Anime Network Announces Four New Anime Series Premiering in January

Dec 18th 2007
Magikano, 5 Centimeters Per Second, Welcome to the NHK and Moonlight Mile

HOUSTON, TX — December 18, 2007 — Kicking off the New Year with a healthy dose of anime, America's #1 Anime Channel – Anime Network – announces the VOD television premieres of four exciting new series:

Premiering January 3, 2008
Magikano – Produced by Studio Gonzo (Welcome to the NHK, Afro Samurai) and directed by Seiji Kishi (Ragnarok The Animation), Magikano is a magical comedy about a middle school student who is seemingly ordinary, with the exception of his three witch sisters and his own soon-to-be-awakened mystical powers.

Premiering January 17, 2008
5 Centimeters Per Second – The latest animated feature from Makoto Shinkai—coined “the new Miyazaki”—5 Centimeters Per Second is the dramatic three-part tale of two best friends, their hidden feelings and their attempts to reunite after being separated by fate.
Welcome to the NHK – From Studio Gonzo (Hellsing, Magikano, Chrono Crusade) and directed by Yusuke Yamamoto (Sgt. Frog) comes this dark comedy that shines a light on the inherent challenges faced by geeks and nerds with plenty of social satire, interesting characters and crazy conspiracy theories.

Premiering January 31, 2008
Moonlight Mile – Another hit from Studio Hibari, this Sci-Fi adventure shares the chronicles of two mountain climbers-turned-space explorers as they trek into outer space, discover a new source of energy, and prepare to harness it as the next generation power supply for planet Earth.




For those without VOD, no worries… all four series will also be released soon on DVD. But don't forget to contact your local cable provider and tell them you want your Anime Network!

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