News U.S. Disney XD to Air Stitch! Anime Starting Monday
posted on 2011-10-22 11:00 EDT
The Zap2it and TV Guide television listings for the Disney XD channel in the United States report that Stitch! — the anime series based on Disney's Lilo & Stitch! film — will premiere this Monday. Disney co-produced the series with Japan's Madhouse anime studio. The series will air on Disney XD on weekdays at 9:00 a.m. starting on Monday, October 24.
Unlike the previous Lilo & Stitch! sequels which starred a Hawaiian girl named Lilo, the Stitch! series is based in a fictional island (not dissimilar to Japan's Okinawa) with a heroine named Yūna. The title character Stitch, a runaway alien test subject, remains largely unchanged in MADHOUSE's version.
The anime series spawned two sequel series in Japan: Stitch!: Itazura Alien no Daibōken and Stitch!: Zutto Saikō no Tomodachi. The original series premiered in Japan in 2008, and the two sequels premiered in Japan in 2009 and 2010.
Thanks to Rachel S. and Filipp Pankov for the news tips.
[Via Nick and More]
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