HEROtv Opens New Year With Uchoten Kazoku, Hakkenden and Karneval


Anime cable channel HEROtv opens the new year with its brand new titles for the month of January.

In the press release posted, “Uchoten Kazoku” (The Eccentric Family,) “Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East,” and “Karneval” will air next month to add a ‘new dynamic to the current anime family that we all know and love.’



Shimogamo Yasaburō is a tanuki who is the third son of the Shimagamo family, who lives in Kyoto, along with humans, tanuki, and tengu. One day, Yasaburō’s father is eaten as a hot pot by human members of a group known as the “Friday Club”. As Yasaburō takes care of his teacher, an old tengu, fights with other tanukis, and plays with a psychic human girl, Yasaburō approaches the truth about his father’s death. (ANN)

Uchoten Kazoku will air every Monday to Friday starting January 24 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.


HAKKENDEN: Eight Dogs of the East

Five years ago, almost every villager of Ootsuka died due to a tragic plague. But mysteriously enough, three survivors: a girl and two boys, emerged. Now living in a church, the three live in isolation, hidden from those who may seek to find them. Shino, one of the survivors, has control over the power of Murasame, the blade of life. But when the imperial church seeks to take the Murasame for themselves, their peaceful life becomes a thing of the past… (ANN)

Hakkenden will air every Mondays to Fridays beginning January 8 from 11 PM to 12 AM.



Nai searches for someone important to him, with only an abandoned bracelet as a clue. Gareki steals and pick-pockets to get by from day to day. The two meet in a strange mansion where they are set-up, and soon become wanted criminals by military security operatives. When Nai and Gareki find themselves desperate in a hopeless predicament, they encounter none other than the country’s most powerful defense organization—”Circus”!! (MyAnimeList)

Karneval airs every Saturday starting January 11 from 2 PM to 4:30 PM.

All of the new series aired this year in Japan.

HEROtv is available in SkyCable on channel 44 and Destiny Digital Cable on channel 44.