An interesting bit of anime history is now being presented streaming on Hulu. During his work on Studio Pierrot's adaptation of Rumiko Takashi comedy Urusei Yatsura, future Ghost in the Shell director Mamuro Oshii started taking on independent work with 1983's sci-fi Dallos, which has become generally regarded as anime's first direct to video OVA. More after the jump.
Sentai Filmworks/The Anime Network has begun offering cute girl history send-ups Samurai Harem and Koihime Musou, sci-fi drama No. 6 and historical espionage Night Raid 1931 on Hulu. Check out the details after the jump.
In this episode of A3K Radio, we bring you interviews with Hetalia voice actor Patrick Seitz, DC Anime Club president, Christopher Wanamaker and news about Hatsune Miku, Akira, Hulu and music from Animetal USA. Hear this and more at the jump.
The New York Times has an article in today's paper which gives some insight into how and why mainstream services such as Hulu and Netflix and cable channels look at anime, as anime such as Naruto: Shippuden appears on the most watched list alongside major TV shows such as Glee. Read on for more tidbits from the article.
Hayao Miyazaki's 2004 Howl's Moving Castle is now streaming on Netflix, the chronologically ordered first four episodes of Rental Magica is on YouTube, and a stack of Sentai Filmworks anime have been added Hulu. Details after the jump.
Netflix's streaming service had added the chambara scratch classic Samurai Champloo and less than classic, but still memorable mecha versus bugs Blue Gender. Hulu has added, or rotated in, a slew of new streaming anime from the highly recommendable Macross Plus to the far less highly regarded Sword for Truth. Details after the jump.
Hulu has begun streaming three sci-fi movies from the likes of Akira's Katsuhiro Otomo and Ghost in the Shell's Mamuro Oshii that have never really received a consensus opinion from fans and critics.
Now that the anime adaptation of Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro's Weekly Shonen Jump manga, Toriko, is in full swing, reports have been confirmed as to where its streaming fate lies. In a partnership with Toei Animation, Funimation will be streaming the series beginning on Thursday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m. PDT. The anime premiered in One Piece crossover form on Japanese television (Fuji TV) on April 3.