Yatterman Remake to Take Kekkaishi's 'Golden' Timeslot (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
The animation company Tatsunoko Production announced that the 2008 remake of the Yatterman anime classic will premiere next January on Mondays at 7:00 p.m on the Yomiuri TV and Nippon TV networks. This timeslot is known as a "Golden Time" for anime, since it held such heavily viewed series as Inuyasha and Black Jack. The anime adaptation of Kekkaishi currently airs at that time, and the still popular Detective Conan anime follows at 7:30 p.m. If Kekkaishi continues to air new episodes, it will surpass 50 episodes by January. No announcement has been made on whether the Kekkaishi anime will continue in another venue or end.
Update: Four of the stations airing Kekkaishi are already planning to move the program to less popular timeslots within a month. The remaining stations have yet to announce their plans. Thanks, Shuchung.
Image © Tatsunoko Production, Yomiuri TV 2008