U.S. TV Channel Chiller Runs Anime Block on Wednesdays
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
American cable and satellite channel Chiller announced on Tuesday that it will begin showing a new programming block of supernatural and horror anime on Wednesdays named Anime Wednesdays. The block will run from 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Chiller previously ran an anime programming block in 2009, showing Tokko, Sword for Truth, and Descendants of Darkness. The channel has also previously aired Blood: The Last Vampire, Vampire Wars, and Ninja Scroll.
The block's schedule is as follows:
- Is This a Zombie?, 12:00 a.m.
- Tokyo Majin, 12:30 a.m.
- Devil May Cry, 1:00 a.m.
- Black Blood Brothers, 1:30 a.m.
The first season of the Is This a Zombie? TV anime originally aired in Japan in January 2011. In the show, a normal high school boy named Ayumu Aikawa gets killed during a spate of mysterious serial killings. However, Ayumu is resurrected as a zombie by a necromancer girl named "Yū" (Eucliwood Hellscythe), who Ayumu had just met before dying. Ayumu then accidentally deprives the magical girl Haruna of her powers, so she demands that Ayumu take her place in fighting her enemy Megalo. Crunchyroll streamed the first season as it aired in Japan, and Funimation released the DVD of the series in North America in December 2012, and the Blu-ray in March 2014.
The first season of the Tokyo Majin TV anime originally aired in Japan in January 2007. The story is set in Tokyo, where mysterious deaths involving the 'Reborn Dead' occur. Mysterious transfer student, Tatsuma Hiyuu, and delinquent student, Kyouichi Houraiji, fight these undead every night. They, along with the rest of their group, soon realize that a greater threat, that involves even more powerful demons, is near. Funimation released the series on DVD in North America in 2008.
The Devil May Cry TV anime originally aired in Japan in June 2007, and is based on Capcom's Devil May Cry action game franchise. The anime follows the adventures of the demon hunter Dante, who himself is half demon and half human. Dante is hired through his own business named "Devil May Cry". The characters are based off of the popular capcom playstation 2 games. Funimation released the series on DVD and Blu-ray in North America in 2009.
The Black Blood Brothers TV anime originally aired in Japan in September 2006. The story centers around Mochizuki Jirou a lone hero who fought and defeated the Kowloon Children despite the loss of his lover. He returns to Japan with his young brother, Mochizuki Kotaro. The two quickly discover that the Kowloon Children who survived are seeking to infiltrate the “Special Zone”—a thriving city protected by an invisible barrier that will not allow Kowloon Children entrance—unless they're invited. Red Bloods refer to the humans; Black Bloods are the vampires, and the Mochizuki Brothers are Old Blood—the last descendants of an elite clan of vampires. When Kotaro is abducted by one of the Kowloon Children, Jirou has no choice but to fight once more. Funimation released the series on DVD in North America in 2008, and it debuted in American television on the Funimation Channel in 2009.
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