The premiere of the televised anime aired on July 3, 2007 on TV Kanagawa and finished up broadcast September 26 on AT-X. Other stations that participated in the broadcast included Chiba TV, TV Aichi, TV Osaka and TV Saitama. On September 17, 2007, the day before the twelfth and final episode of the televised anime was to air on TV Kanagawa, a sixteen-year-old girl murdered her forty-five-year-old father in their Kyoto home with an axe. TV Kanagawa promptly cancelled the Tuesday airing of the finale for its similarly violent content, as did every other station but AT-X who remained indecisive. In the week following though, AT-X announced that it had decided to air the finale on September 27 and October 1.