So, Primo TV’s anime lineup is kicking off with something that doesn’t quite stand as “primo” content.
Earlier this month, Comcast rolled out a new network, called Primo TV. The channel, along with its “Kids Central” programming block, aims to provide “quality family programming targeted to bicultural Hispanic youth.” Primo TV will be aimed at children, ages 6 – 16, while Kids Central will focus on 3-7 year olds.
Primo TV will be presented in English, with Spanish Video-on-Demand offerings. The network is currently slated to kick off with a pair of anime titles. PrimoTV will carry 2014 series World Trigger, while Kids Central will offer Dinosaur King (Kodai Ōja Kyōryū Kingu Dī Kizzu Adventure).
An abbreviated schedule can be found below. The full lineup is available on Primo TV’s website.
- 10:00 PM: GGO Football
- 10:30 PM: Dinosaur King
- 11:00 PM: World Trigger
- 11:30 PM: GGO Football
- 12:00 AM: Dinosaur King
- 12:30 AM: World Trigger
- 10:30 PM: GGO Football
- 11:00 PM: GGO Football
- 11:30 PM: World Trigger
- 12:00 AM: World Trigger
- 12:30 AM: Dinosaur King
- 1:00 AM: Dinosaur King
PrimoTV a trailers for World Trigger, while YouTuber Kuro Kuma started streaming the show’s new opening theme. You can check both of these out below:
World Trigger is based on Daisuke Ashihara’s manga of the same name. The series, which premiered on October 5, 2014, was directed by Mitsuru Hongo (Outlaw Star, Shamanic Princess) at Toei Animation. The team of Hitomi Tsuruta and Toshihisa Kaiya provided character designs, while Hiroyuki Yoshino (Accel World, Macross Frontier) took charge of series composition.
The show’s second season kicked off in Fall 2015, and ran through April 3. The show is available in its entirety on Crunchyroll.
Dinosaur King is based on Sega’s arcade game of the same name. The series, which premiered on February 2007, was helmed by Katsuyoshi Yatabe (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed MSV Astray, Boku no Pico [I shit you not]) at Sunrise. Masayuki Hiraoka (Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Duel Masters) provided character designs for the project, while Yasushi Hirano (City Hunter, The Brave Fighter Exkizer) took charge of series composition.
4Kids Entertainment dubbed and distributed Dinosaur King In North America.