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Animax
アニマックス
Type Anime satellite television network
Founded May 20, 1998 [1]
Headquarters Flag of Japan Minato, Tokyo, Japan [1]
Key people Masao Takiyama, President & Representative Director [1]
Industry Anime broadcasting and production
Parent Sony Corporation
Website Animax's official website

Animax (アニマックス Animakkusu?) is a Japanese anime satellite television network, established and owned by Sony Corporation, and dedicated to broadcasting anime programming. Headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, its shareholders include Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sunrise Inc., Toei Animation Inc., TMS Entertainment Inc., and Nihon Ad Systems Inc. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] Image File history File links Animax_logo. ... “Animé” redirects here. ... Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Tokyo Tower and Zojoji by night, Shiba Park Roppongi Hills Rainbow Bridge connecting central Tokyo to Odaiba Minato (港区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Masao Takiyama ) is president and representative director of noted Japanese anime satellite television network Animax [1] and executive officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan (SPEJ) [2]. A noted anime producer and production designer, Takiyama first began his career in anime with Fuji Creative Corporation, a subsidiary of Fuji Television, where... “Animé” redirects here. ... A holding company is a company that owns part, all, or a majority of other companies outstanding stock. ... Sony Corporation (Japanese katakana: ソニー) (TYO: 6758), (NYSE: SNE) is a global consumer electronics corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... “Animé” redirects here. ... Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ... Sony Corporation (Japanese katakana: ソニー) (TYO: 6758), (NYSE: SNE) is a global consumer electronics corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. ... Tokyo Tower and Zojoji by night, Shiba Park Roppongi Hills Rainbow Bridge connecting central Tokyo to Odaiba Minato (港区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Sunrise logo Founded in 1972, Sunrise Inc. ... Toei Animation Company, Limited ) (JASDAQ: 4816) is a Japanese animation studio owned by the Toei Company. ... TMS logo (circa 1987) TMS Entertainment Limited ), formerly known as Tokyo Movie Shinsha ) (TYO: 3585 , a subsidiary of Sega Sammy), is a veteran animation studio located in Japan. ... Nihon Ad Systems inc. ...


Operating across Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Latin America, and most recently in Europe (launching across Central Europe from April 2007, Germany from June 2007, and soon in the United Kingdom, Poland, Italy, Spain and France)[7][8] and Africa, Animax is the first and largest 24-hour network dedicated to anime in the world. [9] [6] Its title is a portmanteau of the words anime (アニメ?) and max (マックス makkusu?).[10] Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Central Europe The Alpine Countries and the Visegrád Group (Political map, 2004) Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... A portmanteau (IPA: ) is a word or morpheme that fuses two or more words or word parts to give a combined or loaded meaning. ...

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History

Animax's prior logo, used from its foundation to 2006
Animax's prior logo, used from its foundation to 2006

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Japan

Established on May 20, 1998 by Sony, Animax Broadcast Japan Inc. (株式会社アニマックスブロードキャスト・ジャパン Kabushiki-gaisha Animakkusu Burōdokyasuto Japan?) originally premiered in Japan on June 1, the same year, across the SKY PerfecTV! satellite television platform.[1] Headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, and presided by Masao Takiyama, Animax's shareholders and founders include Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sunrise Inc., Toei Animation Inc., TMS Entertainment Inc., and Nihon Ad Systems Inc. Its founders also include noted anime producer and production designer Yoshirō Kataoka. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... SKY Perfect Communications Inc. ... Tokyo Tower and Zojoji by night, Shiba Park Roppongi Hills Rainbow Bridge connecting central Tokyo to Odaiba Minato (港区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Masao Takiyama ) is president and representative director of noted Japanese anime satellite television network Animax [1] and executive officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan (SPEJ) [2]. A noted anime producer and production designer, Takiyama first began his career in anime with Fuji Creative Corporation, a subsidiary of Fuji Television, where... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Sunrise logo Founded in 1972, Sunrise Inc. ... Toei Animation Company, Limited ) (JASDAQ: 4816) is a Japanese animation studio owned by the Toei Company. ... TMS logo (circa 1987) TMS Entertainment Limited ), formerly known as Tokyo Movie Shinsha ) (TYO: 3585 , a subsidiary of Sega Sammy), is a veteran animation studio located in Japan. ... Nihon Ad Systems inc. ... Yoshirō Kataoka ), also known by the nickname Hagera, is an anime producer and production designer born in 1945 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan[1]. He has worked for the TōkyÅ« Agency, Asatsu DK, and NAS, and he currently works as a full time advisor at Marvelous Entertainment. ...


