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Tenkai Knights premieres on Teletoon September 28

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Produced by Spin Masters, Shogakukan Productions, and Studio Bones Tenkai Knights aims to be the next big boys action brand. The show launched in the US on August 24th, and now Teletoon has announced that they’ll being broadcasting the series just under a month later. Premiering on Saturday, September 28th at 2PM ET/PT, the network will air four back-to-back episodes, with an encore scheduled for the next day starting at 7AM. From then on the show will premiere on Saturday mornings at 7:30 AM. Teletoon describes the plot of the 52 episode series as:

Teenagers Guren, Ceylan, Chooki, and Toxsa were not planning on being heroes when they accidentally stumbled into an inter-dimensional portal. Ripped through space and time, the boys reemerged on a different world as shape-shifting robots. Known as Bravenwolf, Tributon, Lydendor, and Valorn, they have become the legendary Tenkai Knights! Now they must battle the evil Vilius and his henchmen to help save the world of Quarton.

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Beyblade: Shogun Steel premieres this Saturday on YTV


As one of the two remaining anime series on YTV, and therefore mainstream Canadian television I guess this is an important thing to note. The next season/series in the Beyblade: Metal ___ reboot launches this Saturday at 11:30AM ET. Rather than a direct followup to Beyblade: Metal Fury, Shogun Steel stars new blader Zyro Hagane with the Metal ___ cast in mentor-ship roles as they’ve been aged up. It’s important to note that this is the final season of the modern Beyblade reboot to air in Japan, but don’t worry as we know Nelvana’s got more original spinoffs on the way. Continue reading

Here’s some Tenkai Knights footage

This entire franchise has kind of snuck up on me. I honestly hadn’t heard of Tenkai Knights before writing up this article a few weeks back, and now the show is just days away from a broadcast premiere in the United States. The Canada-Japan co-production will launch on Cartoon Network sometime on August 24th. In support of that impending launch the franchise’s official Youtube channel uploaded our first real look:

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Nelvana’s next action series is Mysticons

Mysticons1This is actually a bit of an older story as the series was initially revealed in April, but since there’s so little to talk about I might as well report on it. It seems Nelvana is expecting Beyblade to continue its downward spiral and is now preparing a replacement in Mysticons. Produced internally at Nelvana Studio in partnership with The Topps Company (owned by former Disney CEO Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company) the show is set to be written by Sean Jara who has previously written for shows like Redakai, Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5, League of Super Evil among others. Nelvana describes the show as:

The original series is centered around four regular kids in the quiet suburb of Castletown who are called into action to double as a legendary line of heroes, known as Mysticons. After discovering a powerful mystic tome, the four friends transform into oath-bonded warriors who leave their regular life of homework, sports, and video games to battle fire breathing dragons, evil knights and barbaric orcs, led by a trio of evil warlords set on destroying mankind.

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Dentsu Entertainment USA, Nelvana, and Fuel Entertainment are working on an animated Chub City show

DENTSU ENTERTAINMENT USA, INC. CHUB CITY LOGOThis is a project that dates back to 2009 when Dentsu Entertainment USA (then known as DCI-LA) first bought the urban youth Chub City diecast car brand from Jada Toys with the intent of launching an animated series. With that project seemingly on ice the company has since worked on a variety of anime related projects including Deltora Quest, Monsuno, and Little Battlers eXperience but Chub City isn’t done yet. Dentsu Entertainment has announced a partnership with both Nelvana and Fuel Entertainment to make this project actually happen. Dentsu describes the action comedy series as:

The series follows the adventures of a team of heroic teenagers who drive customized cars at Chub City battle rallies. These rally sites pop-up spontaneously in different parts of the world, with teams arriving by train, ship, truck, and helicopter in container units called Convos that become the building blocks for these instant cities. The stories ind the humor in the relationships of the diverse team of drivers and the awkward bond that forms with their more logical sentient cars, all while battling to recover a powerful hidden energy source.

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Télétoon Rétro adds UFO Robot Grendizer aka Goldorak

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The French Teletoon Retro feed will be adding Go Nagai’s Grendizer this September. The third entry in the Mazinger franchise dates back to 1975 with the show’s 74 episode run concluding in 1977. A French dub of the show began broadcast in Quebec in the 1980s under the title of Goldorak. Carole Bonneau, Vice President Programming at Télétoon Rétro has said that the show was often requested for the network. Grendizer follows Duke Fleed, a survivor of the Vega Star raised on Earth as he fights back against the Vega invasion with his titular robot.
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YTV’s Fall 2013 Highlights features a bunch of Nickelodeon content

I’m probably going to stop writing about these soon. YTV will air additional seasons of Mr. Young, Extreme Babysitting, Big Time Rush, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Beyblade, SpongeBob SquarePants, Monsters vs. Aliens, Kung Fu Panda, Legend of Korra, T.U.F.F. Puppy and The Fairly OddParents. On the new acquisitions side, the network has little outside of more Nickelodeon imports. If that’s your thing you can look forward to Sanjay and Craig, See Dad Run, Wendell & Vinnie, The Haunted Hathaways, The Thundermans as well as Sam & Cat. Remember when some of us thought that the addition of Nickelodeon Canada would leave YTV free of that network’s programming? Hahaha … That leaves us with these two world premieres:

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OH NO! It’s an Alien Invasion is a hilarious Home Alone meets War of the Worlds style series for kids, in which a crazy band of partying aliens have invaded earth and hidden all of the planet’s grownups! This would make most kids uneasy, but not Nate; he’s been training for this moment his whole life. He and his Super Wicked Extreme Emergency Team (S.W.E.E.T.) are on the case to take back the world. Operating from their secret headquarters at the Swell-Mart, they must wage a resistance against the zany Brainlings (the Aliens), and find their parents. The animated series is produced by Nelvana Studio and written and developed by Philippe Ivanusic-Vallee and Peter Ricq, part of the creative team behind League of Super Evil.

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