“Norn9” teased to air on TV5

TV5 through its “TV5 Animega” Facebook page has teased fantasy romance anime “Norn9” to air soon on the channel.

“Norn9” is based on an otome game developed by Otomate and published by Idea Factory.

Anime News Network describes the anime series as follows:

The era where great powers of the world have all ventured overseas. Revolution and liberalism spread all over the world. Right when souls and earth are ill, a glowing sphere appeared in the sky, and removed the borders of the world. Three girls and nine young men depart together with a flying ship.

The series first aired in Winter 2016 in Japan.


Release of “Koe No Katachi” cancelled due to theater unavailability

(Updated 4/11/2017 1434H) Philippine distributor Pioneer Films has announced on Tuesday (April 11) that the release of anime film “Koe no Katachi” (A Silent Voice) has been cancelled due to unavailability of theaters.

According to Pioneer Films, the movie has been rescheduled to an unconfirmed date.

Stay tuned for further announcement.

The movie was initially scheduled on the 15th of April on local cinemas.

“Kuroko no Basket movie: Last Game” to screen in the Philippines

Odex Private Limited has announced last Saturday, April 8, 2017, that they will be screening “Kuroko No Basket movie: Last Game” in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

The screening schedules are as follows:

  •  Singapore: GV – 4 May 2017 
  • Malaysia: GSC – 4 May 2017 
  • Philippines: SM Cinema – 17 May 2017 
  • Indonesia: CGV-Blitz, Cinemaxx, Platinum – TBC
  • Vietnam: Lotte Cinema – TBC

Synopsis from Anime News Network

An American street basketball team called Jabberwock comes to Japan and plays a friendly match with a Japanese team, but after the Japanese team suffers a crushing defeat, the team members of Jabberwock start mocking Japanese basketball. Their comments enrage Riko’s father, and so he gathers a team made up of the five members of the Generation of Miracles plus Kuroko and Kagami, called Vorpal Swords, to have a revenge match against Jabberwock.

The movie premiered last March 18 in Japan.

Detective Conan Movie The Crimson Love Letter to be shown in the Philippines

Odex Private Limited has announced last Saturday, April 8, 2017, that they will be screening the latest Detective Conan movie, “The Crimson Love Letter” in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Screening schedules are as follows:

  • Singapore: GV – 18 May 2017
  • Malaysia: GSC – 22 June 2017
  • Philippines: SM Cinema – 12 July 2017
  • Indonesia: CGV-Blitz, Cinemaxx, Platinum – TBC
  • Vietnam: Lotte Cinema – TBC

The Crimson Letter is the 21st installment movie in the Detective Conan franchise. It will be released on April 15 in Japan.

“Frame Arms Girl” streams on Facebook on April 7

“Frame Arms Girl” has announced on Tuesday that its official Facebook page will stream the anime series on their social media page.

The stream will be available only to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and
The Philippines. The first episode will be streamed on Friday,  April 7 2017, 9 PM (SGT).

Anime News Network describe the series as follows:

Ao opens a package that arrives at her doorstep. Inside the package is Gōrai, a Frame Arms Girl: a small robot capable of independent movement. Gōrai is a newly-developed prototype: a Frame Arms Girl equipped with an “Artificial Self,” an advanced AI that gives her a personality. Ao is the only one that has activated her. Gōrai begins to gather both battle data and emotions, starting a day-to-day life with Ao, who knows nothing about Frame Arms Girls.

Series’ first episode aired last April 3 in Japan.

“Knights of Sidonia” airs next week on TV5’s prime-time slot

TV5 has announced on Thursday that hit mecha anime “Knights of Sidonia” will air next week on channel.

The series will premiere on April 12 at 9:30 PM.

Synopsis from Aniplus Asia

Sidonia, a ship with a population of over 500,000 people, is once again threatened by the Gauna, a strange alien race which destroyed the solar system. Follow Tanikaze Nagate and his friends as they try to strike back against these gigantic creatures.

The first season of Knights of Sidonia aired in 2014, while the season was released the next year.

“KanColle the Movie” gets one-day screening in the Philippines

(Updated April 18) Aniplus Asia has announced on Wednesday (April 5) that “Kancolle: The Movie” is getting a one-day fan screening in four countries in Southeast Asia.

