Two anime premieres in addition to Coppelion same-time simulcast.
Pan-regional anime channel ANIMAX Asia has announced two titles that are set to premiere this October, in addition to the “same time as Japan” simulcast airing of the sci-fi anime Coppelion.
In the recently concluded Anime Festival Asia – Indonesia (AFA ID) 2013 last September 06 to 08, the anime channel had announced that they will air school drama anime Hyouka, with a booth that has been set up with a Japanese living room replica which includes a stand-up “Sintra board” advertisement that says “HYOUKA – Coming Soon in October on ANIMAX.” (Photos)
Hotarou Oreki doesn’t like to do things that he considers a waste of energy. However, things start to change when he enters high school because even though he does not want to join any non-compulsory school activities, his older sister requested that he join the memberless Classic Literature Club so that it won’t get abolished. Unbeknownst to him, another student, Eru Chitanda, already planned to join; but instead of being free from club obligations, Hotarou eventually joined as he is strangely unable to refuse or escape from Eru’s passionate gaze of curiosity. Together with his friends Satoshi and Mayaka, they began to discuss a variety of mysteries in school that only Hotarou seems to be able to solve, including the mystery that lingered on from Eru’s childhood memory. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
The television advertisement for the 22-episode anime has yet to air, and it’s premiere date & time are unknown as of press time.
Meanwhile, the channel has officially announced through a television advertisement on Friday that the romantic-comedy anime My Little Monster (also known as Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun) is set to premiere on Thursday, October 03.
Shizuku Mizutani has learned to deal with life’s disappointments by repressing her emotions and trusting no one but herself. She has only one focus and that is academic achievement. Haru Yoshida throws himself at life with every ounce of emotional power he has which would not necessarily be a problem except he deals with deep seated rage issues. He has seriously hurt several students over the years and consequently everyone is afraid of him. Shizuku sees no point in engaging the world around her and Haru doesn’t know how to engage the world around him. All that begins to change when the two first meet and find themselves almost immediately attracted to each other. Their unlikely pairing leads both of them to begin to break out of their lonely, little worlds to see what life really has to offer. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Both anime programmes were also available on Malaysian satellite carrier Astro’s anime on-demand service, which was launched December last year. The anime was launched together with Kamisama Kiss, Skip Beat!, and Toradora.
SOURCE: ANIMAX Asia
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