Truthfully, where else are you going to go to watch anime these days?
Although we don’t report on too much anime/ manga on this site (moreso because we need an anime reporter- hint, hint), it’s not for lack of fandom. A lot of us here truly love the genre and a couple of us (like myself) are novices. I remember groing up watching quite a bit of anime in the 80′s then slowly moving away from it in adulthood. When the Realm Cast group came together as a group of friends (before we decided to share our passion with the interweb), I found myself rediscovering my enjoyment of anime and finding new shows I hadn’t heard of from Serg, Chris & Cesar. This was mostly done with the lending of DVDs and what not. By this time Toonami was gone and AniMondays on Sci-Fi Channel had gone the way of the dinosaur.
Something we discuss here fairly regularly is how there’s really nowhere for a new generation (like my children) to discover anime and in that same vein anywhere for us as fans (hardcore to novice) to sit back and enjoy some eye-popping imported epicness. Now recent developments, like the return of Toonami on Adult Swim have helped ease that withdrawal a bit. However the rampant pirating is killing the industry here in the U.S. Toonami aside though there’s really nothing else… until now. Enter Neon Alley which streams right to your PS3.
Similar to a traditional television station, Neon Alley offers the best anime, classic kung fu films and other programming in streaming (NOT on-demand) format. Neon Alley’s schedule includes a mix of action, adventure, sci-fi, supernatural, fantasy, and horror anime, uncut and dubbed into English, and presented in HD (when available).
Neon Alley watchers can expect exclusive weekly premieres of Blue Exorcist, Inuyasha: The Final Act, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, and Tiger & Bunny. Fans can catch their favorite blockbuster anime from the beginning, including Death Note, Naruto Shippūden, One Piece, Vampire Knight and more. The critically acclaimed Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King will also debut in October. Future premieres include Lagrange – The Flower of Rin-ne and Zetman. Viewers can easily find out what’s showing on Neon Alley with an electronic program guide showing the schedule for the week ahead.
Neon Alley is the first platform designed to feature titles from multiple anime producers and content distributors, including Aniplex, FUNimation, NTV, Taiseng, Anime News Network, and Empire Distribution. Members can also share real-time thoughts and status updates using social media technology from Tout.com, some of which will air on the network.
Neon Alley will continue to unveil more of its programming lineup, special offers, new acquisitions and other partnerships throughout the next several months.
Exclusive English Dubbed Premieres of:
- NARUTO Shippuden
- Tiger & Bunny
- Inuyasha – The Final Act
- Lagrange – The Flower of Rin-ne-
- Blue Exorcist
- Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
More favorites – ALL UNCUT – like:
- Vampire Knight
- Death Note
Some of the best new and classic anime films:
- Berserk: The Gold Age Arc I – The Egg of the King
- Bleach the Movie
- NARUTO Shippuden the Movie
Neon Alley is also bringing back kung fu classics & anime inspired live-action movies with their partner Taiseng
The list is always growing! Register at neonalley.com for the latest information on all things Neon Alley.
There you have it folks. I’m sure that some of the purists out there will complain about the english dubbing, but that aside it’s nice to have another avenue to check out some sweet, sweet anime.