Neon Alley is a streaming anime channel for video game consoles
by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Jun 29, 2012 4:30PM PDT
Viz Media is launching an anime subscription service, targeting "connected video game consoles." Neon Alley promises to offer access to a library of uncut anime, including series like Naruto, Death Note, and Inuyasha. The collection will be rounded out with anime and martial arts movies. In addition to streaming in HD, Viz says that all content will be available with English dubs.
According to IGN, there will be tiered subscription offerings, starting at $6.99 a month with ads. While Viz has yet to announce which platform Neon Alley will debut on, it's safe to say that it will be on either PS3 or Xbox 360. However, is the lineup compelling enough for anime fans to bite? Especially when one considers the surprisingly robust anime offerings on Netflix and Hulu Plus?