Animax also exhibits affiliations with anime pioneer Osamu Tezuka's Tezuka Productions company, Pierrot, Nippon Animation, and numerous others. [5] It has been involved in the production of several anime series, such as Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex [11], Ultra Maniac, Astro Boy, Hungry Heart: Wild Striker, Aishiteruze Baby, Shakugan no SHANA, and many others. [12] Tezuka redirects here. ... Founded in 1979, Studio Pierrot (スタジオぴえろ) is a Japanese animation company. ... Nippon Animation logo. ... Batou and a Tachikoma Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is also titled Kōkaku Kidōtai: Stand Alone Complex (ManMachine Interface: STAND ALONE COMPLEX) in Japan, and is often refered to by its acronym GitS:SAC. GitS:SAC is a Japanese anime TV series set in... Serialized in Ribon Original run February, 2002 – January, 2004 No. ... Astro Boy (2003) is a remake of the 1960s anime series Astro Boy by Osamu Tezuka, which was produced by his company, Tekuza Productions, and the anime television network, Animax, who have broadcast the series across its respective networks worldwide, including Japan, Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia, and other... Serialized in Ribon Original run November 15, 2002 – January 2005 No. ... Serialized in Dengeki Daioh Original run February 1, 2005 – No. ...


Noted Japanese celebrities and personalities to have appeared on Animax include actress Natsuki Kato and seiyū Yukari Tamura, among numerous others. Animax also hosts and organizes several anime-based events and concerts across Japan, such as the annual Animax Summer Fest (アニマックスサマーフェス Animakkusu Samāfesu?), an annual live concert during which renowned Japanese bands, artists and seiyū perform to a live audience, often held at ZEPP Tokyo, [13] and the Animax Taishō (アニマックス大賞?), an annual anime scriptwriting competition offered by Animax since 2002 to honour the best original anime scripts and storylines of the year. Recent recipients of the award include: the fourth, winner in 2005, Lily to Kaeru to (Ototo) (リリとカエルと(弟) Riri to Kaeru to (Ototo)?), produced by Toei Animation, the third, winner in 2004, Hotori ~ Tada Saiwai wo Koinegau (ほとり~たださいわいを希う。~?), produced by Sunrise, the second, winner in 2003, Azusa, Otetsudai Shimasu! (アズサ、お手伝いします!?), produced by TMS Entertainment, and the first, winner in 2002, Super Kuma-san (スーパークマさん?), produced by Toei Animation. [14] Natsuki Kato , born July 26, 1985 in Yurihonjo, Akita Prefecture) is a Japanese actress and idol. ... Yukari Tamura ), born on February 27, 1976 in Fukuoka, is a popular Japanese singer and voice actress (seiyÅ«) who works for Im Enterprise. ... Voice Animage, a magazine about all things about seiyÅ«. For the retail company named Seiyu, see Seiyu Group. ... Animax Taishō ) is a Japanese anime competition organized and held by the Japanese anime satellite television network, Animax. ... Animax Taishō ) is a Japanese anime competition organized and held by the Japanese anime satellite television network, Animax. ... Azusa Will Help ) is an original video animation anime by Yuuko Kawabe ) and produced by TMS Entertainment. ... Azusa Will Help ) is an original video animation anime by Yuuko Kawabe ) and produced by TMS Entertainment. ...


Apart from operating its business primarily as a television network, Animax has also begun operating a mobile television service. In February 2007, Animax announced that it would be launching a mobile television service of its network on the mobile phone company MOBAHO! from April 2007, having its programming being viewable by the company's mobile phone subscribers. [15] The term telematics is used in a number of ways: The integrated use of telecommunications and informatics, also known as ICT (Information and Communications Technology). ...


Asia

Main article: Animax Asia

Animax launched separate Asian versions of the channel featuring its anime programming within separate networks and feeds in the respective regions and languages beginning in 2004. The first one was launched in Taiwan on January 1, 2004, and in Hong Kong on January 12, 2004. A week later, Animax launched in Southeast Asia on January 19, 2004, featuring its programming within feeds in English audio, as well as Japanese audio, with English subtitling, and other languages in the region, becoming the company's first English language network. [16] Animax ) is a Japanese anime satellite television network, established and owned by Sony Corporation, and dedicated to broadcasting anime programming. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


On July 5, 2004, Animax started operations across South Asia in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan, featuring its programming within an English-language feed. On April 29, 2006, Animax started its operations in Korea, featuring its programming within a separate Korean feed.[17] On August 31, 2006, Animax launched a Malaysian feed of Animax. is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Latin America

See also: Locomotion (TV channel)

Animax launched a Latin America network on July 31, 2005, following Sony's acquisition of Locomotion. Animax Latin America began operating across the entire region and broadcasting its anime programming in separate Spanish and Portuguese feeds across Spanish-speaking countries in the region and Brazil respectively, becoming the region's largest anime television network. Locomotion Logo Locomotion was a TV channel that aired in Latin America from fall 1996 [1] until July 31, 2005. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Locomotion Logo Locomotion was a TV channel that aired in Latin America from fall 1996 [1] until July 31, 2005. ...


