Hero TV Premieres Dragon Crisis!, Ultimate Otaku Teacher Anime in February

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Also: Live-action My Love Story!! film to air

Philippine television channel Hero TV began streaming a video outlining its slate of February shows on Tuesday, revealing the air dates for the Dragon Crisis! and Ultimate Otaku Teacher anime. The channel also revealed that it will air the live-action My Love Story!! film. HERO TV previously announced both anime as part of its larger 2017 lineup.

Dragon Crisis! will premiere on February 14.

The story of Dragon Crisis! begins when a high school boy named Ryūji is dragged by his cousin Eriko to rescue a girl from black-market dealers. The blue-eyed "girl" turns out to be a dragon who is inexplicably fixated on Ryūji — following him even when he is bathing and sleeping. Ryūji has to protect the girl from the black-market dealers and others.

The series premiered in Japan in 2011, and is based on the light novel series of the same name by Kizaki Kaya, with illustrations by Akata Itsuki. The novel series ran for 13 volumes from 2007 to 2011.

Hideki Tachibana directed the anime series at Studio DEEN, and Hideyuki Kurata wrote and oversaw the series' scripts, with other scripts by Kaya Kizaki and Masahiro Kurata. Masashi Ishihama drew the character designs for animation, and also served as chief animation director. Kazuhiro Itou served as art director. Akira Shimozaki was director of photography. Makoto Miyazaki composed the music.

Ultimate Otaku Teacher will premiere on February 16.

The story of Ultimate Otaku Teacher centers around Junichirō, a young man obsessed with manga, anime, and games. He was a young genius who published papers in the journals Nature and Science when he was only 17. However, after graduating college, he became a NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) absorbed in his anime blog. Unable to watch Kagami throw away his life, his sister Suzune gets him to work at the Ichō Academy she attends. The head of the school's board, Koyomi Hiiragi, assigns Kagami to his new life as a teacher.

The anime premiered in Japan in April 2015.

Masato Sato (Case Closed episodes eps 333-504) directed the series with series scripts by Atsushi Maekawa (Hunter × Hunter, Lupin III vs. Detective Conan The Movie) at A-1 Pictures. Isao Sugimoto (Girls und Panzer, The Qwaser of Stigmata II) designed the characters and Ryuuichi Takada (Dusk maiden of Amnesia, The [email protected]) composed the music.

Takeshi Azuma launched the Denpa Kyōshi - He Is an Ultimate Teacher manga that the anime is based on in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in late 2011. The Japanese title of the manga literally means "Electromagnetic-Wave Teacher," a reference to the term denpa-kei for people who act bizarrely, such as extreme otaku. The slang was coined from people who claimed their actions were caused by electromagnetic waves (denpa) they received.

The live-action My Love Story!! film will air on February 19, with an encore on February 26.

My Love Story!! centers on Takeo Gōda, a tall and large high school student whom every girl in school assumes to be tough, but in truth has a gentle heart. He's best friends with Makoto Sunakawa, a handsome boy whom every girl in school loves. While Takeo's used to supporting his best friend, he one day saves Rinko Yamato, and his usually unchanging love life starts to become a lot more active.

The film opened in Japan in October 2015. Odex opened the film in the Philippines last February.

Kazune Kawahara and Aruko's original shōjo manga also inspired a television anime from the studio Madhouse that premiered in April 2015. Animax Asia began airing the anime last month.

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