MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Most Filipinos’ love for Anime can be traced back to the earlier years when they grew up watching their favorite Japanese shows on TV, dubbed in Tagalog. The reasons why Anime resonates so well with us are plenty: from the compelling characters and creative visual storytelling to the life lessons learned and exposure to Japanese culture. Perhaps even more fitting today, Anime also offers an escape from the seemingly endless drab and routine of pandemic life—taking viewers to a whole other world of unlimited possibilities, excitement, and creative freedom.
As more Filipinos are drawn into the world of Anime and captivated by its elements, Viu Philippines recently invested in growing its online library with the best of the best mainstream and classic Anime programs. As a leading video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service and the go-to platform for premium Asian entertainment, Viu also offers its subscribers (or Viu-ers) access to simulcasts of ongoing popular shows, as well as quintessential titles from our childhood.
“Anime has long been a part of Filipino pop culture. The early exposure opened their eyes to a world full of limitless action and adventure. Over time, that fandom has only gotten stronger and continues to grow today with more titles now easily accessible online. Viu Philippines is excited to offer our customers a curated library of the most popular and fan-favorite titles that they can now access easily and instantly,” said Arianne Kader-Cu, Country Manager of Viu Philippines.
Here’s a rundown of some of the most popular and fan-favorite Anime titles that are now available on Viu:
After witnessing a heinous crime, young detective prodigy Shinichi Kudou was turned into a seven-year-old boy but miraculously preserves his intelligence. To protect his loved ones, he decides to hide his identity and takes on the name of Conan Edogawa. He reintroduces himself to Ran, a childhood friend, and her father Kogorou Mouri – who is also a private detective. Behind the scenes, Conan starts solving Mouri’s cases while also trying to find a cure for his transformation and catch whoever is responsible.
Teenage pirate Monkey D. Luffy is searching for the One Piece, the greatest treasure in the world that promises unlimited riches and fame. Revealed by the infamous Gol D. Roger before his death, Luffy and his swashbuckling crew experience crazy adventures, unveil dark mysteries, and battle strong enemies, as they sail across the Grand Line hoping to claim the most coveted of all fortunes as well as the glory and title of Pirate King.
Hanamichi Sakuragi is a delinquent outcast and gang leader desperately searching for a girlfriend. After being rejected for the 50th time, he enrolls in Shohoku High School where he meets Haruko Akagi. He tries to impress her by attempting a slam dunk but instead hits his head into the backboard. Still, she is impressed by Hanamichi’s athleticism and encourages him to join the school’s basketball team. Resenting it at first, he learns to appreciate the sport for its camaraderie and competition.
Dragon Ball Super
Goku, one of Earth’s mightiest warriors, now lives peacefully as a farmer with his family and friends. However, the universe is disrupted when a dangerous evil named Beerus, the ruthless God of Destruction, awakens. Together with his angel assistant and teacher Whis, they search the galaxy for a “Super Saiyan God” who is prophesized to defeat him. Beerus eventually crosses paths with Goku and they battle one another for Earth’s safety and protection.
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal
Usagi Tsukino is your typical 14-year-old junior high student, that is until she meets a mysterious talking cat named Luna who gives her the power to transform into Sailor Moon – the protector of peace and love and the guardian of justice. Bestowed with immense magic, Usagi must search for the legendary Silver Crystal before it falls into the hands of Queen Beryl, the ruler of the Dark Kingdom. It is up to Sailor Moon to save the day, all while still juggling school, family, and her love life.
Other Anime shows available on Viu include: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Attack on Titan, Black Clover, Hunter x Hunter, Haikyuu!!, Fairy Tail, Cells at Work!, One Punch Man, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Zombie Land Saga, I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level, Mob Psycho 100, My Hero Academia, Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World (Season 2), Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, and much more.
Download the Viu app on App Store, Google Play, selected Smart TVs, and on the web at www.viu.com to access the most popular and fan-favorite Anime titles along with more premium Asian content. To stay updated on the latest news and releases, like and follow Viu Philippines on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and follow the hashtag #SayHaiToViu.