BLEACH: The DiamondDust Rebellion movie, Naruto Shippuden S5 also set to air this April.
Filipino-language anime channel HEROtv has announced through its press release that the channel is set to air The World God Only Knows, Kyo Kara Maoh!, Naruto Shippuden – Season 5, and the anime movie Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion.
THE WORLD GOD ONLY KNOWS
Dating sim master Keima Katsuragi wants nothing more than to immerse himself in the 2D world, chasing digital girlfriends. But when the so-called “Capturing God” answers a mysterious email from an unknown sender, Keima finds himself chasing down real-life ladies in an attempt to help the peppy demon Elsie de Lute Irma capture “lost souls” escaped from the depths of hell. Now, lest the explosive collar around his neck detonate, Keima must convince various girls to fall in love with him in order to scare out the souls hiding in their hearts. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
The anime series also known by its Japanese name Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai, or simply Kami Nomi, is an anime adaptation of a manga series written and illustrated by Tamiki Wakaki, and was serialized by Shogakukan in 2008. The first season ran in Japan from October to December 2010, and the second season ran from April to September 2011.
Galaxy Angel series director Shigehito Takayanagi directs both anime series, while Kamichu! Teenage Goodess creator Hideyuki Kurata handled the scripts. The anime series had been produced by Manglobe.
The World God Only Knows premieres on April 04 (Thursday) and airing Weeknights at 07:30pm, with repeats the next day at 01:30am, 07:30am and 01:30pm.
KYO KARA MAOH!
Yuri Shibuya was living a pretty normal life. That changed the day he was dunked into a toilet after an attempt to save a classmate from a gang of bullies. Instead of just getting a good soaking, he’s pulled in. The next thing he knows, he’s in a world that vaguely resembles medieval Europe. If that’s not odd enough, he’s told that he is to be the next Maoh, just because he has black hair and black eyes. The Maoh is the King of the Mazoku, who are coexisting not-so-peacefully with the humans in this world. Much to his subjects’ dismay, he’s totally different from the rulers they’re accustomed to. He’s kind, considerate, a believer in justice, and not willing to use violence to solve conflicts. Not exactly someone they want running a country on the very brink of war. Now, Yuri has to deal with trying to become a good Maoh, while at the same time attempting to adapt to this lands’ customs and culture, all in a world where the tension between the humans and Mazoku is reaching its peak. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Kyo Kara Maoh!, also known as God? Save Our King!, is an anime adaptation of the light novel series written by Tomo Takabayashi and illustrated by Temari Matsumoto. The anime series was produced & ran on public broadcaster NHK, and ran from April 2004 to February 2009.
Pan-regional anime channel ANIMAX Asia, which is co-incidentally HEROtv’s biggest competitor, previously aired the anime in 2006, and ran for about three (3) years.
Kyo Kara Maoh! premieres on April 12 (Friday) and airing Weeknights at 09:30pm, with repeat telecast on the next day at 12:30am, 03:30am, 10:00am and 04:00pm.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN – SEASON 5
The Fifth season of Naruto Shippuden is set to air in marathon mode, starting Saturday, April 13, at 12:00am, 12:00pm and 9:00pm.
According to reports, the cable TV airing of the anime series is set to compliment the upcoming terrestrial airing by ABS-CBN Channel 02, which is set to premiere on Monday, April 08.
BLEACH: The DiamondDust Rebellion
A valuable artifact known as “King’s Seal” is stolen by a mysterious group of people during transport in Soul Society. Hitsugaya Toushiro, the 10th division captain of Gotei 13, who is assigned to transport the seal fights the leader of the group and shortly after goes missing. After the incident, Seireitei declares Hitsugaya a traitor and orders the capture and execution of Hitsugaya. Kurosaki Ichigo refuses to believe this, and along with Matsumoto Rangiku, Kuchiki Rukia and Abarai Renji swear to uncover the real mastermind of the stolen seal, find Hitsugaya and clear his name. Meanwhile, a rogue Hitsugaya searches for the perpetrators and uncovers a dark secret regarding a long dead shinigami. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
BLEACH: The DiamondDust Rebellion movie is the second movie adaptation of the popular anime series. Director Noriyuki Abe returns to direct the movie adaptation, with screenplay by Masahiro Okubo and Michiko Yokote.
The acquisition by the Filipino-language anime channel has been a surprise, since the anime series is being aired by terrestrial network GMA Channel 07 and anime channel ANIMAX Asia, which has recently aired the fourth season late last year. The first movie adaptation, BLEACH: Memories of Nobody was also aired by GMA Channel 07 in October 2009, and by ANIMAX in April 2011. Both are main competitors of ABS-CBN Channel 02 and sister network HEROtv respectively.
BLEACH: The DiamondDust Rebellion is set to premiere on Sunday, April 7, at 12:00am, 12:00nn and 09:00pm. The movie will be repeated on April 21 at the same times.
Also set to premiere next month is the live-action show Power Rangers: Super Samurai, premiering on April 25 (Thursday) and airs Weeknights at 08:00pm, with repeat telecasts at 02:00am, 08:00am at 02:00pm.
Titles set to return next month are Ceres, Celestial Legend (Ayashi no Ceres), Kiba, Kyoshiro and the Eternal Sky, Major – Season 1, Michiko and Hatchin, Mirumo De Pon – Season 2 and Overdrive.
Kyo Kara Maoh! will be featured on the channel’s monthly interstitial “Dubber’s Cut.”
UPDATE: HEROtv has announced that the airing of the anime series The World God Only Knows has been postponed. Full details on this article.
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