Hero TV to Air Anti-Magic Academy, Konosuba Season 2 This Month

posted on 2017-10-02 08:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st Initial D remake film also airs on October 29

HERO TV began airing a commercial on Saturday that revealed that it will air the AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon" and the second season of the KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!! anime. AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon" will premiere on October 23, while KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!! will premiere on October 30. HERO TV will also air the New Theatrical Movie Initial D Legend 1: Awakening (Shin Gekijō-ban Initial D Legend 1 -Kakusei-) film on October 29.

AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon" is based on Tōki Yanagimi 's light novel series of the same name, which he launched in 2012 with illustrations by Kippu (No-Rin). The series premiered in Japan in October 2015.

The school action fantasy is set in a world where people with magic powers are close to being wiped out. Just as the balance of power and military might had once shifted from swords to sorcery, it shifts once again to guns. Takeru Kusanagi goes to "AntiMagic Academy," a training facility for Inquisitors of Heretics who crack down on the dwindling threat posed by magic users.

However, Takeru cannot use guns at all and can only fight with a sword. As a result, he is relegated to the 35th Test Platoon, the motley "small fry platoon" for poor students. One day, Ouka Ohtori, the ultra-elite pistol master who already has her qualifications for witch-hunts, joins the platoon.

Tomoyuki Kawamura (Kamigami no Asobi) directed the series at SILVER LINK (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow). Kento Shimoyama (Bleach, Servant X Service) handled series composition, and Kōsuke Kawamura (Mayo Chiki!, OniAi) designed the characters.

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 second season premiered on January 11, and ended on March 16. The first season premiered in January 2016. HERO TV aired the first season in July. The franchise is receiving a new anime project.

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 Kōda (Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Maria the Virgin Witch) composed the music.

New Theatrical Movie Initial D Legend 1: Awakening is the first in a film trilogy that retells the beginning of the story from Shuuichi Shigeno's original car-racing manga. High school student Takumi Fujiwara works as a gas station attendant during the day and a delivery boy for his father's tofu shop during late nights. Little does he know that his precise driving skills and his father's modified Toyota Sprinter AE86 Trueno make him the best amateur road racer on Mt. Akina's highway. Because of this, racing groups from all over the Gunma prefecture issue challenges to Takumi to see if he really has what it takes to be a road legend.

The first film in the trilogy opened in Japan in August 2014, the second film opened in May 2015, and the third film opened in February 2016.

SANZIGEN Animation Studio and LIDEN FILMS animated the films with Masamitsu Hidaka as chief director, Tomohito Naka as director, Mayori Sekijima as scriptwriter, Koji Haneda as character designer, and Akio Dobashi as composer. The cast included Mamoru Miyano as Takumi Fujiwara, Daisuke Ono as Ryōsuke Takahashi, Yūichi Nakamura as Keisuke Takahashi, Maaya Uchida as Natsuki Mogi, Minoru Shiraishi as Itsuki Takeuchi, Junichi Suwabe as Takeshi Nakazato, and Hiroaki Hirata as Bunta Fujiwara.

HERO TV previously aired the Initial D TV anime, and it also aired the Initial D: Extra Stage OVA episodes in 2011. The channel aired the Initial D: Third Stage anime film in September 2015, and premiered the Initial D: Fifth Stage in December 2015. HERO TV aired Initial D: Final Stage last November.

[Via AnimePH]

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