Over the years, Animax has aired various anime series, primarily being dubbed in Venezuela[citation needed], and most of whom have never been shown before in the region. Its programs include Wolf's Rain, Noir, Last Exile, Twin Spica, Planet Survival, Excel Saga, Samurai 7, Gun Frontier, Vandread, Gantz, Heat Guy J, Galaxy Angel and Lunar Legend Tsukihime. Original run January 6, 2003 – July 29, 2003 Episodes 26 OVA Director Tensai Okamura Studio BONES Episodes 4 Released 2004 Manga Author Toshitsugu Iida Publisher Kodansha Serialized in Magazine Z Original run April, 2003 – Volumes 2 Wolfs Rain ) is a Japanese anime and manga series, created by Keiko Nobumoto... Noir could refer to: Noir is the French language word for black. Film noir is a genre of movie. ... Last Exile ) is a steampunk anime series produced in 2003 and created by Gonzo Digimation, the same studio responsible for works such as Blue Submarine No. ... Twin Spica ) is an anime and manga. ... Mujin Wakusei Survive (無人惑星サヴァイヴ) or Uninhabited Planet Survive (also known as Planet Survival, sometimes mistranslated as Survival or Desert Planet Survive) is a Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Action/Adventure anime series that aired in Japan on NHK from October 16, 2003 to October 28, 2004. ... Serialized in Young King OURs Original run April 1997 – Present No. ... Samurai 7 ) is a 2004 Japanese anime series, produced by GONZO and based on Akira Kurosawas classic 1954 movie Seven Samurai. ... Gun Frontier (ガンフロンティア) is an anime series based on the Captain Harlock saga. ... Vandread ) is an anime series directed by Takeshi Mori and created by GONZO and Media Factory animation studios. ... Gantz ) is a manga and anime series written by Hiroya Oku. ... Heat Guy J ) is a 26 episode science fiction anime series created by Escaflowne director Kazuki Akane and Satelight. ... Galaxy Angel ) is a bishōjo sci-fi/comedy anime, manga and dating sim series by BROCCOLI. It was created in July 2000, when Broccoli launched the multi-platformed project called The anime and Galaxy Angel Party manga comprise a comedy story in an alternate universe, while the games and... Shingetsutan Tsukihime (Japanese: 真月譚 月姫 Tales of the True Moon, Moon Princess) was a 12-episode Japanese anime that was broadcast from October 9 to December 25, 2003. ...


Starting January 2007, Animax changed completely its lineup and some anime series that were removed before returned. Animax Latin America announced a renewal in its image and projection from August 2007, as well as the premiere of a new programming block (named Lollipop) where adult-oriented series will be destinated to, including hentai (beginning with Immoral Sisters).[18][19] For other uses, see January (disambiguation). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Hentai tankōbon on display in Japan Hentai )   is a Japanese word that can be used to mean metamorphosis or abnormality. In Japan hentai has a strong negative connotation, and is commonly used to mean sexually perverted. The term is used as slang for sexually explicit or pornographic comics and... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


North America

Animax has sponsored several anime-based events across North America, including hosting an anime festival, in association with other anime distributive enterprises such as Bandai Entertainment and VIZ Media, across Sony's San Francisco-based entertainment shopping complex Metreon in October 2001, during which it aired numerous of its anime titles across the centre, including special Gundam, The Making of Metropolis, and Love Hina screenings. [20] North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Tin plate toy car by Bandai Bandai is a Japanese toy making company. ... Viz Media, LLC, headquartered in San Francisco, California, is a major American anime, manga and Japanese entertainment company formed by the merger of Viz, LLC, and ShoPro Entertainment. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Metreon, an entertainment shopping center, launched on June 16, 1999 as the first in a proposed succession of Sony urban centers aggregating dining, gaming, music, exhibitions, shopping, and movies. ... This article is about the anime series. ... Metropolis, also known as Osamu Tezukas Metropolis or Robotic Angel (in Germany) is a manga by Osamu Tezuka and an anime movie based on the manga. ... Serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine Original run October 21, 1998 – October 31, 2001 Volumes 14 (28 volumes in Brazil and Mexico) TV anime Director Yoshiaki Iwasaki Studio XEBEC Licensor King Records Madman Entertainment Bandai Entertainment (original), Funimation (new) Network TV Tokyo Original run April 19, 2000 – September 27, 2000 Episodes...


