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VizAnime now streaming Neuro

Posted in anime with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2011 by Pirate

Majin Tantei Nogami Neuro, or as Viz is naming it, Neuro, is now streaming on their anime website, VizAnime, for free, subbed. The first five episode are currently up, with new episodes every week. Neuro is a fantasy/supernatural Shonen Jump anime. The anime is licensed by Viz Media.

The anime is based on a manga series of the same name by Yusei Matsui, which ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2005 to 2009 with 23 volumes. The manga is currently unlicensed in North America as of early 2011.

The anime adaption ran in Japan from October 2007 to March 2008 with 25 episodes on NTV. The anime was animated by Madhouse (Death Note, Black Lagoon, Birdy the Mighty, Kiba) and was directed by Hiroshi Koujina (Kiba, Grenadier). Some video games were also made.

So: Will you watch Neuro?

ANN Now Streaming Rideback!

Posted in anime with tags , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2010 by Pirate

Anime News Network, AKA ANN, has added another anime to their streaming list: Rideback. Rideback is pretty obscure, or so I’ve heard. ANN is streaming all 12 episodes subbed. No dub.

Rideback is based on a Seinen manga series of the same name by Tetsuro Kasahara, which was serialized in Gekkan IKKI from March 2003 to January 2009, and made 10 volumes. The anime ran on Chiba TV from January to March 2009 with 12 episodes, and was animated by Madhouse (Death Note, Gunslinger Girl). The anime was directed by Atsushi Takahashi (Nasu).

In North America, the anime is licensed by FUNimation, who plans to release the series in 2011. The manga is curently unlicensed. The anime and manga follows the story of female student Rin Ogata as she comes across a two-wheeled automobile robot known as a Rideback, and uses it to enter a tournament.

You can view it at Animenewsnetwork.com

Marvel confirms X-Men and Blade anime series

Posted in anime with tags , , , , , , , on December 23, 2010 by Pirate

Yup. I’ll probably watch these. Both anime series will air in Japan in 2011, and will air in America on the G4 channel, along with the Wolverine and Iron Man anime around the spring. Like Iron Man and Wolverine, X-Men and Blade will be animated by Madhouse (Death Note, Cardcaptor Sakura). Both anime are based on characters from Marvel Comics.

News from Marvel’s website.

ANN now streaming Birdy the Mighty DECODE and Phantom – Requiem for the Phantom

Posted in anime with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2010 by Pirate

ANN, AKA Anime News Network has added some more subbed anime to their online streaming site: All 26 subbed episodes of Birdy the Mighty DECODE and all 26 subbed episodes of Phantom – Requiem for the Phantom.

Birdy the Mighty DECODE is a sci-fi anime that is a remake of an OVA, which is based on the manga one-shot by Masami Yuki. The manga ran in Shonen Super Sunday from 1985 to 1988, and was canceled. In 1996, it was turned into a four-episode OVA, animated by Madhouse. In 2003, the author remade the manga, which ran in Weekly Young Sunday and Big Comic Spirits from 2003 to 2008 with 20 volumes. Then in 2008, the anime was remade to this one, animated by A-1 Pictures. Then, in 2008, the author made a third manga, which premiered in Weekly Young Sunday, where it is still going with over 4 volumes.

In North America, the OVA is licensed by Central Park Media. The new anime is licensed by FUNimation. The manga has yet to be licensed.

Phantom – Requiem for the Phantom is a action/drama anime series based on the OVA which is based on the Nitroplus video game Phantom of Inferno. Phantom of Inferno was released in Japan on February 25, 2000 for the PC and Playstation 2. It was adapted into a three-episode OVA, Phantom – The Animation,  in 2004, and was animated by KSS. It was remade into an anime series 2009, and finished Fall 2009, and was animated by Bee Train. It was also later turned into a manga series.

 

In North America, the OVA is licensed by Media Blasters, and the anime series was licensed by FUNimation. The video game was never licensed.

ANN is also now streaming:

One more subbed episode of Cross Game from Viz Media

One more subbed episode of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan from Viz Media

Two more subbed episodes of Hikaru no Go from Viz Media

One more subbed episode of Kaasan – Mom’s Life from Crunchyroll

FUNimation licenses Trigun film, Black Butler 2, and Darker than BLACK season 2.

Posted in anime with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2010 by Pirate

Anime licensing company FUNimation just licensed some very popular anime: The Trigun film, titles Badlands Rumble, Black Butler 2, and Darker Than BLACK season 2. All of these anime seem to have a 2011 release date.

Trigun: Badlands Rumble is the first film based on the Trigun franchise. Trigun started out as a manga by Yasuhiro Nightow, and ran in Shonen Captain from 1995 to 1997, and made 3 volumes. In the US, all three volumes were released by Dark Horse Comics. The series was popular enough to spawn a sequel series by the same author, which ran in Young King Ours from 1998 to 2007, and made 14 volumes. It was called Trigun Maximum. In the US, it was also released by Dark Horse Comics.

