Animax is Asia’s leading destination for Japanese anime and offers a wide variety of programmes from popular genres such as action, romance, horror, supernatural, sci-fi, comedy and slice-of-life. Home to some of the biggest anime titles, which are simulcast with Japan, Animax entertains hardcore fans in 45 million homes across 16 territories in Asia. Hit series include Fairy Tail, Cells at Work!, My Hero Academia, One Punch Man and The Seven Deadly Sins. In Malaysia, Animax is also available on Astro’s SVOD service.
Beyond the screen, Animax actively engages its audiences at local events, including its signature Animax Carnival that has rolled out in Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan. Animax has also introduced its own official characters known as “OO-Kun & Friends”, comprising four characters – OO-Kun, Miruku, Chu Chu and Imo – who have entertained and delighted fans through animated video clips on their adventures in the world of anime as well as appearances in real life at on-ground channel activations.
ANIMAX SEPTEMBER 2020 CHANNEL SCHEDULE & HIGHLIGHTS
POCO’S UDON WORLD
After the passing of his father, 30-year-old Sota Tawara returns to his hometown to take over the family’s udon business. To his surprise, he finds a lost child with unusual raccoon dog’s ears and tail sleeping inside a cooking pot. Sota takes on the role to care for the child, Poco, and gradually learns about Poco’s secrets. The heartwarming friendship begin as the duo venture through Kagawa, or “Udon Kingdom”, discovering the sights and sounds of his hometown that Sota never knew.
TADA NEVER FALLS IN LOVE
Mitsuyoshi Tada, a boy who has never known love, is taking pictures of the cherry blossoms in full bloom when he meets Teresa Wagner, a transfer student from overseas who is lost and separated from her travel companion. Mitsuyoshi decides to help her and brings her to his grandfather’s coffee shop. Little did he know, this is the start of a beautiful relationship…
THE HELPFUL FOX SENKO-SAN
Nakano is an average employee of an exploitative “black” company, who one day meets a divine fox spirit named Senko-san. While she looks like a young girl, she is in fact 800 years old! She offers to cook and clean for him, all in an attempt to lessen his daily work fatigue. Nakano soon finds himself leading an extraordinary life as the divine fox begins looking after him.
In a certain corner of Ueno Park in Tokyo exists the secret hideout of three elementary school girls, Yui, Sacchan and Kotoha. Together, they form the group ‘Colors’ and pledge to uphold justice and protect the peace of Ueno. Follow their daily adventures as they patrol the town, run errands for the townspeople and discover new fun things, all in the name of protecting their beloved town!
Maika has trouble finding a part-time job because of how scary she looks when she smiles. However, she gets a job at a café where its waitresses are given certain characteristics and attributes that they have to carry out. Maika is given the role of being the sadistic waitress, where doing her job right means she has to treat her customers badly. As she tries her best at her job, she accidentally discovers that she is actually talented at being a sadist!
THE RYUKO’S WORK IS NEVER DONE!
Yaichi Kuzuryu is a 16-year-old who happens to be the strongest Shogi player in history, holding the top title of “Ryuo” (Dragon King). One fateful day, Shogi-loving elementary student, Ai Hinatsuru, appears before him claiming that he promised to be her master. However, Yaichi has totally forgotten about this. As he interacts with her, not only does he discover her potential for the game, but the passion that made him a Shogi master will also be reignited.
ANIMAX OCTOBER 2020 CHANNEL SCHEDULE & HIGHLIGHTS
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