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Adult Swim Anime Plans

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
In addition to the two new shows, Adult Swim anime programming director Kim Manning has disclosed titles that they aren't planning on acquiring and mentioned some movies they plan to air.

Adult Swim anime programming director Kim Manning disclosed some of Adult Swim's anime plans for 2005 during a message board Q&A session on January 20.

Cartoon Network has acquired the rights to broadcast the remaining episodes of Inu Yasha (episodes 105-167) but no time-line for their broadcast was given.

Manning explained that Adult Swim has no plans to seek the USA TV rights to Naruto or the Fullmetal Alchemist movie. Also, she confirmed that, due to inadequate ratings, they won't be acquiring any more episodes of Case Closed but will keep rerunning the 50 they have already shown. She said there are no plans for Adult Swim to produce a 3rd season of Big O, and that they have allowed the rights to Outlaw Star to expire. She also said they still plan to air the Metropolis anime movie, the first 2 Inu Yasha movies and the Cowboy Bebop movie this year. The Bebop movie is planned for this coming fall but she didn't say when the other movies would run.

A full transcript of the discussion can be read here (registration required).

Thanks to Herb for this news.

Clarification: Please note that Manning stated that there are no plans yet to acquire TV rights for Naruto, the Fullmetal Alchemist movie or Robotech. Regarding Naruto she added, "I think Naruto is an amazing series."

This article has a follow-up: Clarification Regarding Adult Swim Plans (2005-01-23 01:26)
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