For the past week I have been engaged in a new premium service on my XBOX360. Don’t fret, Neon Alley has brought anime to the PS3 as well. What is Neon Alley, you ask? Well, thanks to the folks at Viz Media, they offer 24-hour programming for anime fans directly through their Sony or Microsoft home consoles. After watching a variety of anime, everything from Naruto Shippuden episodes to the new Berserk Golden Arc 1 film, it was clear that Viz was providing content from its own library, as well as anime from outside distributors including Aniplex, FUNimation, NTV, Taiseng, and Anime News Network.
It was especially terrific to find that all shows were uncut and uncensored, and Viz even incorporated HD programming. If you’re like me, though, it probably won’t bother you too much that English dubs are available. Neon Alley offers monthly subscriptions for $6.99, though you can sign up for a free one-week trial at the link below:
Neon Alley’s schedule includes a diverse mix of action, adventure, sci-fi, supernatural, fantasy, and horror anime. Neon Alley carries weekly exclusive episodes of BLUE EXORCIST, INUYASHA: THE FINAL ACT, LAGRANGE: THE FLOWER OF RIN-NE, NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN, and TIGER & BUNNY. Fans can catch their favorite blockbuster anime from the beginning, including DEATH NOTE, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, ONE PIECE, VAMPIRE KNIGHT and more. Future premieres include ACCEL WORLD and ZETMAN. Viewers can easily find out what’s showing on Neon Alley with an electronic program guide showing the schedule for the week ahead.
Please visit the PDF schedule below to get a full overview: