Viewster to Stream Meine Liebe, Saint Beast Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Viewster Inc., the new Los Angeles-based subsidiary of worldwide video streaming service Viewster, announced at its panel at New York Comic Con on Saturday that it will stream the Meine Liebe and Saint Beast television anime series. Both series will be available worldwide outside of Japan and Chinese- and French-speaking territories.
Viewster's license of Meine Liebe includes the 13-eipisode Meine Liebe series and the 13-episode Ginyuu Mokushiroku Meine Liebe wieder series.
Meine Liebe aired in 2004-2005, and it takes place at a boarding school called Rosenstolz Academy on an island off the coast of Europe. The show follows the lives of five students at the school who are candidates for Strahl — scholars who help protect the kingdom. The Ginyuu Mokushiroku Meine Liebe wieder sequel series premiered in January 2006 and follows the students after they return to the Academy after a brief holiday to find that they have a new headmaster.
Viewster's stream will mark the first English release for both seasons of the show.
Viewster's license of Saint Beast includes the six-episode Saint Beast TV anime series and the 13-episode Saint Beast: Kouin Jojishi Tenshi Tan (Saint Beast: Angel Chronicles) TV anime series. The six-episode Saint Beast series aired in Japan in 2003. The series centers on Six Saintly Beasts who reigned as the highest levels of angels in the ancient past. However, two of the Beasts disobeyed God's order and were sealed away. Years later, the two Beasts escape, and the remaining four must go to Earth and stop them from enacting their revenge. Saint Beast: Kouin Jojishi Tenshi Tan is a prequel series that aired in 2007.
Viewster's stream will also mark the first English release for both seasons of the show.
The company also detailed its "Omakase" premium video subscription service, which includes: a box of merchandise every other month, ad-free video streaming, and "original and exclusive" comics, manga, and music mini-EPs. The US$29 fee plus US$6 for shipping and handling covers a two-month subscription, and the company noted that each box features merchandise with a retail value of more than US$60.
The company shipped an "Alpha Box" merchandise box to press and industry last summer that featured Hatsune Miku products (see gallery below). The "Beta Box" shipping this month to pre-launch winners features various merchandise such as out-of-print Mameshibas, as well as stickers, prints, and cards. The "Launch Box" will have a Kill la Kill theme and will feature: a gold foil hardcover copy of volume 1 of the manga, a Senketsu "eye" scarf, and three other items. The box will ship in November. Additionally, the company teased its January box by revealing an image of a Naruto gold mininja figure (see gallery below).
Music and comics debuts for Omakase members include: the me・nag・er・ie album by Cristina Vee and DJ Bouche, the Replay comic by Ashley Davis, and the King Death comic by Buttersafe.
Viewster's Omakase premium service is available now in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., but the company is looking to add more countries soon, including Ireland and Mexico.
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