Shiki, Jigoku Shoujo: Futakomori also set to premiere this month.
Philippine cable provider SKYcable has posted on their website the previously announced anime line-up for the Filipino-language anime channel HEROtv for the month of May.
Last April 23, the anime channel also revealed that the horror series Shiki and Jigoku Shoujo: Futakomori will also premiere this month, which was in addition to the previously announced premiere of Hanasaku Iroha.
After her single mother decides to run off with a boyfriend to dodge debt collectors, the young and energetic Ohana is sent to live with her grandmother. However, her grandmother is the strict owner of a hot springs inn and requires her to work at the inn to pay for her living expenses. Although Ohana is unhappy about this situation at first, she decides to make the best of her situation and work hard. Ohana’s life is suddenly filled with fun, mischief, and drama! (Plot Summary by MyAnimeList.net)
Hanasaku Iroha premieres Tonight, and airing Weeknights at 09:00 pm with repeats on the next day at 05:30 am, 11:30am & 05:30pm, replacing Giant Killing and Overdrive.
Enma Ai once again returns as the Jigoku Shoujo, who uses Jigoku Tsuushin (Hell Hotline) to allow people to post their grudges on their tormentors, sending them straight to Hell. In exchange, the users of the website will end up in Hell after they die. Meanwhile, a mysterious girl with purple eyes called Kikuri appears and seems to have strange intentions towards Ai and Jigoku Tsuushin’s operation. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Jigoku Shoujo: Futakomori premieres May 14 (Monday), and airs Weeknights 07:30 pm, with repeats on the next day at 01:30 am, 05:00 am and 12:00 pm replacing Blue Dragon.
As citizens of a secluded village die off in alarming numbers, the head doctor tries desperately to save them—but his efforts are in vain. Panic and disillusionment run rampant as loved ones’ corpses rise from the grave with an insatiable thirst for human blood. Haunting and hallucinogenic, Shiki stares into the hearts of both the hunter and the hunted—and blurs the line between man and monster. (Synopsis by FUNimation Entertainment)
Shiki premieres on May 20 (Sunday) and airs Every Weekends at 02:00am, with repeats at 11:30am, and 08:30pm.
Also set to return this month are all time favourite titles such as Persona: Trinity Soul, Katekyo Hitman Reborn! S3, Gintama S2, and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.
Persona Trinity Soul returns Tonight, and airing Weeknights at 11:00 pm with repeats on the next day at 03:30am, 07:30am, and 01:00pm, replacing Overdrive and Giant Killing.
Major (Season 6) returns on May 03 (Thursday), and airs Weeknights at 08:00 pm with repeats on the next day at 04:00am, 11:00am, and 05:00pm replacing Major Season 5.
New Captain Tsubasa ~Road to 2002~ returns on May 04 (Friday) and airs Weeknights at 06:00pm with repeats at 02:00am, 07:00am, and 02:00pm replacing Viewtiful Joe.
Katekyo Hitman Reborn! S3 returns on May 04 (Friday) and airs Weeknights at 08:30pm with repeats on the next day at 12:30am, 08:30am, and 04:30pm, following the second season.
Gintama (Season 2) returns on May 10 (Thursday) and airs Weeknights at 10:30pm with repeats at 04:30am, and 12:30 pm, following the first season.
Hana Yori Dango returns on May 12 (Saturdays) and airs Weekends at 02:30am and 07:00am, replacing Biker Mice from Mars – Season 2.
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX S4 return on May 13, and airs Sundays from 03:00 to 05:30am and 02:00 to 04:30pm, following the third season.
Mission E return on May 20 (Sunday), and airs Weekends at 09:30am and 04:30pm, replacing Code E.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion returns on May 22 (Tuesdays), and airs Weeknights at 10:00pm with repeats on the next day at 02:30am, 10:00am and 03:30pm, replacing Mythical Detective Loki.
Needless return on May 31 (Thursday), and airs Weeknights at 09:30pm with repeats on the next day at 12:00am, 08:00am and 04:00pm, replacing Absolutely Lovely Children.
The movie block HEROtv Theatrixx is set to return with Superior 8 Ultraman Brothers and MegaMonster Battle Ultra Galaxy this May 20 & 27, 2012 at 12:00am, 12:00pm, and 09:00pm.
UPDATE: Due to some sudden changes on the schedule, the premiere of Hanasaku Iroha has been moved to another date, and Kyoshiro and the Eternal Sky will fill the timeslot.
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