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Animax Asia to Air Simulcast of Mob Psycho 100 II Anime in January

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Animax Asia announced on Tuesday and Wednesday that it will air a simulcast of the Mob Psycho 100 II anime, and will also air the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind, Yo-kai Watch: Shadowside, Death March to The Parallel World Rhapsody, and Lupin the Third: Part 5 anime.

Mob Psycho 100 II will premiere on the channel on January 8 at 8:00 p.m. GMT +8. Animax Asia did not announce premiere dates for the other anime.

In Japan, Mob Psycho 100 II will premiere on Tokyo MX on January 7 at 11:00 p.m., before airing an hour later on BS-Fuji. The anime will then premiere on ABC TV on January 10.

Crunchyroll will stream Mob Psycho 100 II worldwide outside of Asia, and it describes the second season:

Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama is an ordinary 8th grader who just wants to live a normal life. Although he can disappear in the crowd in a flash, he was actually the most powerful psychic. The lives of those around Mob and his numerous feelings that softly piles up for the eventual explosion. The mysterious group “Claw” stands before him once again. In the midst of his youthful days, where will his roaring heart take him!?

The staff at BONES is returning from the first season to work on the second season.

The anime's first season premiered in Japan in July 2016, and Animax Asia aired a simulcast of the anime as it aired in Japan.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind premiered on October 5, and is currently airing.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind is the manga's fifth part that continues the story from the previous entries in Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga. The story begins when Jotaro asks Koichi to travel to Naples to investigate a person known as Haruno Shiobana, whose real name is later revealed as Giorno Giovanna. The story then follows Giorno in his goal to rise to the top of the Passione mafia group and turn it into a band of honorable thieves.

Yasuhiro Kimura (Three Leaves, Three Colors) and Hideya Takahashi (Keijo!!!!!!!!, Anonymous Noise) are directing the anime at David Production, with Naokatsu Tsuda as chief director. Yasuko Kobayashi is returning from the previous anime to handle the series composition, with most of the staff also returning from previous JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. Takahiro Kishida (Serial Experiments Lain, Baccano!, Haikyu!!) is drawing the character designs. Shun'ichi Ishimoto is the animation director. Yoshikazu Iwanami is the sound director, and Yūgo Kanno is composing the music.

Coda performed the anime's opening theme song "Fighting Gold." Neko Oikawa wrote the lyrics, and Toshiyuki Omori was in charge of composition and arrangement. The ending song is "Freek'n You" by R&B group Jodeci.

Yo-kai Watch: Shadowside is the Yo-kai Watch television anime's latest arc. The arc premiered on April 13.

The series is set after the events of the Yo-kai Watch Shadowside: Oni-ō no Fukkatsu anime film, and centers on the character Keisuke (Haruka Tomatsu), the younger brother of Natsume. Natsume is the daughter of previous protagonist Keita and she was the protagonist of the film. Keisuke is a fifth grader who does not believe in ghosts, UFOs, or even yo-kai. Lately, he has noticed that Natsume has been coming home late, and one day decides to tail her. When he discovers that Natsume goes to a yo-kai detective agency, Natsume is forced to involve Keisuke in her activities.

The characters Tōma and Akinori also return from the film.

In the film, yo-kai have the ability to transform into "lightside" and "shadowside" forms. In these forms, yo-kai show different personalities, abilities, and appearances.

Death March to The Parallel World Rhapsody is based on Hiro Ainana and shri's light novel series of the same name. The anime premiered on January 11.

The story of the light novel series follows a 29-year-old programmer who is on a "death march," but one day he wakes up in another world after a nap. From a meteor shower he happens to gain vast riches, and he decides to go sightseeing. So begins his "heartwarming, occasionally serious, and harem" adventure in another world.

Shin Oonuma (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, ef: a tale of melodies, No-Rin) directed the series at SILVER LINK (Brave Witches, Non Non Biyori) and CONNECT (Armed Girl's Machiavellism, Chaos Dragon). Kento Shimoyama (Bleach, Gintama, Servant × Service) wrote and oversaw the series scripts, and Shoko Takimoto (Armed Girl's Machiavellism, Chaos Dragon) designed the characters for animation. MONACA composed the music at DIVE II Entertainment.

Lupin the Third: Part 5 is the fifth Lupin III anime series in the long-running franchise starring the titular master thief and his companions. The anime premiered on April 3.

The new series moves the story's setting to modern France. While Lupin still uses classic cars and traditional guns like the Walter P38, he also employs the Internet, mobile devices, and other digital gadgets to take on his foes.

Yuichiro Yano returned from the fourth series to direct the anime at Telecom Animation Film, alongside character designer Hisao Yokobori and musical composer Yuji Ohno. Miyuki Sawashiro (Fujiko) performed the ending theme song "Seine no Kaze ni … (Adieu)."

Source: Anime Pilipinas (link 2, JM Melegrito)


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