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4Kids Streams Sonic X, Funimation Streams Slayers E-R

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime Network to stream Yozakura Quartet, Netflix drops Manga Ent. titles

The North American anime distributor 4Kids Entertainment began streaming the 2003-2004 Sonic X television anime series in Japanese with English subtitles this past week. 26 episodes are currently on the Hulu website. 4Kids had posted a five-minute "work-in-progress" video clip of Sonic X last July.

Another North American distributor, Funimation, has provided ANN with a list of more free episodes that it has posted on YouTube, Hulu, and its own website this past week. Among the new titles posted are the first two dubbed episodes of Slayers Evolution-R and the first four dubbed episodes of Last Exile.


  • One Piece JPN 445, 111 ENG & JPN
  • One Piece JPN 446, 112 ENG & JPN (will air Saturday night)



  • Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts JPN 13
  • Bamboo Blade ENG 25-26
  • D.Gray-man JPN 3-4
  • El Cazador de la Bruja ENG 17-19
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood JPN 49
  • Initial D: Fourth Stage JPN 9-10
  • Nerima Daikon Brothers ENG 7-8
  • Pani Poni Dash! ENG 16-17
  • Shin-chan ENG 27-39
  • Slayers Evolution-R ENG 1-2
  • Dance in the Vampire Bund JPN 12 (will air Saturday night)


  • Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts JPN 13
  • Birdy the Mighty: Decode JPN 1-13
  • Dragonaut - The Resonance ENG 17-22
  • El Cazador de la Bruja ENG 14-19
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood JPN 49
  • Initial D: Fourth Stage JPN 1-2
  • Nerima Daikon Brothers ENG 4-9
  • Pani Poni Dash! ENG 16-18
  • Sands of Destruction ENG 1-6
  • Sgt. Frog ENG 27-29
  • Shin-chan ENG 27-39
  • Speed Grapher ENG 1-7
  • X JPN 1-24
  • One Piece JPN 444, 110 ENG & JPN
  • One Piece JPN 445, 111 ENG & JPN (will air Saturday night)

The Anime Network announced Tuesday that it will begin streaming the first episode of Yozakura Quartet. Also streaming on The Anime Network's website this week are the following episodes:

According to the Watching the Watchers website, the video rental and streaming service Netflix has stopped streaming Manga Entertainment titles as of April 1. The company is still streaming titles through its YouTube and Hulu channels and on its website.

Image © Sonic Project
© Suzuhito Yasuda / Nomad

Update: Several Manga Entertainment titles are still available on Netflix, such as Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Thanks, Kougeru.

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