New York-based studioNEXT.com Corporation and Voyager Entertainment, Inc.
have announced a partnership to bring the Japanese television series, STAR
BLAZERS, to the Internet. The series first appeared on US television in
1979, and lasted for three seasons. The story of STAR BLAZERS is about a
group of heroic voyagers who, in order to save Earth from invasion, journey
on the starship Argo to battle the diabolical forces of Gamilon, the evil
stellar empire. "There has been further interest to bring back STAR BLAZERS
to television," Barry Winston, president of Voyager Entertainment, Inc.,
the US STAR BLAZERS rights holder, said. "By exposing STAR BLAZERS to the
Internet, we hope to reach the thousands of dormant fans and reach new fans
who are attracted to anime in general." A total of six episodes will be
available at www.studionext.com
. With two episodes from each season,
studioNEXT.com will stream a STAR BLAZERS episode each week for a period of
six weeks. studioNEXT.com is an online entertainment company. The Website
began to offer the episodes the week of September 1, 1999.