Theatrical film Major: Yuujou no Winning Shot also set to air.
Anime channel HEROtv is set to premiere Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! and the 2008 film adaptation of Major next month, as announced by the SKYcable TV Schedules section of their website.
The year is 2035 and schools have been suffering from a lack of child birth which has caused many of them to close. An energetic girl named Manami Amamiya transfers to a new school where she quickly becomes the student council president and starts to bring back some vigor in the students’ lives. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! premieres on January 18 (Wednesday) and airs Weeknights at 06:00pm with replays at 02:00am, 07:00am , and 02:00pm the next day, replacing Hero Man.
Goro briefly returns to Japan after a triumphant season in the US. He is heading towards Fukuoka where he played baseball when he was a fifth grader. Having just moved into a new town, this is where Goro faced a critical point in his life. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Major: Yuujou no Winning Shot airs on January 22 and 29 (Sundays) at 12:30 to 02:30am, 12:00 to 02:00pm, and 09:00 to 11:00pm.
HEROtv will also premiere the Chinese cartoon Jackie Chan’s Fantasia on January 01 (Sunday) and airs Weekends at 6:30am and 8:30pm, replacing another Chinese cartoon Crystal Warriors. The cartoon first premiered on Disney Channel Asia, and is one of the animation programs ABS-CBN Channel 2 is set to premiere next year.
Programs returning on HEROtv next month are Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Gargoyle of Yoshinaga Family, Shin Mazinger Edition Z, Hunter × Hunter, and Needless. Special A and The Familiar of Zero will also have their weekend marathons, while Hero Man will have a new weekend schedule.
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 returns on January 6 (Friday) and airs Weekdays at 9:30pm with replays at 12:00mn, 8:00am, and 4:00pm the next day, replacing Gintama Season 2.
Gargoyle of Yoshinaga Family returns on January 8 (Sunday) and airs Weekends at 11:30am and 7:30pm, replacing Kyoshiro and the Eternal Sky.
Shin Mazinger Edition Z returns on January 18 (Wednesday) and airs Weekdays at 9:00pm with replays at 5:30am and 1:00pm the next day, replacing One Outs.
Hunter × Hunter returns on January 18 (Wednesday) and airs Weekdays at 11:30pm with replays at 3:00am, 9:30am, and 1:30pm the next day, replacing Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002.
Needless returns on January 2 (Monday) at 10:00pm, replacing Persona: Trinity Soul.
Special A weekend marathon starts January 14 and airs Saturdays at 7:30-9:30am and 5:00-7:00pm, replacing the Gintama Season 2 marathon.
The Familiar of Zero weekend marathon starts January 15 and airs Sundays at 7:30-9:30am and 5:00-7:00pm, replacing the Devil May Cry marathon.
Hero Man weekend airing starts January 14 (Saturday) and airs Weekends at 9:30am, 4:30pm, and 11:00pm.
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