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TechTV New Acquisitions

posted on 2003-05-30 04:39 EDT
TechTV has acquired three new anime series for broadcast, with the first beginning June 24th..

TechTV has picked up Pioneer's SoulTaker and Gatekeepers 21, as well as Right Stuf's Boogiepop Phantom (also to broadcast on The Anime Network).

SoulTaker is set to air June 24th, followed by GateKeepers 21 in mid-July and Boogiepop Phantom in late July.

Excerpted from the TechTV announcement:
--+--+--+--The SoulTaker--+--+--+--+
A young boy finds he is becoming something else.
Something evil. Something dangerous.

Some time in the not so distant future Kirihara Heavy
Industries, a powerful corporation, has gained control
over most of the world. Deep in the city, a young boy
named Kyosuke has his life shatter when his mother plunges
a sharp knife into his heart for no apparent reason. As
he recovers, his body reveals a dangerous secret proving
his past is a lie -- and reveals his true identity as the
powerful SoulTaker!

Kyosuke searches for Runa, the sister he never knew, and
for the truth about his ability to transform. But Kirihara
Heavy Industries will employ as much violence as possible
to prevent Kyosuke from learning anything.

The 13 episodes of "The SoulTaker" combine a rich, baroque
visual style, grand action sequences and a futuristic
mystery that takes our hero through many twists and turns
as he learns about himself.


+ Premiers Tuesday, June 24 at 12 a.m.

--+--+--+--Gate Keepers 21--+--+--+--+

Thirty-one years have passed since the defeat of the
Invaders in 1969 Tokyo by the original teenage gang
known as Gate Keepers. The Far Eastern branch of the
AEGIS (Alien Exterminating Global Intercept System)
Network, still holing up in underground Tokyo, has
been working hard for its country's protection ever since.

Lately, strange things have been occurring around
Tokyo. The first member of the 21st Century Gate Keepers,
Ayane Isuzu, must find and recruit a new member before
it's too late. Without new members the Invaders -- who
embody the dark, immoral, valueless sides of humanity
-- will surely take Tokyo this time.

Fans of the first "Gate Keepers" series (this is its
sequel) and newcomers alike will be swallowed up in the
dark and gorgeously animated near-future world of this
6-part series.

+ Premiers Wednesday, July 16 at 12 a.m. Eastern

--+--+--+--Boogiepop Phantom--+--+--+--+

Everyone knows about Boogiepop: meet her one dark
night and you disappear. People tell each other the
stories and laugh: no one believes that she exists
in this day and age. Still, there are some strange
things going on just below the surface. The glass
shatters. Time stands still. There is something
in the darkness. Are you safe?

Five years ago, there was a string of grisly murders
that shook the city to its core. Now, in the present,
psychic echoes reverberate...

Like "Serial Experiments Lain", "Boogiepop Phantom"
is a complex and fascinating puzzle the viewer participates
in piecing together. The twelve-episode series blends
together modern horror and science fiction to tell a
strange, horrifying, and moving tale.

+ Premiers Monday, July 28 at 12 a.m. Eastern


Thanks to Scott VonSchilling for the information.

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