The noted international business newspaper The Financial Times, reported, in September 2004, of Sony planning and being "keen" to launch Animax across the United States and North America, after Sony had signed an agreement with the largest cable company in the United States, Comcast, with whom it had co-partnered in a US$4.8 billion acquisition of legendary Hollywood studio MGM, to bring at least three of Sony's television networks across the region.[21] [22] The Financial Times building The Financial Times (FT) is an international business newspaper printed on distinctive salmon pink broadsheet paper. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... Comcast Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest[1] cable television (CATV) company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ...


On June 13, 2007, Sony Pictures Television International officially announced that Animax would be launching its mobile television service, Animax Mobile, in Canada from July 2007, on Bell Digital's mobile phone service.[23] This would be Animax Mobile's third major expansion, after initially launching the mobile television service in Japan from April 2007 and Australia from June 12, 2007. [24] is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Bell Mobility is the division of Bell Canada which sells wireless services in Canada. ...


Europe

Main article: Animax Hungary

In April 2007, Animax launched across several countries in Europe, including Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, with Sony announcing plans to launch in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Poland and other major countries in the continent, with discussions at an advanced stage. [7][8] The launch marked Animax's first major expansion into Europe. [7][8] In October 2007, further details emerged on Animax's launch details in the United Kingdom, with Sony Pictures Television International senior-vice president of international networks Ross Hair being quoted by Brand Republic's Media Week as stating that Sony was preparing to launch Animax in the United Kingdom initially as a video on demand service alongside other Sony television networks, with Sony also looking at launching Animax across the free digital television service Freeview subject to new frequencies and slot being available.[25] Animax Hungary is a Hungarian anime television channel, and the local branch of Sony Corporations international Animax network. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Video on demand (VOD) systems allow users to select and watch video and clip content over a network as part of an interactive television system. ... Digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom is made up of over fifty primarily free-to-air television channels (including all the national analogue stations) and over twenty radio channels from Freeview, Top Up TV and Setanta Sports. ... This article is about the United Kingdom digital terrestrial television service. ...


Iberian Peninsula

Animax is a program-block in Spain and Portugal in the channel AXN. It broadcasts InuYasha, Outlaw Star, Trigun, Orphen, Excel Saga and Samurai Champloo at weekends from 13:00 to 16:00. Animax is scheduled to start in 2008, both in Spain and Portugal. AXN is a satellite television network owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, which was first launched on 21 September 1997. ... “Inuyasha” redirects here. ... Serialized in Ultra Jump Original run 1997 – No. ... Serialized in Shōnen Captain Original run February 1995 – 1997 No. ... Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (Japanese: 魔術士オーフェン; Majutsushi Orphen Mahouben in romaji) is a series of Japanese fantasy adventure novels and manga, two anime television series (Sorcerous Stabber Orphen and Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Revenge), and a videogame. ... Serialized in Young King OURs Original run April 1997 – Present No. ... Original run May 20, 2004 – March 19, 2005 No. ...


Germany

On May 14, 2007, Sony announced Animax would be launching in Germany from early June 2007, becoming the country's first ever television network solely dedicated to anime programming. [26][27][28] Animax launched in the country from June 5, 2007 on Unity Media's digital subscription television service in the regions of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and other regions.[29][28][26] Among the first anime series premiering on Animax Germany were .hack//SIGN, DragonBall, Earth Girl Arjuna, Eureka Seven, Gundam SEED, Oh! My Goddess, One Piece, Record of Lodoss War, School Rumble, The Candidate for Goddess, X and numerous others.[29][30] May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see June (disambiguation). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Coat of arms Location Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DEA Capital Düsseldorf Prime Minister Jürgen Rüttgers (CDU) Governing parties CDU / FDP Votes in Bundesrat 6 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  34,084 km² (13,160 sq mi) Population 18,033,000... Location Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DE7 Capital Wiesbaden Largest city Frankfurt Minister-President Roland Koch (CDU) Governing party CDU Votes in Bundesrat 5 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  21,100 km² (8,147 sq mi) Population 6,077,000 (08/2006)[1]  - Density... Original run 2002-04-04 – 2002-09-25 No. ... Son Goku Dragon Ball (ドラゴンボール) is a Japanese manga by Akira Toriyama serialized in the weekly anthology magazine, Weekly Shonen Jump, from 1984 to 1995 and originally collected into 42 individual books called Tankôbon. ... Earth Girl Arjuna ) is a thirteen episode anime series created by Shoji Kawamori that was originally aired by TV Tokyo between 9 January 2001 and 27 March 2001. ... Original run 17 April 2005 – 2 April 2006 No. ... Title of the series Mobile Suit Gundam SEED (or Gundam Seed) is an anime television series from Japan. ... Oh My Goddess!, known as Ah! My Goddess (ああっ女神さまっ Aa! Megami-sama) in Japan and in some English releases, is a manga and anime series by Kosuke Fujishima. ... Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump Shonen Jump Original run August 4, 1997 – (ongoing) Volumes 47 volumes with 475 chapters TV anime Director Konosuke Uda Munehisa Sakai Studio Toei Animation Network Fuji TV GMA 7 Original run October 20, 1999 – (ongoing) Episodes 327 (current) OVA: Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzak Director... Serialized in Original run – No. ... Serialized in Shonen Magazine Original run 2002 – Ongoing No. ... The Candidate for Goddess (女神候補生 Megami Kōhosei) is a Japanese manga created by Yukiru Sugisaki. ... Serialized in Monthly Asuka Original run May 24, 1992 – ON HIATUS No. ...


