The Real Deal- September and October
Date: Thursday, August 07 @ 14:58:33 EDT
Topic: Acquisition Info
Alright, the joy of Press Releases. Contrary to what we've told you earlier, we've got some NEW facts.
Total Immersion Event/IGPX-
Not focusing on TOM for once (I have a feeling he'll be SOMEWHAT involved), this year's TIE is Immortal Grand Prix, a series of 5-minute shorts airing the week of September 15th. Watch the shorts, play the game, get a cToon.
Airing at 5.30, not 6.30.
Joins the block at 6.30 on October 3rd.
Read more for the full press release.
Source: Cartoon Network Press Release
Toonami Gets Set for Immortal Grand Prix September 15-19
Week-Long Total Immersion Event Integrates Cartoon Network and
On Monday, September 15, Cartoon Network delivers its latest "total
immersion event" - Toonami: Immortal Grand Prix (IGPX). Airing daily
September 15-19 during Toonami (5-7 p.m.), Cartoon Network's
action-adventure programming block, IGPX will feature a new 5-minute episode each
day. Produced by Cartoon Network and Production IG, the well-known
Japanese production studio that created Ghost in the Shell the story of the
12th Immortal Grand Prix concludes on Friday, September 19. Throughout
the week, Toonami fans will be able to go online to watch episodes and
play the new IGPX game, which incorporates characters from the on-air
It is the year 2035. Team Suzaku and Team Sledge Mamma are preparing
to meet in the final round of the 12th Immortal Grand Prix (IGPX).
Takeshi leads Team Suzaku, which is made-up of a group of young amateur
pilots who must make the most of their limited funds and weaponry in
order to prepare for the competition designed for professionals. Team
Sledge Mamma consists of three professional, cybernetic opponents who are
known to be merciless and have remained undefeated throughout this
Each IGPX battle matches two teams with 3 Mechs, high tech fighting
machines. Utilizing any form of weaponry within the regulated weight
limit, the pilots of these fighting machines must defeat all of the Mechs
belonging to the opposition. The pilots are protected from injury
during battle in a Hide Shell. Once a Mech is significantly damaged during
competition, the Hide Shell is ejected. After achieving 12 victories
in previous rounds, two teams advance to the championship competition.
Cartoon Network.com will unveil an all-new IGPX game to coincide with
the on-air event. Sponsored by PlayStation: Jak II, IGPX is a tactical
fighting game that places fans in the driver's seat of a team of three
IGPX mobile fighters. After successfully defeating one of the IGPX
teams, registrants will receive either a Team Suzaku or Team Sledge Mamma
Throughout September and October, Cartoon Network will premiere new
episodes and series during Toonami. On Monday, September 1, SD Gundam
will premiere at 5 p.m. (ET, PT), followed by new episodes of Dragon Ball
at 5:30 p.m. (ET, PT). Every Friday at 6 p.m. (ET, PT) for four
consecutive weeks beginning September 5, Cartoon Network will present
Dragonball Z movies that have never been seen before on U.S. television.
Another new series, Dragonball GT will air Fridays at 6:30 p.m. (ET, PT),
beginning October 3.