TV: Animax - What I enjoy watching: Newbie guide to Animax

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Thursday, September 9, 2004

Update: We created the Animax Forum for Animax lovers like you and me. It is your forum to discuss Animax animes (past and present) and other popular animes like Dragonball Z etc. Please post all your comments and thoughts there.You will find lots of other Animax lovers there.

I am closing the comments section of this post for further comments as it has grown too large and also it is hard for users to browse two places. Please use the animax forum; it is exactly for this purpose.

Congratulations to indian_otaku for being the first member.

Flipping through TV channels in Chennai, I realized that only channels I can understand (not in Tamil) are Animax, Pogo (for kids), Splash (for kids), SAB and Sahara.

Never being a watcher of soaps, my only decent alternative was Animax.

I realized I have started to like quite a few of their serials. Here is my list in the order of liking:
1. Samurai X - story of Battousai’s life in post-slasher period and strength of conviction. Highly recommended. Very rich potrayal of characters, good storyline.

2. Get Backers - story of two friends who can get back almost anything. Again the characters are richly potrayed. May city gives me jitters.

3. Dan Detective School - story of a bunch of kids who learn being detectives. It is often stimulating for the mind to outguess the story teller.

4. Cyborg 009 - Story of 9 friends as cyborgs.

3. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - way too geeky even for me.

4. .Hack Sign - ok, all others are not watchable.

BTW: I happened to watch Wonder Woman on Pogo TV once briefly, flipping channel in horror, way too cheesy for my taste. Yuk!

Update: Please refer to the comments below for further information about your favorite Animax characters and feel free to leave your comment too.

PS. I hope Animax chooses better names for its serials. Some of the names are really lame.

Update: Mega XLR aired by Cartoon Network is mega-fun. Watch it. I am sure you will like it too.

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December 11, 2009: 3:26 pm

who knows the name of the show at animax in 2006 at 7:00 about an angel and a demon woman that lives with 2 boys gotaro and other

May 13, 2009: 4:13 am

i really luv 2 watch d shows on animax bt the fact is dat for the last few months animax is out of order none of the tv opertorsprovide the customers with ‘ve missed a lot of shows.i liked everything except ninku.

April 26, 2009: 8:49 am

hello,here in hyderabad,india,animax is not coming in set up box is expensive & my parents donot agree because all channels are coming expect cable guy is reall weird.i miss animax very much.i had animax before exams,now i want to watch but animax is not coming.bad luck to me.bye friends.hope you enjoy animax.

April 25, 2009: 2:47 am

I was wondering if you could set up some sort of system so when your publish a new article, i get emailed to alert me?

April 21, 2009: 4:30 pm

I am a great fan of Princess sarah and Little women animes that were shown on animax and Sony in Hindi and english. I also like Heidi that was aired on cartoon network. I have tried very hard to find them but these are very rare animes and are not available on dvd in english. I hope the respective channels atleast air them once more…

February 28, 2009: 12:11 pm

Hi please please get me a link where i can download cardcaptor sakura unedited dubbed in english version which was telecasted in animax

February 5, 2009: 11:37 am

hey there was a show named wolf x or sumthin
can u giv me sum info on that????

January 9, 2009: 1:51 am

Is it possible to replace some of the anime broadcasted in South Africa? Because some of them are getting boring. For instance Magister Negi Magi Negima, can’t the second season be showed for a change? Or Eureka Seven be replaced by a anime which wasn’t yet been showed?

October 2, 2008: 10:40 pm

well I like all the animes from animax but it would be weiser to have more shows coming up rather then repeating the same stuff again and again two times is ok but come on man we are bored we want more season 2’s and new animes.Point to be noted is all these japanese people have done the theme songs and other music for their anime’s really great.

April 18, 2008: 11:23 am

hey there. is there anyway that they can show the second season of Black Lagoon and Mahou Sensei Negima, and put on Full Metal Panic( season 1), Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Astray or Stargazer (wichever is the continueing season of Mobile Suit Gundam Seed). Some reruns are great, but they eventually get boring. . .

March 13, 2008: 11:25 pm

hey guyies
could u pleas help me where i can downld
hungry heart wild striker in english for free
i dont want subtitles i want to be dubbed in english pls tell me where i can find it
i have been searchin for a long time n wanst able to find it

March 4, 2008: 1:40 am

I want to see Detective conan in South Asia Animax!!!!


January 30, 2008: 5:46 am

i love watching MUSIC STATION.

November 22, 2007: 10:54 pm

Miss Khatti Meethi’s real name is Gokusen :D

November 5, 2007: 1:27 pm

what about , naruto and bleach and death note? ^__^

October 1, 2007: 2:16 am

Hiya, does anyone know if they will show hentai on animax and when?

September 13, 2007: 4:54 am

animax is stopped few month. but now animax is back in Bangladesh…….

September 13, 2007: 4:44 am

hello everyon.animax is back.

August 26, 2007: 12:40 am

hi this hafeez from hyderabad .i reqest anima to start thier programme in hindi language

August 22, 2007: 10:57 pm

what’s all of u u u u u

ok bye!!!!~~~~~

July 30, 2007: 3:53 am

Hi I am Sachin Devadiga. I am a big fan of Dragon Ball/Z/GT.I love it yery much Bcos it is my favourite cartoon. Pls Cartoon network start the episodes,or movie or otherwise tell me were will I get the ful series of Dragon Ball/Z/GT in DVD/VCD’s IF dont send me any information than I will die, seriously I am telling u(whoever)

Thanks,for putting a board.

July 18, 2007: 4:17 am

wats up guys man do any of u know where i can dowload free and full dragonballz episodes without downloading it through mega-upload rapid share and the i can download them with a download accelerator please man i~ll be extremely greatful a site with no hassels im sick of tryna find a site like thAT

July 10, 2007: 2:28 pm

Hiya ppl

Its been a while since i checked this blog out.

Hey angsuman

oh btw im erised317/ indian-otaku.

June 4, 2007: 12:11 am

can any one tell me what happened to animax channel in bangladesh. it stopped airiing some days ago.

April 16, 2007: 3:46 am

I tried the petionsonline website, no use. I recently heard rumors that cartoonnetwork’s gonna air dragonballz in India. Is that true? By the way, can anyone tell me where can i download free DBZ episodes and movies. Email me at -

DB lover
April 16, 2007: 3:43 am

Can anyone tell me where can i download free DBZ episodes and movies? My email address is

April 15, 2007: 3:50 am

BTW, they’ve just started airing DBZ ads on Cartoon Network…Looks like DBZ is coming back! Watch out for these adverts, they mostly show scenes from the Saiyan saga, and end with a “Coming soon”.

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