Hulu.com Launches Channel for Free, Legal Anime Streams (Update 2)
posted on by Egan Loo
The video service Hulu.com has announced that it is launching a channel for free, legal streaming of anime in the United States today. The newly added anime include 20 English-subtitled episodes of Naruto, all 37 English-subtitled episodes of Death Note, and 12 English-dubbed episodes of Mushi-shi.
The service promises to add more titles from the anime distributors Viz Media, Funimation, and Gong — such as Bleach, Basilisk, Black Blood Brothers, Kiddy Grade, Moon Phase, Peach Girl, and School Rumble. The site had already been streaming the Speed Racer (Mach Go Go Go) series and the 2003 Astro Boy series. The site requires no fees for its anime streams and supports itself with commercial breaks within the streams.
Update: Death Note and the 17th episode of Naruto (which was left out initially) have now been added to the website.
Update 2: The competing Joost online video service has also announced today that it has begun streaming subtitled anime from Viz. Joost already streams dubbed anime from Viz, Sony, and Gong.
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