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In 100 Words: TV5 AniMEGA Goes Primetime

TV5’s AniMEGA block is going primetime.

This was recently confirmed by the TV5 AniMEGA Facebook page, posting this short statement that brought some excitement to anime fans in the country. Soon after, they announced that Dreamworks’ ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’ will be the first AniMEGA show to move to primetime effective March 20.

It can be recalled that during the Ka-Shake era from 2008-10, TV5’s AniMEGA block was aired on primetime opposite ABS-CBN and GMA’s teleseryes. While the response was enthusiastic, the block was eliminated as part of new owner Manny V. Pangilinan’s futile quest to go head-on with both ABS-CBN and GMA.

Now that wounds were mended between TV5 and its legion of anime fans, one can only hope that AniMEGA on primetime will be here to stay. It will be interesting how this experiment will turn out the second time around, so good luck.


6 thoughts on “In 100 Words: TV5 AniMEGA Goes Primetime

  1. This will give Muhammad Azim B. Shahid, Rinalyn Santos and Darrell Bidana some relief but I’m not holding my breath. Here’s why.

    Sometimes, whenever there’s schedule adjustments from PBA within the play period of Commissioner’s Cup (which begins this Friday), TV5 has no choice to comply and their plan to regulate their programming structure will just go back to its dating gawi.

  2. That’s not even an anime.

    Tingin ko lang kuya Ralph, kahit anong gawin ngayon ng TV5 para maibalik ang glory days ng Animega, di na talaga maibabalik pa. Una, uso na streaming sites ngayon. Pangalawa, hindi catchy ang line-up ng animes nila kumpara noon na fan favorites halos lahat. Pangatlo… medyo magulo ang airing schedule.

    Mas mabuti pa siguro kung mag-focus na lang sila sa pagpapaunlad ng News5

    • Voltron actually originated from Japan, so it’s technically an anime. Anyway, there’s still some fans who love AniMEGA, so even with these issues you enumerated, there’s still potential for it to help TV5 regain relevance.

      • At isa pa, TV5 nowadays no longer wants to compete against GMA and ABS and TV5 learned the mistake they did from the start of MVP era.

      • Other than their insistence to air a primetime newscast (dapat Sports5 Center na lang) and the presence of TV shopping blocks, TV5 is basically a different station from early last year when the ill-fated VIVA experiment took off. Change is for the better as far as they’re concerned.

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