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Monster to Run in Canada, Deltora Quest in Australia, NZ

posted on 2010-02-27 07:00 EST

Super Channel, Canada's only national pay television network, has announced on Friday that it will run the anime adaptation of Naoki Urasawa's Monster suspense manga. The channel will air the series on Mondays at 10:00 p.m. ET, starting on March 15.

Monster follows Dr. Kenzou Tenma, a brilliant brain surgeon who chooses to save the life of a child instead of the mayor, ruining his career as a result. A short time later, the hospital director and the doctors that replaced him are murdered, and Tenma starts searching for the truth behind the deaths.

In addition, DCI Los Angeles, the U.S. division of Dentsu Inc., announced on Wednesday that it will air the Deltora Quest anime series on Cartoon Network in Australia and New Zealand.

Deltora Quest is based off of a series of books by Australian writer Emily Rodda. The series "follows the adventures of three companions, Lief, Jasmine and Barda, as they journey across the mysterious land of Deltora to recover magical artifacts and defeat Guardians of the evil Shadow Lord."

The 52-episode series will begin airing in April 2010. Cartoon Network also holds DVD and merchandising rights to the series in Australia and New Zealand.

Cartoon Network will also handle free-to-air and broadband distribution, as well as DVD and merchandising rights in these territories.

Thanks to Liam for the DCI new tip.

Image © 2004 Naoki Urasawa, Studio Nuts/Shogakukan, VAP, NTV
© 2006 Deltora Quest Production Committee, TV Aichi


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