Australia

Animax launched its mobile television service, Animax Mobile, in Australia from June 12, 2007, on mobile phone company 3 mobile's mobile phone service, being viewable across 3G-capable mobile phone handsets across the country.[24][31] Its initial programming on its launch consisted of four full-length anime series, Blood+, Last Exile, R.O.D -The TV-, and Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo.[23][24] is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... 3 is a brand used for nine mobile telecommunications networks in Europe, Asia and Australia. ... Original run October 8, 2005 – September 23, 2006 Episodes 50 Related Blood: The Last Vampire Blood+ , pronounced Blood Plus) is a franchise based on the 2000 animated film, Blood: The Last Vampire[1] produced by Production I.G and Sonys anime production arm, Aniplex. ... Last Exile ) is a steampunk anime series produced in 2003 and created by Gonzo Digimation, the same studio responsible for works such as Blue Submarine No. ... Original run October 1, 2003 – March 16, 2004 No. ...


Africa

In August 2007, it was announced that Animax would be launching across several countries in Africa, including South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique and Lesotho, on the DStv satellite service.[32][33] It began broadcasting in South Africa and other African countries on November 3, 2007.[34] A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Digital Satellite Television (also known as DStv) is MultiChoices multi-channel digital satellite TV service in Africa, launched in 1995. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Programming

