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Hero TV Premieres Ao Haru Ride, Space Brothers in February

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Magic Kaito 1412 also premieres on channel in February

Philippine television channel HERO TV announced last week that it will premiere the Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride) and Space Brothers (Uchū Kyōdai) television anime series. The channel will also air the Magic Kaito 1412 television anime.

Ao Haru Ride revolves around Futaba, a girl who was in love with a boy named Kō Tanaka in middle school. However, after a misunderstanding, their relationship as friends ends when he transfers schools over summer vacation. In high school, her world is turned around once again when she meets Kō again, this time under the name of Kō Mabuchi.

The anime is based on Io Sakisaka's shōjo manga of the same name, which she launched in Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine in 2012, and ended last February. Shueisha published 13 compiled book volumes for the series. The anime premiered in July 2014. A live-action film adaptation opened in Japan in December 2014.

HERO TV will premiere the anime on Tuesday at 11:00 p.m., and it will air in the same time slot on weekdays.

Space Brothers' story follows two brothers, Mutta and Hibito, who made a vow as kids to travel to space. The younger brother Hibito did become an astronaut, but not Mutta. However, Mutta's life changes one fateful day.

The anime is based on Chūya Koyama's manga of the same name. Koyama launched the manga in Kodansha's Morning magazine in 2007, and the manga currently has 27 compiled book volumes, as well as spinoff books. It won the General categories in both the 56th Shogakukan Manga Awards and the 35th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2011. The anime premiered in Japan in April 2012. The manga also inspired a live-action film in 2012, and the Uchū Kyōdai #0 anime film in 2014.

HERO TV will premiere the anime on February 24 at 8:00 p.m., and it will air in the same time slot on weekdays. HERO TV will only show the first 10 episodes of the 99-episode anime.

Magic Kaito centers on a young budding magician named Kaito Kuroba who follows in his late father's footsteps as the legendary thief Kaitō Kid. YTV describes the story:

Kaito Kuroba is a seventeen-year-old high school student who is an adept magician due to the influence of his father, Toichi Kuroba who died mysteriously. Eight years after his father's death, Kaito discovers a secret room in his home that was set up by his father to reveal itself on that very day. Finding Kid the Phantom Thief's gadgets and costume in the room, Kaito dons the disguise and decides to confront Kid who has recently resurfaced after his eight years of absence. Kaito discovers Kid to be Konosuke Jii, his father's butler, who ascertains Toichi was the first Kid the Phantom Thief. Jii reveals he took on the role as Kid to lure out Toichi's murderer. Upon learning that his father was murdered, Kaito continues the role of Kid the Phantom Thief as he searches for his father's killer.

Philippine television channel GMA-7 aired the series last year, after finishing the airing of the Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom Thief in February. HERO TV will air the series on February 10 at 8:00 p.m., and it will air in the same time slot on weekdays.

[Via Anime Pilipinas]

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