Date: 2004 October 20 18:58
Posted by Joe
The folks at G4TechTV have sent us details of their new season of Anime Unleashed. Our American Readers who watch G4TechTV can look forward to watching R.O.D-THE TV (that's Read or Die TV for those who hate lots of acronyms) Gungrave and Gad Guard.
Before merging with G4, TechTV had screened other Geneon / Pioneer Titles, such as Last Exile.
Press release as follows:
G4TECHTV JUMPS INTO THE FUTURE WITH
ALL NEW SERIES FOR ANIME UNLEASHED
R.O.D-THE TV-, Gungrave Airs Nightly, 12:00-1:00AM ET/9:00-10:00PM PT
Gad Guard Premieres November 8, 12:00-1:00AM ET/9:00-10:00PM PT
LOS ANGELES, October 20, 2004 – Answering the call of die hard fans across the country, G4techTV is jumping into the future with three new adventure-filled anime series. Broadcast for the first time in the U.S., R.O.D-THE TV-, Gungrave and Gad Guard are part of the network's edgy late night block, Anime Unleashed. R.O.D-THE TV- and Gungrave will air throughout the month of October, Monday through Sunday, at 12:00AM ET/9:00PM PT. Action-packed episodes of Gad Guard will air every night at 12:00AM ET/9:00PM PT beginning Monday, November 8.
"Anime Unleashed is an ongoing destination for the extensive anime fan base," commented Peter Green, Senior Vice President of Programming & Production for G4techTV. "These three new titles are surrounded with buzz and excitement and by bringing them to the late night block, G4techTV is making a major commitment to the fans."
Kicking off the block, R.O.D-THE TV- follows the adventures of three papermasters with the ability to manipulate paper into wild weapons and magical objects. Gungrave is filled with revenge and redemption as a life of crime leads the main character, Brandon Heat, to a dark and uncertain future, while Gad Guard, a fast-paced series full of mecha carnage and destruction, focuses on a young boy-turned-superhero fighting injustice in a post-apocalyptic future.
G4techTV licensed all three series from Geneon Entertainment (USA) Inc. "G4techTV is the perfect home for our anime titles," says Youske Kobayashi, President and CEO of Geneon Entertainment (USA) Inc. "The network helps build enthusiasm for the anime category and we're thrilled to be extending our relationship."
Additional episodes of R.O.D-THE TV-, Gungrave and Gad Guard will air on G4techTV in 2005.
Tune in for the action and adventure of Anime Unleashed with R.O.D-THE TV- and Gungrave, every Monday through Sunday in October from 12:00-1:00AM ET/ 9:00-10:00PM PT and Gad Guard every Monday through Sunday from 12:00-1:00AM ET/9:00-10:00PM PT beginning Monday, November 8.
Formed by the May, 2004 merger of G4 and TechTV, G4techTV is the one and only 24-hour television network that is plugged into every dimension of games, gear, gadgets and gigabytes. The network is available in 50 million cable and satellite homes nationwide and airs 20 original series. Headquartered in Los Angeles, G4techTV is owned by Comcast Corporation. To learn more, log onto www.g4techtv.com.
About Geneon Entertainment (USA) Inc.
GENEON ENTERTAINMENT (USA) INC. (www.Geneon-Ent.Com) is a full-service producer and distributor of entertainment software including film, music, animation and television shows on VHS, DVD and CD. Headquartered in Long Beach, California, Geneon Entertainment's parent company is Tokyo-based advertising giant Dentsu, Inc.
Dentsu Inc., founded in 1901, is the largest advertising agency brand and the fifth largest marketing and communications organization in the world. Based in Tokyo, Dentsu offers national, multinational and global clients the most comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services through its unique "Total Communications Services" approach. Dentsu has pioneered and set global standards for integrated communications, which in latter years have been adopted by a number of major international networks. The group has more than 6,000 clients and 14,447 full-time employees in both Japan and in its offices overseas. Consolidated billings (net sales) for fiscal term 02/03 were recorded at ¥1,692.9 billion. Dentsu is publicly quoted on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.