Children Who Chase Lost Voices (Journey To Agartha) to Be Broadcast on Sony Movie Channel Next Week


Incase you missed it the first time around, or didn’t notice our tweet earlier today, the Sony Movie Channel (Sky channel 323) will be broadcasting the anime film The Children Who Chase Lost Voices (which is also known as Journey To Agartha) next week.

As always the film is being shown as part of the “Late Night Anime” segment in conjunction with Animax, furthermore the film was originally shown on the Sony Movie Channel last year after both Bleach and Berserk movies had finished their inital weekly runs.

While the film is rated a PG, and contains hardly any violence or swearing, it is being shown at 2:10am (3:10am if you plan on watching it on the +1 channel) on Tuesday 27th May 2014 so i’d recomend setting your Sky+ boxes to record, otherwise you probably miss it, also judging from past experience the film will be shown in English.

Alternatively the film is available to purchase on both Blu-ray and DVD within the UK via Manga Entertainment UK.

Sony Movie Channel to Broadcast Death Note: Relight Next Week


Those wishing to experience something new on the Late Night Anime segment of the Sony Movie Channel will glad to hear that next week the channel will be broadcasting Death Note: Relight, a movie adaptation of the Death Note TV Series.

It’s currently unclear if this is both films put together or just the first movie, but it will be broadcast on Tuesday 20th May 2014 at 1:25am on the Sony Movie Channel (Sky 323) which, as you may already be aware of, is a free-to-air channel and does not requrie a Sky Movies Subscription.

This could mean that Animax UK, who are supporting the Late Night Anime segment on the Sony Movie Channel, are beginning push through new types of anime content as so far the channel has received multiple playthroughs of Bleach (movies and series) as well as the Berserk movies. The Sony Movie Channel has also previously shown both Mardock Scramble films, Journey To Agartha, Roujin-Z, Planzet, Street Fighter II and the Professor Layton movie.

In the meantime all of the anime films that have previously been shown on the Sony Movie Channel, along with much more anime content, can be viewed on the Animax UK website, alternatively Death Note: Relight is available on DVD by Manga Entertainment UK.

Sony Movie Channel To Broadcast Bleach TV Series Starting from Next Week

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The “Late Night Anime” segment on the Sony Movie Channel has been going for a few months now and over the past few weeks Black Lagoon has been the series of choice, well now that the series has (finally) come to a close its been revealed that Bleach will be taking over the weekly slot.

Starting from next Monday night/Tuesday morning the Sony Movie Channel will air f0ur episodes of Bleach, starting with the very first episode – its unclear how many episodes (or for how long) it will be shown for but seeing as Bleach has over 200 dubbed episodes available on DVD it could be awhile.

The first episode will be broadcast at 1:30am on the 17th December 2013 with three additional episodes following after it, its assumed that the following weeks will follow a similar episodic pattern, with several episodes shown each week, just like it did with Black Lagoon.

So there we have it, Bleach will start broadcasting on the Sony Movie Channel (Sky Channel 323) starting from next week and more importantly the channel is free to all Sky TV subscribers.

Planzet & Roujin-Z Films To Be Shown on the Sony Movie Channel Next Week


The Late Night Anime Segment on the Sony Movie Channel continues ‘again’ next week with more KAZE Released titles, this time in the form of futuristic CGI Sci-Fi film Planzet and the old-skool anime film Roujin-Z.

Both films will be shown back-to-back on Tuesday 29th October 2013 on the Sony Movie Channel (Sky 323) with Planzet being shown first, followed by Roujin-Z straight after.

Planzet – 29th October 2013 – 12:45am:

In 2047, an unknown, alien lifeform descends upon the Earth, destroying all the major cities in one fell swoop. The survivors unite and build a Diffusor to stop the Februus, the invaders the military would later codename the FOS, and a temporary peace is achieved.

Jump forward to 2053, the present. A last, desperate counterattack is being mounted against the enemy. Hiroshi Akishima, soldier in the Planetary Defense Forces Alliance, would like nothing better than a shot at the aliens responsible for his father’s death six years ago. However, the new offensive requires the Diffusor to be dropped, leaving the entire planet terribly vulnerable once more. Will humanity regain the stars or lose everything in the final, ultimate gamble?

Roujin-Z – 29th October 2013 – 1:50am:

An elderly invalid is volunteered for a bizarre science experiment. He is given a robotic bed linked directly to his brainwaves, allowing instant gratification. This seems like a wonderful deal, until this seemingly harmless bed goes out of control and transforms into an unstoppable robot.

As always the Sony Movie Channel does not require a Sky Movie Subscription and can be watched on an ordinary (basic) Sky package, additionally if you end up missing the start of a film their is a Sony Movie Channel +1 located on Sky Channel 324.

Both Planzet and Roujin-Z are available on DVD, while Roujin-Z is also available on Blu-ray.

Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva to be Shown on the Sony Movie Channel Next Week


The Late Night Anime segment continues on the Sony Movie Channel (Sly 323) next week with none other than LEVEL-5’s Professor Layton’s feature-length instalment, Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva.

Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva contains the iconic animation and voice cast of the Nintendo DS Game and throws them into a feature length movie whereby Layton and Luke must unravel the secrets hidden within the theatre. If you are a fan of the games then it’s definitely worth watching, as it has all the atmosphere of the game but in a feature length movie.

Despite being released under the  ‘Manga UK’ logo Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva was actually one of KAZE’s first titles released in the UK under  partnership with Manga Entertainment UK, but even more interesting is to see the Sony Movie Channel broadcast the film at such an ungodly hour, especially considering that the film is only rated a U.

