News Cartoon Network Anime Highlights
posted on 2005-01-13 17:31 EST by Christopher Macdonald
D.I.C.E. Premieres on January 22nd, Fullmetal Alchemist and Stand Alone Complex Continue with Second Seasons.
Cartoon Network has sent out a series of documents highlighting their plans for programming from January to June.
• Cartoon Network presents the U.S. television debut of D.I.CE on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. (ET, PT). D.I.C.E (DNA Integrated Cybernetic Enterprises) is a large organization established to deal with emergencies occurring throughout the Sarbylion galaxy. D.I.C.E F-99 is the only unit comprised entirely of highly trained kids. When a problem arises, D.I.C.E is called to the rescue. And when their special training and skills aren't enough, they rely on their Dinobreakers to help get the job done.
• Animated series Fullmetal Alchemist returns with a new season beginning Saturday, Feb. 12, at 11:30 p.m. (ET, PT). The 30-minute action-adventure series from Japan tells the story of two brothers who have mastered the art of alchemy, though at considerable personal cost. Edward lost his leg, and Alphonse lost his entire body. But Edward is able to enclose Alphonse's soul inside a suit of armor but at the cost of his right arm. Equipped with a replacement mechanical arm and leg, and a near mastery of alchemy, the brothers set forth on an adventurous quest to find the fabled Philosopher's Stone to restore their bodies to their natural state.
• Animé series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex returns on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 12 a.m. (ET, PT) with its second season following the adventures of female cyborg, Maj. Motoko Kusanagi, and her fellow police officers of Section 9. Along with the ever-ready Tachikomas, the officers must continue their mission to hunt down criminals in both the real and online world. In Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, the officers of Section 9 are called in to resolve a murder before it turns into an international incident, hunt down a runaway state-of-the-art killing machine and solve the mystery of a defective android.