News ANN to Stream 1,000+ Anime Episodes Throughout Summer
posted on 2010-06-11 11:00 EDT
Anime News Network has announced the launch of its new custom video player, as well as new content agreements and multiple new streaming anime series, on Thursday. The launch title for the player is Funimation's motorcycle sci-fi action series Blassreiter, which is being streamed with episodes 1-4 dubbed and 1-24 subtitled.
ANN's first license directly from Japan, Nobody's Boy Remi, will also launch on June 13, with five new episodes released every Sunday for 10 weeks. The 51-episode series, originally released on demand by ImaginAsian Entertainment in 2007, revolves around the sufferings of a young French boy who is sold to a street performer and forced to survive through harsh climates, near-starvation, and other cruelties. Due to an existing license in Canada, the series will only be available in the United States. However, TMS has announced that the English DVD rights, merchandising, and rights for Latin American distribution are still available, and can be obtained directly from TMS Entertainment USA, Inc.
Also announced were ANN's new content agreements with The Anime Network, Toei Animation, and Aniplex. The site will launch over 1,000 new episodes over the next several months. These include:
- Galaxy Express 999
- Captain Harlock
- Slam Dunk
- Pretty Cure
- Digimon Adventure 02
- Air Master
- La Corda D'oro
- Miracle Train ~Ōedo-sen e Yōkoso~
Over 40 more titles, including The Anime Network's back catalog and new ongoing series from Funimation, will be announced in the near future.
ANN's new video player is available to users for free without registration, and will now support DVD-quality video. The custom player will also eventually support multiple subtitle tracks.
Images ©2008 GONZO • Nitroplus/Blassreiter Project