Animax's programming is dedicated to anime, and it has been acknowledged as the largest 24-hour anime-only network in the world [9]. Its viewer reach has been quoted as spanning over "40 million homes across 42 countries" in Asia, Europe and South America, as of August 2007.[32][33] It has broadcast numerous anime series, including Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex[11], Cowboy Bebop, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, the entire Mobile Suit Gundam series, Honey and Clover, Blood+, InuYasha, Fullmetal Alchemist, Eureka 7, Urusei Yatsura, Ranma 1/2, Rurouni Kenshin, the Dragon Ball series, Cardcaptor Sakura, Tsubasa Chronicle, Chobits, Vision of Escaflowne, Death Note, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ouran High School Host Club, Wolf's Rain, Future Boy Conan, Haikara-san ga Tooru, Emma - A Victorian Romance, Trinity Blood, Darker than Black, Wangan Midnight, as well as several OVA series and anime films, such as Steamboy, Metropolis, Memories, Tokyo Godfathers, Ghost in the Shell, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Nasu: Summer in Andalusia, Blood: The Last Vampire, Appleseed, Escaflowne and many others. This is a list of anime series, anime films and anime OVA series broadcast by the Japanese anime satellite television network, Animax, in its networks across Japan, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Asia, Latin America, Korea, and other regions. ... Batou and a Tachikoma Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is also titled Kōkaku Kidōtai: Stand Alone Complex (ManMachine Interface: STAND ALONE COMPLEX) in Japan, and is often refered to by its acronym GitS:SAC. GitS:SAC is a Japanese anime TV series set in... Original run April 3, 1998 – April 23, 1999 Episodes 26 Movie: Knockin on Heavens Door (天国の扉) Director Shinichiro Watanabe Writer Keiko Nobumoto Studio Sunrise BONES Bandai Visual[2] Released September 1, 2001 Runtime 115 min. ... Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion ) is a Japanese anime television series, created by Sunrise. ... Mobile Suit Gundam ) is a televised anime series, created by Sunrise. ... Serialized in CUTiEcomic (ch. ... Original run October 8, 2005 – September 23, 2006 Episodes 50 Related Blood: The Last Vampire Blood+ , pronounced Blood Plus) is a franchise based on the 2000 animated film, Blood: The Last Vampire[1] produced by Production I.G and Sonys anime production arm, Aniplex. ... “Inuyasha” redirects here. ... “Fullmetal” redirects here. ... Renton and Eureka in their LFO Eureka Seven (full title: Kokyoshihen Eureka Seven 交響詩篇エウレカセブン and also known as Eureka seveN) is an anime created by Bones. ... Serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday Original run 1978 – 1987 No. ... Ranma ½ Graphic Novel, Volume 1 English version, Second Edition Ranma ½ (らんま½, Japanese pronunciation: Ranma Nibun no Ichi) is a comedy anime and manga by Rumiko Takahashi (高橋 留美子) about a boy named Ranma Saotome (早乙女 乱馬) who was trained from early childhood... Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump Shonen Jump Original run September 2, 1994 – November 4, 1999 No. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Serialized in Nakayoshi Original run 1996 – 2000 No. ... Tsubasa Chronicle (ツバサ・クロニクル), is a Japanese anime TV series adapted from Tsubasa-RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-, a manga series by CLAMP; 3 seasons are planned. ... Serialized in Young Magazine Original run 2001 – 2002 No. ... The Vision of Escaflowne ( Japanese: 天空のエスカフローネ;Tenkū no Esukafurōne or Escaflowne of the Heavens) is a 26-episode anime television series by Sunrise. ... Death note redirects here. ... Original run October 4, 1995 – March 27, 1996 No. ... Serialized in LaLa Original run August 5, 2003 – Ongoing No. ... Original run January 6, 2003 – July 29, 2003 Episodes 26 OVA Director Tensai Okamura Studio BONES Episodes 4 Released 2004 Manga Author Toshitsugu Iida Publisher Kodansha Serialized in Magazine Z Original run April, 2003 – Volumes 2 Wolfs Rain ) is a Japanese anime and manga series, created by Keiko Nobumoto... Future Boy Conan, also known as Conan: The Boy in Future ), is a 26 episodes anime series by Hayao Miyazaki, which first aired in April 1978 across Japan on NHK. It was later broadcast across Japan by the anime satellite television network, Animax, who later aired translated and dubbed the... Haikara-san ga Tooru (はいからさんが通る) is a popular Japanese comedy/drama manga series by Waki Yamato and a 42-episode anime TV series adaptation of the manga produced by the Nippon Animation studio in 1978 and 1979. ... Emma (エマ, Ema) is a Japanese seinen manga by Kaoru Mori. ... Serialized in Asuka Original run March 17, 2004 – No. ... Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha ) is an anime television series by Tensai Okamura and Bones. ... Wangan Midnight ) is an ongoing seinen racing manga series created by Michiharu Kusunoki that has been serialized in Kodanshas Young Magazine since 1992. ... A human ovum An ovum (loosely, egg or egg cell) is a female sex cell or gamete. ... Steamboy ) is a Japanese anime film, produced by Sunrise, and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, his second major anime release, following Akira. ... Metropolis, also known as Osamu Tezukas Metropolis or Robotic Angel (in Germany) is a manga by Osamu Tezuka and an anime movie based on the manga. ... Memories (also Otomo Katsushiros Memories) is a 1996 anime based off three manga by artist/director Otomo Katsuhiro. ... Tokyo Godfathers (東京ゴッドファーザーズ Tōkyō Goddofāzāzu) is a 2003 anime film by Japanese director Satoshi Kon. ... This article contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ... Batou, the protagonist. ... Blood: The Last Vampire is a one-DVD anime released in 2000. ... For other uses, see Appleseed. ... Escaflowne (エスカフローネ) is a 2000 anime movie, a complete retelling of the events of the anime television series The Vision of Escaflowne. ...


