Anime Network Premieres "This Ugly Yet Beautiful World"

Jul 6th 2006
FIRST NORTH AMERICAN BROADCAST OF FAMED STUDIO GAINAX' 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWPIECE



HOUSTON, July 6, 2006—Anime Network, the first cable channel in North America dedicated to anime, announced that it will begin airing today the first episode of This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, the new anime series from Studio Gainax made to celebrate their 20th anniversary in anime.



This Ugly Yet Beautiful World is a new 12-episode anime series created by the same unit that produced Neon Genesis Evangelion. The show is filled with plenty of fan service, beautiful animation and comedic elements, not to mention giant armored worm-like creatures.



Anime Network is proud to be the first channel to broadcast this great show for our VOD subscribers,” says Stacy Slanina, Director of Programming & Operations. “We have a full line-up of new shows coming this summer and fall that will be premiering first on The Anime Network. Stay tuned!”



Anime Network is also broadcasting more new shows in the month of July. Shows to be aired include the playful Kaleido Star New Wings, the hilariously-dubbed Ghost Stories and the action-packed The Slayers Try.





About Anime Network

Anime Network, a subsidiary of A.D. Vision, Inc. (parent company to ADV Films and Newtype USA), is the first cable channel in North America dedicated to anime, with access to thousands of hours of exciting, eye-catching serialized programming. Anime Network launched in North America in late 2002 with extensive availability initially through digital cable video-on-demand technology and has become one of the nation's top video-on-demand offerings. The network also became available on a 24/7 basis in select U.S. markets beginning July 2004 and continues broadening its initial roster of multi-system operator agreements to provide its programming nationwide, helping to bring the elusive 18 – 34, tech-savvy male demographic back to television and drive demand for additional digital services offered by MSOs. Additional information on Anime Network is available at www.theanimenetwork.com.

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