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Burbank, CA and Long Beach, CA (June 21, 2005) â€“ Kidsâ€ WB!, the #1 broadcast network for kids, and Geneon Entertainment, a leader in introducing anime to North America, have joined forces to bring one of Japanâ€s hottest television series, VIEWTIFUL JOE, to kids in the United States on Saturday mornings beginning Fall 2005. The network has ordered 26 episodes of the action-comedy series, which will air during the 2005-2006 broadcast season on Kidsâ€ WB! The announcement was made today by Betsy McGowen, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Kidsâ€ WB!, and Yosuke Kobayashi, President/CEO, Geneon Entertainment. â€œWe are excited to partner with the innovative creative talent at Geneon Entertainment to bring viewers across the nation this extraordinary series in the fall,â€? said Ms. McGowen. â€œThis award-winning property, VIEWTIFUL JOE, introduces a fantastical world with high action and character-driven comedy starring a likable underdog who overcomes the odds to become a superhero. This series will be a wonderful addition to our programming slate and is sure to be Kidsâ€ WB!â€s next animÃ hit.â€?
â€œWeâ€re thrilled to be able to bring VIEWTIFUL JOE to Kidsâ€ WB!,â€? said Mr. Kobayashi. â€œThe characters have already been universally embraced and weâ€re sure that Joeâ€s super-stature will continue to grow on the number one kids broadcast network. This is a high-concept, high-profile series that breaks the mold of standard childrenâ€s animÃ; itâ€s exciting to have the opportunity to showcase this great property for an audience that is certain to appreciate all the fun and colorful innovation that Joe has to offer.â€? With breakout characters from the award-winning video game series developed by Capcom Co. Ltd., VIEWTIFUL JOE has become a global sensation spawning a successful television series and licensing program in Japan. VIEWTIFUL JOE features American comic-style character design that is ripe with action and loaded with comedy.
Joe is just a normal guy with two great loves: his girlfriend Silvia and Captain Blue, an action movie superhero. When Silvia is magically captured through a movie screen by a celluloid monster, Joe gets himself swallowed into the screen to save her. There, Joe meets Captain Blue just as the superhero is about to retire, exhausted from his lifelong battle against villains known as Jadows. With special superpowers bestowed upon him by Captain Blue, Joe transforms into Viewtiful Joe to vanquish the enemies in Movie Land.
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