©Mengo Yokoyari, SQUARE ENIX / "Scum's Wish" Committee

Global streaming giant Netflix has added on Monday the romantic drama anime Scum’s Wish to the Japanese anime streaming lineup in the Philippines.

In addition, the streaming service is also adding the popular sci-fi action anime Fire Force to their lineup starting Monday, June 15.


Scum’s Wish
©Mengo Yokoyari, SQUARE ENIX / “Scum’s Wish” Committee

To the outside world, Hanabi Yasuraoka and Mugi Awaya are the perfect couple. But in reality, they just share the same secret pain: they both are in love with other people they cannot be with. Hanabi has loved her childhood friend and neighbor Narumi Kanai for as long as she can remember, so she is elated to discover that he is her new homeroom teacher. (Synopsis from Sentai Filmworks)

Scum’s Wish is an anime adaptation of a Japanese romantic drama manga series by by Mengo Yokoyari, which was serialized in Square Enix’s Big Gangan magazine from September 2012 to March 2017, with a total of eight (8) volumes.

In addition to the anime series, the manga was also adapted to a live-action television series in 2017, staring Miyu Yoshimoto and Dori Sakurada.


The anime adaptation has been directed by Masaomi Ando, who previously worked on the School-Live! anime series, while Assassination Classroom scriptwriter Makoto Uezu handled the series composition.

Keiko Kurosawa, who worked in both School-Live! and Assassination Classroom, handled character designs, which was produced by Lerche.

The Japanese voice cast are lead by Chika Anzai (“Chaika Travant”, Chaika – The Coffin Princess) as “Hanabi Yasuraoka” and Nobunaga Shimazaki (“Shido Itsuka”, Date A Live) as “Mugi Awaya”.

Scum’s Wish was aired on Fuji TV’s Noitamina anime block during the Winter 2017 season, which has been streamed worldwide on a simultaneous basis through Prime Video, the video streaming service of e-commerce giant Amazon.



Fire Force
©Atsushi Ohkubo, KODANSHA/ “FIRE FORCE” Production Committee

Citizens are suffering from “Spontaneous Human Combustion” phenomenon, turning into “Infernals” and ravaging the city. The Special Fire Force Company will extinguish the blazing threats! (Synopsis from ANIPLUS Asia)

Fire Force is an anime adaptation of a Japanese sci-fi manga series by Atsushi Akubo, which is being published in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine since September 2015 and currently has 23 volumes, as of May 2020.

Akubo is also known for creating the popular dark fantasy manga series Soul Eater.


The first season was directed by Yuki Yase, who previously worked in Mekakucity Actors, while Yamato Haishima handled the series composition. Hideyuki Morioka, who previously worked in the Kizumonogatari anime film trilogy, handled the character designs, which is produced by David Production.

Kenichiro Suehiro, who handled the music composition in Cells At Work! and Comic Girls, handled the same role in the anime series.

Gakuto Kajiwara, who played Black Clover’s lead character “Asta”, played the lead role “Shinra Kusakabe”.


Fire Force’s first season was aired on Japanese television from July to December last year, which has a total of 12 episodes.

ANIPLUS Asia had revealed the anime will be one of its simulcast titles for the Summer 2019 season, but did not pushed through due to undisclosed reasons. The anime channel instead announced its television premiere on May 1, airing every Fridays at 10:00pm PHT, two episodes back-to-back.

The anime channel has revealed that they will plan to air the second season on a simulcast basis this July.