America's Sci Fi Channel Adds Anime on Tuesdays
posted on by Egan Loo
Starting February 5, the Sci Fi Channel will run a two-hour anime block in the United States on Tuesdays. The channel already runs a two-hour "Ani-Monday" block on Mondays, and will continue to do so into February. (Ani-Monday is currently running Tactics and Noein, except for a February 4 preemption for a Ninja Scroll showing.) Like the Ani-Monday block, the new Tuesday block will begin at 11:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. Central). On February 27 at 3:00 a.m., the channel will also air The Guyver, the controversial 1991 American live-action remake of Yoshiki Takaya's Bio-Booster Armor Guyver manga. The following is the list of anime on the Sci Fi Channel in February.
|February 4||Ninja Scroll|
|February 5||R.O.D. Read or Die|
|February 19||Kai Doh Maru|
In a separate development, the Starz Edge channel will move its "Animidnight" anime airings to Monday evenings (Tuesday mornings) at midnight, which will directly conflict with the Ani-Monday showings on the Sci Fi Channel. Starz Edge will show the last four episodes of Desert Punk on January 28 and February 4, four episodes of Hellsing Ultimate on February 11 and 18, and two episodes of Black Lagoon on February 25. Starz Edge is owned by Starz, LLC, the same company that also owns the licensor (Manga Entertainment) of almost all of Sci Fi Channel's anime offerings.
Thank you to Meg Lahey and Ken Avery for the news tips.