|Posted by FlawlessBitch on July 2, 2012 at 1:40 AM|
VIZ Media announced early this week that they have plans to create a 24-hour anime channel titled Neon Alley. The new channel will be debuting on game consoles this fall and will be available in the U.S. and Canada. Neon Alley will be subscription-based and will be presented with limited commercial advertising. The new channel will be $6.99 a month. (ssshiet, I'm already paying Hulu+ around the same price, and you expect me to do the same with this? Kiss my ass!). It's set to provide a variety of anime uncut, dubbed into English and presented in HD (when available). Programming will include Naruto Shippuden, InuYasha: the Final Act, Death Note, Tiger & Bunny, Berserk: the Golden Age Arc, Zetman, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan and more. Original content such as behind-the-scenes and news will be provided as well.
As apart of the Neon Alley partnership, Aniplex USA announced at their Anime Expo panel that Blue Exorcist will be dubbed and will be completed in September in time for the launch of the new service. Neon Alley is not an on-demand service. Rather, it will be similar to a television channel, airing a feed of shows at certain times of the day. The service will launch on game consoles connect to the Internet this Fall. It’s unclear as to what console(s) the service will launch on at this point in time, but if they wanna make money and viewership, they better make it all three.