Looks like Netflix's drive for new content has finally reached anime. The service's UK & Ireland Twitter feed announced "Gauna beware! Mecha sci-fi anime show Knights of Sidonia to hit Netflix immediately after Japanese TV. Summer 2014. " More after the jump.
Walt Disney and Netflix have announced a deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel's properties to Netflix's streaming service 2015. More after the jump.
Netflix has announced that the media distributor has inked a deal with Time Warner that will allow them to stream past seasons of Cartoon Network‘s Adventure Time, Ben 10, Regular Show and Green Lantern as well as the Adult Swim block's Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Boondocks and Children's Hospital. Content will be rolled out starting March 30th. More after the jump.
During that whole Qwikster moment that happened last September/October where Netflix almost became two separate companies, it was announced that they would begin renting videogames as well as DVDs. That no longer appears to be the case. Details after 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.
On October 15th, Netflix added several hundred Asian movies to their streaming service. Among them was the live action adaptation of Kengo Hanazawa's boxing manga Boys on the Run, Seijun Suzuki's Pistol Opera, Yôjirô Takita's When the Last Sword is Drawn, and, for anime lovers, the four InuYasha movies and Bleach: Memories of Nobody. More details after the jump.
Well, that didn't last long. There was a major customer reaction when Netflix raised the price of its plan that combines online streaming and DVD by mail rental, and that outcry grew louder when Netflix decided to split the mail rentals into a separate service called Qwikster. Now, that service is no more. Story after the jump!
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 Co-Founder and CEO Reed Hastings updated the company blog today to say that they are splitting up the streaming and mail service into two separate companies. If you're excited about renting videogames from a company formerly known as Netflix in the same way you have been renting DVDs, bump this jump!
On the heels of the recent addition of a stack of sci-fi anime, Netflix's streaming service has added a pair of titles that FUNimation recently released on DVD: fantasy comedy Baka and Test and Rideback, the anime adaptation of a mecha manga from alt anthology that offers the distinctive combination of ballet and politics.