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Anime coming back to Sci fi channel!
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The Sci-fi Channel some years ago opened many people up to anime with there Saturday Anime. It looks like they`re now planning to give anime a second go. From Anime News Network:

Broadcasting & Cable reports that on June 11, the Sci Fi Channel will premiere Ani-Monday, a weekly two-hour block of anime programming. Episodes, films, and other content for the block will be provided by Manga Entertainment, a unit of Starz Media. Starz is the production company behind Sci Fi's original series Painkiller Jane. According to Sci Fi executive vice-president Dave Howe, this block is a part of an overall initiative to redefine Sci Fi as a "lifestyle brand," not just a cable TV channel.

The new block, which will air from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., is intended to directly compete with Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block. Broadcasting & Cable reports that through the first months of this year, Adult Swim has averaged 281,000 male viewers aged 18-34 during that timeslot. For the same age bracket and timeslot, Sci Fi Channel's average was 44,000 viewers.

Follow-Up: Sci Fi Channel's schedule indicates its Ani-Monday block will premiere with Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society on June 11 at 11:00 p.m. ET. As the latest installment of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, this movie moves the story ahead two years after the second series. Bandai Entertainment will sell the movie's DVD on July 3, and Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block will begin airing repeats of the second series on May 13. Noein, Tokko, and Macross Plus will air on June 18 and again on June 25. Thanks, ryusaki.
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Posted 5/16/07
^ No kidding. I didn't even know that they used to air anime.
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yeay! I mean while some anime (Fruits Basket, Ouran...) are not related to science fiction there is alot sci-fi anime out there so why not air it? Now my dad will have something interesting to watch
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i watch scifi all the time and i had no clue they used to air anime or that they were going to start again yay i can watch more anime!
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I feel old now but I do remeber when Sci-Fi Channel used to play anime movies every saturday, thats how I saw the movie akira and much more. I think its great and if its like the anime they used to show Cartoon Network will have some good competition.
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Yea, I used to watch the same anime movies over and over and over on Sci-fi channel on Saturday mornings. I got up extra earlier just to watch them even if they were sub. This was the age of pre-streaming sites and boardband. I must have saw Akira like 20x+ on Sci-fi.
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Wow!! You think that the lastest Ghost in the Shell movie would be
on the Cartoon Network (Home of Ghost In the Shell serie)
The more anime on american tv the better i always say
(i do really)
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well Ghost in the shell is a solid series and fits well with the sci-fi network but they are gonna have their work cut out for them against a giant like cartoon network/adult swim
FTO
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Posted 5/17/07
Seems nice but what is up with the time?? Ill undestand if its around 10 to midnight, but up to 1 in the morning? Dont even think ill have enough energy to stay up that late

Ghost in the Shell is very good, but too bad that it will probably be dubbed
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I wonder if they will air neon genesis evangelion uncut on the sci-fi channel.
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Posted 5/18/07
Hell ya thats going to be awsome
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Posted 5/20/07
Awww nuts Ghost in the shell is gonna be a runner up in the sci-fi channel. Well I never was a fan of the show but if it means we will get to see other shows on there besides Ghost, I'll definitely drop by. So Yay!!
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I used to always watch Saturday Morning Anime on the Scifi channel when i was younger. They had all the classic series and movies. I think the last Anime they showed were the two Galaxy Express movies.
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Posted 6/12/07
Never really watched anime when Sci-Fi played theirs, I only remember seeing Project A-Ko on when someone else had their TV on. And yeah, that was quite some time ago, nice to see them go back to it. I think with their ordinary shows it could make a nice combination (especially when they lost Lexx, the main show I watched on Sci-Fi, so it's nice I got another channel to rely on anime besides [as], which I'm not watching so much anymore).

I just wonder if they chose another night for playing Enterprise... :D


kaguzi wrote:

Wow!! You think that the lastest Ghost in the Shell movie would be
on the Cartoon Network (Home of Ghost In the Shell serie)
The more anime on american tv the better i always say
(i do really)

Well, in the first place, I think the original movie was played on Sci-Fi (not really sure about that but there's a good chance).
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