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Posted Monday, August 18, 2008   |  

Fall Schedule Features U.S. Television Premieres of Anime Series

FLOWER MOUND, TX, August 18, 2008 – The FUNimation® Channel, the premiere 24/7 digital anime network from FUNimation Entertainment & OlympuSAT, will be premiering five new animated series. The debuting titles include Mushi-Shi, School Rumble, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles, Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, and Basilisk, all begin airing September 1.

(All times are Eastern)

Mushi-Shi (TV-14) - The FUNimation Channel has picked up 26 episodes of this supernatural series. Mushi are neither plants nor animals, instead they resemble the primeval substances of life. Few humans are aware of their existence, among them in Ginko, a ‘mushi-shi' who studies them and investigates strange occurrences that are related to their appearances. Slated to premiere Monday, September 1 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern (30 minutes. Airs M-F at 8:00 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 pm)

School Rumble (TV-PG) – This comedic drama is about the tangled love triangles of teens. Premiering Monday, September 1 at 10:00 am (30 minutes. Airs M-F at 10:00 a.m. and again at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.)

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle (TV-PG) - This dramatic action-adventure about four travelers on an epic journey. Their goals are different, their destiny the same. Premiering Monday, September 1 at 10:30 a.m. (30 minutes. Airs M-F at 10:30 a.m. and again at 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.)

BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (TV-MA) - In this comedy about a garage band trying to make it there is one thing to remember: music can change your life, sometimes against your will! Premiering Monday, September 1 at 12:30 a.m. (30 minutes. Airs M-F at 12:30 a.m. and airs again at 4:00 a.m.)

Basilisk (TV-MA) – This 24 episode drama is set in feudal Japan as the young leaders of warring ninja clans fall in love. Their love is ill-timed. A forbidden love amidst a battle for blood. Who will be left standing? Premiering Monday, September 1 at 1:00 a.m. (30 minutes. Airs M-F at 1:00 a.m. and again at 4:30 a.m.)

For those anime fans who miss the episodes during the week, they can catch all of the episodes back-to-back in our weekend "rewind" on Saturdays and Sundays.

Fans should also check their local listings as other schedule changes will take effect on September 1.