Schedules are as follows:

Singapore – 15 April
Malaysia – 16 April
Indonesia – 29 April
Philippines – (Postponed to 06 May from 22 April)


Fans are getting exclusive premium item when they watch the movie at the cinemas. Item includes movie’s A4 clear folder, an epoxy pin and a 35mm film strip.

More details will be announced at a later date.

Synopsis by Aniplus Asia

As the mysterious army, the Abyssal Fleet, continues to destroy the seas, only warships that hold a soul, the “Fleet Girls” (KanMusu), have the power to fight back against them.

During the last battle at their headquarters, both sides suffered heavy damages. The Special Type Destroyer “Fubuki” and the other Fleet Girls who took part in the in the “MI Stategy” managed to secure a win. However, what awaits them after the fierce battle are only tougher battles.

With the success of the MI Strategy, the headquarters sends the next fighting force towards the south. The battle area continues to increase as they attack the enemy base. With their new Naval base and the accumulation of battle experience, the Fleet Girls continue to come up with new strategies for their battles. Suddenly, an anomaly occurred to the target they were to battle.

What awaits the Fleet Girls are..

The film opened in Japan last November,

List of cinemas screening “Suki Ni Naru Sono Shunkan O” anime movie

The official website of SM Cinema has listed its branches that will screen “Suki Ni Naru Sono Shunkan O” (The Moment You Fall in Love) anime movie.

The list is updated as of April 5.

The list includes:

  • SM City Fairview
  • SM City Manila
  • SM City North EDSA
  • SM City Sta Mesa
  • SM Mall of Asia
  • SM Megamall
  • SM City Bacoor
  • SM City Dasmariñas
  • SM Cebu
  • SM City Davao
  • SM Iloilo
  • SM Clark

“Suki Ni Naru Sono Shunkan O” is an SM “CineExclusive” and it is distributed by Odex Private Ltd.

“Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan O” is the second film based from Kokuhaku Jikko Iinkai ~Renai Series~ Vocaloid song project by HoneyWorks.

The film opened in Japan last December 2016.

“Cardcaptor Sakura” gets OAD this Fall

The official website for Clamp’s Cardcaptor Sakura has released last Saturday a promotional video for its new anime this Fall.

The new OAD is titled “Sakura to Futasu no Kuma” and it is the prologue for the “Clear Card Arc” anime series.

“Sakura to Futasu no Kuma” will come bundled with the special edition Cardcaptor Sakura:Clear Card’s Chapter 3 manga series and it will be released on September 13.

The new Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card anime series will premiere in NHK on January 18, 2018.

Japanese rock band RADWIMPS adds Singapore to Asian tour stops in June

[PRESS RELEASE] After releasing their newest album, “Ningen Kaika” (Human Bloom), Japanese rock band, RADWIMPS had previously announced their Asian tour for 2017, visiting countries such as as South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan. Singapore marks the latest addition to the tour and the band will be performing at Megabox Event Hall @ Big Box on 4 June 2017.

RADWIMPS previously came to Singapore and performed to a full-house crowd of adoring fans. The band has sold millions of albums since their major debut in 2005 and has a reputation as one of the hardest live acts to score a ticket to among Japanese artistes. “Your Name (Kimi no nawa) was RADWIMP’s eighth album and was also the soundtrack for the award winning anime movie of the same name, “Your Name(Kimi no na wa). The album hit number 1 on Japanese music charts, Oricon.

RADWMPS will first begin their Japan tour, “Human Bloom Tour 2017” with 21 shows slated in 12 cities. This includes a two-day finale at the Nippon Budoukan, one of the largest concert venues in Tokyo, on the 9th and 10th of May. They will then kick-start their Asian tour in Singapore on 4 June 2017.

3 members of RADWIMPS will come to Singapore; Yojiro Noda (Vocal / Guitar / Piano), Akira Kuwahara (Guitar), Yusuke Takeda (Bass). Drummer, Satoshi Yamaguchi unfortunately has halted activities since 2015 due to focal dystonia.

RADWIMPS 2017 Asia Live Tour 

    Date: 17th June (Saturday), 18th June (Sunday)
    Venue: ATT SHOW BOX

RADWIMPS 2017 Asia Live Tour in Singapore is organized by SOZO as part of the Japan Music Festival lineup.

