Fans of the popular manga series One-Punch Man by writer ONE and artist Yusuke Murata will be able to watch the anime series adaptation, with English subtitles, on the same day as its premiere in Japan.
The series introduces Saitama, an everyman turned superhero who is so tough that his foes never last past the first punch. The series follows his quest to find someone to give him a real tussle – because winning every fight with just one punch is boring.
One-Punch Man premieres on VIZ.com and Hulu on Sunday, October 4th. For further details, follow the jump.
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There’s a ton of new episodes of everyone’s favorite anime series (dubbed and subtitled) coming up in March on Neon Alley.
Besides new episodes of classic shows like Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon Crystal and Naruto Shippenden, this month, Neon Alley is running the complete 10-episode series, Blood Lad – the story of an otaku vampire who’d rather be playing videogames than raising hell until he meets the human girl Fuyumi.
For details on Neon Alley’s March highlights, follow the jump.
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New episodes of Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal are among the titles updating for Neon Alley’s free anime streaming platform.
Also included are new Naruto Shippenden simulcasts and updates for Bleach, Naruto, Ranma ½, and Naruto spinoff, Rock Lee and His Ninja Pals. For all the details, follow te jump.
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Can an otaku vampire who is obsessed with the human world find love with a pretty girl who becomes a ghost? That’s one of the questions behind the anime Blood Lad – which can be seen on Neon Alley and Hulu for a limited time only.
VIZ Media has planned a Special Limited Edition Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack – and a standard DVD set – of the 10-episode supernatural comedy series for release on September 2nd. For more details, check out the press release following the jump.
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VIZ Media has just acquired the North American rights for the Sailor Moon franchise – one of the most popular anime series in the world – including the fifth season of the series, Sailor Stars, not previously seen in North America. The deal covers digital streaming rights, electronic sell-through and all home media products in Canada and the United States.
Included in the deal are all 200 episodes of the original Sailor Moon anime series, the three feature films and additional specials. Beginning today, VIZ Media will be streaming two episodes of Sailor Moon, seasons 1-4, every Monday on its free Neon alley.com anime streaming site as well as the subscription-based Hulu Plus in high definition. Check out the press release, following the jump, for more details.
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VIZ Media has announced the acquisition of the rights to fantasy anime series Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit for television, home video and web streaming. The series will premiere on Neon Alley on Friday, January 17.
Based on a series of novels by Nahoko Uehashi, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit chronicles the adventures of a wandering warrior named Balsa, who has vowed to atone for eight deaths in her past by saving an equivalent number of lives. For more details, check out the press release following the jump.
Continue reading Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit To Premiere On Neon Alley January 17!
Neon Alley, the first 24-7 anime channel to run English-dubbed anime, has just celebrated its first anniversary. I had the opportunity to conduct an email interview with the channel’s very busy Program Director, Kevin Klienrock about Neon Alley, its goals, its new series, its new online presence, and just being a program director is all about. He also talked a bit about the new additions to the channel’s schedule, including Revolutionary Girl Utena (above, right) and the classic Ranma ½.
Somehow, he managed to fit my questions in in-between the demands of his job and heading up the Neon Alley team at a couple of very busy conventions. The result follows the jump. Check it out.
Continue reading Neon Alley: What It’s About; Where It’s Going! Eclipse Talks With Kevin Kleinrock, Neon Alley Program Director!
Neon Alley – the VIZ Media anime service that provides top flight anime dubbed in English 24 hours a day – is celebrating its one year anniversary on October 18th. As part of the celebration, Neon Alley is now available online – great for those of us who don’t have a games system. Current subscribers who sign up for the service at NeonAlley.com will also get a free two-week extension of their subscription.
The channel will be bringing in a host of new series for its second year, including Ranma ½, Magi (pictured), Revolutionary Girl Utena, the live-action Lucha Libre-style wrestling fun of Chikara and more. For details, check out the press release following the jump.
Continue reading It’s Your Birthday! Neon Alley Celebrates First Anniversary October 18!
Have you missed the latest episode of your favorite Neon Alley anime? Neon Alley and VIZ Media have just announced a new Catch Up feature for the web-based version of the 24/7 anime channel. The feature gives VOD viewers the option, once they have logged in, to Watch Now and go to the currently running programming, or Catch Up – to choose series and episodes that they might have missed.
Since each episode is accessible for a minimum of one week following its debut, the Catch Up option also allows the VOD viewer to find out how much longer each episode will be available. For more details, check out the press release after the jump.
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VIZ Media – the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America – will be showcasing digital media, including the Weekly Shonen Jump digital manga magazine, and the Neon Alley Anime Channel at Comic-Con 2013. The company will host a wide array of special events, unique giveaways, panel discussions and more.
For details, follow the jump to the official press release.
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