ANIMAX Asia to air “Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens” anime next month

Anime adaptation of Chiaki Kisaki's mystery light novel series to premiere on July 1.

Southeast Asian anime channel ANIMAX Asia has announced that the mystery anime Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens will premiere on the channel next month.

The anime will premiere on July 1, airing every Monday to Fridays at 09:30pm PHT, with an encore telecast every Saturdays from 10:00pm PHT.



At first glance, Fukuoka seems like a peaceful city, but under the surface, crime is running rampant. The city’s Hakata ward is home to the professionals of the underworld: professional killers, detectives, informants, professional revenge seekers, those skilled in torture, and more. And according to urban legend, even a “killer of professional killers” exists in the city. When stories of the men in the underworld are told, a “professional killer murder” appears. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens is an anime adaptation of a Japanese mystery light novel series, written by Chiaki Kisaki and illustrated by Hako Ichiiro, which is being published in Kadokawa’s ASCII Media Works division, under their Media Works Bunko imprint, since February 2014.

The novel currently has nine volumes published.


The anime adaptation is directed by Kenji Yasuda, who previously worked in Shugo Chara! anime series, while Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma scriptwriter Shogo Yasukawa handled the series composition.

Hideki Inoue, who previously worked in Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth anime series, adapted Ichiiro’s original character designs, which was produced by Satelight.

The Japanese voice cast are lead by Daisuke Ono (“Erwin Smith”, Attack on Titan) as “Zenji Banba”, Yuuki Kaji (“Alibaba Saluja”, Magi anime series) as “Lin Xianming” and Yusuke Kobayashi (“Arslan”, The Heroic Legend of Arslan) as “Kazuki Saito”.


ANIMAX Asia is available on SKYcable, Cignal TV, SatLite and GSAT, as well as several provincial cable providers nationwide. Check your local listings.

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