Fans of Japanese entertainment will soon have another reason to exclaim sugoi! From next month, meWATCH will offer a brand new subscription plan featuring both linear and on-demand content from Animax and GEM, two hugely popular entertainment channels. Thanks to a partnership between leading Asian content distributor KC Global Media Asia and Singapore’s national media network Mediacorp, viewers can look forward to an endless stream of Japanese anime, drama and variety programmes with an attractively priced package launching on 15 September 2021.
Home to some of the biggest anime titles, Animax offers premium and simulcast programmes from popular genres such as action, romance, horror, supernatural, sci-fi, comedy and slice-of-life. Anime lovers can look out for the exclusive television premiere of mystery, romance and comedy series, The Detective is Already Dead, this October. Other anime fan-favourites include action and adventure series, Golden Kamuy, as well as supernatural series SHADOWS HOUSE, which follows a doll known as Emilico as she tries to uncover the secrets of the house she works in and the purpose of her existence. They can also watch as the cells in the human body come alive with the popular animated series Cells At Work!
GEM, on the other hand, is the go-to destination for Japanese dramas and variety shows as well as select primetime offerings which air within the same week in Japan, such as Voice II, the Japanese adaptation of the hit South Korean thriller series of the same title. Viewers can expect heartwarming moments in documentary-style variety show What’s Daddy!, which follows the journeys of children who spring surprise appearances on their fathers working overseas for the opportunity to spend quality time together. Fans of police thrillers should make time for Detective Novice, an action-suspense drama that tells the story of two cadets from a police academy who get dragged into complex cases and rely on the lessons they had learnt in class to solve crimes. For more light-hearted Japanese variety content, fans may catch the award-winning reality series, Can I Follow You Home? and take a unique peek into the lives of everyday Japanese citizens.
All content from Animax and GEM will be streamed in their original Japanese audio and accompanied with English subtitles.
Anil Nihalani, Head of Digital Products and Technology, Mediacorp, said, “With the strong and loyal following of Japanese popular culture in Singapore, we are delighted to work with KC Global Media Asia, a globally-renowned distributor to bring the wide array of entertainment options on Animax and GEM to these viewers. This partnership marks another milestone in our continued efforts to widen our content offerings on meWATCH as we engage new audience segments with more diverse tastes.”
Avani Bhanchawat, Vice President and Head of Revenue at KC Global Media Asia said, “Asia is brimming with so much quality content to offer and we are proud to be making premium anime and a variety of popular Japanese content more accessible to local audiences through our partnership with Singapore’s leading media network and content creator, Mediacorp. Animax and GEM have been the leading destinations for the best of Japanese entertainment and we are thrilled to expand our growing portfolio of partner platforms across pay-TV and streaming to serve the fans.”
The Animax + GEM subscription package will be priced at only $1.99 for a monthly subscription and $13.99 for an annual subscription. Please visit https://www.mewatch.sg/subscription for updates. As an added sweetener, meWATCH will be offering 20 lucky subscribers who purchase an annual Animax + GEM package a three-month subscription to the Doki Doki Crate worth US$131.85!