Aniplus Asia Announces Winter 2019 Anime ft. The Rising of the Shield Hero and More

Aniplus Asia has announced its simulcast lineup for the Winter 2019 anime season. It will simulcast The Rising of the Shield Hero, Boogiepop and Others, Kemono Friends 2, B-PROJECT – Zeccho*Emotion, and The Promised Neverland.



The Rising of the Shield Hero is scheduled to premiere on January 9 at 23:00 GMT+8, with new episodes released every Wednesday at 23:00 GMT+8. The first episode will be a one-hour special. Directed by Takao Abo (Norn9), Character Design is by Masahiro Suwa and Music Composition is by Kevin Penkin (Made in Abyss, Norn9). Kinema Citrus is animating the series.

Aniplus Asia describes the story:

Naofumi Iwatani, a university student that is summoned into another world when he picked up a book about the four heroes. In the parallel world, along with the other heroes that were summoned, Naofumi is given the Legendary Shield when he was summoned. Follow him as he rises to amongst the rest, as he experiences growth, betrayal and adventures in another world.


Boogiepop and Others is scheduled to simulcast its first episode on January 4 at 23:00 GMT+8, with new episodes released every Friday at 23:00 GMT+8. Shingo Natsume (One Punch Man, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.) is directing the new anime at MADHOUSE. Hidehiko Sawada (Key Animator for One Punch Man) is in charge of Character Design, and Kensuke Ushio (A Silent Voice, Liz and the Blue Bird) will be composing the series’ music.

Boogiepop and Others is described as:

Boogiepop and Others follows the legend of ‘Boogiepop’ who is said to be an Angel of
Death. Following the disappearance of people in Shinyo Academy, the rumors of
‘Boogiepop’ spread amongst the female student population. Is it really ‘Boogiepop’, or is
something more sinister prowling amongst the people?



Kemono Friends 2 is scheduled to simulcast its first episode on January 8 at 02:35 GMT+8, with new episodes being released every Tuesday at 02:35 GMT+8. Ryuichi Kimura will be directing the series at Tomason. Takuya Masumoto is in charge of Series Composition, with Akiyuki Tateyama (Kemono Friends, Laid Back Camp) as the music composer.

Kemono Friends 2 is described by Aniplus Asia as:

Kemono Friends 2 will bring to you something familiar, and something new! Go on an adventure in the familiar Japari Park, along with Serval, and also a new friend: Caracal. Along is a new lost child, Kyururu. What will unfold as they venture around Japari Park, and is there something more than knowing more Friends?



B*PROJECT -Zeccho*Emotion- is scheduled to simulcast its first episode on January 12 at 00:30 GMT+8, with new episodes being released every Saturday at 00:30 GMT+8. Makoto Moriwaki (Producer for Yuri!!! on Ice) will be directing at A-1 Pictures, while Yumiko Hara is in charge of Character Design and Ryosuke Nakanishi (Kuroko no Basuke, The Devil is a Part-Timer) is the series’ music composer.

B*PROJECT -Zeccho*Emotion- is described as:

“The Curtain Raises for B-PROJECT’s Next Stage!”

Tsubasa Sumisora works as an A&R for major record company Gandala Music. Together with B-PROJECT, she has beaten the odds to reach the JAPAN Dome Live show! What awaits Tsubasa, Kitakore, KiLLER KiNG, THRIVE and MooNs?


The Promised Neverland is scheduled to simulcast its first episode on January 11 at 01:40 GMT+8. Episodes are released every Friday at 01:25 GMT+8. Mamoru Kanbe (Elfen Lied) is directing the highly anticipated series at CloverWorks, while music is composed by Takahiro Obata, and Character Design is by Kazuaki Shimada.

The Promised Neverland is described as:

Adapted from the award-winning Japanese manga of the same name, The Promised
Neverland brings us into the life of Emma, an orphan living in Gracefield House. The one
adored as the mother is not the real parent. The people living here together are not actual
siblings. The Gracefield House is where orphaned children live. An irreplaceable home where 38 siblings and Mom live happy lives, even with no blood relations. However, their everyday life suddenly came to an abrupt end one day…


Aniplus Asia currently broadcasts its anime series via cable channel in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand, while its streaming services are available for Singapore only.

Source: Aniplus Asia

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