According to official website, it was announced that first season of sports-drama anime Chihayafuru and last season of action-fantasy anime series Shakugan No Shana will premiere this coming February on ANIMAX Asia.
Chihaya Ayase is a frank and ebullient girl who becomes fascinated by the obscure world of competitive karuta, a card game based on Japanese poetry. Introduced to the aggressive style of the game by a quiet and thoughtful elementary school classmate named Arata Wataya, the two quickly become close friends. They start playing as a group with Taichi Mashima, Chihaya’s smart and athletic childhood friend, until they have to part ways during their middle school years due to several circumstances. As their high school life begins, they meet once again.
Series start airing on February 13, at 11:00PM replacing City Hunters (Season 2).
Continuing from the events of the last series , both Shana and Kazumi stand at their respective locations waiting for Yuji to meet with one of them, only to discover that Yuji has disappeared, with not even the slightest evidence of his existence left behind. All is not lost however, as the letters the two of them sent to him still give hope of Yuji’s continued existence. As Shana and company search for answers on Yuji’s whereabouts, they soon find the truth staring back at them when Yuji reappears in front of them as the leader of Bal Masqué. Left with little choice, Shana must now confront her most unlikely adversary on the battlefield in her toughest challenge yet.
Series start airing on February 20, at 11:30PM replacing The Book of Bantorra.
Chihayafuru and Shakugan No Shana III was among of the new anime series that was announced to air this year during the ANIMAX Carnival Philippines.