The manga was adapted into an anime series in April 1998, and ran untill September that same year with only 26 episodes. It was animated by Madhouse, and was licensed by Geneon Entertainment, and it aired on Adult Swim and G4. Later, FUNimation re-licensed the anime. The film aired in Japanese cinemas on April 2010, and was also animated by Madhouse.

The manga, anime, and film follow the adventures of an infamous man named Vash the Stampede, who has a very large bounty on his head, so bounty hunters try to take hin in daily. However, he doesn’t know why he’s wanted, because he has amnesia. The franchise has a very large fanbase.

Black Butler 2 is an anime sequel series to Black Butler, which is based on the dark fantasy manga series by Yana Toboso. The manga started running in Monthly GFantasy on September, 2006, and is still running with 9 volumes. The manga is licensed in the US by Yen Press, and the first two volumes have been released.

The manga got an anime adaption on October 2008, and finished on March 2009 with 24 episodes. FUNimation also licensed that series. Black Butler 2 premiered on Japanese TV on July 1, 2010, and is ongoing. Both anime are animated by A-1 Pictures (of Kannagi fame).

Black Butler is about a 12-year-old noble who serves the queen. His “Black butler” Sebastian follows all his orders perfectly, because of possible demonic powers.

Darker Than BLACK season 2, AKA Darker Than Black: Gemini of the Meteor, is the seacond anime series for the Darker Than BLACK fantasy franchise. The franchise started out as an anime series on April 2007, and finished on September 2007 with 25 episodes. The series was licensed by FUNimation. That same year, it got two different manga adaptions.

In March 2008, it got a one-episode OVA, and then, on October 2009, Darker Than Black Season 2 started, and finished on December 2009 with 12 episodes. Both anime series and the OVA are animated by BONES (Famous for Fullmetal Alchemist, Soul Eater, and Eureka 7).

In the series, a group of people with mystical powers examine and attempt to study a strange occurence called “Hell’s Gate”. But, little do they know that dark secrets may be unburied.

All of these new licenses will probably get Blu-Ray releases.

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Strawberry 100%, and Cross Game now streaming on VizAnime.

Posted in anime with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2010 by Pirate

Viz Media has added three new anime on their VizAnime site, a place to watch subbed anime online for free. The site is a cool place to watch Viz Media anime.

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, known is Japan as Nuraihyon no Mago, is a new anime series based on the Shonen Jump manga by Hiroshi Shiibashi. VizAnime is simulcasting the series- the same night it airs on Japan. In fact, the anime series just started today! The anime is animated by Studio DEEN (of Fate/Stay Night and Vampire Knight fame) and the manga began serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2008, and is still running with currently 10 volumes. Neither the anime or manga have been licensed in the US yet.

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan a demon who, not wanting to be a demon, tries to do good deeds, despite his grandfather’s wishes for him to become head of his family in the future. The anime is rated TV-14.

Strawberry 100%, known in Japan as Ichigo 100%, is a romance harem anime series based on the Shonen Jump manga by Mizuki Kawashita. VizAnime is currently streaming the first out of 26 episodes. In Japan, the anime ran from April 2005 to June 2005, and also got an OVA released in late 2005. The anime is animated by Madhouse (of Death Note, Black Lagoon, Claymore, and Monster fame) and the manga ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2002 to 2005, and made 19 volumes, the first 12 of which have been released in the US by Viz Media.

Strawberry 100% follows the misadventures of high-schooler Junpei Manaka, a boy who is in search of a mysterious girl he met on the roof at school. All he knows about her is that she wears straberry-imprinted panties! The anime is rated TV-MA-S,D.

Cross Game is an romance/comedy baseball series based on the Shonen Sunday manga series by Mitsuru Adachi. VizAnime is currently airing the first 12 out of 50 episodes. The anime ran in Japan from April 2009 to March 2010, and is animated by SynergySP which also animated the Shonen Sunday series MÄR. The manga ran in Weekly Shonen Sunday from 2005 to 2010, and made 17 volumes. The manga was just licensed by Viz Media, and the first volume will come out later this year.

The series is about a boy and his female neighbor who encourages him to play baseball. After a tragic accident, the protagonist must become a baseball player to fullfill a friends wish. The series is rated TV-G.

 

VizAnime is also currently streaming Bleach, Buso Renkin, Death Note, Hikaru no Go, Honey and Clover, Honey and Clover 2, Inuyasha, Inuyasha: Final Act, Kekkaishi, NANA, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden, One Piece, Prince of Tennis, and Vampire Knight.