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Animax Asia Airs Y School Heroes, Kuroko's Basketball, Saiyuki Reload -ZEROIN- in June

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Cells at Work!, Cells at Work! Code Black also rerun in June, July

Animax Asia announced on Friday that it will air Y School Heroes (Yo-kai Gakuen Y: N to no Sōgū), Y School Heroes Movie (Yo-kai Watch! Jam: Yo-kai Gakuen Y - Neko wa Hero ni Nareru ka), Kuroko's Basketball, and Saiyuki Reload -ZEROIN- this June. The company will also rerun both seasons of Cells at Work! on June 6 and June 24, and the Cells at Work! Code Black anime on July 6.

Y School Heroes is a Yo-kai Watch series that premiered in December 2019. The Y School Heroes Movie anime film debuted in the same month, prior to the series. Animax Asia will air Y School Heroes Movie on June 2 at 5:00 p.m. GMT +8, and will premiere Y School Heroes on June 3 at 5:30 p.m.

The television anime centers on protagonist Jinpei Jiba, who can transform into yo-kai hero Benimaru Kengō. The series is set in the same high school academy setting as Y School Heroes Movie. Y School Heroes Movie is the sixth film in the series. The television anime continues the film's story and also introduces new characters and items.

Animax Asia will premiere Kuroko's Basketball on June 8 at 8:00 p.m. GMT +8. Animax Asia will air two episodes every Wednesday and Thursday.

Kuroko's Basketball is based on Tadatoshi Fujimaki's manga of the same name. The first television anime series premiered in 2012, followed by a second season in 2013, and a third season in 2015. Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game (Gekijōban Kuroko no Basuke Last Game), the anime film adaptation of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's Kuroko no Basuke Extra Game sequel manga, opened in Japan in March 2017.

The manga ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2008-2014. Viz Media published the manga in English.

Animax Asia will air Saiyuki Reload -ZEROIN- on June 13 at 8:00 p.m. GMT +8. The channel will air two episodes every Monday and Tuesday.

Saiyuki Reload -ZEROIN- is the television anime of the "Even a Worm" arc from Kazuya Minekura's Saiyuki Reload manga. The anime premiered on January 6. Muse Asia streamed the anime as it aired in Japan.

LIDEN FILMS animated the project.

Saiyuki, the original 1997 "fantasy road movie" manga series loosely inspired by the Chinese novel Journey to the West (Saiyuki in Japanese), has spawned the Saiyuki Gaiden and Saiyuki Ibun manga spinoffs. The Saiyuki Reload Blast sequel manga launched in Ichijinsha's Comic Zero Sum in 2009, but Minekura slowed down her publication of the manga in 2013 due to her health. The manga franchise as a whole has 25 million copies in circulation worldwide.

The various manga series also inspired four television anime series, an anime film, three original video anime (OVA) series, and several stage musical productions.

Source: Press release

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