+Ultra

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The logo of the programming block

+Ultra (プラスウルトラ, stylized 『 +Ultra 』) is a Fuji TV programming block dedicated to anime and broadcast every Wednesday late night/Thursday morning from 00:55 to 1:25.

Overview[edit]

The announcement of the block came on March 8, 2018, and the debut came in October 2018 with its first anime Ingress: The Animation. According to +Ultra and Noitamina producer Mori Akitoshi from Fuji TV, the programming block is kind of a brother to the Noitamina block due to being a unique vision of an anime block much like it. In the announcement, it was said that the block was made due to the diversification of viewing media with anime being shared around the world via streaming services, which is why the block is based on the concept of spreading anime culture overseas with high-quality animation for the world.[1][2][3]

While not being officially confirmed as a partnership, every anime on the block so far has been exclusive to the streaming service Netflix after the anime aired on the block at Fuji TV. Similar to other anime series licensed to Netflix where the original broadcast is on TV, the episodes are out in Netflix Japan days after the initial broadcast and for overseas audiences, the anime are out months after the initial broadcast due to Netflix dubbing the series for release around the world.

Titles[edit]

No. Title Start date End date Eps. Studio Notes
1 Ingress: The Animation October 18, 2018 December 27, 2018 11 Craftar Based on a mobile game by Niantic
2 Revisions January 10, 2019 March 28, 2019 12 Shirogumi Original Work
3 Carole & Tuesday April 10, 2019 September 2019 24 Bones Original Work
4 Beastars October 2019 December 2019 12 Orange Based on a manga by Paru Itagaki
5 Drifting Dragons January 2020 TBA TBA Polygon Pictures Based on a manga by Taku Kuwabara
6 BNA: Brand New Animal 2020 TBA TBA Studio Trigger Original Work
7 Great Pretender 2020 TBA 23 Wit Studio Original Work

See also[edit]

  • Animeism, another anime block that airs in Japan on Friday nights on MBS.
  • Animerico, another anime block that also airs in Japan on Thursday nights on TBS.
  • AnichU, another anime block that airs in Japan on Tuesday nights on ntv.
  • Noitamina, another anime block of Fuji TV that airs on Friday nights.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "「+Ultra」公式サイト". 「+Ultra」公式サイト. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  2. ^ "フジテレビ:深夜アニメ枠を新設する理由 「+Ultra」で世界に向けた戦略". MANTANWEB(まんたんウェブ). Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  3. ^ https://mainichi.jp/articles/20180308/dyo/00m/200/020000c

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