Translation and dubbing teams

Animax have utilized numerous translation and dubbing studios for the broadcast of numerous of its anime series across its English-language networks in Southeast Asia and South Asia, some of which were not licensed by North American distributors and do not have any English adaptation counterparts, such as Detective School Q, Dokkiri Doctor, Twin Spica, Zettai Shōnen, Clamp School, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Future Boy Conan, numerous installments of the World Masterpiece Theater series, and numerous others. Animax have also produced and aired uncensored English versions and dubs of anime series, among the most notable of them being their dub of Cardcaptor Sakura, which was shown uncensored and retained all of the original names, plot details and dialogue, and numerous others. Look up translate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In filmmaking, dubbing or looping is the process of recording or replacing voices for a motion picture. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... Original run 15 April 2003 – 20 March 2004 No. ... Dokkiri Doctor ), also known as Startling Doctor or Dr. Dokkiri, is a manga series serialized from 1981–1982 in Shounen Sunday. ... Twin Spica ) is an anime and manga. ... Absolute Boy ) is a 26-episode Japanese anime series produced by Ajia-do Animation Works and Bandai Visual, which premiered from May 21, 2005 to November 19, 2005, and which was broadcast by the anime television network, Animax, across its respective networks worldwide, including Japan, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and... Serialized in Monthly Asuka Original run January 1992 – October 1993 Volumes 3 TV anime: Clamp School Director Osamu Nabeshima Studio Studio Pierrot Network Animax, TV Tokyo Animax Localia Canal Panda Original run 3 May 1997 – 25 October 1997 Episodes 26 Clamp School Detectives ) is a manga series by CLAMP, which... Emma (エマ, Ema) is a Japanese seinen manga by Kaoru Mori. ... Future Boy Conan, also known as Conan: The Boy in Future ), is a 26 episodes anime series by Hayao Miyazaki, which first aired in April 1978 across Japan on NHK. It was later broadcast across Japan by the anime satellite television network, Animax, who later aired translated and dubbed the... // Nippon Animation logo. ... Serialized in Nakayoshi Original run 1996 – 2000 No. ...


For broadcast across its English-language networks, Animax have also broadcast English dubs produced by other enterprises, such as Bandai Entertainment, The Ocean Group, Bang Zoom, Geneon Entertainment, VIZ Media, Central Park Media, and numerous others, airing their dubs of Cowboy Bebop, Witch Hunter Robin, Mobile Suit Gundam, Brain Powerd, Please Teacher!, Galaxy Angel, Arjuna, Jubei-chan, Tsukikage Ran, Angel Tales, Saber Marionette, Appleseed, Alien 9, the InuYasha films, Fullmetal Alchemist, Yukikaze and several others. Tin plate toy car by Bandai Bandai is a Japanese toy making company. ... The Ocean Group is a production company located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that specializes in localizing foreign animation (most often anime) into English, including doing translation, dubbing and subtitling. ... Geneon, formerly known as Pioneer Entertainment(or Pioneer LDC) and also a former subsidiary of Pioneer Corporation, is a home entertainment production and distribution company. ... Viz Media, LLC, headquartered in San Francisco, California, is a major American anime, manga and Japanese entertainment company formed by the merger of Viz, LLC, and ShoPro Entertainment. ... Central Park Media is a distributor of East Asian cinema, television, and comics. ... Original run April 3, 1998 – April 23, 1999 Episodes 26 Movie: Knockin on Heavens Door (天国の扉) Director Shinichiro Watanabe Writer Keiko Nobumoto Studio Sunrise BONES Bandai Visual[2] Released September 1, 2001 Runtime 115 min. ... Witch Hunter Robin ) is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise. ... Mobile Suit Gundam ) is a televised anime series, created by Sunrise. ... Brain Powered is a 26-episode anime series created by Yoshiyuki Tomino. ... Please Teacher! , Onegai Teacher), is a Japanese anime series, authored and scripted by Yousuke Kuroda, and produced by Bandai Visual, which was adapted into a manga and light novel, centering around a group of friends and the odd things that happen to them after they get a new teacher. ... Galaxy Angel ) is a bishōjo sci-fi/comedy anime, manga and dating sim series by BROCCOLI. It was created in July 2000, when Broccoli launched the multi-platformed project called The anime and Galaxy Angel Party manga comprise a comedy story in an alternate universe, while the games and... Earth Girl Arjuna ) is a thirteen episode anime series created by Shoji Kawamori that was originally aired by TV Tokyo between 9 January 2001 and 27 March 2001. ... Jubei-chan: The Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch or Jubei-chan: the Ninja Girl (Japanese title: ; Juubei-chan: Raburii Gantai no Himitsu) is a 13-episode Japanese anime series written and directed by Akitaro Daichi. ... Ran and Meow from Tsukikage Ran. ... ‹ The template below (Animanga-in-universe) has been proposed for deletion. ... Saber Marionette is a group of anime series. ... For the Aesop Rock album, see Appleseed (album). ... Alien Nine (エイリアン9) is a manga by Hitoshi Tomizawa serialised in the seinen magazine Young Champion. ... “Inuyasha” redirects here. ... “Fullmetal” redirects here. ... Sentō Yōsei Yukikaze lit. ...


