2018 is here and thus we wrap up what has been added or removed from the month of December. 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 Anime Limited surprisingly.
We have a list of titles coming exclusively to Amazon Prime throughout the first half of 2018 (and perhaps later on) as well for those interested.
- Your Name. (Kimi no Na wa.) [English Dubbed Version]
- Your Name. (Kimi no Na wa.) [English Subbed Version]
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.
We’re going to save the Winter 2018 titles for the next round-up so these new additions are all catalogue titles from the Funimation deal or a few other series which also got added.
- Blessing of the Campanella (Shukufuku no Campanella)
- Garo: Crimson Moon (Garo: Guren no Tsuki)
- The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls
- Jormungand: Perfect Order
- Meow Meow Japanese History (Neko Neko Nihonshi) [Season 1]
- Sengoku Basara: End of Judgement
- Sorcery in the Big City (Itazura Majo to Nemuranai Machi)
- Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki (Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki 3)
- UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie (UFO Princess Valkyrie) [Seasons 3 & 4]
- Yu Yu Hakusho [Season 2]
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 a new catalogue title for this line-up. 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.
- Chance Pop Session (Chance Triangle Session) [English dub available]
- Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (Abenobashi Mahou Shoutengai) [English dub available]
- NAKAIMO – My Little Sister Is Among Them! OVA (Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru!) [English dub available]
- Night Raid 1931 OVA [English dub available]
- Sunday Without God (Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi) [English dub available]
- Sunday Without God OVA (Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi) [English dub available]
- Angel Beats!
- Angel Beats! OVA
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 (though that may change for a certain Kyoto Animation series).
We have a list of titles coming exclusively to Netflix throughout 2018 as well for those interested.
The latest additions start off with the latest Netflix Original series from the Fate franchise, but only the first half. Then we have both of the newest Dragon Ball Z films plus a surprise appearance of the second Fairy Tail film. On the other hand, two Yu-Gi-Oh! properties were delisted from the service.
- Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods [English dub available]
- Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ [English dub available]
- Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry
- Fate/Apocrypha [English dub available]
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
That’s it for the month of December. A solid selection of catalogue titles have been made available for the UK. Stay tuned for the next monthly update as we cover the Winter 2018 anime season and any other catalogue additions.