UK Legal Anime Streaming November 2017 Round-up
We’re now approaching December and Christmas. Here’s a quick round-up detailing the newest additions & expired titles!
So what is the purpose of this round-up you may ask? Simple, to let folks know what titles are now available to stream legally and what titles are no longer streaming. It’s important to help folks find the titles they want on the right services, especially given the UK had it rough for a long time until last year.
This list will be sorted by alphabetical order on the services.
Starting off the article is Amazon. One new catalogue addition for this month thanks to Studio Canal.
Crunchyroll has been continuing their catalogue expansion thanks to their partnership with Funimation, where all of Funimation’s titles go on the service in subbed form (while the dubs stay on Funimation Now). The UK continues to get a good share of titles, and along the way a couple simulcasts also join.
More titles from the Funimation deal join the service and surprisingly enough Garo -VANISHING LINE- randomly becomes compatible with the UK & Ireland region, however Space Battleship Yamato 2199 isn’t but who knows this could change later down the line. Winter 2018 title IDOLiSH7 is on the list as Crunchyroll added the first few episodes early.
- Baka & Test -Summon the Beasts- (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)
- Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! (Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!)
- The Galaxy Railways (Ginga Tetsudou Monogatari)
- Garo -VANISHING LINE-
- Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino
- Inari Kon Kon (Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.)
- Kiddy Grade
- Noein ~to your other self~ (Noein: Mou Hitori no Kimi e)
- Okami-san and Her Seven Companions (Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi)
- Onara Goro
- Our love has always been 10 centimeters apart. (Itsudatte Bokura no Koi wa 10 cm Datta.)
- Ouran High School Host Club (Ouran Koukou Host Club)
- Rumbling Hearts (Kimi ga Nozomu Eien)
- Tenchi Muyo! GXP
- Yu Yu Hakusho [Season 1]
Funimation’s streaming service has been pretty rough with its UK arrival last year but they still manage to offer a wide variety of titles especially with Crunchyroll offering their licensed titles onto the service in dubbed form.
Just two titles for this line-up, one catalogue and one brand new ‘simulcast’ though it’s really a catalogue title. Note that all of the titles listed are English audio only.
The most surprising streaming service in recent years, HIDIVE has continued to impress the UK anime community with their new service, support and even offering PayPal support. Not only have they started providing English dubs to brand new Sentai released titles, but also continues to add catalogue titles for the region. iOS and Android apps are now available also.
For this update we have more catalogue titles joining the service. The titles listed below are Japanese audio with English subtitles unless specified.
- Kino’s Journey (Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World) [English dub available]
- Locodol OVA (Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yattemita.)
- Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (Abenobashi Mahou Shoutengai) [English dub available]
- To Heart 2
Oh Netflix, you never cease to amaze us. The binge-watch model they use is really cool, but it doesn’t work when it comes to new anime titles airing during the current seasons because for some reason we have to wait. One title gets added and another gets removed. We lose out on Yuki Yuna is a Hero Season 1 but it’s still available on Crunchyroll. Manga Animatsu added Steamboy to the service it seems as well, subtitled only however.
Netflix does have release dates for two of their official Anime Originals titles; B: The Beginning (2nd March 2018) and Devilman crybaby (5th January 2018).
- Yuki Yuna is a Hero (Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru) [Season 1]
And last but not least we have the free streaming service still around. More delistings for this month, most notably titles from Nozomi Entertainment plus one from Anime Limited.
- Aria the Animation
- Aria the Natural
- Aria the Origination
- Maria Watches Over Us (Maria-sama ga Miteru)
- Maria Watches Over Us: Printemps (Maria-sama ga Miteru: Haru)
- Maria Watches Over Us 3rd (Maria-sama ga Miteru 3rd)
- Maria Watches Over Us 4th (Maria-sama ga Miteru 4th)
- Sound of the Sky (So Ra No Wo To)
- The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye (The Third: Aoi Hitomi no Shoujo)
That’s it for the month of November. A solid selection have been made available for the UK. Stay tuned for the next monthly update as we find out if there are any more catalogue additions.