The film is being shown on Tuesday 22nd October at 12:45am, but in reality it could have been shown ‘much earlier’ and got a wider viewing audience, however for those interested the film is available on DVD and Blu-ray within the UK.

It’s also worth mentioning that the Sony Movie Channel (Sky 323) is a free-to-view channel, meaning as long as you have a basic Sky Subscription you will be able to watch it.


Sony Movie Channel to Air both Mardock Scramble Films Next Week

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Late Night Anime continues next week on the Sony Movie Channel (Sky 323) with sci-fi thriller Mardock Scamble: The First Compression and it’s sequel Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion, both of which will be shown back-to-back in one night.

Both films, which are around 70 Minutes in length, will be shown on Tuesday 15th October 2013 starting with Mardock Scramble: The First Compression at 1am and then followed by its sequel Mardock Scamble: The Second Combustion at 2:25am.  Alternatively the Sony Movie Channel also has a +1 (Sky 324), just in case you end up missing the start of the film.


As readers maybe aware the Sony Movie Channel started the ‘Late Night Anime’ slot several weeks ago, with a variety of popular KAZE UK Releases, including Berserk, Bleach and Journey to Agartha, already being shown – as well as upcoming releases such as last week’s Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail, so it’s always worth keeping an eye on the channel to see what will be shown next.



Sony Movie Channel to Broadcast Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail, Meanwhile UK Blu-ray & DVD Release Delayed by Kaze


As I previously announced on Twitter the Late NIght Anime Screenings on the Sony Movie Channel will be continuing with the complete OVA Series, Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trial, with all five episodes shown back-to-back at once.

The first episode of the OVA Series, which takes place ‘after’ the original TV series, will start at 1:05am and will continue until all five episodes have finished, with the traditional adverts in between episodes. Additionally  if you miss it their is a +1 service, with the first episode starting at 2:05am.

For the past few weeks the Sony Movie Channel has broadcast a variety of anime as part of its ‘Late Night Anime’ slot, whereby every Monday night / Tuesday morning a film will be shown – with this weeks (yesterday’s) film being Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie. At this point in time all of the films broadcast have been released by KAZE Entertainment, so it could mean we may see other ‘kaze’ released TV Series being broadcast on the channel, including Code Geass and Tiger & Bunny.

While the Sony Movie Channel will be broadcasting the series next week, Manga Entertainment UK has took to twitter to announce that the Blu-ray and DVD release of the series has been delayed due to a production issue, so that’s another release delayed by kaze.


The Blu-ray and DVD Release of Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail will now be released on the 18th November 2013, so that’s a 2 week delay compared to the original 4th November release date, however those eager to watch it can of course watch it next week on the Sony Movie Channel at 1:05am on Sky 323, furthermore you do not need a Sky Movie subscription to watch the channel, just a basic Sky TV Package.

Late Night Anime Continues on Sony Movie Channel UK With Berserk: Egg of the King Movie


What started as a ‘one-off’ month long event with Bleach Movies has now become (for the time being) a weekly occurence on the Sony Movie Channel (Sky 323). Introducing the ‘Late Night Anime‘ section of the Sony Movie Channel, whereby every Monday night (Tuesday morning) the Sony owned channel will broadcast an anime movie.

So far the channel has broadcast all four currently released Bleach films, with Bleach:Hell Verse being the latest showing, however next week the channel will begin to show the Berserk movie franchise. It’s currently unclear if both Berserk movies will be broadcast seing as the second movie is only released on DVD next week, however the first film will be shown next week.

Berserk: The Gold Arge Arc I – Egg of the King will be shown on Tuesday 3rd September 2013 at 1:05am on the Sony Movie Channel located on Sky 323. The Sony Movie channel also has a +1 as well (which should be located at Sky channel 324).

It’s also worth mentioning that all of the films shown so far have been Kaze UK licensed titles, so maybe other Kaze titles (such as Roujin Z) will be shown on the channel – but only time will tell.

Sony Movie Channel UK to Broadcast Bleach Movies Each Week Throughout August

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The UK Sony Movie Channel (located on Sky channel 323) has today announced, via a statement to Anime News Network, that all four currently released Bleach Movies will be broadcast on the channel throughout August 2013.

This August, Sony Movie Channel is delighted to announce a brand new Anime season of entertainment, with Bleach Movies 1-4 airing exclusively in the UK on Sky Channel 323 every Monday, starting from 5th August at 1:05am.

Follow the four-part action as 15-year-old hero Ichigo Kurosaki, battles with a unique ability to see spirits. Join him in his quest to defeat the destructive Hollows, as he is transferred forbidden powers from the Death God Rukia, set to punish him for his breach into the Soul Society’s Spirit World. The legendary animation Studio Pierrot, famed for the acclaimed anime series Naruto, take care of the aesthetics so audiences can expect colourful characters and stunning fight scenes that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!

Starting on the 5th August 2013 at 1:05am with Bleach: Memories of Nobody, the Sony Movie Channel will be showing a Bleach movie every Monday. The remaining films, Bleach: Diamond Dust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black and finally Bleach: Hell Verse, will be shown each Monday throughout the rest of August.

It’s currently unclear if the films will be shown in English or Japanese, being it’s assumed that they will be shown in English, furthermore exact times for the remaining Bleach Movies will be updated each week on the official Sony Movies Channel Website.

All four Bleach Movies are currently available to purchase on Blu-ray and DVD from Manga & Kaze Entertainment.