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Animax Asia to Air WWW.WORKING!!, First Love Monster, Scared Rider Xechs in February

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Also: New episodes & TV special for The File of Young Kindaichi Returns

Southeast Asian channel Animax Asia revealed on Monday that it will air the WWW.WORKING!!, First Love Monster, and Scared Rider Xechs anime in February. It will also air new episodes of The File of Young Kindaichi Returns anime, including the The File of Young Kindaichi Returns: The File of Inspector Akechi.

WWW.WORKING!! will premiere on February 6, and will air two episodes every Monday and Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. GMT+8. The anime premiered in Japan last October.

Web-ban Working!! is a four-panel web comic spinoff of Karino Takatsu's original Working!! manga series. It takes place at another Wagnaria family restaurant location. In the story, Daisuke Higashida gets a job at the restaurant because of family financial difficulties, but no one who works there is normal.

Yumi Kamakura (Working!!!) directed the anime at A-1 Pictures. Mayuko Nakano designed the characters and served as chief animation director. Takao Yoshioka handled series composition and Masaru Yokoyama composed the music.

First Love Monster will premiere on February 8, and will air two episodes every Wednesday and Thursday at 8:00 p.m. GMT+8. The anime premiered in Japan last July.

Animax Asia describes the anime:

Kaho Nikaido is a daughter of a wealthy family and has led a sheltered life since young. To welcome the start of her high school life, she leaves home for the first time to stay in a dormitory. A truck almost hits her on the day she moves in, but a mysterious stranger saves Kaho and she falls head over heels for him at first sight. However, little does she know that her first love is actually a fifth grader! How will their relationship progress?

Takayuki Inagaki (Rosario + Vampire, Sky Wizards Academy) direced the anime at Studio DEEN, and Mariko Oka (Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Hell Girl) designed the characters.

Scared Rider Xechs premieres on February 15, and will air two episodes on Monday to Friday at 6:30 p.m. GMT+8. The anime premiered in Japan last July.

In the original Scared Rider Xechs otome game that the anime is abased on, a world of godless people was being menaced by Nightfly O'Note, a mysterious alien invader from a crimson world via the crimson barrier Scared. To counter the Nightfly O'Note's threat, the humans establish the LAG defense agency at the Ryūkyū Islands. The anti-Nightfly O'Note fighting unit Scared Rider valiantly stood against the threat, but was completely wiped out five times.

And so, the sixth and latest unit, Scared Rider Xechs, was assembled from five young men. However, at nearly the same time that SRX was formed, the Nightfly O'Note invasion stopped suddenly.

Without the enemy they were supposed to fight, the SRX members spend their restless days dealing with ordinary life. The SRX members establish the musical band Odd-l's to deal with their low spirits and restlessness. Meanwhile, a young woman is assigned to LAG as their instructor and commander. A new life begins for the young woman and the SRX. The tagline of the game, "That order, is it for love, or for death?"

Hideto Komori directed the anime at Satelight. StoryRiders' Naruki Nagakawa supervised and wrote the series scripts. Additionally, Jun Kumagai (Persona 3 The Movie series, Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū, Psycho-Pass 2) and Naohiro Fukushima (Eden of the East, Eureka Seven AO) also wrote the scripts. Koji Haneda adaped the game's original character designs by pako, and is also credited as chief animation director.

The new episodes of The File of Young Kindaichi Returns will begin airing on February 28. It will air two episodes every Monday and Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. GMT+8.

Animax Asia began airing the anime's second season last May and it describes the anime:

Based on the original manga by Seimaru Amagi and Fumiya Sato, The File of Young Kindaichi R revolves around Hajime Kindaichi, grandson of the famous detective. Though Hajime Kindaichi is unmotivated, lazy and a little lecherous at times, much to the exasperation of his childhood friend Miyuki Nanase, he has used his sharp intuition and deduction skills to solve countless murder cases. Follow his journey and unravel each mystery with him in The File of Young Kindaichi R!

The second season premiered in Japan in October 2015.

The first season of the anime premiered on Animax Asia last March.


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