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Hero TV to Air Haikyu!! Season 3, KonoSuba Season 1

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Haikyu!! premiered in Japan in October, KONOSUBA in January 2016

Philippine television channel Hero TV revealed on Monday that it will air the third season of the Haikyu!! anime, and the first season of the KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!! anime. The channel did not give premiere dates for the anime.

The story of Haruichi Furudate's original Haikyu!! manga follows Shōyō Hinata, who began playing volleyball after seeing the "small giants" who played the sport when he was in elementary school. He suffers a crushing defeat in his first and last tournament in middle school at the hands of his rival Tobio Kageyama. So, Hinata joins Kurasuno High School's volleyball team, vowing revenge against Kageyama.

The third season premiered in Japan in October.

The staff returned from the first two seasons. Susumu Mitsunaka again directed the series at Production I.G with assistant director Mariko Ishikawa. Taku Kishimoto handled series composition and Takahiro Kishida designed the characters. Yuuko Yahiro joined Takahiro Chiba as a chief animation director. Hiromi Kikuta served as sound director and Yuuki Hayashi and Asami Tachibana compossed the music. Burnout Syndromes performed the opening theme song "Hikariare," and Nico Touches the Walls performed the ending theme song "Mashi Mashi."

The first anime season premiered in April 2014. The second season premiered in October 2015. ABS-CBN aired the first season in April 2015, while sister channel Hero TV aired the second season in December. The anime franchise also received two compilation anime films in July and September 2015, and will get two new compilation films this fall.

KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!!, based on Natsume Akatsuki's original light novel series, centers around Kazuma Satō, a hikikomori (shut-in) die-hard fan of games, anime, and manga. A traffic accident brings his disappointingly brief life to an end … or it should have, but he wakes up and sees a beautiful girl who introduces herself as a goddess. "Hey, I have some good news — would you like to go to an alternate world? You may only bring one thing you like with you."

He responds, "…So, I'll bring you." With that, he is transported to another world and his great adventure subjugating the demon king begins … but first the hard work of finding food, clothing, and shelter begins. Kazuma wants to live in peace, but the goddess raises one problem after another, and then the demon king's army has its eyes set on him.

The anime premiered in Japan in January 2016, and received a recently-concluded second season, which premiered in Japan on January 11, and ended on March 16.

Takaomi Kanasaki (Tokyo Ravens, Is This a Zombie?) directed the anime at Studio Deen. Makoto Uezu (Is This a Zombie?, The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero) was in charge of the series scripts, and Koichi Kikuta (animation director on episodes of Robotics;Notes, Haikyu!!) designed the characters. Masato Koda (Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Maria the Virgin Witch) composed the music.

Machico performed the opening theme song "fantastic dreamer" and Sora Amamiya, Rie Takahashi, and Ai Kayano as their characters performed the ending theme song "Chiisana Bōkensha" (Small Adventurer).


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