News U.S. SyFy Channel Lists No More Anime After June 9
posted on 2011-05-27 12:30 EDT
The online schedule for the American cable channel SyFy currently lists no anime series after June 9, even though two shows — Monster and Star Blazers: The Quest for Iscandar — are still in the middle of their runs. The channel will show Monster's seventh and eighth episodes as well as Star Blazers' 15th and 16th episodes on June 9 starting at 12:30 a.m.
ANN is awaiting comments from SyFy, Viz Media, Manga Entertainment, and Voyager Entertainment.
SyFy (then called Sci Fi) launched its anime block in 2007 under the name AniMonday. In 2008, the block moved to Tuesday, and more recently moved to Thursdays. The timing of the block has also shifted; on June 9 the block will start at 12:30 a.m., where previously it had started at 11:00 or 11:30 p.m.
Thanks to Ragnawind and LagannImpact for the news tip.