The sci-fi romantic drama anime film Hello World is coming to Philippine television via the Kapamilya Channel, a network subsidiary under ABS-CBN, and it will air with a Filipino dub. The 2019 anime created in a collaboration between Tomohiko Ito and Graphinica was previously made available on Netflix. The aforementioned Filipino dub will be airing this holy week.
Hello World ranked #6 in its opening weekend, and sold 156,000 tickets–earning 212 million yen (roughly US$1.97 million). This was a massive achievement in its first four days. Pioneer Films screened the film in the Philippines in October of the same year.
The film is set in 2027 Kyoto and boasts beautiful visuals–essentially capturing authentic Kyoto scenery. The plot revolves around around Naomi Katagaki and Ruri Ichigyou, typical senior high school kids who then cross paths with a mysterious stranger from the future in a bizarre, temporal twist of fate. What follows is a story that quite literally goes beyond time and space in an attempt to fix things.
Tomohiko Ito (Sword Art Online 1 and 2, Erased) was in charge of directing the film, writing the screenplay, and designing the characters at Graphinica. The film has since received novelization, two manga adaptations, and an anime spin-off entitled Another World which is set ten years in the future.
Hello World will air on Kapamilya Channel with a Filipino dub this Maundy Thursday, April 21, 2022.