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Animax Asia Airs Snow White With the Red Hair Season 2, Laughing Under the Clouds in September

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Also: Channel launches on Singapore's Singtel TV service

Southeast Asian television channel Animax Asia announced last Friday that it will premiere the second season of Snow White with the Red Hair anime as well as the Laughing Under the Clouds anime on September 27 and September 29, respectively. Animax Asia also announced that the channel launched on Singapore's Singtel TV pay television service last Friday. The channel is free to Singtel TV subscribers from August 26 to September 22.

Animax Asia describes the first season of the Snow White with the Red Hair anime:

In the kingdom of Tanbarun lives Shirayuki, a normal herbalist with beautiful red hair. Attracted by her unique hair colour, the Prince of Tanbarun - Prince Raj orders her to be his concubine. Unwilling to give up her freedom, Shirayuki decides to cut her hair and escapes. While traveling through the forest, she meets the second prince of Clarines – Prince Zen Wisteria who helps her. Hoping to repay her debt, Shirayuki sets her sights on pursuing a career as the court herbalist in Clarines.

Both Shirayuki and Zen set on an endeavour towards their own goals and slowly learned to support each other and be each other's pillar of strength. What lies ahead for Shirayuki as she leads her new life at the royal palace of Clarines?

The second season premiered in Japan on January 11. Animax Asia began airing the first season of the anime on April 14. Masahiro Ando (Hanasaku Iroha - Blossoms for Tomorrow, Blast of Tempest) directed the anime at the studio BONES. The anime is based on Sorata Akiduki's manga of the same name.

The story of Laughing Under the Clouds takes place in the 11th year of the Meiji era. The number of people in Japan who feel dissatisfaction toward the government are increasing due to the increasing speed of Westernization and the ban on samurai. In order to curb the increased rate of crime, the government opens a new prison. The three brothers of the Kumo family are entrusted with the duty of transporting these criminals to the new prison, but adventures await them on the way.

The anime adapts Kemuri Karakara's Donten ni Warau manga, and it premiered in October 2014. Hiroshi Haraguchi (Eureka Seven - good night, sleep tight, young lovers) directed the series and Yuuya Takahashi (Tiger & Bunny) was in charge the scripts. Takao Maki (Mobile Suit Gundam AGE character animation director) designed the characters. Dogakobo (Engaged to the Unidentified, Yuruyuri) animated the series.

Karakara launched the manga in Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Avarus magazine in 2011, and ended it in May 2013. Mag Garden published six compiled book volumes for the series. Karakara launched a sequel titled Donten ni Warau Gaiden (Laughing Under the Clouds - Side Story) in Mag Garden's "Beat's" manga site in 2014. Mag Garden published the second of the manga's three planned volumes in May 2015. Karakara launched the Rengoku ni Warau (Laughing in Purgatory) prequel manga in Monthly Comic Garden in January 2014. A live-action film adaptation of the manga is slated for 2017.

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