December 20, 2004

News for First Night Boston 2005:

Boston to ring in the new year with anime

Reported by PatrickD

First Night Boston is the country's oldest and largest New Years arts celebration. On December 31, 2004 from 12:00 noon to midnight, First Night presents its 29th annual day-long festival of art, music, dance, ice sculpture, fireworks and more. First Night is an alcohol-free event that welcomes children, families and revelers of all ages to celebrate community and unity through the arts.

For the second consecutive year, The New England Anime Society, the organizers of Anime Boston, will present some of the best and most popular Japanese animation from the last forty years. The anime will be screened at the Hynes Convention Center, the site of Anime Boston 2005 in late April.

The anime programming schedule is as follows:

  • 1:00pm - Speed Racer (1 episode)
  • 1:25pm - Grrl Power (ep 1)
  • 1:50pm - Break
  • 2:15pm - .hack//Legend of the Twilight (ep 1)
  • 2:40pm - Kaleido Star (ep 1)
  • 3:05pm - Break
  • 3:30pm - Magic Users Club (ep 2)
  • 3:55pm - Azumanga Daioh (ep 1)
  • 4:20pm - Break
  • 4:45pm - Pretear (ep 1)
  • 5:10pm - Twelve Kingdoms (ep 1)
  • 6:00pm - Closed during procession
  • 7:30pm - Escaflowne (ep 1)
  • 7:55pm - Someday's Dreamers (ep 1)
  • 8:20pm - Break
  • 8:45pm - Martian Successor Nadesico (ep 1)
  • 9:10pm - Galaxy Angel (eps 1 & 2)
  • 9:35pm - Break
  • 10:00pm - Full Metal Panic (ep 1)
  • 10:25pm - R.O.D the TV (ep 1)
  • 10:50pm - End of programming

This program is among over 200 being presented at First Night Boston 2005.

Buttons are just $15 (children under four are admitted free), and can be ordered online now at or purchased at Shaw's/Star Market, Store 24 and hundreds of other outlets. Buying buttons is also a great way to support First Night Boston, which is a non-profit organization, supported by public and private contributions, corporate support and button sales. For more information about First Night Boston 2005 call (617) 542-1399 or log into First Night's web site at or The New England Anime Society's First Night Boston web site at