Cartoon Network continues to branch into anime with the U.S. premiere of CHAR'S COUNTERATTACK during its Adult Swim animation block. The network recently announced it had acquired three anime series, LUPIN THE THIRD, REIGN and TRIGUN, to round out its Adult Swim block, which also includes anime series COWBOY BEBOP and INUYASHA. CHAR'S COUNTERATTACK is a feature-length film drawn from Yoshiyuki Tomino's MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM series. The action takes place in Universal Century 0093, 13 years after the events of the original MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM series. A new Neo Zeon army led by the infamous Char Aznable threatens the foundations of peace as it attempts to initiate a nuclear winter upon Earth. Armed with the state of the art Nu Gundam mobile suit, Amuro Ray and the Federation forces are all that stand against Neo Zeon. CHAR'S COUNTERATTACK will air on Saturday, January 4, 2002 at 11:00 pm.