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Animax Asia to Air One-Punch Man, Nisekoi Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime announced during Sky Alive event

Regional anime channel Animax Asia revealed during the Sky Alive event last Friday that it will air the One-Punch Man and Nisekoi television anime series. The company did not specify a premiere date for the series.

One-Punch Man's story revolves around the titular super hero (played by Makoto Furukawa) who has trained so hard that his hair has fallen out, and who can overcome any enemy with one punch. However, because he is so strong, he has become bored and frustrated with winning all his battles so easily.

The 12-episode series premiered in Japan last October. The series began as a web manga written and drawn by ONE in 2009. Yūsuke Murata began publishing a redrawn version of the manga in 2012. Both manga are running concurrently.

Shingo Natsume (Space Dandy, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos) directed the anime at Madhouse (Summer Wars, Hunter x Hunter), and Tomohiro Suzuki (Tiger & Bunny scripts, Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary) was in charge of the series scripts. Makoto Miyazaki (Dragon Crisis!, Triage X) composed the music. Chikashi Kubota (From the New World, Robotics;Notes) served as both character designer and chief animation director. Shigemi Ikeda and Yukiko Maruyama were the art directors, and Ken Hashimoto was the color key artist. Akane Fushihara was the director of photography, while Kashiko Kimura edited. Shōji Hata directed the sound.

Nisekoi revolves around Raku Ichijō (Kouki Uchiyama), a normal high school student who happens to be the heir to a yakuza group. The attractive but violent transfer student Chitoge Kirisaki (Nao Tōyama), the heir to a rival yakuza group, transfers to his class, and the two must pretend to date to keep a war from breaking out between their families.

The 20-episode series premiered in Japan in January 2014.

Original creator Naoshi Komi drew the original "Nisekoi" one-shot manga in early 2011, and turned it into a manga series in November of the same year. The second television anime adaptation, titled Nisekoi:, premiered last April with 12 episodes.

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