Hero TV Airs The Fruit of Grisaia, Sets Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II For May 24
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Philippine television channel Hero TV premiered The Fruit of Grisaia anime on Monday, and scheduled the premiere of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II anime. The Fruit of Grisaia will air on weekdays at 10:30 p.m., with an encore broadcast at 4:30 a.m. Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II will premiere on May 24, with airings at 11:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m., and 11:30 p.m. on weekdays.
The Fruit of Grisaia takes place at the private Mihama Academy, where five girls who seem normal attend the school due to "certain reasons." A sixth student "with reasons" named Yūji Kazami transfers in. Yūji has an ego with such darkness that he does not fade in comparison to the five girls, who are so different from the norm. As they each meet each other, they deepen their understanding of one another. Through the small bits of progress they make, each of their hearts will be affected. When Yūji arrives, a story of girls who are trapped by their pasts begins.
The series is based on Frontwing's visual novel of the same name. The series premiered in Japan in October 2014. Tensho (Kin-iro Mosaic) directed the series at 8-Bit with character designs and chief animation direction by Akio Watanabe (Monogatari Series Second Season, The World God Only Knows). Elements Garden composed the music for the soundtrack. A sequel anime special titled The Labyrinth of Grisaia and The Eden of Grisaia premiered in April 2015, similarly based on Frontwing visual novels of the same name.
The near-future story of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II revolves around Yūma Tukumo, a 13-year-old rookie duelist, and Astral, the mysterious lifeform from a parallel world who suddenly appears before Yūma.
Satsohi Kuwabara directed the series in GALLOP, with Shin Yoshida supervising scripts. Kazuki Takahashi drew the original character designs, and Hiroki Harada designed the characters for animation. Takashi Nakamura was in charge of backgrounds. Kenji Akazawa was in charge of compositing.
The series premiered in 2012. Hero TV previously aired the Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal series in 2013.