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NEWS: Sony's Animax Channel Goes Mobile in Canada, Australia




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Deltakiral



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:27 pm Reply with quote
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The initial mobile lineup—completely separate from the existing television versions'—will be Blood+, Last Exile, R.O.D -The TV-, and The Count of Monte Cristo (Gankutsuou). No announcement was made about an American version.


Wow that's a pretty good line up, although I've got to question watching anime on your phone. I've had a hard enough time watching anime on my portable media player and that has a pretty decent size. The phone screen would probably drive me crazy, not only that my phone always dies after like 5 calls. I probably couldn't make it pass 5 mins without my phone dieing.
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hikaru004



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:10 pm Reply with quote
Do you think that Sony made a deal with Geneon to do this?
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phinx_64



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:14 pm Reply with quote
im glad i live in canada but i have to switch networks if i want to have the channel
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dormcat
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:18 pm Reply with quote
hikaru004 wrote:
Do you think that Sony made a deal with Geneon to do this?

Sony owns Blood+ and R.O.D the TV.
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hikaru004



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:39 pm Reply with quote
dormcat wrote:
hikaru004 wrote:
Do you think that Sony made a deal with Geneon to do this?

Sony owns Blood+ and R.O.D the TV.


But R.O.D. the TV, Last Exile and Gankutsuou distributor in R1 is Geneon. Unless, you think that Geneon's deal did not cover mobile phone downloads.
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dormcat
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:49 pm Reply with quote
hikaru004 wrote:
But R.O.D. the TV, Last Exile and Gankutsuou distributor in R1 is Geneon. Unless, you think that Geneon's deal did not cover mobile phone downloads.

I don't know the details of what type(s) of right(s) Geneon USA has acquired, but it is fairly common for original license holder(s) to grant different forms of licenses (DVD distribution, broadcasting, accessories e.g. plushies and wall scrolls) to different licensors. Animax Taiwan has aired many titles that have no DVD distribution in Taiwan, notably Haibane Renmei and Witch Hunter Robin, and those licensed often have subtitles different from those of DVD.
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CatzCradle



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:30 pm Reply with quote
This is probably one of the rare times I wished I owned a cellphone. Embarassed
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Amasa



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:27 pm Reply with quote
So now we can get more anime on our mobile phones than on our TV? That kinda sucks....
It's a nice line-up but I think you'd be missing a certain something of a series watching it on a 4 by 5 centimetre screen.
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DaZ616



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:57 am Reply with quote
Hmm...Australia's included into something this time....a surprise.. i mean....where on earth is Australia? Wink


Ill just have to steal my brothers 3G phone to watch anime on the go!
but im not sure if many people would actually use this to watch anime on their phones?

-DaZ
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aluria



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:08 pm Reply with quote
My god I think the world is going to end. I mean a company DIDN'T release something new in the States first. I mean WOW. Go Sony! Not that I plan to use this since I'm not switching from Rogers.
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Yuki Asuka



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:11 pm Reply with quote
*gives Canadians and Australians the round of applause*

Congratulations, people. You've gotten a chance to watch animes on Animax via your cellphones. Well, Malaysians can now watch Animax on the East Asian feed and I currently watch Black Jack, Dear Boys and Gun X Sword.
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