Le Chevalier D'Eon and Jyu-Oh-Sei anime premiere on Animax Asia January 2008

Jyu-Oh-Sei - Animax Asia poster

The anime premieres this 25 January 2008 at 9PM WIB (10PM Singapore) on Animax Asia, while starts its broadcast run on Animax Philippines from 13 January at 7PM.

Le Chevalier D'Eon (シェヴァリエ)
by - /Project Chevalier 2006
Airs weekdays starting 25 January 2008, 9PM WIB, Animax Asia

Le Chevalier D'Eon - Animax Asia poster

The story begins in Paris 1742, when the body of a woman named Lia de Beaumont is found in a casket floating along the Seine. The only clue regarding her death is the word Psalms, which is written in blood on the lid of the casket. D'Eon de Beaumont, Lia's younger brother and a knight in service of King Louis XV, takes it upon himself to investigate his sister's mysterious death, along with the strange disappearances of a number of French women.

The story is loosely based on the historical figure Chevalier d'Eon, who lived in the middle of 18th Century pre-revolution France under the reign of Louis XV. --Synopsis from Wikipedia

Adapted by Production I.G/Shochiku from Ubukata Tow-sensei's historical fantasy novel, Le Chevalier D'Eon originally aired on WOWOW starting 19 August 2006, following a special series premiere of デオン∴リア D'Eon∴Lia on 2 July 2006 (ANN). The series concluded with the airing of the finale The Word (言葉ありき Kotoba ariki) on 23 February 2007.

The 24-episode series airs weekdays on Animax Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam) starting 25 January 2008 at 9PM WIB/10PM SG, with encores at 1AM/2AM the following day.

To watch or not to watch: In a word — watch, hopefully, till the end, especially if RL cooperates. I'm enamored with the vengeful Lia (so much more than her pretty, pretty-sensitive younger brother ). I also like the (I'm still intrigued by the weird coincidence thing this anime has going with Ghost Hunt, a series that for some reason just won't. Leave. Me. Alone).

That's five of the eight GH regular and Irregular seiyuu there. The percentage of watching would've gone up to 78% if Okano Kousuke-san (Yasuhara Osamu in GH) had joined the line-up. As it stands, the actual watch percentage is 67%, with the additional 11% contributed by Sakurai Takahiro-san who plays (fanbait) Maximilien Robespierre.

The Le Chevalier D'Eon manga by Ubukata Tow-sensei and Yumeji Kiriko-sensei is serialized in Kodansha's Magazine Z. Six tankoubon have been released in Japan as of December 2007. Del Rey publishes the English version, releasing the first volume in June 2007 and the latest volume 3 on 26 December 2007. Volume 4 is expected to release 1 April 2008, volume 5 by 24 June 2008.

The anime has also been licensed by ADV Films for North American distribution. Six DVDs have been released, the most recent being Le Chevalier D'Eon livre VI: Bête Noire (18 December 2007).

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Jyu-Oh-Sei (獣王星)
by / / JOS Commitee
Air Sundays starting 13 January 2008, 7PM, Animax Philippines

It is the year 2436. Humans have achieved inter-stellar migration and spread into the Balkan Star system, 150 light years away from Earth. In the space colony Yuno, twin brothers Thor and Rai arrive home to discover the bodies of their murdered parents.

For unknown reasons, the brothers are then kidnapped by a group of military forces and they awake to find themselves abandoned on the harsh prison planet Chimaera, also known as the Planet of the Beast King.

Armed with only a beam-saber and a smelly pouch, they discover that the planet is infested by carnivorous plants and populated by criminals from across the galaxy, where the sole means of survival is to discard their humanity and reverting to the law of beasts.

Using all his wits, strength and courage, can Thor overcome the numerous difficulties to become the king of the four tribes residing on the planet, and finally become the Beast King? --Synopsis from Animax Asia

Based on the science fiction manga series by Itsuki Natsumi-sensei and animated by , aired on Japan's Fuji TV as part of the noitaminA block starting 13 April 2006. There were only 11 episodes. The series finished with Hope (希望 Kibou) airing on 22 June 2006.

Episode 1: Fate (運命 Unmei) and 2: Ochre Ring (茶輪 Charin) will air 13 January 2008 on Animax Philippines with encores later at 1130PM and at 1PM the next day.

The five-volume Jyu Oh Sei manga was originally published in Japan by Hakusensha. From March to May 2006, the series was rereleased in kanzenban (three volumes). It is licensed for English distribution by TOKYOPOP, with the first volume due to street 12 August 2008.

The anime has also been licensed. At the Anime Expo 2007, FUNimation (which also licensed GH and Ouran) announced it had acquired the Jyu Oh Sei anime rights.

To watch or not to watch: Watch when it shows in Indonesia. I actually finished this series (with some gaps), but I don't mind dallying with Domoto Koichi-san (adult Thor) and Oguri Shun-san (Third) again.

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~nik AKA 花木兰03 who wants to say, In a revolution, only the fittest survive, soooo badly

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