Vodafone K.K. Brings “24: Conspiracy” to Japan

Vodafone K.K. announces today that on 3 October 2005 it will launch “24: Conspiracy”, a new made-for-mobile drama inspired by the blockbuster Fox TV series “24”*1, on Vodafone live! for 3G*2.

Coinciding with the fourth season of the “24” TV series, “24: Conspiracy” consists of 24 one-minute episodes that take place at CTU*3 Washington D.C. to form a parallel story made specifically for mobile (as video clip content), with a completely original cast. Vodafone Group operating companies have already launched “24: Conspiracy” in 7 countries, including the US and UK.

For no information charge*4, Vodafone K.K. will exclusively offer*5 4 consecutive installments of “24: Conspiracy” every Monday from 3 October to 7 November on Vodafone live! for 3G, bringing the made-for-mobile “24” storyline to Japan for the first time*6. Customers will also be able to download CTU extension phone ringtones and original wallpapers*7.

How to download “24: Conspiracy”
Vodafone live! top menu > Hot live! > Vodafone fan information > 24: Conspiracy
Video clips can also be downloaded from “FOX Japan mobile” official content site (offered by 20th Century Fox). A banner (link) with direct access to “24: Conspiracy” will also be posted on the top menu of Vodafone live! for 3G until 15 Nov 2005.

Vodafone K.K. version of “24: Conspiracy” is available in Japanese only as dubbed content

*1: Smash hit TV series in the US and over 20 countries, starring CTU federal agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) in complicated plots to stop mass crime. TV’s first real-time drama to take place over 24 hours in 24 one-hour episodes.
*2: Excluding V8 series handsets.
*3: Abbreviation for “Counter Terrorist Unit”.
*4: Separate communication charges apply.
*5: Scheduled to be available for download until 28 December 2005.
*6: As of 15 September 2005, according to Vodafone K.K.
*7: Ringtones and original wallpapers can also be downloaded by Vodafone K.K. 2G handsets