Just a heads up that we got 2 new sources of streamed anime yesterday.
is a new sub based service that seems to have risen from the ashes of Anime on Demand (it has a lot of its back catalogue). So far it is offering free simulcasts (starting with Magi season 2
, Coppelion and Beyond the Boundary) and a sub-paid back catalogue (even offering both subbed and dubbed episodes for some series):
- Bakuman Season 1
- Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King
- Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - Battle For Doldrey
- Black Lagoon
- Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage
- Bleach Seasons 1-3
- Bleach: Memories of Nobody
- Bleach: The Diamond Dust Rebellion
- Bleach: Fade to Black
- Busou Shinki
- Code Geass Season 1
- Death Note
- Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb
- Love, Chuunibyou and Other Delusions
- Magi Season 1
- Mardock Scramble: The First Compression
- Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion
- Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Season 1
- Persona 4: The Animation
- Princess Jellyfish
- Problem Children Are Coming From Another Dimension
- Samurai Girls Season 1
- Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie
- Student Council's Discretion Lv. 2
- Tamako Market
- Tiger & Bunny
- Vampire Knight
Watched the first 2 simulcasts of Magi and was a skippable ad and no real hiccups, even without an account.
Also, a site called Viewstar
(which reminds me a lot of a free version of Netflix with its layout) has added a few older series to its lineup:
- Armitage III
- Dance in the Vampire Bund
- Deadman Wonderland
- El Cazador De La Bruja
- Girls Bravo
- Is This A Zombie?
- Ouran High School Host Club
- Strike Witches (Season 2)
Agan, no ads before viewing as far as I could see, though some series (such as Hellsing) are in 4:3 aspect which offends my widescreen sensibilities
Among other anime/manga related topics, MangaUK announced a few more DVD/Blu-rays licences for the next few months:
- Attack On Titan, which was previously announced at Comic Con back in May, is on track for a DVD and blu-ray release next year.
- Dragonball GT will be released as two DVD collections in January and March.
- Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray at the end of March.
- Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower will be releases on DVD and and as a DVD/BD combi-pack in February.
- Psycho-Pass will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray in two half-season sets next Spring.
- Steins;Gate The Movie: Loading Area of Déjà vu, which saw its premiere recently at the Scotland Loves Anime festival, is being "worked on".
Finally, Crunchyroll is opening a Manga section from the end of next week, offering series a day after they launch in Japan including Attack on Titan, Coppelion, Fairy Tail and a afew others. Subs will get you back catalogue access while free accounts just the newest issues for a week after release. Still, a nice cherry on top for my sub.