On Sunday, NTV made an exciting announcement regarding the establishment of a new programming slot known as “Friday Anime Night,” set to debut in October on NTV and 30 affiliated networks. This eagerly anticipated block will find its home on Fridays at 11:00 p.m.
The inaugural anime featured in this time slot will be the television adaptation of Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe’s renowned manga, “Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End” (Sōsō no Frieren).
Notably, the “Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End” anime will occupy the coveted Friday 11:00 p.m. slot, which was previously reserved for NTV’s “Kinyō Roadshow” block, typically dedicated to feature films.
The anime’s grand debut will occur with a two-hour special episode on September 29, still under the banner of the “Kinyō Roadshow” block. However, all subsequent episodes will find their home in the “Friday Anime Night” lineup, maintaining the same time slot.
It’s worth mentioning that the anime’s official website hinted at NTV’s plans for a new anime programming block when it first revealed the time slot premiere.
In addition to this exciting development, NTV also boasts the “AnichU” late-night anime programming block, which was inaugurated back in July 2017 with the launch of the “Fastest Finger First” anime.
This particular block specializes in airing anime after the stroke of midnight and has recently featured shows like “Shine Post,” “The Marginal Service,” and the ongoing “Helck” anime.