Cablevision's Independent Film Channel
, which is available free on many cable and satellite systems, plans to add 3 popular anime titles from FUNimation "with staggered premieres" during 2008. Witchblade, Speed Grapher and Hell Girl will join the roster of anime shown by the IFC, which has previously aired other FUNimation series, Samurai Seven, Basilisk, and Gunslinger Girl during 2007.
, produced by Gonzo and based on the Top Cow comic book property, will be the first of the new series to debut on the IFC in January.
, a series about a photographer who investigates corruption and decadence among the oligarchic elite in a near-future Tokyo, joins the lineup in March.
The first season of Hell Girl
, a supernatural thriller about a Website where ordinary people (with the help of the title character) can get revenge against those who wronged them (but at the cost of going to hell when they die), will debut later in the year.