Titan anime series, as “Prince of Darkness”.

Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle premieres on April 6, streaming every Mondays at 11:00pm PHT, within two hours after its initial Japanese telecast.

 

Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater
放課後ていぼう日誌
©Yasuyuki Kosaka (AKITASHOTEN) /Umino High School Breakwater Club

Hina is an indoor-oriented girl who likes crafts and moves to a seaside town to continue with her high school education. She meets upperclassman Kuroiwa as she walks along an embankment and joins the mysterious “Embankment Club.” Hina dislikes sea creatures, but she fishes with her fellow club members and eats their catches. She gradually starts to appreciate the appeal of the ocean. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater is an upcoming anime adaptation of a Japanese sports manga by Yasuyuki Kosaka, which is being published in Akita Shoten’s Young Champion Retsu magazine since February 2017 and currently has six volumes.

 

The anime adaptation will be directed by Takaharu Okuma, who previously worked as character designer and chief animation director for Mitsudomoe anime, while Clannad scriptwriter Fumihiko Shimo will handle the series composition.

Katsuhiro Kumagai, who previously worked on Gabriel DropOut, will handle character designs, which will be produced by Doga Kobo.

The Japanese voice cast will be lead by Kanon Takao (“Latina”, If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord) as “Hina Tsurugi”, Yu Sasahara (“Rin Namiki”, Kandagawa Jet Girls) as “Yuki Kuroiwa”, Natsumi Kawaida (“Cindi”, The Magnificent Kotobuki) as “Natsumi Hodaka” and Satomi Akesaka (“Futaba Marui”, Mitsudomoe) as “Makoto Ohno”.

Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater premieres on April 7, streaming every Tuesdays at 10:30pm PHT, within two hours after its initial Japanese telecast.

 

ARGONAVIS from BanG Dream!
アルゴナビス from BanG Dream!
©ARGONAVIS project

ARGONAVIS from BanG Dream! is an upcoming anime series part of the BanG Dream! multimedia franchise, but will serve as independent to the original all-female group.

The anime series will be directed by Hiroshi Nishikiori, who previously worked on the Trinity Seven anime series, while Nobuhiro Mori will handle the scripts. Hikaru Miyoshi, creator of the Moriarty the Patriot manga series, will handle the upcoming show’s character designs, which will be produced by SANZIGEN Animation Studio.

The Japanese voice cast will be lead by Masahiro Itou as “Ren Nanahoshi”, Daisuke Hyuga as “Yuto Goryo”, Seiji Maeda as “Wataru Matoba”, Shohei Hashimoto as “Banri Shiroishi” and Shuta Morishima as “Rio Kikyo”.

ARGONAVIS from BanG Dream! premieres on April 11, streaming every Saturdays at 02:00am PHT, within two hours after its initial Japanese telecast.

 

 

In addition to the six new titles, MUSE Asia also announced that they are bringing the second seasons of No Guns Life and Ascendance of a Bookworm will also air on a simulcast basis this Spring 2020 season, as well as the resumption of A3! music idol anime.

No Guns Life
ノー・ガンズ・ライフ
© Tasuku Karasuma/Shueisha,NGL PROJECT

Juzo Inui’s next mission is to rescue Rosa McMahon, a girl who holds a valuable piece of data the Berühren Corporation is after. Still reeling from Colt’s death, Tetsuro swears to never hesitate again. And somewhere in the city, Pepper is determined to make Juzo her property along with her current Gun Slave Unit, Seven. (Synopsis from Funimation)

No Guns Life is the anime adaptation of a Japanese cyberpunk manga series Tasuku Karasuma, which is being published in Shueisha’s Ultra Jump magazine since August 2014 and currently has 10 volumes.

The first season of the anime series premiered on Japanese television in October 2019, which MUSE Asia also streamed on a simulcast basis.

 

Overlord anime series director Naoyuki Itou and scriptwriter Yuki Suguwara reunites to work on the anime series, while Masanori Shino, who previously worked on All Out!! sports anime, handled character designs. The anime was produced by Madhouse.

The Japanese voice cast are lead by Junichi Suwabe (“Victor Nikiforov”, Yuri!!! on Ice) as “Juzo Inui”, Manami Numakura (“Narberal Gamma”, Overlord) as “Mary Steinberg” and Daiki Yamashita (“Izuku Midoriya”, My Hero Academia) as “Tetsuri Arahabaki”.

No Guns Life Season 2 premieres on April 10, streaming every Fridays at 10:00pm PHT, within two hours after its initial Japanese telecast.

 

Ascendance of a Bookworm
本好きの下剋上 ~司書になるためには手段を選んでいられません~
©Miya Kazuki, TO Books/”Ascendance of a Bookworm” Production Committee

Avid bookworm and college student Motosu Urano ends up dying in an unforeseen accident. This came right after the news that she would finally be able to work as a librarian like she had always dreamed of.

When she regained consciousness, she was reborn as Main, the daughter of a poor soldier. She was in the town of Ehrenfest, which had a harsh class system. But as long as she had books, she didn’t really need anything else. However, books were scarce and belonged only to the nobles. But that doesn’t stop her, so she makes a decision… “If there aren’t any books, I’ll just create some.” (Synopsis from Crunchyroll)

Ascendance of a Bookworm is an anime series based on the Japanese fantasy light series, written by Miya Kazuki and illustrated by Yu Shiina, which is being published in TO Books’ TO Bunko magazine since January 2015 and currently has 22 volumes.

The first season of the anime series premiered on Japanese television in October 2019, which MUSE Asia also streamed on a simulcast basis.

 

The anime series is directed by Mitsuru Hongo, who previously worked in Outlaw Star anime series, while Hatsukoi Limited anime scriptwriter Mariko Kunisawa handles the series composition.

The team of Toshihisa Kaiya and Yoshiaki Yanagida, who both worked in anime shows like Ruin Explorers – Fam & Ihrie and Akazukin Cha-cha, reunites to handle character designs, which is produced by Ajiado.

Yuka Iguchi, who voiced characters like “Index” of A Certain Magical Index and “Mako Reizei of Girls und Panzer, portrayed the lead character “Myne”.

Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 2 premieres on April 5, streaming every Sundays at 02:40am PHT, within two hours after its initial Japanese telecast.

 

The anime licensor previously announced A3! Season Spring & Summer as one of its simulcast titles during the Winter season this year, but its telecast was postponed due to production delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The show will restart from the first episode on April 7, streaming every Tuesdays at 12:30am, within two hours after its initial Japanese Telecast.

 

 

MUSE Communications Singapore, also known by the name of MUSE Asia, is the Singapore branch of the Taiwan-based anime licensor MUSE Communications.

The company handles licensing and distribution of Japanese animated content in Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Bangladesh and Southeast Asia, as well as some operations in Mainland China.

The YouTube streaming channel is available for users in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, The Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Bandladesh. They have also launched their respective channels for Taiwan and Hong Kong.