Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Throwback Ad Tuesday: Anime Network (2005)
Though I never had Anime Network, a channel devoted strictly to anime was an awesome idea. The network launched in 2002 and is still available as a Video On Demand provider. Originally owned by A.D. Vision, Inc., they sold the network to Valkyrie Media Partners in 2009.
This 2005 Anime Network advertisement promotes the then-upcoming release of Samurai Gun. Interestingly, ADV Films helped fund the production of Samurai Gun and brought it over to North American release in record time after it aired in Japan, with the first four-episode volume hitting shelves August 2005.