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Viz Media Opens Streaming Site For Anime

Posted on: March 16, 2010

The entire lineup

The whole VIZ Anime lineup - for now.

VIZ seems to be making a concerted effort to pull their properties in closer to the chest and improve their brand. Before, if you wanted to watch InuYasha, you had to go to the Shonen Sunday site or to Hulu. If you wanted to watch Naruto Shippuden, it was off to Crunchyroll for you, and if Bleach is what you were looking for, then, um, I don’t remember where Bleach lived. To fix that problem, is now open and offering all of Viz’s titles from the same place. Right now, it has over 400 episodes online, including the entire Naruto and Death Note series, 117 episodes of Bleach, and some lesser-known hits like Nana and Honey and Clover.

In the long term, it will be interesting to see if Viz Anime goes the route of Comedy Central, pulling its videos from Hulu and other sources in order to keep more of the ad revenue. For now, that’s pretty much a pipe dream. Viz’s videos are all coming from Hulu, and sadly, that means that this new site is still a no-go for those of you who are outside of the United States.

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1 Response to "Viz Media Opens Streaming Site For Anime"

The site works well… just if you prefer no ads/commercials you are going to have to get your Viz Media fix everywhere. Each video starts off with an ad, and then there are 3 per video after that varying from 6-32seconds.

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