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Action Channel Re-launch features Much Anime

posted on 2002-06-21 10:07 EDT
3x3 Eyes Akira, Metropolis and X/1999 to be features on Action Channel.

In addition to the titles announced on May 8th (Blue Seed, Akira and 3x3 Eyes), the Starz Encore Action Channel has announced that they will also be broadcasting X/1999 and Metropolis.

The films will be featured in their "Animidnight" programming block. Animidnight airs on Friday nights at midnight.

Other Anime titles on the action channel in July will include New Dominion Tank Police, Bio Hunter, Black Magic M-66, Queen Esmeraldas, Ghost in the Shell, Tekken: The Motion Picture and Appleseed.

Action Channel Press Release:

"Anime is an extremely important element of the ACTION channel's re-launch," says Stephan Shelanski, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Scheduling. "We have been programming Anime since 1999 and it has been met with overwhelming enthusiasm by subscribers and fans of the genre. The acquisition of these four titles is huge for the channel." ACTION'S ANIME SLATE

X - In this world television premiere, the future of the universe rests on one young man who must decide whether to destroy either the Dragons of Earth or the Dragons of Heaven, two opposing armies.

Akira – The #1 Anime title of all-time was first released in 1988 and restored in 2001. The plot centers on a secret government project known as Akira, where anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader all have their footprints linked.

Metropolis – Based on Fritz Lang's classic 1927 silent film, this version features a powerful leader who plans to unveil a highly advanced robot and his violent son who vows to destroy it. Film director James Cameron comments, "It has beauty, power, mystery and above all…heart. Images from this film will stay with you forever."

3 X3 Eyes – A savvy boy is drawn into the spellbinding world of immortals and three-eyed demons and is forced to confront this hidden world in order to find some sense of humanity.

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