Here are the headlines to come out of the anime industry since the last newsletter:
- Hulu has started streaming Gaiking and Digimon Tamers. All 39 episodes of the Gaiking remake series from 2005 are available with Japanese audio and English subtitles. For Digimon Tamers, episodes 1-17, 24, and 27-51 are available with Japanese audio and English subtitles. Hulu is stating the remaining episodes of Digimon Tamers will be made available "as soon as possible."
- Viz Media will start streaming the Majin Tantei Nogami Neuro anime series under the title Neuro at the VizAnime website on February 18, 2011.
- Deadline.com has reported that Disney will release Studio Ghibli's Arrietty the Borrower film in North American theaters on February 17, 2012.
- FUNimation has announced that its Funimation Anime-on-demand content is now available on the Charter cable service nationwide in the United States. Charter subscribers have three options: they can get five episodes per month at no extra cost, a limited amount of episodes and live-action films on demand starting at US$0.99 each, or a subscription to all of the channel's content for US$6.99 per month. Episodes from the following anime series are currently available for free on demand: The Sacred Blacksmith, Shikabane Hime: Aka, Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~, Trigun, and Eden of the East.
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|This week, I posted two new articles to the Anime site. The first is an overview article for Battle Angel Alita. The second is an overview article for Ghost Hunt. I have also added words from Battle Angel Alita and Ghost Hunt to the list for the Anime word games.|
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Battle Angel Alita
Battle Angel Alita (known as Gunnm in Japan) is a two-episode anime OVA series based on a manga series created by Yukito Kishiro.
Ghost Hunt is an anime series based on the Akuryo Series light novel series by Fuyumi Ono.
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