New Anime Series K Simulcasts Same-Time-As-Japan Across Asia on Animax Time Change

Sep 27th 2012
In line with the recently announced change to the broadcast timing of K in Japan, Animax Asia's same-time-as-Japan simulcast of weekly premiering episodes of the anime series is correspondingly brought forward by almost 1 hour to the following timings highlighted in red:

K premieres 5 October, airing Fridays at 12:30 a.m. (SG, MY, PH, HK, TW) / Thursdays 11:30 p.m. (JKT) in a same-time-as-Japan simulcast, first and exclusively on Animax

There are no changes to K repeat broadcasts:

SG, MY, PH: Fridays 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. / Saturdays 11:30 p.m. / Sundays 8 p.m.

JKT: Fridays 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m, 5:30 p.m / Saturdays 10:30 p.m / Sundays 7 p.m.

HK: Fridays 9:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m, 9:30 p.m / Saturdays 11:30 p.m / Sundays 8 p.m.

TW: Fridays 10:30 p.m / Saturdays, 7:30 p.m / Sundays 12:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m


There are also no changes to K broadcast timings in India:

In India, K premieres 5 October, airing Fridays at 1:30 a.m. in a Same-day-as-Japan simulcast on Animax

Repeat broadcasts:

IN: Fridays 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m./ Saturdays 8 p.m. / Sundays 8 p.m.


About K
K is set in a futuristic Japan that took a different path in history where it is imagined to have isolated itself from the rest of the world, and become an exclusive, self-sustaining and advanced society. Amidst the intricately designed Japan in K, a war between Japan's seven lords – warriors with highly destructive special powers – is about to break out, and the protagonists, grey haired, ordinary high school student Isana Yashiro, his pony-tailed, highly skilled school rival-turned-best friend and bodyguard Yatogami Kurou, as well as a mysterious shape-shifting girl Neko, get embroiled in the explosive conflict.

K is a brand new, original anime project hailing from King Records' Starchild label, the creators of anime hits including Toradora!, Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!, and Bodacious Space Pirates. K is created by the "GoRA Project" group which includes Gou Nakanishi, the producer of popular anime series such as Fafner and Asura Cryin', in collaboration with anime studio GoHands (Mardock Scramble films, Seitokai Yakuindomo). K is also currently being adapted and serialized into the K: Memory of Red manga series in Japan's ARIA magazine.

Viewers will love that K is being brought to life by a stellar, ‘A-list’ voice cast that includes Tomokazu Sugita (Gintama, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya), Takahiro Sakurai (Code Geass), Jun Fukuyama (Nurarihyon no Mago, xxxHOLiC), Mamoru Miyano (Death Note, Mobile Suit Gundam 00), Daisuke Ono (Black Butler), Daisuke Namikawa (Hunter x Hunter), and Yui Horie (Love Hina, Toradora!). Fans can also look out for the opening theme song ‘Kings’ sung by popular Japanese pop duo, angela, who has enjoyed great success with recent theme songs for anime including Seitokai Yakuindomo, as well as the first and second seasons of Asura Cryin'.

About Animax Asia
Launched on 1 January 2004, Animax is Asia's first channel brand specializing in Japanese animation – anime. Animax offers a wide variety of anime programs from across the most popular genres including action, romance, horror, supernatural, comedy to slice-of-life.

The channel created TV history in April 2009 as the world's first regional broadcaster to offer a same-time-as-Japan simulcast anime series with Tears to Tiara. In 2010, Animax brought blockbuster shows such as Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Inuyasha – The Final Act to Asia.

In addition, Animax Asia's first multimedia, multiplatform original animation production LaMB won Taiwan's Golden Bell Award in the ‘Best Animation Program’ category, and was a finalist in the ‘Best Animation’ category at the regional Asian Television Awards in 2009.

Currently reaching 27 million homes in 17 markets across the region, Animax Asia aims to offer anime for everyone. Wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, Animax Asia is managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia which also operates AXN, AXN Beyond, Sony Entertainment Television and ONE. See www.animaxtv.com for more.

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