I never heard of this streaming service. I wished they revealed what territories they cater to.
Channel 4's streaming All 4 has announced that it is releasing "100 hours of anime series" this Autumn, with several series available from today (dubbed, including advertisements).
The following series are available on the platform today: Cowboy Bebop, Tokyo Ghoul (the Tokyo Ghoul page includes the continuation series Tokyo Ghoul √A), Megalobox, Card Captor Sakura, Vision of Escaflowne, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, The Dragon Dentist, Charlotte and Durarara!! The series can be found in an "animation" category on the All 4 page, alongside Adult Swim animated titles including Samurai Jack and Adult Swim.
The press release claims there will be 14 anime series released in total (285 dubbed episodes), including 10 today (it is not clear if these 10 series include Tokyo Ghoul √A separately, or if they include American series such as Samurai Jack.
The other titles mentioned in the press release for release on All 4 are Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill and Persona 5: The Animation. At its MCM Comic Con presentation, Anime Limited also said that the first season of Inu Yasha would also be released on All 4.
Charlie Palmer, Managing Editor for All 4, said in the press release, “The Anime collection is a great addition to our growing body of animation on All 4. In making these series available to stream for free, we look forward to introducing a brand new audience to this exciting art form.”
The original Magical Angel Creamy Mami anime aired from 1983 to 1984, and it inspired various manga and OVAs in the 80s. The story follows 10-year-old Yuu, who gains magical abilities after encountering a spaceship. She uses her newly acquired powers to become a 17-year-old pop star and hopefully win the heart of her crush.
Akira Yuki begins his quest in search of his true inner strength and character, and the eight shining stars only visible to those who have mastered this strength from within. Along his journey he meets Pai, Jacky, and Sarah and they all finish their journey together as the Virtua Fighters.
Funimation announced on Monday that it will add the following anime from Aniplex to its streaming service on Tuesday:
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Today's Menu for the Emiya Family Silver Spoon Granblue Fantasy: The Animation Season 1
Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Granblue Fantasy: The Animation will be available with an English dub and in Japanese with English subtitles. The other two anime will stream in Japanese with English subtitles.
The original Puella Magi Madoka Magica television anime premiered in January 2011, and Crunchyroll later streamed the series. Aniplex of America released the television series, two compilation films, and the Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion sequel film in North America. Funimation describes the series:
She has a loving family and best friends, laughs and cries from time to time… Madoka Kaname, an eighth grader of Mitakihara middle school, is one of those who lives such a life. One day, she had a very magical encounter.
She doesn't know if it happened by chance or by fate yet. This is a fateful encounter that can change her destiny. This is a beginning of the new story of the magical witch girls!
The Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story television anime series will premiere in Japan on January 2020. The Anime NYC event hosted the anime's U.S. premiere on November 16.
The anime adaptation of TAa's Emiya-sanchi no Kyō no Gohan (Today's Menu for Emiya Family) manga premiered in December 2017, and Aniplex of America began streaming the series on Crunchyroll in January 2018 to coincide with the Japanese streaming premiere. Aniplex of America describes the anime:
"Fulfilling meal…a familiar view" In this story, Fate and food meet in a delicious and gentle world. It's nothing but an ordinary meal scene... Delicious meals are served at the Emiya's dinner table every day, through spring, summer, fall and winter. -- Let's see... what's for dinner today?
The first season of the anime adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's Silver Spoon manga premiered on Fuji TV's Noitamina late-night programming block in July 2013, and the second season premiered in January 2014. Aniplex USA released both seasons on home video, and Crunchyroll streamed both seasons of the anime.
The series centers on Yūgo Hachiken, as well as the cast of characters that surround him when he decides to attend an agricultural high school in the countryside. Yūgo's decision to attend an agricultural school is influenced in part by disagreements with his parents, but when he gets to school, he finds himself not used to the realities of a life of farming, agriculture, and animal husbandry. To keep up with his classmates, he finds that he needs to adapt, learning to respect the knowledge of everybody around him.
The first anime season of Cygames' Granblue Fantasy smartphone game premiered in Japan in April 2017 and ran for 13 episodes. Aniplex of America streamed the first season on the services Crunchyroll, Daisuki, and Anime Strike. Funimation describes the series:
As the new captain of the Grandcypher airship, Gran will stop at nothing as they soar through the Sky Realm to find the Island of the Astrals and his father. But Gran, Vyrn (his reptilian friend), Lyria, and their new allies face countless obstacles and challenges along their journey.
Bound together forever through a magical power, Gran and Lyria vow to protect each other from the evil Erste Empire.
GRANBLUE FANTASY The Animation Season 2 premiered in Japan on October 4. HIDIVE and Crunchyroll are streaming the second season as it airs in Japan.
Hulu is currently listing that it will stream the "first season" of the Gintama television anime series with English subtitles and with an English dub starting on December 1. The first season covers episodes 1-49. Hulu does not list the show's English dub cast. This is the first time that these episodes will have an English dub. TV Tokyo is listed as the licensor.
The only previous episodes to receive an English dub are episodes 266 through 316 (considered season 3 of the anime). Those episodes are available to stream on Crunchyroll and Funimation.
Crunchyroll announced in July 2016 that it would dub and release anime, including Gintama, on Blu-ray Disc on DVD. Crunchyroll and Funimation released episodes 266-316 on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in 2018.
Sentai Filmworks released the anime's first 49 episodes on DVD in 2010 and 2011. That release did not include an English dub.
Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga, which ended in June, has inspired seven television anime series and 367 total episodes. The latest series premiered in July 2018. The manga is inspiring a new anime film.
The manga has also inspired two other anime films, various OVAs and event anime, two live-action films, and two live-action net spinoff series.
TV Tokyo also recently released the action-figure series Four of a Kind (Fōkazu) on Hulu on August 30 with an English dub.
Too much news to catch up. I'm going to quote stuff.
Ni no Kuni Film will be added on January 16, 2020.
The film features an original story in which through a certain incident, the three friends Yū, Haru, and Kotona are able to travel back and forth between reality and "another world" Ni no Kuni. When the life of the Kotona in both worlds is simultaneously put in danger, the three friends must make "the ultimate choice."
Lamune has returned to Earth with no memory of his adventures on Hara-Hara world and Doki-Doki space. The remains of Gobuhriki find their way to Earth, and awaken the spirit of Don Harumage. While Cocoa builds a fighting vehicle with stuff she finds around Tokyo, Milk and Leska set off to find Lamune and Da Cider to save the day before the new Gobuhriki is revived and destroys the Earth.
NG Knight Lamune & 40 DX OVA
Lamune and Da Cider head off to Puff-Puff Palace to rescue two beautiful barely clothed maidens, Gold Mountain and Silver Mountain- the Mountain Duo. This of course infuriates Milk and Leska, who with a rather confused and unwilling Cocoa "transform" into "Seinaru Milky", "Seinaru Cacao", and "Seinaru Lemon". The three then head after their would-be boyfriends to extract their revenge.
Viz Media Dec 16
Accel World Accel World: Infinite Burst Death Note K – Season 1 K: Missing Kings K: Seven Stories (English-subtitled only) Naruto Shippūden: The Movie – Blood Prison Naruto Shippūden: The Movie – The Lost Tower Naruto Shippūden: The Movie – Will of Fire Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow One Punch Man Season 1 (English-subtitled only) Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie Sailor Moon R: The Movie The Last -Naruto the Movie- Vampire Knight Vampire Knight Guilty
The following Viz titles will debut on Crunchyroll on Thursday, December 19:
Hikaru no Go InuYasha Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time Inuyasha the Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler Inuyasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic and Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
Alibaba travels across a magical land in search of wealth, meeting young Aladdin along the way. Together, they explore a mysterious Dungeon said to hold tremendous treasures, until a Djinn appears and reveals the truth about Aladdin's powers. Now, the greatest gem to uncover is their destiny!
Taka: Thanks Master Menos! I'll work on finishing the Winter 2020 guide.
Jan 9, 2020 4:50:29 GMT
Dream: My second Funi poll is done. Titles I will be watching and reviewing will include Chobits, Samurai Champloo, Spice and Wolf, Gankutsuou, and Dance in the Vampire Bund. Will let folks know which one I start off tomorrow at some point.
Jan 11, 2020 5:39:30 GMT
Dream: First anime I will sample among the Funi titles is Chobits. As a heads up, the series on Funi's Youtube channel is missing the two recap episodes the series aired. Not that I'll be missing those however.
Jan 11, 2020 15:13:09 GMT
Dream: Wow, never knew Shinbo was Gil, Sousuke, and Domon. More you know.
Jan 11, 2020 17:52:00 GMT
Dream: Just completed Chobits. Will get a review up for it at some point this afternoon.
Jan 18, 2020 18:37:22 GMT
Dream: Will post a little later what the next voted anime will be that I will watch and review.
Jan 18, 2020 19:48:38 GMT
Dream: Next anime up to cover will be Dance in the Vampire Bund. Suppose a short anime will do for now following Chobits.
Jan 18, 2020 21:32:36 GMT
Dream: Concluding things at episode 2 with Vampire Bund for the night. Hoping to get back to Basquatch tomorrow, as long as I'm not swamped with anything.
Jan 19, 2020 3:00:33 GMT
Dream: Geez, it's really quiet. No activity in the forums since I posted my review from yesterday.
Jan 19, 2020 15:57:41 GMT
Taka: I'll email the receipts. The best anime and manga of 2019 will be extended to Wed. I don't get time off for Mon because of community service. Please vote if you haven't yet. Thank you!
Jan 19, 2020 20:44:07 GMT
Dream: Hmmmm... looks like the version of Vampire Bund I'm seeing on Funi's YouTube channel's an edited version. A couple minutes of episode 2 were clearly removed with Mina in nothing but underwear battling human assassins. Then again, recall there was a good...
Jan 19, 2020 22:49:15 GMT
Dream: ...deal of controversy with the series a decade earlier thanks to the seemingly underaged nudity of Mina while in her younger form.
Jan 19, 2020 22:50:13 GMT
Dream: Not sure if I should be donning the nostalgia goggles or not giving a damn. Looks like the original Digimon Adventure series is getting a reboot airing starting in the Spring season.
Jan 21, 2020 3:21:13 GMT
Taka: I'll watch it if there's nothing catching my eye in Spring. winter 2020 was a weak anime season for me.
Jan 22, 2020 18:29:46 GMT
Dream: Wouldn't say it's all bad for me. Have a few titles holding my interest. Just it typically doesn't have as many major titles of note that would hold me over.
Jan 22, 2020 23:54:44 GMT
Dream: Done with Vampire Bund. Will be working on a review of it before I hop into the next Funi series. Hoping to get it up either tonight or tomorrow, depending on how lengthy my thoughts get.
Jan 24, 2020 1:44:49 GMT