-Z- (z@gundam.com)
Wed, 20 Sep 2000 19:51:31 -0700


You'll find a rundown on the new anime offering on the International Channel at
their Web site:

http://i-channel.com/

The New This Month link has all the info, but since that info may go away when
the link is updated fro October, I'm taking the liberty of quoting it here.
(C2000 All Rights Reserved. International Cable Channels Partnership, Ltd.)

"International Channel has added more anime programming!

Wednesday nights - 1:30 am ET/10:30 pm PT

Armored Trooper Votoms

Armored Trooper Votoms can now be seen in the United States exclusively on
cable, exclusively on International Channel beginning September 6!

For thousands of years in its history, the Astragius Galaxy has been at war, as
the Gilgameth and Balalant army fight a never-ending struggle for supremacy.
Also placed within the standoff is the Merukian army, an ally with the Gilgameth
side that shares technology and resources.

The central character is Chirico Cuvie, an AT pilot and soldier for the Merukian
army. An enigma within the army's elite, he ultimately gets involved in
Operation: RID, the secret, illegal mission led by defectors from the Gilgameth
Army. Chirico survives an assassination attempt on his life to escape with full
knowledge of the situation. Chirico's incredible stamina and resourcefulness are
the result of his unknown heritage, the truth of which becomes his ultimate
quest.

All these mysteries attract the attention of several high-ranking persons, and
when Chirico deserts the Merukian Army in episode one, many parties become
involved in the 52-episode manhunt.
Armored Trooper Votoms is a 52-part series that was a precursor in the mecha
anime genre, inspiring the likes of ROBOTECH and GUNDAM.

The Irresponsible Captain Tylor

Another anime series seen exclusively on International Channel! The
Irresponsible Captain Tylor will air every Wednesday overnight at 2:00 a.m.
Eastern Time/11:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Check back here for the start date.

Angered over the death of their Emperor, the Raalgon Empire seeks revenge from
their enemies - the UPSF forces! Only one crew, one captain, will stand in the
way...or will they? Join the comedic misadventures of Captain Tylor and the crew
of the Soyokaze as they attempt to sleep...er...fight their way through the
war!"

No mention as to whether they're subbed or dubbed, but I'm assuming they're
subbed, as everything I've seen on the International Channel is aired in its
original language.

-Z-

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