A mix of mystery and transformation is in the air as Animax brings to its loyal viewers Young Black Jack, Yatterman Night, Blade Dance of the Elementalers, and In Search of the Lost Future first and exclusive this festive month of June.
YOUNG BLACK JACK
Premieres June 6 at 10pm, Monday and Tuesday,2 Episodes back-to-back
Young Black Jack is a Japanese anime television series based on the manga ‘Black Jack’ by Ozamu Tezuka and is set in the 1960’s during the Vietnam War. The story revolves around Kuroo Hazama and his life as a surgeon even without a license. As a young boy, he was saved by a skilled surgeon named Dr. Joutarou Honma from injuries incurred from an unexploded bomb. The episodes feature Hazama as he expertly deals with different types of people who require medical assistance. Follow the story as it reveals how Hazama came to be known as Black Jack.
Kuroo Hazama is voiced by Yūichirō Umehara. The anime series is directed by Mitsuko Kase, written by Ryōsuke Takahashi, and is produced by Tezuka Productions.
Premieres June 14 at 8pm, Monday and Tuesday, 2 Episodes back-to-back
Yatterman Night springs from the 1970s anime series ‘Yatterman’. The Yattermen were considered the good guys as they battled the Doronbow Gang; but that was long before their successors became the tyrannous members of the Yatter Kingdom. After years of being the heroes, the Yattermen have now become corrupt and have led their people to become poor and desperate. Meanwhile, a young girl named Leopard finds out that she is a descendant of the Doronbow Gang’s leader. She resolves to alter the present Doronbow Gang in order to put an end to the Yattermen’s tyranny.
Yatterman Night is produced by Tatsunoko Production and is directed by Tatsuya Yoshihara.
IN SEARCH OF THE LOST FUTURE
Premieres June 27 at 10pm, Monday and Tuesday, 2 Episodes back-to-back
In Search of the Lost Future, or Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete in Japanese, features the story of the students at Uchihama Academy. Strange things have been happening in the school campus including ghost apparitions, tragic accidents, and unexplained disorders. The school’s Astronomy Club, of which Sou Akiyama is a member, was commissioned to investigate these incidents. Things become even more mysterious as a new transfer student arrives at the Academy. Is this transfer student the cause of all these weird events?
The anime series is written by Rie Kawamata and is directed by Naoto Hosoda. The series is comprised of 12 episodes.
Animax is seen on SKYCable Channel 46, Cignal Digital TV Channel 34 and Dream Channel 07.
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. See www.animax-asia.com for more.