Naruto to continue into the second season.
ZEN Otaku Honbu has learned that ANIMAX Asia’s program line-up for March 2012 includes the premiere of Little Battler eXperience and Rental Magica.
The anime channel will also continue the hit anime series Naruto into the second season.
In 2046, a revolutionary 80% shock-absorbing reinforced cardboard has been developed, rapidly transforming the world’s exports. The reinforced cardboard would soon become the battleground for a popular children’s hobby called “LBX” (Little Battler eXperience). Four years later, a boy named Yamano Ban who loves to play with LBX (although without a mecha himself) is given a case containing the model AX-00 by a mysterious woman. He is told that he now holds the hopes and despairs of mankind in his hands. (Synopsis from MyAnimeList.net)
Little Battler eXperience (JP: Danboru Senki) is based on a role-playing game developed by Level-5.
The anime adaptation was directed by Berserk chief director Naohito Takahashi, and Inazuma Eleven scriptwriter Atsuhiko Tomioka had written the story. It currently has two (2) anime adaptations, the first was aired from March 2011 and ended last January with 44 episodes, and its second adaptation — Danball Senki W — started last January 18.
Little Battler eXperience will premiere this March 20 on the Ani-chan block.
Due to his father’s disappearance, Itsuki Iba has to take over the family business: a magician dispatch service. Their family employs countless magicians and other supernatural beings in order to send them out to help those who need magical assistance. As a leader, Itsuki now has to be tough, commanding, and reliable, but there’s one problem, he’s a coward. Also, in order to run a successful business, he must connect with his employees, which is more difficult than it seems due to his personality. But not only does he have to deal with his own employees, he also has to deal with those who threaten the family business. (Synopsis from Crunchyroll)
Rental Magica is based on a light novel series written by Makoto Sanda, with illustrations by pako.
The anime adaptation was directed by Itsuro Kawasaki, who also directed Chrome Shelled Regios, Sengoku Basara, and the on-going Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai!. It was aired in Japan from October 2007 to March 2008, and has 24 episodes.
Rental Magica will premiere this March 29.
In the second season of the anime series, Naruto and his fellow ninjas face their greatest test yet as their ninja village of the Leaf comes under attack by rival ninja villages of the Sound and Sand, and threatens to annihilate the lives as they know it. The series also sees the return of legendary ninjas of the Leaf Village, of whom one will go on to become Naruto’s new mentor… (Synopsis from ANIMAX)
New season of Naruto premieres this March 21 on the Ani-chan block.
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