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Broadcast and digital distributor Anime Network recently began streaming the 6-part science fiction mini-series Towanoquon, in Japanese with English subtitles on Anime Network Online.
From studio BONES (Eureka Seven, No. 6) and director Umanosuke Iida (Hellsing, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team)
comes a futuristic thrill ride you'll never forget, where humans waking
up with amazing powers are hunted down by an organization bent on their
eradication, with only one idealist as their shield against
The series began streaming online on Thursday, October 13t., A new part will be available every two weeks. See the Release Schedule below. Distribution on
additional services and platforms will follow in 2012.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
No man, not even a superhuman, can stand alone against a faceless adversary.
In futuristic Tokyo, a new breed of humans, known as Attractors, awaken
to find themselves prey to Custos, a sinister organization of cyborgs.
However, strength lies in numbers and hope for survival grows from the
emergence of a leader: Quon, an idealistic youth with the power to
heal. Along with the speed demon Yuri, psi-voiced Kiri, telepath Tei
and teleporter Takao, the Attractors only chance to survive is to unite
and fight back - HARD. The best names in epic, superhero sci-fi anime
come together to produce a new kind of legend: TOWANOQUON!