Animax kicks off 2016
The festive season may just be over, but fans in Asia can continue to rejoice at the spectacular line-up on Animax.
That is not all – fans of the hit Durarara franchise will also get to catch the final chapter of the new season on the same day as Japan, on Animax.
Unleashing the chaos, one final time
Adapted from the light novel of the same name, Durarara is popular among anime lovers for its engaging storytelling – each event is retold in different perspectives, making for more episodes to look forward to.
Back to stir up trouble in the dangerous Ikebukuro underground are the franchise’s distinct and eccentric characters – the headless rider Celty Sturluson, Mikado Ryugamine, leader of the notorious colour gang Dollars, and his childhood friend Masaomi Kida, who incidentally is the head honcho of another gang, the Yellow Scarves. With some new characters and the return of original director Takahiro Omori, the stage is set for what’s been described as “an ending that no one will see coming”.
Durarara x2 3rd Arc premiered on the same day as Japan, 10 p.m, last night.
The sci-fi action series follows Nanakorobi Nene, a cybernetically-enhanced girl who moves to Cenancle, where she will learn that there is more to the island than meets the eye. When a super-powered terrorist attacks the island, she teams up with her new-found friends and discovers powers she never knew she possessed.
The next title to premiere is Grimgar, Ashes And Illusions. The anime centers on the adventures of Haruhiro. His world is surrounded by darkness – purpose and mission undefined. He remembers nothing but his name. And when he emerges from the darkness, he is greeted by a world that seems like a scene out of a video game. To survive the seemingly dangerous and uncharted world of Grimgar, Haruhiro has to form an alliance with like-minded people and equip themselves with essential fightin abilities.
Grimgar, Ashes And Illusions premieres 8 p.m. on Feb. 2 Feb. and airs every Tuesday.
Also on Animax is the absolute hit of a manga turned anime series Assassination Classroom, which is about an endearing homeroom teacher who is also an octopus-like alien plotting to ruin Earth. With a plot like that, it is no wonder that the series is already expecting another season PLUS its second film.
Assassination Classroom premiered on Jan. 4 and airs with two back-to-back episodes 10 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday.
Everyone’s favourite detective Kindaichi is back.
Fans of renowned mystery manga Kindaichi Case Files will soon get to go on more adventures with their favourite detective. In the latest anime adaptation Files of Young Kindaichi R, the high school student has to solve the mystery of his missing friend Miyuki Nanase, who has been kidnapped while pursuing stardom as a movie body double in Hong Kong.
The File of Young Kindaichi R starts Mar. 21 and airs 8 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday.
Animax is seen on SKYCable Channel 46, Cignal Digital TV Channel 34 and Dream Channel 07.