Previously announced titles Hyouka and Accel World included on the Facebook post.
Pan-regional anime channel ANIMAX Asia thanked its Facebook followers as its official page reached more than 300,000 likes, and went on to tease four anime titles they will be airing in the next few months.
“Because of your overwhelming support, we are giving you hints for 4 new anime series that we are bringing to Animax soon! Can you guess the names of the anime these characters are from?,” the channel says in its teaser.
However, no exact show dates or times for the said series have been announced yet.
Two of those titles, the mystery anime Hyouka (far left pair of silhouettes in the teaser image) and the action anime Accel World (far right), have been previously announced at the ANIMAX Carnival event in the Philippines and Anime Festival Asia 2012 in Singapore, respectively.
The remaining titles, the shoujo anime Kamisama Kiss (second from left) and the sci-fi anime Guilty Crown (third from left), were both newly announced in the said teaser.
Kamisama Kiss (Kamisama Hajimemashita) is a Japanese anime adaptation of a manga series by Julietta Suzuki, and serialized by Hakusensha in the shoujo manga magazine Hana to Yume.
Nanami is a poor homeless high school girl until she accepts an offer to live at an old shrine – making her the new local god! After an awkward introduction, the handsome and hard-shelled fox spirit Tomoe reluctantly vows to protect her as her familiar. As Nanami learns the ins and outs of godhood, she meets more spirits on their adventures together. (Synopsis from FUNimation Entertainment)
The romantic-comedy anime was written & directed by Akitaro Daichi, who also worked on anime titles such as Fruits Basket, Bokura Ga Ita, and Rurouni Kenshin, and produced by TMS Entertainment. It was aired in Japan from October to December 2012, and has a total of 13 episodes.
The anime was also one of the first anime title offers for subscribers of Malaysian satellite TV service Astro’s Video-on-Demand service, together with Skip Beat!, Toradora! and Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, which was launched December last year. All programmes on the Video-on-Demand service are carrying the ANIMAX brand, though no word if the three titles will also air on the channel itself.
Guilty Crown is an original television anime series directed by Tetsurou Araki, who worked on titles such as Death Note, Kurozuka, and more recently Attack of Titans. The series was also written by Hiroyuki Yoshino, who worked on titles like Mai-HiME, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler), and more recently Vivid Red Operation.
In the near future, a meteorite carrying a foreign virus crashes in Japan, leading to a devastating nation-wide infection and total anarchy. Several years later, Shu—a teen with a special ability awakened by the Apocalypse Virus—meets a strange girl who incites him to join the struggle against a government organization’s robotic forces and a secret society whose goal remains shrouded in mystery (Plot Summary by Madman Entertainment Australia)
The sci-fi action anime was aired from October 2011 to March 2012, and has 22 episodes. Produced by Production I.G.
SOURCES: ANIMAX Asia Facebook page
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