©Tappei Nagatsuki, KADOKAWA/Re: ZERO1 Partners

Southeast Asian anime channel ANIMAX Asia has announced on Friday that they will air Re:ZERO -Starting Life in a New World- Director’s Cut and A Destructive God Sits Next to Me this June

Re:ZERO director’s cut premieres on June 15, airing every Monday to Friday nights at 11pm PHT, with a five-episode encore every Saturdays from 05:00pm to 10:00pm PHT.

A Destructive God Sits Next to Me premieres on June 18, airing every Wednesday and Thursdays 08:00pm PHT, two episodes back-to-back. Next day encore telecast at 04:00pm PHT.


Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Director’s Cut
©Tappei Nagatsuki, KADOKAWA/Re: ZERO1 Partners

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Director’s Cut is an updated version of the television anime’s first season, featuring additional footage and episode re-edited to run in a one-hour timeslot.

ANIMAX Asia described the first season of the anime series:

On his way back from the convenience store, Subaru Natsuki is suddenly brought to an alternate world. Stranded in this unfamiliar world, the powerless Subaru realises that in order to survive, he can only depend on his ability to reverse time. However, the catch to this ability of his is that it is activated whenever he dies. Despite so, he will stand against the odds and face the cruel fate that awaits him.


The first season of the anime, directed by Masaharu Watanabe, scripts by Masahiro Yokotani and characters designed by Kyuta Sakai, was aired on ANIMAX Asia in January 2017.

The popular anime is set to have a second season, which was initially set to premiere in April this year but was delayed to July due to the effects in the production caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


A Destructive God Sits Next to Me

Seri Koyuki is a high school student who tries to avoid strange people because he knows he will just end up being the the straight man to their antics. Enter Kabuto Hanadori, Koyuki’s classmate who has chūnibyō (second-year middle school syndrome) and claims his eyepatch seals his god of destruction alter ego. Everything about Hanadori exudes the need for a straight man to keep him in check, and sure enough Koyuki is drawn in. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

A Destructive God Sits Next to Me is an anime adaptation of a Japanese manga series by Arata Aki, which was serialized in Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Gene magazine from January 2013 to April this year. The manga has a total of 12 volumes.


The anime adaptation is directed by Atsushi Nigorikawa, who previously worked in the sci-fi anime Between the Sky and Sea, while Love and Lies anime scriptwriter Natsuko Takahashi handled series composition.

Yuki Nakano, who previously worked in Gabriel Dropout as animation director, handled character designs, which was produced by EMT Squared.


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