The Philippine’s Most Request Anime is finally back on TV5! After more than a year since it’s historic premiere on TV5 AniMEGA, for being the fastest acquired anime title at that time, which was only five (5) months after the anime programme has finished in Japan, SPECIAL A finally returns to TV5!
It has been announced on the TV5 AniMEGA facebook page, as a “teaser”, which has been timed after the concurrent broadcast of FMA: Brotherhood on TV5 at 08:30 pm (Philippine time) last July 09, 2010.
According to our trusted sources, SPECIAL A will be the anime programme that will replace Yatterman! on the third week of July at 05:30 pm.
For those who are not aware of SPECIAL A, at the time of its premiere, here is the synopsis:
Hikari Hanazono has always been second to Kei Takishima. When they were six years old, their pro-wrestling loving fathers introduced them to each other. Assuming that she was the best in wrestling, young Hikari challenged Kei to a wrestling match only to be thoroughly defeated by him. Ever since that fateful incident, Hikari swore to beat Kei in school grades, sporting events – anything. To do this, she has enrolled in the same school as Kei since elementary. Now she attends Hakusenkan, an ultra elite school, that costs her carpenter father a lot of money. Hikari and Kei are the top two students in the school, with Kei holding firmly to that number one position. While Hikari considers Kei to be a rival and important friend, she is completely unaware that Kei loves her. The story primarily focuses on Hikari and her constant attempts to defeat her one and only rival, Kei, and how she finds love in their rivalry.
SPECIAL A was the fastest acquired anime title at that time, when it premiered on TV5 AniMEGA on Februrary 26, 2009, with only five (5) months after the programme has finished airing in Japan on September 2008.
But it was overtaken by Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood on May 22, 2009, and still holding the title of Fastest Anime Acquisition and Airing in Philippine History, aired on TV5 with only seven (7) weeks after the episode has been aired in Japan for 7 episodes.
This proves that even though TV5 AniMEGA is still on Hiatus, the channel is still going to be active in Japanese Anime programming, especially now that Nick on TV5 has gone off-the-air… the schedule is very much in the open.
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