Kicking off the New Year with a healthy dose of anime, America’s #1 Anime Channel - Anime Network - announces the VOD television premieres of four exciting new series:
Premiering January 3, 2008
* Magikano - Produced by Studio Gonzo (Welcome to the NHK, Afro Samurai) and directed by Seiji Kishi (Ragnarok The Animation), Magikano is a magical comedy about a middle school student who is seemingly ordinary, with the exception of his three witch sisters and his own soon-to-be-awakened mystical powers.
Premiering January 17, 2008
* 5 Centimeters Per Second - The latest animated feature from Makoto Shinkai-coined ‘the new Miyazaki’-5 Centimeters Per Second is the dramatic three-part tale of two best friends, their hidden feelings and their attempts to reunite after being separated by fate.
* Welcome to the NHK - From Studio Gonzo (Hellsing, Magikano, Chrono Crusade) and directed by Yusuke Yamamoto (Sgt. Frog) comes this dark comedy that shines a light on the inherent challenges faced by geeks and nerds with plenty of social satire, interesting characters and crazy conspiracy theories.
Premiering January 31, 2008
* Moonlight Mile - Another hit from Studio Hibari, this Sci-Fi adventure shares the chronicles of two mountain climbers-turned-space explorers as they trek into outer space, discover a new source of energy, and prepare to harness it as the next generation power supply for planet Earth.