Exclusive: Animax Asia Airs Simulcast of My Hero Academia, Twin Star Exorcists
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Regional anime channel Animax Asia confirmed with ANN on Monday that it will air the My Hero Academia and Twin Star Exorcists television anime series. New episodes will premiere on the channel on the same day they premiere in Japan.
My Hero Academia premieres on the channel on April 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Indonesia and Thailand, and at 8:00 p.m. in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, and will air every Sunday in the same time slot.
Animax Asia describes the series:
“People are not born equal.” This is a realisation Izuku Midoriya had when he was bullied by his classmates for being the only one in class without any special unique powers.
This does not stop Izuku from going after his dreams, a dream of being a great hero like AllMight. To become the great hero that he hopeless wants to be, Izuku then joined one of the highest rated ‘Hero Academies’ in the country, U.A High.
With the help of his idol AllMight, will he be able to claim the ranks and become a true hero?
Previously-announced cast members include:
Daiki Yamashita as Izuku Midoriya
Kenta Miyake as All Might
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Katsuki Bakugō
Ayane Sakura as Ochako Uraraka
Kaito Ishikawa as Tenya Iida
Aoi Yūki as Tsuyu Asui
Ryou Hirohashi as Minoru Mineta
Marina Inoue as Momo Yaoyorozu
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Fumikage Tokoyami
Tasuku Hatanaka as Denki Kaminari
Toshiki Masuda as Eijirō Kirishima
Yuuki Kaji as Shōto Todoroki
Eri Kitamura as Mina Ashido
Kōsuke Kuwano as Yūga Aoyama
Kei Shindou as Kyōka Jirō
Masakazu Nishida as Mezō Shōji
Kosuke Miyoshi as Mashirao Ojiro
Kiyotaka Furushima as Hanta Sero
Kaori Nazuka as Tooru Hagakure
Tooru Nara as Rikidō Satō
Junichi Suwabe as Shōta Aizawa/Eraserhead
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Present Mic
Kenji Nagasaki (Gundam Build Fighters, Classroom Crisis, No. 6) is directing the anime at the studio BONES (Blood Blockade Battlefront, Concrete Revolutio, Fullmetal Alchemist). Yousuke Kuroda (Gundam Build Fighters, Honey and Clover, Trigun) is overseeing the series' scripts. The rock band Porno Graffitti is performing the opening, and the rock band Brian the Sun is performing the ending as their major label debut.
Twin Star Exorcists premieres on the channel on April 6 at 10:00 p.m. in Indonesia and Thailand, and at 11:00 p.m. in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines, and will air every Wednesday in the same time slot.
Animax Asia describes the series:
From the acclaimed studio that helmed hits like Naruto and Bleach comes this supernatural action-packed anime adventure. Twin Star Exorcists follows the journey of exorcists Rokuro and Benio, as they discover their destinies and pair up to combat the evil in the world.
Natsuki Hanae as Rokuro Enmadō
Megumi Han as Benio Adashino
Ayumu Murase as Yūto Ijika, Rokuro's childhood friend
Yū Serizawa as Mayura Otomi
Junichi Suwabe as Seigen Amakawa
Jun Fukuyama as Kinako, an anime-original character
Tomoaki Maeno as Ryogo Nagitsuji
Daisuke Namikawa as Arima Tsuchimikado
Kaito Ishikawa as Shimon Ikaruga
Tomohisa Taguchi (Persona 4 the Golden Animation, Persona 3 the Movie #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream, Persona 3 the Movie #4 Winter of Rebirth) is directing the series at Studio Pierrot (Naruto Shippūden, Tokyo Ghoul, Yona of the Dawn). Shishō Igarashi (Unlimited Psychic Squad director) is serving as assistant director, Naruhisa Arakawa (MAOYU, Outbreak Company, Kingdom) is handling the series composition, Kikuko Sadakata (Corpse Princess, Muromi-san, Devils and Realist) is designing the characters, and Itsuko Takeda (Level E, Kingdom) is the chief animation director. Hitomi Kaji is performing the ending theme song "Eyes."
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