G4 Canada continues exclusive anime programming with six new concurrent series - More anime content offered than ever before!
June 25, 2007, Toronto, ON – G4 Canada is pleased to announce the addition ofsix morehighly-anticipated anime series to the Anime Current block of programming. All six of the new series will air concurrently offering G4 Canada viewers more variety and extensive anime programming than ever before.
G4 Canada secured the exclusive broadcast rights to the six concurrent anime series from Geneon Entertainment, a leading North American supplier of Japanese animation. The new anime series are set to air throughout the summer with additional series launching in the fall after two years of persistent viewer demand.
Airing on Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. ET/PT starting July 21, G4 Canada kicks off its concurrent summer Anime Current programming with “Serial Experiment: Lain,” which questions the definition of reality through they eyes of Lain Iwakura, a lonely adolescent girl living in suburban Japan, and her introduction to the Wired, a far-reaching global communications network. Lain receives an email from a classmate that had committed suicide to tell her that she is not dead, but has found deeper purpose in the Wired, leading Lain to a deep journey into both the network and her own thoughts.
Airing on Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. ET/PT starting July 21, “Texhnolyze” tells a sordid, dark and violent tale of the underground city of Lux, where despair and violence is widespread with artificial sunlight, water, even day and night cycles and isolated residents who battle for control of the crumbling city. Ichise, an orphan turned prize fighter, loses a leg and an arm is taken in by a young woman doctor who uses an experimental prosthetic limb replacement called Texhnolyze. Aided by a young girl who can see into the future, Ichise is drawn into a gang war for control of the city and must fight for his survival and realize his destiny.
Airing on Sundays at 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. ET/PT starting July 22, “Last Exile” revolves around Claus and Lavie, a young courier pilot and his navigator in the sky world of Prester where two warring countries are battling over the mysterious ruling Guild. Claus and Lavie find themselves as caretakers of a mysterious little girl. The duo must deliver her safely to a neutral battleship, but are swept up along their journey in the dangerous political games and battles of this world and the players of this dangerous game of covert interests and hidden agendas.
Airing on Sundays at 8:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. ET/PT starting July 22, “Tokyo Underground” revolves around a large, vast, and unknown railway system known as the Underground, where people have the ability to control elements including fire, water, lightning and magnetism. Rumina, a high school student that is always getting into fights, crosses paths with two misfit girls who change the course of his existence by giving him the power to control wind. Rumina takes his new found powers and joins the girls in battle against the evil forces of the “Tokyo Underground.”
Airing on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT starting July 26, “Ergo Proxy” is a science fiction psycho-suspense series set in Romdo, a dome-shaped city in which humans and robots coexist. It is a “paradise where emotions are not required” and everything is fully regulated and controlled. The series revolves around a young female inspector who is pursuing an elusive murderer when a strange message warning of the “Awakening” is delivered seconds before she is brutally attacked by a phantom presence. Who attacked her and who sent the warning message? The mystery spirals and reveals a plot beyond imagination.
Airing on Fridays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT starting July 27, “Paranoia Agent” tells the story of a mysterious boy randomly attacking people on the streets of Tokyo. Is he a real boy, a government lie to cover up a crime wave or a sinister phantom that has stirred up a wave of hysteria and accusations in a city gripped by fear?
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G4 Canada (formerly TechTV Canada) launched in September 2001. G4 is the one and only television station that is plugged into every dimension of games, gear, gadgets and gigabytes. Owned Rogers Media Inc., the channel airs more than 24 original series. G4 is available on digital cable and satellite. For more information, see www.g4tv.ca.