UK Legal Anime Streaming January 2018 Round-up

A month has passed since 2018 has begun and we are now progressing through the fifth week of the Winter anime season. 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 around 2016.

This list will be sorted by alphabetical order on the services.

Starting off the article is Amazon. The shows added during January include four brand new simulcasts, one film and one catalogue series split across three seasons.

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.

Winter 2018 Anime Simulcasts:

New Additions:

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.

During this month we have a whole bunch of new simulcasts and a fair more Funimation catalogue titles in the mix.

Winter 2018 Anime Simulcasts:

New Additions:

Funimation’s streaming service has been pretty rough with its UK arrival back in 2016 but they still manage to offer a wide variety of titles especially with Crunchyroll offering their licensed titles onto the service in dubbed form.

During this month we have a whole bunch of new simuldubs. Note that all of the titles listed are English audio only.

Winter 2018 Anime Simulcasts:

Delisted:

  • Negima!
  • Negima!? Magister Negi Magi

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.

During this month we have a fair amount of new simulcasts as well as Pop Team Epic also (which is noted to have a better translation compared to Crunchyroll from what we have heard). The titles listed below are Japanese audio with English subtitles unless specified.

Winter 2018 Anime Simulcasts:

New Additions:

Netflix has taken 2018 with a storm. In case you haven’t seen it, we have a list of titles that are coming to Netflix throughout 2018 and the line-up just keeps growing.

Joining the service throughout January are two major Winter 2018 anime titles with Devilman Crybaby and Violet Evergarden, the latter of which is actually simulcast/dubbed for many territories including the UK & Ireland which is a treat. We also have a fair amount of catalogue additions including Polygon Pictures’ Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters movie and the original Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 series.

There will be more Winter 2018 anime joining the service in March as part of their ‘proper’ Netflix Originals line-up so stay tuned for those.

Winter 2018 Anime Simulcasts:

New Additions:

And last but not least we have the free streaming service still around. One new addition and one delist. The delist itself is an interesting case as the title in question was actually part of their ‘retrocast’ that they were hyping during the time when they were focusing on anime a lot.

New Addition:

Delisted:

  • Saint Beast: Seijuu Kourin-hen

That’s it for the month of January. Basically every major anime simulcast is available for the UK which is pretty rare, and the catalogue titles are a good treat. Stay tuned for the next monthly update as we cover more catalogue additions including what else Netflix has in store.

 

NormanicGrav

A regular guy who went to University, graduated, got a job, and after various tropes is now back at University. Favourite anime tropes: Isekai, Harems, Cyberpunk, Fantasy, Mecha, Ecchi, Pouts, Waifus, the list is endless.

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