“Umaru-chan” on Yey! channel this April

ABS-CBN’s digital television channel YEY! has announced that they will be airing “Himouto! Umaru-chan” starting April 2 at 7:30PM on the channel.

Anime News Network describes the series as follows:

Umaru is Taihei’s little sister who boasts beautiful looks as well as prowess in both school and sports. However, she has a certain secret. She’s a “Himōto” a little sister who is proper in public but lazy at home.

YEY! is available free on ABS-CBN TV Plus.

Animax Asia reveals its “Same-Day-as-Japan” anime line-up for April 2017 

Animax Asia has revealed two same-day-as-Japan simulcast series premiering on channel for the month of April.


My Hero Academia Season 2 (Same-day-as-Japan)
Premieres on 1 April, every Saturday at 10pm

Alice & Zouroku (Same-day-as-Japan)
Premieres on 2 April, every Sunday at 11pm

This Art Club Has a Problem!
Premieres on 11 April, every Monday and Tuesday at 8pm, with two episodes back-to-back

Premieres on 19 April, every Monday to Friday at 5.30pm.

Animax is available on SKYCable Channel 46, Cignal Channel 73, Dream Satellite TV Channel 07, and G Sat Channel 24.

‘BanG Dream!’ Vol. 1 to be available in PH bookstores soon

Shogakukan Asia Pte Ltd has announced last Wednesday (March 29) that Volume 1 of the highly-anticipated English-language release of Bushiroad Media’s “BanG Dream!” manga will be released on March 30 in Singapore.

After the launch in Singapore, the manga will also be making its way to bookstore in five other Southeast Asian countries: Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand and The Philippines. Shogakukan Asia is also exploring opportunities with overseas partners to the manga in other territories.

The BanG Dream! manga tells the story of 1st year high school student Kasumi Toyama, who is determined to start a band despite being an absolute beginner.

While the manga shares the same premise as the television anime series, the manga provides more comprehensive details to each character and features additional scenes not seen in the anime.

The first chapter of BanG Dream! Volume 1 is available online for preview now at http://shogakukan.asia/bang-dream-1

“Koe no Katachi” to be released next month

The play-date of the anime movie “Koe no Katachi” (A Silent Voice) has been unveiled.

According to SM Cinema website, the release date of the film is on April 15, 2017.

SM Cinema describes the movie as follows:

The story revolves around Nishimiya Shoko, a grade school student who has impaired hearing. She transfers into a new school, where she is bullied by her classmates, especially Ishida Shouya. It gets to the point where she transfers to another school and as a result, Shoya is ostracized and bullied himself, with no friends to speak to and no plans for the future. Years later, he sets himself on a path to redemption.

Pioneer Films has previously teased that the movie will be released in the Philippines soon.

The film is based on Yoshitoki Oima’s manga of the same name.

Koe No Katachi was released in Japan on September 17, 2016.

HERO TV announces anime line-up for April 2017

Local anime cable channel HERO TV has announced last Thursday (March 30) its anime line-up for the month of April 2017.

The line-up includes Pandora in the Crimson Shell (April 21), Fate Kaleid Liner Prisma Ilya 3Rei! (April 28) and for HERO Theatrix, Samurai X OVA (April 23 and 30).


Screencap from HERO TV Facebook page

HERO TV is available on Skycable and Destiny Digital Channel 44 in the Philippines.

ANIPLUS Asia announces April 2017 Highlights


Southeast Asian anime channel Aniplus has announced its anime highlight for the month of April 2017.



Attack on Titan Season 2 (Right After Japan)
Season Premiere: April 2, Every Sun 6PM
Encore: Every Sun 10PM

Berserk 2 (Right After Japan)
Season Premiere: April 7, Fri 10PM (Double Premiere Episode)
New Episode: Every Fri 10:30PM
Encore: Every Sun 11PM

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria (Right After Japan)
Season Premiere: April 14, Every Fri 24:30
Encore: Every Sat 11PM

GrandBlue Fantasy The Animation(Right After Japan)
Season Premiere: April 1, Every Sat 24:30
Encore: Every Sun 6:30PM

Aniplus is available in the Philippine via the Tribe app on mobile.