Sci Fi Channel to Broadcast Gurren Lagann

May 26, 2008 (Cypress, CA) – Aniplex and Bandai Entertainment Inc. announced today that they
have licensed the television and digital distribution rights to the series GURREN LAGANN to
Starz Media, which has set the series for its US premier on SCI FI Channel July 28th at 11 p.m.
Two episodes will air each week on SCI FI during a 14-week run in the “Ani-Monday” block,
which features leading programming from Manga Entertainment, a division of Starz Media. The
series will run through late October.

SCI FI Channel will air a newly prepared English-language version. The production studio for
the English version will be Bang Zoom Entertainment.

The 27-episode science fiction, mecha action series centers on Simon, Kamina, and Yoko, youths
who live in an underground village in the future. They become embroiled in a conflict with
surface Beastmen who pilot mech known as Gunmen, one of which they take for themselves and
name GURREN, and lead the battle against the Beastmen. Recently the series won “best
television series” and “best character design' at the 2008 Tokyo Animation Fair (TAF).

Following the broadcast a DVD version with the English dub will be released in the fourth
quarter of 2008. A subtitled only DVD release will begin in July as previously announced.
Additionally, Starz Media will release the English dub episodes for digital distribution on a day-
after-air basis via numerous electronic sell-through retailers under its Manga brand.

About Bandai Entertainment Inc.
Bandai Entertainment Inc. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and the premier
distributor of Japanese animation on DVD and programming for television broadcast in North
America. Titles include The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star,
Escaflowne, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Gundam Seed Destiny, My Hime, and
many more.

About Aniplex
ANIPLEX Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan) is a leading provider of anime content and music
production and distribution in Japan. Established as Sony Pictures Entertainment Visual Works
Inc. n 1995, as a joint-venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and Sony Music
Entertainment (Japan) Inc., it became ANIPLEX, Inc. in 2003 after the company became a
subsidiary completely owned by Sony Music Entertainment Japan. ANIPLEX Inc. has
introduced a variety of properties, including such hits as “Fullmetal Alchemist,” “Rurouni
Kenshin (Samurai X),” “R.O.D – THE TV-,” “BLOOD+,” all of which are licensed and
distributed worldwide. The company launched ANIPLEX of AMERICA in Los Angeles, CA in
2004 to handle licensing and co-production business in North and Latin America. In 2005, the
company established A-1 Pictures, currently the largest and most technically advanced animation
studio in Japan.

About SCI FI Channel
SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the
imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science
fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site ( and magazine.
Launched in 1992, and currently in 93 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC
Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

About Starz Media
Starz Media, LLC, is a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide.
It includes the Film Roman, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Manga Entertainment brands. Its
units create animated and live-action programming -- including theatrical films -- and
programming created under contract for other media companies. It distributes that programming,
and programming acquired from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters,
broadcasters, ad supported and premium television channels, and Internet and wireless video
distributors in the US and internationally. Starz Media ( is an operating
unit of Starz, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is
attributed to Liberty Capital Group, a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.

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