Broadcaster Suddenly Cancels Kannagi


A broadcaster, the unfortunately named BS11, has cancelled its broadcasts of spirit anime かんなぎ / Kannagi without notice, with the reason being left obscure.

Kannagi fans need not worry (unless they happen to be using BS, in which case many are decidedly upset), as no other stations seem to be having difficulties.

Speculation is rife, but apparently the station is acknowledging (by its customer care centre) the decision even though no announcement is yet forthcoming, citing “rights issues”. How a station can suddenly manage to wreck its broadcast rights and have to delete a show from its roster in this fashion is not clear.

The most credible explanation surfacing is that the station managed to broadcast a CM for the anime before the officially sanctioned date, which may well have violated a contract. Still, it seems a severe response from the rights holder if so?

Dark whispers of them simply cancelling the broadcast because of poor ratings seem to be completely improbable, as they would likley be bound by a strict contract preventing this.

An observer on 2ch grabbed these shots of the mysterious disappearing anime:


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    Comment by Tyciol
    15:30 29/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This isn't over the whole 'my waifu' thing is it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:32 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think it's because Nagi is not a virgin, therefore her very existence is an insult to god.

    Comment by Frost
    05:26 15/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nice shot. Have anyone noticed this strange clock time adjustment? 24:30 - 25:00
    Got some doubts about this been a fake. . .

    Comment by anonymous coward
    10:48 17/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Showtimes in Japanese television can go up to 27:00 iirc, indicating that one should stay up late the day prior instead of getting up early the day of.

    Comment by corroded
    18:00 07/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    all i can say is, it's their loss :P

    Comment by hashihime
    03:14 08/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is it ever. One of the best first episodes of the new season. Great animation and voice-acting. Maybe KyoAni is trying to blackball Yamakan, lol. Talk about "their loss."

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