With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

ACF 1853: DETROIT METAL CITY and MAGNITUDE 8.0 on Anime Network Online this week

April is starting off on a high note, with two amazing new show premieres: the long awaited debut of Detroit Metal City, and the earth shattering first episode of Tokyo Magnitude 8.0. Both shows are set to premiere on Anime Network Online as well as Anime Network VOD this week.

Detroit Metal City
VOD: Thur April 4, 2013
Online: Fri April 5, 2013

Get ready for the ear-splittingest, skull-smashingest band to ever assault your senses! They're Detroit Metal City, the hottest ticket on the concert circuit! There's just one catch. Beneath the makeup, these ultimate head bangers are hired doppelgangers who don't even LIKE what they do! Jaggi is actually Wada, who wants to play Glam Rock; Camus is Nishida, an anime fan with an appalling weakness for curry and NSFW videos; and Krauser is… oh the shame!… street-singing Soichi Negishi, who dreams of singing happy pop! Worse, he can't even tell anyone who Krauser is. Not even the girl he likes, who HATES DMC! Will rage against the corporate machine consume Negishi's tortured soul? Is there life after Death Metal? What it's like to put your head in a jet engine and turn UP the volume? Find out as angst, amps and anarchy collide in Detroit Metal City.

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
English Dub
VOD: Thu April 4, 2013
Online: Fri April 5, 2013
Rated: TV-14

The devastation is unleashed in the span of seconds. Yielding to centuries of unrelenting pressure, an ancient rift in the Earth gives way and a force equivalent to over a thousand atomic bombs erupts beneath the feet of the citizens of the world’s largest mega-cities! For the people of the greater Tokyo area, the results are catastrophic as even “earthquake-proof” buildings sway like weeds in the wind, gas mains rip open in gouts of flame and huge sections of the city’s vital infrastructure are torn into shreds. For sister and brother Mirai and Yuki, it’s the start of a desperate journey back to their parent’s home in Setagaya. For motorcycle courier Mari, it means an equally frantic battle towards Sangenjaya and her own daughter and mother. Joining together in an epic odyssey through the mangled streets, these three must brave impossible obstacles and endure unspeakable hardships and heartbreak, with no way of knowing if their loved ones are even still alive. But they’ve no other choice! In the aftermath of nature’s fury, only the strongest of will and most courageous of heart can hope to survive in Tokyo Magnitude 8.0.

English Voice Director: Janice Williams
-Shannon Emerick
-Maggie Flecknoe
-Allison Sumrall
-Susan Koozin
-Carl Masterson
-Christopher Ayres
-Greg Ayres