New anime channel Bento launched in the Philippines

Via the POPTV PINAS app




Singapore-based streaming service POPTV has introduced a brand-new anime channel in the Philippines called Bento.

This platform will provide a one-stop entertainment channel specially for anime lovers, focusing on Filipino-dubbed Asian content via POPTV, as well as kids shows and local blockbuster movies.

Done in an effort to establish its presence in the Philippines even more, POPTV will also be introducing packages that offer ad supported and premium viewing. For the premium category, users can access premium titles and weekly simulcasts.

The variety of titles include:

  • Spy X Family Part 2
  • Beast Tamer
  • Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3
  • Mob Psycho 100
  • Assassination Classroom
  • Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures
  • Jujutsu Kaisen
  • Sing Yesterday For Me
  • Horimiya

Even award-winning Filipino anime series “Barangay 143” will be in the lineup.

POPTV Bento will be available starting on October 26. To avail, customers should download the POPTV PINAS app on Google Play, Huawei App Gallery, Samsung Galaxy Store, or the Apple App Store.

Premium subscriptions can be purchased via load deduction, e-wallets, or credit and debit cards.



Usher to headline Apple Music Super Bowl halftime show in 2024

Apple Music releases mini series



Usher, Apple Music Super Bowl

R&B king Usher will headline the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII halftime show in February next year. Coincidentally, 2024 will also be 20th anniversary of the release of Usher’s hit studio album Confessions.

To celebrate the news and commemorate the album at the same time, Apple Music has released a series of short videos which includes snippets of the iconic music video of the song Confessions, as well as where a young Usher receives a life-changing phone call.

The identity of the caller has never been revealed in the original music video, a mystery that has been confusing fans up to this day.

Finally, after two decades, Apple Music will show who the singer is talking with on the other end of the line.

The mini-series includes Kim Kardashian, Coach Prime, Odell Beckham Jr. and Marshawn Lynch. Usher also talks about starring for the halftime show next year in an Apple Music 1 interview live from Paris.

The 58th Super Bowl will take place on February 11, 2024 at the Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada.

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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom first trailer revealed

Black Manta is stronger than ever



The trailer for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, the much-anticipated sequel to Aquaman, has finally been revealed.

Watch the trailer.

The 15th and final installment of the DCEU before the so-called “soft reboot” will hit cinemas starting December 20.

The film stars Jason Momoa as the titular superhero, along with Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Nicole Kidman.

James Wan returns as the movie’s director, who is hoping to impress the audience with a successful follow-up to DC film’s highest-grossing title of all time.

In the trailer, Momoa’s character is introduced as both the King of Atlantis and a family man who juggles his responsibilities as both a father and the ruler of his kingdom.

Black Manta, played by Mateen II, returns with an even more formidable version of himself as he wields the power of the mythic Black Trident.

In order to defeat him, Aquaman must team up with his imprisoned brother Orm. In the first movie, it can be recalled that Orm had wanted to become the Ocean Master, but later surrendered that ambition to let Aquaman rule Atlantis.

Together, they must set aside their differences in order to protect their kingdom and save Aquaman’s family and the world from irreversible destruction. 

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ONE PIECE (Netflix) confirmed for Season 2

Announced by Eiichiro Oda




After the overwhelmingly positive response to the ONE PIECE (Netflix) Live Action adaptation, no less than franchise creator Eiichiro Oda has confirmed that there will be a Season 2.

We’re going to see more of Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Zanji. This time, perhaps with more additions to the Straw Hat crew. Eiichiro Oda confirmed the Season 2 announcement in a video.


Celebrating with Mugiwaras all over the world because Oda-Sensei has a special message 🏴‍☠️👑 #ONEPIECENetflix #ONEPIECELiveAction #EiichiroOda #Manga

♬ original sound – Netflix Philippines – Netflix Philippines

“To the Straw Hat Grand Fleet: What did you think of Season 1 of the live-action ONE PIECE? I spent a long time working on it with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios. It seems people around the world have been enjoying the show, which makes the hard work from the production team truly worth it.

To everyone who’s been a fan of ONE PIECE for years, and to those who experienced ONE PIECE for the first time, thank you so much.

Two weeks after the launch, I just received some great news. Netflix has decided to renew the show! The adventures of Iñaki and the live-action Straw Hats will continue onward!

It’ll still take a while to get the scripts ready, so please be patient.

From here on, it seems to me the Straw Hats will need a great doctor… We will see!”

6 Seasons?

In a Deadline interview published earlier than the Season 2 confirmation, One Piece (Netflix) Producers even mentioned that they have up to at least six seasons planned. But of course, everything has to be done in concert with Oda to hopefully maintain and even be grander than the first season.

Number one on Netflix

Since its release, ONE PIECE has been the #1 title globally on Netflix with 37.8 Million views amassed in less than two weeks. The series reached the Top 10 in 93 countries, and debuted at #1 in 46.

The live action adaptation earned a high audience score of 96% from 10,000+ ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, and is currently among Netflix’s highest audiences scores ever.

The show also became a social media sensation with more than 4 billion search impressions for #onepiecenetflix on TikTok alone, and continues to generate buzz and trend globally across social platforms. The cast has also experienced a boom in their social media, adding millions to their followers over the last couple of months.

SEE ALSO: Fan or not, you should watch Netflix’s ONE PIECE

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