This October, GEM fills your primetime viewing with the best of Japanese entertainment! Start the month with fun and laughter with variety shows The Quest Season 6 and I’m Old Enough. Join the teachers and students of Kyomeikan Private High in the high school drama My High School Business, which premieres same week as Japan! Finally, follow the crime-solving adventures of genius detective Hajime Kindaichi in two murder mystery specials: The Files of Young Kindaichi -Lost in Kowloon- and The Files of Young Kindaichi -Jungle School Murder Mystery-
The Quest Season 6
Have you ever been curious about the world that we live in? Whether it is on land, at sea, or in the air, the earth is filled with mysteries and adventures waiting to be discovered. Join the hosts of The Quest, now on its sixth season, as they travel to different parts of the world where they must complete a certain challenge assigned to them as well as find the answers to these mysteries. Along the way, their hilarious antics and nail-biting stunts are bound to leave you hanging at the edge of your seats!
The Quest Season 6 premieres 6 October, every Friday at 10:10pm, first and exclusively on GEM.
My High School Business
Kyomeikan Private High School is a school with students scoring on the lower end of the national average and has barely enough students to meet the minimum requirement to continue its operations. Ryosuke Narumi (Sho Sakurai), an elite 35-year-old corporate employee of a large trading company, is assigned the role of high school principal tasked to revitalize the school’s operations despite not having previous experience as an educator. Will Narumi succeed in turning Kyomeikan High School around? What lies ahead for him and the teachers?
My High School Business premieres 21 October, every Saturday at 7:30pm, same week as Japan, first and exclusively on GEM.
I’m Old Enough
Peek into the fascinating world of children as seen from their point of view! Discreetly filmed by a team of disguised production staff, the children’s candid behaviour are revealed when their parents have them run errands alone for the first time. Will they forget what they were sent out for? Will they bring home the correct groceries? Will they be distracted by the sights and sounds of the city? All will be discovered and caught on camera!
I’m Old Enough premieres 26 October, every Thursday at 10:10pm, first and exclusively on GEM.
The Files of Young Kindaichi -Lost in Kowloon-
Hajime Kindaichi (Ryosuke Yamada) may look like your average high school student. However, underneath his playful exterior, he possesses a high IQ of 180 which he uses to solve the most bizarre murder mysteries. This time around, Kindaichi goes to Hong Kong with his childhood friend, Miyuki Nanase (Haruna Kawaguchi), to attend a fashion show. But when Miyuki is mysteriously kidnapped, Kindaichi is dragged into a murder case revolving around a legendary treasure from twenty years ago. Will he be able to uncover the truth and save Miyuki in time?
The Files of Young Kindaichi -Lost in Kowloon- premieres 22 October, Sunday at 10:30pm, first and exclusively on GEM.
The Files of Young Kindaichi -Jungle School Murder Mystery-
As Hajime Kindaichi (Ryosuke Yamada) struggles with his school grades, he joins a summer prep school together with Miyuki and Saki. However, one by one, the students start to disappear and their bodies are discovered in the most bizarre manner. In addition, Youichi Takatou, Kindaichi’s long-time nemesis also seems to be involved in the murders. It is now up to Kindaichi to solve the seemingly impossible tricks behind the murders and stop Youichi’s schemes and the murderer before it’s too late.
The Files of Young Kindaichi -Jungle School Murder Mystery- premieres 29 October, Sunday at 10:30pm, first and exclusively on GEM.
GEM is available on SKYCable Channel 116 in Metro Manila and on Channel 222 in Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, and Baguio.
GEM is the glittering jewel of Asian general entertainment. A joint venture between Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks and Nippon Television Network Corporation, GEM enjoys access to more than 500 hours of Japanese content per year exclusively from Nippon TV.
The channel features first-run and exclusive dramas, comedies and variety entertainment shows from Japan as well as other Asian territories including China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This includes selected prime time dramas on the same day and within the same week of their broadcast in Japan. GEM also made history for being the first channel to broadcast Nippon TV’s music festival ‘THE MUSIC DAY’ LIVE, and for simulcasting the Japanese drama series ‘Guard Center 24’ at the same time as Japan. In addition, GEM takes its shows beyond the screen and into the lives of viewers, and most recently brought Japanese star Hayami Mocomichi on promotional tours to meet with his fans in Hong Kong and Singapore.
GEM Vietnam, which is also part of the Asian channels portfolio, is wholly-owned and operated by SPT Networks.
See www.GEMtvasia.com for more.
About Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia
Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia was established in 1997 with Singapore as the Asian headquarters of Sony Pictures Television’s networks business. It operates five ad-supported 24/7 channels which are wholly-owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment.
AXN is Asia’s home of thrilling entertainment; Sony Channel is the premier destination for female-skewing Hollywood entertainment; Animax offers anime for all; ONE is powered by prime and current South Korean entertainment content; and GEM serves up star-studded and popular general entertainment programming from Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. The company also operates joint-venture Indonesian telenovela channel FMN and children’s content channel BabyTV.
About Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV)
Nippon TV is recognized as Japan’s viewer ratings champion having topped all timeslot categories for three consecutive years and garnering the largest profits in the country’s broadcasting industry. One of the biggest successes for the nation’s finest producer of all genres of programming is “Dragons’ Den,” a globally successful business show format that has sold into more than 30 territories including the UK, Canada, Australia, Russia, Germany, India, Italy and Nigeria. The Emmy award winning version, “Shark Tank”, airs in the US. Following closely is the success of “Mother,” a scripted format that has become a big hit in Turkey and has sold into many territories around the world. With well-established companies that deal in a broad range of businesses from animation, movies, events, to fitness clubs, Nippon TV is leveraging its coveted platform to revolutionize digital media in an ever-changing industry. Launching a channel in Southeast Asia named GEM through a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television Networks, and leading the digital content market through Hulu Japan- a subsidiary that boasts the largest SVOD subscriber base in the country, Nippon TV is steadily solidifying its presence and brand as a global media powerhouse.