Thursday, September 06, 2007

"Kids Float! Adults Swim!"

I really owe the blog some actual news, or some sort of Japanese culture piece, but... naaah!

I was really surprised to see how many people were not aware of Sci-Fi Channel's new Ani-Monday block. Yes that's right, yet another anime venue that ingeniously uses the "Ani-" prefix. Honestly, Pocky, you should have trademarked that.

Each week starting at 11:00 PM EST, Ani-Monday plays two hours worth of new and classic anime. Noein, the new(ish) anime licensed by Manga Entertainment (responsible for bringing Ghost in the Shell and Evangelion an english dub) featuring stunning visuals and a deeply intelligent plot with loads of quantum theory dialog, usually* comes on first, followed by Tokko, a series about a young man seeking answers about his parents' death by joining a secret police organization. Macross Plus just wrapped up showing, but Street Fighter II has replaced it to round out the block.

*This week the regular series lineup takes a break to show the original Ghost in the Shell movie.

Ani-Monday airs on Sci-Fi USA. Sci-Fi Australia offers a similar block with anime showing at different times. Australian Digital Channel ABC2 already airs Noein as well.
Note: The GitS: SSS movie is not playing despite the pic.
Edit: Lucy adds that the UK just got Anime Network. That's good to know because I couldn't find anything about their anime TV scene. Congrats UK! Most of the US doesn't have that channel!

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At Sep 6, 2007, 11:34:00 AM, Blogger Pocky said...

So many cool posts Kip! Thank you!

lol yes tm Ani! XD Well maybe TL should do it ?

At Sep 6, 2007, 12:11:00 PM, Blogger Kami... said...

So many channels I have to avoid now...

At Sep 6, 2007, 12:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are great!


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