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Fallenangel8's Guide to Getting Free Anime Legally

Downloading anime via Bit Torrent, fansubs streaming sites, Youtube and downloading it by other means seems like a great idea but sadly its stealing and no matter how you get it either by downloading fansubs more watching fansubs streaming (licensed or unlicensed) its still stealing. I care about the Anime Industry here in the U.S. and in Japan and illegal downloads of anime hurts not only in the U.S. but in Japan as well. I am not here to judge I myself am guilty of downloading fansubs but there are alternatives to watching anime online legally some paid and others for free.


Hulu.com is a revolutionary site that lets you watch full episodes of a TV show for free with limited commercial interruption. Recently U.S anime companies like ViZ and FUNimation are using hulu.com to provide anime for free all you have to do is watch a few commercials during your show. Hulu.com has even made a all new Anime Channel on its site for one stop shopping. Current shows available are Death Note, Mushi-shi, and Naruto season 1 but thanks to popularity even more anime has been added.

New Anime Shows Added to Hulu.com

Bleach (season 1)
Ikki Tousen (season 1) (due to adult content must be 18 years and older and a registered hulu.com member (registration is free)
Naruto (season 2)

Sadly hulu.com is currently only available for the U.S. audience at this time.



I know I said watching fansubs on youtube is stealing but watching anime on youtube put out by the anime companies themselves that’s prefect. Funimation is doing just that. All anime on FUNimations YouTube channel is dubbed.

Anime series available on FUNimation's Youtube Channel

Blue Gender (full series
Kiddy Grade (season 1
Mushi-shi (full series)
Peach Girl
Rumbling Hearts full series
Slayers and Slayers NEXT
Suzuka full series

Amazon Unbox and iTunes

There is no greater way to get anime cheap then Amazon Unbox and the iTunes music store. If you are low on money you could buy individual episodes of anime series for $1.99. Also with Apple TV for iTunes and TiVo with Amazon Unbox you could watch you favorite episodes on your TV.

We need to support the industry same people download fansubs and then buy the anime but alot more of us do not buying anime dvds is the bigest way you could support the industry because if the industry falls what are we left with.

Street Fighter 4 anime coming soon!!!

Producer Yoshinori Ono announced during last week's Tokyo Game Show that a full-length Street Fighter IV anime film is currently being produced. The studio behind it is Studio 4C, the folks behind the promo videos. Ono introduced a teaser clip dur...

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Ryosuke's Report!

U.S. Copyright Law That Allows Equipment Seizures Signed On Monday, United States President George W. Bush signed into law the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property (PRO IP) Act, which will allow...

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Angel's Weekly News Report

Hello members of theOtaku.com its me again with a good bit of news yay news.

Tokyo's Wonder Festival 2009 Winter Cancelled

World's largest garage kit event dropped due to last summer's escalator accident The executive committee of the Wonder Festival garage kit convention has announced that its next event, which was scheduled for February 15 in Tokyo, has been cancelled in the aftermath of an escalator accident last August. As the world's largest garage kit event, Wonder Festival is held at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center twice a year with many models based on anime, manga, and game designs. However, 10 attendees of Wonder Festival 2008 Summer were injured — none seriously — on August when a four-floor-high escalator stopped without warning and changed direction. The cancellation of the February 15 event was caused by the continuing investigation into the accident's causes. Wonder Festival's executive committee is working to bring back the event as soon as possible.


Funimation to Stream Anime Samples on Joost for Free
The North American anime distributor Funimation has announced that it will launch a streaming channel on the Joost online video service with a free "sampling" of its various anime titles in November. The anime selections will be added monthly from the following titles:

Black Blood Brothers
Blue Gender
Galaxy Railways
Kiddy Grade
Mr. Stain
Peach Girl
Rumbling Hearts
School Rumble

All the anime will be English-dubbed, although Black Blood Brothers, MoonPhase, and Rumbling Hearts will also be available in Japanese with English subtitles. Joost will also incorporate its social community features with Funimation's channel.


Shin-Chan Film's Story Remade as Live-Action Film

The Sankei Sports paper reported on Tuesday that the story for the 10th Crayon Shin-chan movie, Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi wo Yobu Appare! Sengoku Daikassen, is being remade into a live-action historical romance film called Ballad -Namonaki Koi no Uta- (Ballad: The Nameless Song of Love). Takashi Yamazaki, the director of the award-winning Always: Sunset on Third Street films, is overseeing the new project. Tsuyoshi Kusanagi of the perennial male pop group SMAP will star, and the story is set in Japan's Warring States period that has been made famous by hundreds of samurai films. The film is budgeted at 2 billion yen (about US$20 million) and is scheduled to open next September.


Watch the Two First Episodes of Ouran for Free

Funimation in a effort to promote the release of Ouran High School Host Club Season 1 part 1 releasing on Oct. 28 have release the first two episode for steaming view on the website the episodes are dubbed in English but its a great way to try it before you buy it. Go to the website at www.funimation.com/ouran


Fall Schedule Anime Lineup

Its that time of the year again. Time for NEW ANIME RELEASES. As usual, each title will take you to its ANN page. I separated things by month this time around (hopefully its more organized than it has been). Also, series that are marked with an * ...

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