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Last School Days Episode's 1st Run to be on Satellite

posted on by Egan Loo
AT-X channel to reschedule episode in evening after others preempt it

The official Japanese sites for the School Days anime series and the AT-X anime satellite channel have announced that AT-X will run the 12th and last episode on Thursday at 9:30 p.m. JST and repeat next Tuesday morning at 12:30 a.m. Those will be the first public showings of this reportedly violent episode, since all over-the-air broadcasters preempted it after an axe murder was allegedly committed by a schoolgirl in Kyoto, Japan last week. School Days normally runs on those days at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. during the daytime, but AT-X will repeat the 11th episode in those timeslots instead.

Overflow, the game label of the developer Stack and the creator of the original School Days game, has scheduled the two announced preview screenings of the episode in the Akihabara shopping district of Tokyo on Thursday at 10:00 p.m. (a half hour after the AT-X premiere) and 10:45 p.m. The showings will be held in the Tokyo Anime Center's Akiba 3D Theater on the Akihabara UDX building's fourth floor. Overflow has also changed its admission requirements; attendees must bring an identification card as well as either the School Days or Summer Days PC game, but the game no longer has to be unopened as previously announced.

In a separate development, Tokai TV will continue to preempt Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai, another late-night anime television series based on a mature-audience game with schoolgirls, after already preempting the September 20 airing. After the alleged axe murder, other stations had decided to continue airing this series with a shot of a bloody cleaver replaced in the opening animation sequence.

Source: Moon Phase

Update: Replaced "adult" with "mature-audience" in description of the original Higurashi no Naku Koroni game

This article has a follow-up: Animate TV to Stream Higurashi Kai Online for Free (2007-10-17 07:37)
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