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Astro Boy on YTV

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Astro Boy arrives in January, New Year Anime Countdown on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

Jesse Betteridge of Zannen Canada has written in to let us know about two pieces of good news for Canadian anime fans.

The new Astro Boy [2003] TV series will be broadcast on YTV staring on January 31st, and YTV will ring in the new year with 15 hour long anime marathon.

YTV will be counting down to 2004 with their second annual, Anime-nia, a marathon back-to-back programming block of YTV's best anime. Featuring a special episode of The Zone: Ani-Mayhem and favourites such as Dragon Ball GT, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon and Pokémon, Anime-nia is a unique way to ring in the New Year. Anime-nia airs Wednesday, December 31 from 2:30 p.m. to Thursday, January 1 at 6 a.m.

The new version of the Japanese animated classic, Astro Boy comes to YTV this January. Astro Boy is a robot modeled after his maker's son, designed to be a boy forever – but with super strength and jet-rocket feet and arms. Metro City, Astro Boy's home, is a 'retro-futuristic' city where humans and robots live and work together. Here he has a robot family and human classmates, but as the first robot with advanced intelligence and human-like emotions, Astro Boy sometimes finds it hard to figure out where he fits in. However, it's this very identity conflict that makes him so effective when it comes to fighting the wicked robots to reinstate peace and justice. Astro Boy premieres on YTV in its regular time slot, Saturday January 31 at 3:30 p.m.

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