Gundam 00 to Premiere November 24th on Sci Fi Channel's Ani-Monday
November 11, 2008 (Cypress, CA) – Bandai Entertainment Inc. announced today that it has licensed the television rights to the series “Mobile Suit Gundam 00” to Starz Media. The series will have its U.S. premiere on the SCI FI Channel November 24th at 11 p.m. on SCI FI's “Ani- Monday” programming block. Two episodes will air that night and each week throughout the fall and spring of 2009.
“Mobile Suit Gundam 00” is the latest installment in the long running franchise and takes place in the year 2307 A.D. When fossil fuels have been completely depleted and humanity has turned to solar energy to maintain its way of life, the controlling nations of the solar power find themselves at war with more impoverished countries. These sun-deprived countries threaten the “promised land of God,” which leads to the formation of a group called the Celestial Being, whose purpose is to end war and unite humanity through the use of four Gundam mech. The series is directed by Seiji Mizushima whose past credits as a director and storyboard artist include Fullmetal Alchemist, Evangelion, and Appleseed: Ex Machina.
Following its U.S. broadcast it will be released on DVD in 2009 by Bandai Entertainment Inc.
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 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 (www.scifi.com) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in more than 94 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.
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