“Re:Zero” and “Handa-kun” to air on ANIMAX this January 2017

ANIMAX Asia has announced last Monday on their official Facebook page that they will be airing Re:Zero ~Starting Life in Another World~ and Handa-kun next month. Re:Zero ~Starting Life in Another World~ will air every Thursday and Friday starting on January 13 at 10PM (9PM JKT/BKK). SYNOPSIS from AnimeNewsNetwork Subaru Natsuki is an ordinary high school student who is lost in…

“Fate/Grand Order” special to air on ANIPLUS this New Year

ANIPLUS Asia announced last Sunday that the Southeast Asian channel will air “Fate/Grand Order: First Order” on New Year’s day as part of channel’s Holiday Special. The special will air on January 1 at 11:00 PM (PST) (10:00 PM JKT/BKK), one day after it premiered in Japan. According to ANIPLUS Asia, the synopsis are as follows: “The story is set in 2015…

TV5 announces return of “AniMEGA” in 2017

TV5 has announced last Tuesday on their official social accounts that local television network is set to bring back the popular anime block TV5 AniMEGA next year. The announcement teases anime titles: Kantai Collection, Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 2000%, Myriad Colors Phantom World, Knights of Sidonia and Attack on Titan: Junior High to be shown on the block….

“Sword Art Online The Movie” gets Philippine release next year

Upcoming Japanese anime film “Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale” is getting a Southeast Asian release next year according to Odex Private Limited on their official Facebook page. The film will be shown in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Brunei and The Philippines on February 18, 2017, same as Japan. The film is also confirmed to run in the United…

“Kimi No Nawa” to finally release in PH

Japanese hit anime film “Kimi No Nawa.” (Your Name) will  finally be released in Philippine cinemas this week. The movie will be shown starting December 14 according the SM Cinema website. Pioneer Films has also confirmed the release date. It was also announced that the list of cinemas which will be showing the movie will be released on December…

HERO TV announces new anime-lineup for 2017

During the “60 Years of Philippines-Japan Friendship Celebration” event held last Sunday at Market Market Mall in Taguig, Filipino cable channel HERO TV has revealed its new program line up for next year. Titles include “Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn”, “Nobunagun”, “Dragon Crisis”, “Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation”,  “Ultimate Otaku Teacher”, “The Heroic Legend of Arslan”,…

MNL48’s First Generation Audition announced

During the first fan Meeting held last December 3 at Movie Stars Cafe  in Pasay City, the start of MNL48’s First Generation audition was announced. According to the press release, the MNL48 audition method takes after the style of AKB48’s General Elections, where members are chosen through nationwide voting. Applicants must be at least 15-20…

Cardcaptor Sakura anime sequel confirmed

Yesterday, the official Twitter account for  “Cardcaptor Sakura” has confirmed a new television anime for Clamp’s 1998 magical girl anime series. The sequel is titled “Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Arc” and it will broadcast on NHK starting January 2018. Sakura Tange will once again voice the titular magical girl Sakura Kinomoto while Aya Hisakawa returns as Keroberos. Junko Iwao, Motoko Kumai, Megumi Ogata and Megumi…

Update: “Kimi No Nawa” to finally release in PH

(Update: 12/12/2016)  Japanese hit anime film “Kimi No Nawa.” (Your Name) will  finally be released in Philippine cinemas this week. The movie will be shown starting December 14 according the SM Cinema website. More here. (Update: 12/2/2016) The earlier reported release date of anime movie “Your Name” (Kimi no Na wa) is still pending. According…

LOOK: “Your Lie in April” Movie Poster in a local mall

  A large movie poster for Japanese live-action “Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso” (Your Lie in April) movie is seen at the Trinoma Mall Cinema area. Based on the manga series written and illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa, the live-action movie will premiere on December 7 in Philippine theaters. According to official Facebook page, “Your Lie on April” is a…

“Code Geass” Anime Sequel Announced

A  new anime titled “Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch” ( Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection) was announced during a special 10th anniversary event last Sunday in Chiba. The new project will take place few years after the conclusion of the “Zero Requiem” plan. According to the director Goro Taniguchi,  Lelouch from the previous anime is still the main protagonist of the new…

Yuri manga “citrus” and “Netsuzou Trap” get anime adaptations

An anime adaption for yuri manga series “citrus” and “Netsuzou Trap NTR” are in the works according to manga news site, Comic Natalie. Saburouta’s popular manga “citrus” follows the relationship between  Yuzu Aihara, a happy-go-lucky first grade high school girl  and her strict sister-in-law Mei Aihara. Naoko Kodama’s Netuzou Trap -NTR- centers  focuses on the relationship between two high…

Live-action”Your Lie In April”movie slated in December

Pioneer Films has announced yesterday that live-action “Shigatsu Wa Kimi No Uso” film is slated next month in Philippine cinemas. The movie will premiere on December 7, 2016. Based on the manga series written and illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa, it is a story of Kousei Arima, a prodigious pianist in which since the death of his mother, he has been…

AKB48 Team 8 Fan Meeting in Manila announced

The official Facebook page of MNL48 has announced yesterday that AKB48 sub-unit Team 8 will be having a fan-meet next month in Manila. The event will take place on December 3, 2016, 3PM at the Movie Stars Cafe, Seaside Blvd., SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City and it will feature an exclusive live show from Team 8, raffles,…

Live-action Fullmetal Alchemist Movie’s Teaser Trailer released

Warner Bros. Japan has released the first trailer of upcoming live-action Fullmetal Alchemist movie. Fullmetal Alchemist is based on the popular manga series by Arakawa Hiroshi and it is slated to release for winter 2017. The movie will star Hey!Say!JUMP member Yamada Ryosuke as protagonist Edward Elric. Official website and Twitter for the movie were also launched. Check out the…

Live-action “Ghost in the Shell” Trailer released

DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures have released the first trailer for the upcoming live-action Ghost in the Shell. Ghost in the Shell is based on Masamune Shirow’s cyberpunk manga of the same title.  It follows Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most…