The last anime to premiere before the overall presentation and programming revamp will be Romeo x Juliet, and it will premiere on ANIMAX Philippines tonight.
Plot Summary (ANIMAX Asia/Philanime.com): Innovative and visually stunning, the anime series Romeo X Juliet is a new interpretation of Shakespeare’s timeless classic which sets the doomed love of the Montague and Capulet heirs, Romeo and Juliet, against a rich fantasy world with a dramatically charged political background.
In the fantastical aeropolis of Neo Verona, the noble house of Capulet had ruled peacefully for generations until 14 years ago. Then, the ancient grudge held by the rival house of Montague led to a mutiny where the Capulets were deposed and almost completely wiped out in a bloody coup. Now, as Neo Verona suffers under the tyrannical Montagues, the fates of two star crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet become tragically entwined…
Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare’s play ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Romeo x Juliet bravely re-imagines the key characters and events. Juliet is cast as a revolutionary leader who, as the last surviving Capulet, is expected to revive the Capulet house and bring down their foes, the Montagues – even if it means living her childhood as a boy. Romeo, meanwhile, is the disaffected heir of the Montagues, son of the tyrannical leader of the house who is bent on uncovering the secrets of an enchanted tree lying in the heart of Neo Verona.
The citizens of Neo Verona suffer as the Capulets struggle to strike a blow against their enemies while the Montagues tighten their grasp on power. An unlikely love blossoms between Romeo and Juliet, but in the face of such adversity, could this ill-fated romance be doomed from the start. Can any force in Neo Verona be more powerful than the inexorable pull of destiny…?
ROMEO x JULIET premieres Tomorrow Night (April 28) at 08:00pm on ANIMAX, but it will be airing at 09:00pm starting May 05 for viewers here in the Philippines and in Malaysia.
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