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Viz Media Announces Anime Channel

Viz Media Announces Anime Channel

North American anime publisher and licensor Viz Media has unveiled plans for its new 24-hour anime channel, Neon Alley. The new channel will debut on a major game console (yet to be announced) this fall in the U.S. and Canada.Neon Alley’s schedule w

North American anime publisher and licensor Viz Media has unveiled plans for its new 24-hour anime channel, Neon Alley.

The new channel will debut on a major game console (yet to be announced) this fall in the U.S. and Canada.

Neon Alley’s schedule will include a range of anime in all categories, from action-adventure to horror, uncut and dubbed in English.

Programming will include blockbuster titles like Inuyasha: The Final Act and Death Note, as well as new titles and original content, such as news and behind-the-scenes access.

“We created Neon Alley for fans to watch the best anime titles in the world right on their TV,” says Ken Sasaki, president and chief executive officer, VIZ Media. “Neon Alley will have weekly exclusive premieres of the hit titles they love, along with a mix of new, cutting-edge titles they didn’t know they were missing.”

Neon Alley will be a subscription-based service, subsidized with limited commercial advertising. It is the first platform intended to be studio agnostic, featuring not only Viz Media titles, but ones from other producers and distributors.

Viz Media will unveil its programming lineup, special introductory offers, new acquisitions and other partnerships throughout the next several months.

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