Anime fans in Asia are in for a double dose of action and adventure as Asia’s top Japanese anime channel, Animax, is set to air two of this season’s biggest series – My Hero Academia and Twin Stars Exorcists, on the same day it premieres in Japan!
First to premiere on Animax last April 3 is My Hero Academia, the first-ever television anime adaptation of the wildly popular Weekly Shonen Jump manga will deliver 13 episodes of superhero action and comedy. Set in a world where a majority of the population possess superpowers, the anime will tell the tale of 15-year-old Izuku Midoriya, who was born without any powers, as he defies his birth rights and joins the hero-training high school in Japan. Will he be able to match up with his elite peers and emerge as the ultimate hero? My Hero Academia airs every Sunday at 8pm.
Also premiering on the same day as Japan is the action-packed Twin Star Exorcists. Helmed by the acclaimed studio that produced major hits such as Naruto and Bleach, this supernatural anime adventure is highly-anticipated by both the fans and media. Like the manga of the same name, the series will follow the journey of rival exorcists Rokuro and Benio, as they discover their true destinies and pair up to exorcise all the evil in the world. Twin Star Exorcists is set to premiere on 6 April, airing every Wednesday at 10pm.
About Animax Asia
Launched on 1 January 2004, Animax is Asia’s first channel brand specializing in Japanese animation – anime. Animax offers a wide variety of anime programs from across the most popular genres including action, romance, horror, supernatural, sci-fi, comedy and slice-of-life.
Animax is home to some of the biggest anime titles in the world that enjoy great following across the region. In addition, the channel created TV history in April 2009 by becoming the world’s first regional broadcaster to air an anime series at the same time as Japan and followed that with six other simulcast anime series.
Currently reaching 58 million homes across 17 markets in Asia, Animax aims to offer anime programming for everyone. Beyond television screens, Animax also actively engages its audiences at local events, including its signature Animax Carnival that has rolled out in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Taiwan.
Animax is seen on SKYCable Channel 46, Cignal Digital TV Channel 34 and Dream Channel 07.