Trigun, .hack//Legend of the Twilight make HEROtv debuts, Sentai series premieres this month.
Filipino-language anime channel HEROtv has announced through their press release on Wednesday the titles that will premiere on the channel this coming November.
Two of the five titles, namely Trigun and .hack//Legend of the Twilight, was previously aired on terrestrial network GMA Channel 07 and Pan-regional anime channel (and HEROtv’s competitor) ANIMAX respectively.
Vash the Stampede is a gunman on the run with a 60 billion double dollar bounty on his head which has made it difficult for him to go anywhere without being chased and shot at. Every town he ever visits ends up being destroyed because of his pursuers, but miraculously no one ever gets killed. Meryl and Milly are two insurance agents that have been sent to find Vash the Stampede and keep him under surveillance so no more damage is caused. Meryl, who leads the pair, refuses to believe that the man they have met can possibly be the legendary gunman. This spikey haired, gangly, young man is extremely friendly, a pacifist, hates blood and suicide, absolutely loves donuts, and is a dork and a crybaby (far from a notorious outlaw). But there is more to Vash and his past than meets the eye. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Trigun premieres on November 27 (Tuesday) and airs Weeknights at 09:00pm, with repeats on the next day at 03:00am, 09:00am, and 03:00pm, replacing Claymore.
The popular anime was first aired on terrestrial network GMA Channel 07 on the Primetime “Anime Assault” block in October 2000, and this will be the first time in more than a decade that it see air again.
As previously reported, HEROtv will use a different dub version from the one previously used by GMA Channel 07, but sources also tell ZEN Otaku Honbu that some previous cast members may be involved with the new version.
The anime will also be the featured anime on the interstitial Dubber’s Cut for the month.
Shugo and his twin sister Rena, two new players in The World, (a future online roleplaying game) are caught up in an unknown agenda. Unstopable monsters have started appearing and players that encounter these monsters fall into comas in the real world. Playing the limited edition characters, Kite and Black Rose, and the wielding the mysterious twilight bracelet, the two siblings must figure out what is going on and stop it before the damage escalates. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
.hack//Legend of the Twilight premieres on November 02 (Tuesday) and airs Weeknights at 07:00 p.m, with repeats at 01:00am, 07:00am, and 01:00pm, replacing Hetalia: Axis Powers.
.hack//Legend of the Twilight first premiered on the Pan-regional anime channel, and HEROtv’s main competitor, ANIMAX Asia in May 2004. This will be the first time in about eight (8) years the anime will air on television again.
Flesh Rots. Blood Corrupts. To Be the Ultimate Anti-Hero… You Have to Be Bad to the Bone! Otomo City: where freedom and justice have atrophied to the bone; where conspiracy rules the day and death stalks the night… Death in the form of the Skull Man, a literal Grim Reaper whose skeletal grin presages grisly mayhem and murder, even to the monstrous mutants that haunt the city’s underworlds!
Now, to investigate a bizarre slaying, journalist Minagami Hayato and photographer Kiriko Mamiya must stalk this ultimate predator, through a festering cadaver of a city where the corruption flows in rivers as deep and foul as the sins of the reigning elite, and unearth a secret so shocking that an entire city has been turned into a tomb to contain! In a nightmarish necropolis where nothing is as it seems, vengeance comes in the form of a living Death’s-Head in SKULL MAN! (Plot Summary from Hulu)
The anime premieres on November 11 (Sunday) and airing Weekends 05:30am, with repeats at 11:30am, 04:30pm, and 08:30pm, replacing Phantom.
HEROtv is also set to air new tokusatsu titles, such as Tomica Hero: Rescue Force Explosive Movie: Rescue the Mach Train! and Ultraman Mebius.
Tomica Hero: Rescue Force Explosive Movie: Rescue the Mach Train! airs on HERO Theatrixx movie block on November 11 and 25 at 12:00am, with repeats at 12:00pm, and 09:00pm.
Ultraman Mebius premieres on November 23 (Friday) and airs Weeknights at 10:00pm, with repeats on the next day at 04:00am, 10:00am, and 04:00pm.
The channel is launching a new marathon block, named “Weekend Hyper Anime Marathon”, and it will air Every Saturday from 06:00pm to 12:00am. The new timeblock will feature repeat airings of Project Blue Earth SOS, Devil May Cry, Mission E, and Kyoshiro and the Eternal Sky.
Other titles returning next month Absolutely Lovely Children, Detective Loki, Familiar of Zero and the Chinese animation Jackie Chan’s Fantasia.
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