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Deltora Quest Anime to Run on New U.S. Channel The Hub

posted on by Egan Loo
U.S. premiere of TV series based on Emily Rodda's fantasy novels

The Hub, the new television network being launched by the Discovery Channel's parent company and the Hasbro toy company, has announced on Monday that it will run the American premiere of the Deltora Quest fantasy anime series. The 52-episode series is based off a series of novels by Australian writer Emily Rodda.

The series "tells the saga of The Shadow Lord, an evil sorcerer who has taken over the kingdom of Deltora by destroying a magical object known as The Belt of Deltora. Throughout the course of the series, young warrior Lief, his mentor Barda and young Jasmine travel around the land of Deltora to return the seven gems to the belt and save the kingdom."

DCI Los Angeles, the U.S. division of Dentsu Inc., had already announced in February that it is running the series on the Cartoon Network in Australia and New Zealand this spring. The anime ran in Japan from 2007 to 2008.

Discovery Communications and Hasbro will launch The Hub on October 10 in 60 million homes.

Thanks to Primus for the news tip.

Image © 2006 Deltora Quest Production Committee, TV Aichi

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