Anime Current

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Anime Current was an Anime Television block running on G4 Canada, in which one series is broadcast from beginning to end. It was similar to Anime Unleashed, a former programming block on the American version of G4. It premiered on November 6, 2006 [1] with R.O.D The TV.

On 1 January 2007, G4techTV and Geneon Entertainment announced an exclusive deal in which Geneon titles would air on Anime Current.[2] Previously, Geneon's first (and only) title that aired in Canada was Samurai Champloo on Razer's Kamikaze block. Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG, S-CRY-ed, The Big O, Rahxephon, Chrono Crusade, Peacemaker Kurogane and Blue Gender were the only shows to air on the block not to be licensed by Geneon (Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG, The Big O, and S-CRY-ed were licensed by Bandai Entertainment, Rahxephon is currently licensed by ADV's successor AEsir Holdings, Chrono Crusade and Peacemaker Kurogane were licensed by ADV Films but are currently licensed by Funimation and Blue Gender is licensed by Funimation).

On 25 June 2007, the channel announced the lineup would include six series, first being, Serial Experiments Lain, Texhnolyze, Last Exile, Tokyo Underground, Ergo Proxy, and Paranoia Agent.[3] At the end of July 2008, Anime Current reappeared on the channel's schedule. However (as of 9 August 2008) it has not aired since.

Series broadcast earlier[edit]

(In Order of date aired)

Series yet to be broadcast[edit]

  • Daphne in the Brilliant Blue - It was supposed to air once Lupin The 3rd Part II's 52 episode run would end but didn't, most likely due to Geneon shutting down their North American operations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ G4techTV Canada Launches Anime Current
  2. ^ Geneon Entertainment inks Exclusive Deal with G4techTV Canada To Bring its Most Popular Anime Programs to Canada
  3. ^ G4 TechTV Canada announces 6 new series for Anime Current