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With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
Sunday, August 26, 2012
ACF 1603: ONE PIECE coming to Neon Alley anime channel this fall
VIZ MEDIA BRINGS THE HIGH SEAS ANIME PIRATE ADVENTURE ONE PIECE TO NEON ALLEY THIS FALL
ONE PIECE Licensor Toei
Animation Will Be Content Partner For New Console-Based 24-Hour Anime Channel
Launching On PS3 And Playstation Network
VIZ Media continues the digital
anime convergence as it announces that Toei Animation, with FUNimation Entertainment acting as the
agent, has licensed the celebrated pirate anime action/adventure series, ONE
PIECE, for broadcast on Neon Alley, the new 24-hour anime channel VIZ Media launching
this Fall exclusively to the Playstation Network and the PS3 game console. Episodes to air on Neon Alley will be presented uncut
and with dubbed English dialogue.
Neon Alley, featuring the world’s
best anime titles all dubbed and uncut in English and presented in HD (when
available), is the first platform designed to be studio agnostic, with a
diverse array of titles from other leading anime producers and distributors. Programming
will include weekly exclusive premieres of hit titles fans love, alongside 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 to keep the launch price to consumers at a low $6.99 per month.
excited to partner with Toei and FUNimation to bring the smash hit ONE PIECE to
fans across North America on Neon Alley,” says Brian Ige, Vice President, Animation.
“Fans should stay tuned for the Neon
Alley launch date and programming details, and prepare to set sail with Luffy
and the rest of the Straw Hat pirates this Fall!”
ONE PIECE is based on a massively
popular manga (graphic novel) series created by Eiichiro Oda, that is also published in
North America by VIZ Media (rated ‘T’ for Teens). In the venerable anime
adventure, Monkey D. Luffy refuses to
let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become king of all
pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line,
this is one captain who'll never drop anchor until he's claimed the greatest
treasure on Earth – the Legendary One Piece!
TOEI ANIMATION has
been distributing its popular Japanese Animation films and derivative character
licensing through local partners all over American regions for over 13 years.
TOEI ANIMATION INCORPORATED (TAI) established in Los Angeles in March 2004,
looks forward to spreading the world-renowned Japanese animation studio’s
extensive library and pursuing co-production projects in North and Latin
America and other English-speaking territories worldwide. The main business
operations of TAI include film licensing in all media and emerging platforms,
merchandise licensing and co-productions with local establishments. Visit www.toei-anim.com.
About FUNimation Entertainment:
FUNimation Entertainment is the leading anime
company in North America. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and
advancing brands. They manage a full spectrum of rights for most of their
brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video
sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and
its brands, visit www.funimation.com.