See also

Animax Taishō ) is a Japanese anime competition organized and held by the Japanese anime satellite television network, Animax. ... This is a list of anime series, anime films and anime OVA series broadcast by the Japanese anime satellite television network, Animax, in its networks across Japan, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Asia, Latin America, Korea, and other regions. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b c d e f Animax official website - corporate profile (Japanese)
  2. ^ a b Sunrise official website - corporate outline - Sunrise, official corporate outline, About Us section. (Japanese)
  3. ^ a b Toei Animation official website - history section, Toei Animation official website. (Japanese)
  4. ^ a b Toei Animation - official website - English section - History Toei Animation official website. (English)
  5. ^ a b c Animax's official website - Official Partners - Animax official website, Official Partners section, links page. (Japanese)
  6. ^ a b c Sony Pictures Entertainment to Launch Animax Asia, Press Release, SPE, 29 October 2003, Anime News Network.
  7. ^ a b c Sony drives Animax across Europe. Retrieved on 2007-04-12.
  8. ^ a b c Animax Heads to Europe. Retrieved on 2007-04-12.
  9. ^ a b The Anime Biz - By Ian Rowley, with Hiroko Tashiro, Chester Dawson, and Moon Ihlwan, BusinessWeek, June 27 2005.
  10. ^ (Japanese) Inter-Wikipedia article
  11. ^ a b Official Ghost in the Shell information site, Production I.G official website. (English)
  12. ^ Animax's corporate page at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
  13. ^ Animax Summer Festival 2005 - Report, Excite.co.jp. (Japanese)
  14. ^ Animax Award official site, Animax official website. (Japanese)
  15. ^ Animax Official Press, Animax Official Press. (Japanese)
  16. ^ Animax Asia - Corporate Profile - Animax-Asia official website.
  17. ^ Animax Crashes Korea on Saturday. Anime News Network. Retrieved on 2007-10-20.
  18. ^ Immoral Sisters (OAV) - Anime News Network. Anime News Network. Retrieved on 2007-08-26.
  19. ^ Animax Latin America - Anime News Network. Anime News Network. Retrieved on 2007-08-26.
  20. ^ Sony Metreon media release, Anime News Network, 9 October 2001.
  21. ^ Sony and Comcast plan new channels, Tim Burt, The Financial Times, 22 September 2004.
  22. ^ Animax could be available in North America soon., Anime News Network, 23 September 2004.
  23. ^ a b Sony Pictures Television International's Global Animax Brand Goes Mobile. Sony Pictures Television International (2007-06-13). Retrieved on 2007-06-20.
  24. ^ a b c Sony's Animax Channel Goes Mobile in Australia - Further Information. Anime News Network (2007-06-15). Retrieved on 2007-06-20.
  25. ^ Tristan O'Carroll. "Sony pay-TV channels will come to UK as VoD services", Media Week, 2007-10-16. Retrieved on 2007-10-20. 
  26. ^ a b Animax, the Animé Channel from Sony Pictures Television International, to Launch in Germany (2007-05-14). Retrieved on 2007-05-14.
  27. ^ Animax toons in Teutons. Variety.com (2007-05-15). Retrieved on 2007-05-14.
  28. ^ a b Animax Channel Expands into Germany with Unity Media. Anime News Network (2007-05-14). Retrieved on 2007-05-14.
  29. ^ a b Ed Meza (2007-06-08). Sony launches anime channel. Variety. Retrieved on 2007-06-20.
  30. ^ Animax Germany official website. Retrieved on 2007-05-05.
  31. ^ Anime channel for mobiles. The Sydney Morning Herald (2007-06-14). Retrieved on 2007-06-20.
  32. ^ a b Sony Brings Anime Channel to Africa. Anime News Network (2007-08-25). Retrieved on 2007-08-26.
  33. ^ a b SPTI to Launch SET, AXN Channels in Africa. WorldScreen.com (2007-08-23). Retrieved on 2007-08-26.
  34. ^ Five more channels for DSTV. MyBroadband (2007-10-17). Retrieved on 2007-10-20.

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External links

Official sites

  • Animax's official website (Japanese)
  • Animax's global website (English)
  • Animax Asia (English)
    • Animax Taiwan (Chinese)
    • Animax Hong Kong (Chinese)
    • Animax India (English)
    • Animax Korea (Korean)
  • Animax Latin America (Spanish)
    • Animax Brazil (Portuguese)
  • Animax Germany (German)
  • Animax Hungary (Hungarian)
  • Animax Romania (Romanian)
  • Animax Czech Republic (Czech)
  • Animax Slovakia (Slovak)

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