Neon Alley Channel to Debut Aniplex’s FATE/ZERO Anime this Spring
Aniplex of America Adds New Content for the Innovative Console-Based 24-Hour Anime Channel
Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases
Official Site: NeonAlley.com
Official Series Site: fate-zero.jp (Japan), FateZeroUSA.com (US)
Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen
VIZ Media, LLC, the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, has announced that Aniplex of America, Inc. has become a content partner for the recently-launched Neon Alley 24-hour anime channel. VIZ Media will premiere the hit Aniplex anime action series, FATE/ZERO (フェイト/ゼロ, 2011-2012), on Neon Alley this Spring.
Neon Alley is VIZ Media’s new 24-hour, subscription-based anime channel available for the PS3 game console and Playstation Network, and soon to be available for the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live. The platform features the world’s best titles (dubbed in English and uncut), presented in HD (when available), for a low monthly subscription rate of only $6.99.
FATE/ZERO is based on a Japanese light novel, written by Gen Urobuchi and illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi. This is the story that goes back to zero, back to the beginning. The ultimate battle royal, in which seven Masters vying for control of the miracle-granting Holy Grail summon seven Servants and fight until only one remains… The Holy Grail War!
“We’re very excited to welcome Aniplex of America as a premiere content partner for Neon Alley,” says Brian Ige, Vice President of Animation for VIZ Media. “The Neon Alley platform represents the next stage of the evolution of anime in North America and utilizes an innovative, console-based digital delivery model. The debut of the supernatural action series FATE/ZERO will be a wonderful addition to the channel’s programming roster and we know fans everywhere will not want to miss this exciting premiere later this Spring!”
“Aniplex of America initially teamed with VIZ Media to bring the hit anime series BLUE EXORCIST to Neon Alley and we are now looking forward to fans tuning in for the upcoming launch of FATE/ZERO,” says Hideki Goto, President of the Animation Business of Aniplex of America. “This legendary tale of the Fourth Holy Grail War will thrill fans with its sophisticated story and captivating animation. We look forward to cultivating our relationship with VIZ Media and to licensing additional content for Neon Alley in the near future!”
Neon Alley’s schedule includes a dynamic mix of action, adventure, sci-fi, supernatural, fantasy, and horror anime, including weekly exclusive episodes of BLUE EXORCIST, INUYASHA: THE FINAL ACT, NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN, and TIGER & BUNNY, as well as blockbuster favorites DEATH NOTE, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, ONE PIECE, VAMPIRE KNIGHT plus more. Neon Alley is also designed to be studio agnostic, offering a diverse array of titles from several leading anime studios and distributors. Complete details on Neon Alley and its programming are available at NeonAlley.com.
About Aniplex of America, Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite DVD and Blu-Ray releases such as GURREN LAGANN the Movies, DURARARA!!, R.O.D series, THE GARDEN OF SINNERS and BACCANO! The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles, BLUE EXORCIST, RUROUNI KENSHIN OVA and Movie, and PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA. More information on Aniplex of America is available at aniplexusa.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa.
With its popular monthly manga anthology Shonen Jump magazine and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at viz.com.