Anime News

Medialink to Launch ANI-ONE PHILIPPINES at the Best of Anime 2023

With its ardent desire to brings out the best of anime for Filipino Fans, Ani-One, a wholly owned Japanese anime channel of Medialink Group Limited, launches ANI-ONE PHILIPPINES as its newest local Youtube sub-channel in September 2023, dedicated solely to the ever-loyal Filipino fans.

JFM launches JFF+ Independent Cinema 2023

Free Streaming of Japanese Independent Films Online

Starting August 1, 2023, the Japan Foundation will launch a special program called JFF+Independent Cinema 2023, a specially curated showcase of 12 independent Japanese films. The films will be available to stream for free online at the JFF+ website,

The lineup includes films recommended by independent mini theaters throughout Japan, as well as by international film critics and film festival directors. The participating independent mini theaters hold a special role within the community, from Cinema Iris in Hokkaido to the Sakurazaka Theater in Okinawa. The program aims to shed light on the independent mini theaters that support the cinema culture of Japan, and together these will introduce the current state of cinema culture and regional culture in Japan from multiple angles.

Tengoku Daimakyo (Heavenly Delusion) to Debut on Disney+ on April 1

The award-winning manga series written and illustrated by Masakazu Ishiguro finally gets its highly anticipated anime adaptation produced by no less than industry-leading studio Production I.G. Tengoku Daimakyo (Heavenly Delusion) is set to debut on Disney+ on April 1, and being given the chance to catch the advance screening, I would definitely gobble up the entire series upon release and invite everyone to watch it too.

POPTV Bento Lauded During the Platinum Stallion National Media Awards 2023

At the recent 8th Year Celebration of the 2023 Platinum Stallion National Media Awards on February 15, 2023, Trinity University of Asia recognizes POPTV Bento for its continuing efforts in educating the public through emerging media and arts. Awarded “Citation for Youth Oriented Program in the Emerging Media,” the university acknowledged POPTV Bento’s achievements in its “zeal for social service, inspiring accomplishments, and outstanding contribution to the growth and furtherance of the community and the media industry.” Jackeline Chua, COO of POPTV Pinas, accepted the Platinum Stallion National Media Award 2023 in the University Theater of Trinity University of Asia during the 60th Founding Anniversary of the said university.

POPTV Bento Anime Festival

A fresh new anime streaming channel, POPTV Bento, geared to excite and satisfy the Filipino taste, gave a casual screening of simulcast episodes of their latest highly anticipated anime titles to the local anime content media last January 22 at their headquarters. was thrilled to be invited to the event, and our Correspondent Nina got to experience what POPTV Bento is all about.

Japanese Film Festival 2023 Opening Night 

The grand return of on-site screenings of award-winning and highly regarded films from Japan began this weekend at with the opening night of the Japanese Film Festival 2023. The festival kicked off with a spectacular ceremony at the Grand Atrium of Shangri-La Plaza which featured esteemed guests from the local film community, keynote speeches by esteemed dignitaries, as well as engaging displays of Japanese culture by the organizer, The Japan Foundation, Manila, followed by the with the screening of the featured film “Belle” at the Red Carpet Cinema.