Fourth Detective Conan drama special, Ultraman movies also set to air next month.
ZEN Otaku Honbu has learned that the Filipino-language anime channel HEROtv is set to air this month the popular romantic-comedy anime Kobato, and the sci-fi anime Element Hunters.
Kobato is a girl who came to earth to fulfill her wish, which is to go to a certain place. To fulfill that wish, she has to find a bottle and fill it wich scarred hearts. Together with her “teacher”, which is a stuffed animal, she search for the scarred hearts. However she may not fall in love with any person whom she cures the heart of. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Kobato. is the Japanese anime adaptation of a manga series created by the highly-popular all-female group CLAMP, which ran from 2005 to 2011 and has six (6) volumes.
The anime adaptation was directed by Mitsuyuki Matsuhara, who also worked on titles like Chobits, Ace of Diamonds, and Marvel’s Blade, while script composition was supervised by Michiko Yokote and Nanase Ohkawa, and character designs by Hiromi Kato, who also illustrated the chatracters of the anime Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East. It was produced by Madhouse, and has 24 episodes.
Kobato. premieres on December 16 (Monday) and airs Monday to Friday nights at 08:30pm, with repeats on the next day at 02:30am, 08:30am, and 02:30pm.
Chemical elements had disappeared from the planet, causing forests, buildings and life itself to disappear. Research reveals that the elements have been flowing into another Earth on the another side of a dimensional wall that can only be accessed by those with flexible minds. A team of Element Hunters is formed to return the elements to Earth. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Elementhunters is a co-production of Japan public broadcaster NHK and Korean animation company HeeWon Entertainment, directed by Yoshiaki Okumura and Han Pyo Hong, with series composition by D.N.Angel scriptwriter Naruhisa Arakawa. The anime has 39 episodes.
Elementhunter premieres on December 11 (Wednesday) airing Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights at 08:00pm, with an additional timeslot added at 07:30pm, starting December 16, with repeats on the next day at 01:30am, 07:30am, and 01:30am.
Also lined-up for next month are Live-action titles for the channel’s Theatrixx movie block, which are the fourth Detective Conan drama special, “Shinichi Kudo and the Kyoto Shinsengumi Murder Case”, and three (3) Ultraman movies.
Shinichi Kudo and the Kyoto Shinsengumi Murder Case is the fourth and final Detective Conan live-action prequel to the highly popular anime series, which was aired in Japan on April 2012.
The TV special involves two cases, which is “The Locked Room Murder at 10,000 Meters”, an adaptation of Episode 162 of the anime series, and an alleged suicide in a film studio in Kyoto.
DETECTIVE CONAN DRAMA SPECIAL: Shinichi Kudo and the Kyoto Shinsengumi Murder Case premieres on Sunday, December 01, at 12:00am, with repeats at 12:00pm and 09:00pm. An encore telecast will happen on Sunday, December 29, at the same time.
ULTRAMAN ZERO: The Revenge of Belial premieres on Sunday, December 09, at 12:00am, with repeat telecasts at 12:00pm and 09:00pm. An encore telecast is also set on Sunday, December 22, at 12:00am, 12:00pm, and 09:00pm.
A double-bill feature on Sunday, December 15, as the movie block features ULTRA GALAXY LEGEND SIDE STORY: Ultraman Zero vs. Darklops Zero and ULTRAMAN ZERO Side Story. The two 60-minute features are set to air at 12:00am, 12:00pm, and 09:00pm.
Also set to return this month are anime titles like Innocent Venus, Yakitate! Japan, Ayashi no Ceres, Tiger & Bunny and Trigun, as well as movies like Major the Movie, Tomica Hero: Rescue Force and the American-made Astro Boy.
SOURCE: HEROtv, SKYcable
EDITOR’S NOTE: The press release provided by HEROtv and ABS-CBN indicates that Elementhunters will air on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday timeslots, instead of Monday to Friday nights. Changes has been made to reflect the new information provided.
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