Here's a link that transcribes a card from Adult Swim on Sunday listing some of the premeries coming up in 2004. If the link doesn't work, here's the content:
" JANUARY: Home Movies
FEBRUARY: Witch Hunter Robin
MARCH: Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law
APRIL: Wolf's Rain (probably, according to the card)
MAY: Sealab 2021
JUNE: Venture Brothers
JULY: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (probably, according to the card)
AUGUST: Sweet J (maybe, according to the card)
SEPTEMBER: Aqua Teen Hunger Force
NOVEMBER: Tom Goes to The Mayor (maybe, according to the card)
DECEMBER: Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Some info on the new shows:
Witch Hunter Robin - http://www.witchhunteronline.com: In a world where witches abuse their supernatural powers, a special team is tasked with hunting this new threat to society. This organization is known as the STN and comprises of several highly skilled craft users and experts in covert operations. But their most powerful craft user is a young woman named Robin. Her mysterious gift to summon deadly flames will determine the fates of her colleagues and lead her into a dark world of mystique and witchcraft!
Wolf's Rain - http://www.wolfs-rain.com/ (Japanese): In some distant future, it's common knowledge that all wolves have been extinct for 200 years. However, it seems this is false as wolves have not disappeared but rather have taken human form. Kiba, a lone wolf, wanders into a city, trying to sniff out the Lunar Flowers that are supposed to lead whoever follows the scent to paradise. The source of the smell is Cheza, a girl who sleeps in what appears to be suspended animation in a lab. She and the wolves are drawn to each other, and Kiba hopes to find paradise once he finds the source of the scent of Lunar Flowers. However, once Kiba finds Cheza, she is kidnapped by a mysterious person called Darcia, and his search begins anew. Before he leaves the city, he meets 3 other wolves, Tsume, Hige and Toboe. All four wolves have very different personalities and ideas, and their friendliness towards each other is a little rough around the edges. However, they soon band together to continue to search for paradise.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - http://www.production-ig.com/Ghost_TV.html: In the future, life between the digital and physical world has been blurred. The boundary of technology and humanity has been stretched beyond imagination with lives being led in both the electronic and physical worlds. With the melding of man and machine – a new cybernetic level of existence is being created - An existence that continues to redefine mankind.
Venture Brothers: Hank and Dean Venture, with their father Doctor Venture and faithful bodyguard Brock Samson, go on wild adventures facing megalomaniacs, zombies, and suspicious ninjas, all for the glory of adventure. Or something like that. Hank and Dean Venture are relatively identical twins, only born six minutes apart, who live for the thrill of adventure. Their dated vocabulary and high-pitched voices are intentionally annoying, especially to their father, Doctor Venture, a boy genius turned mediocre scientist who hates everything about his life. In the midst of this conflict is Brock Samson, a man of swift neck-breaking action. Preferring to resort to his brawn instead of his brain, Brock is simple but effective, and does a better job at taking care of the kids than Doctor Venture, as long as they leave his treasured Dodge Charger alone.
Sweet J - http://smw.internet.com/video/docs/sweetj/ index.html: A stop-motion series from the mind of Seth Green starring GI-Joes, Transformers, and other action figures. The animation was done by people from MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch and others from Cartoon Network's Fred Flintstone Claymation project.
Squidbillies Not too much known on this yet, but we'll let you know when we get some information on it.
Tom Goes to the Mayor - http://www.timanderic.com Again, not much known on this as a series, but you can download the original short from the official Tom and Eric site here! It's about 3/4 of the way down the page. "
Wow, this is all great news. I'm really excited about Wolf's Rain. The show was created by Keiko Nobumoto, who was the head writer for the Cowboy Bebop series and movie and Macross Plus. Also, the show's soundtrack is by Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts! I don't know the style the music of the show is in, but I'm very excited because the seatbelts have already recorded like 8 albums, but those were all for Cowboy Bebop. The band's proven to be very eclectic and adept at multiple styles other than jazz, so I can't wait to hear Kanno's new stuff for this show, which I remember reading she recorded in New York(?).
Good to see Space Ghost is coming back. The Venture Brothers looks interesting, and it kind of reminds me of the Johnny Quest spoof from Paul Dini's Freakazoid. It was a short called TOBY DANGER.
Also, its not in this article, but I believe that in 2004 Cartoon Network plans on airing episodes 53-108 of Inuyasha and possibly movies 1 and 2.
(edited by The Vile1 on 24.11.03 1537)
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The anime stuff I'm iffy on, but it's hard to get a feel for that stuff just from plot synopses and still pictures.
Sweet J might as well be called "X-Entertainment.com: The Series". And that could be a very good thing indeed, especially for us guys who grew up hearing "Yo, Joe" and "Autobots, roll out!" every day of the week after school.
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