...good news, everybody!  Today we're celebrating our 10th year of bringing our fans anime by the truckload, and that's exactly how we want it to go today, too!  We have some new SIMULCASTS that will be coming soon to our wonderful little site, and you'll be able to watch the ONLY on Anime Network Online.  Exciting, no?  Besides that, you can wish our old school mascot Poo Boy a happy birthday.  He's ten today, and still totally super cu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrating 10 Years: Chunibyo, Busou Shinki, Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb to Simulcast

Posted by: Rai | October 2, 2012



 

 

 


What day is today?

Its AN's Birthday!

what a day for a birthdaaaay,

let's all have some cake!


...good news, everybody!  Today we're celebrating our 10th year of bringing our fans anime by the truckload, and that's exactly how we want it to go today, too!  We have some new releases that will be coming soon to our wonderful little site, and you'll be able to watch them ONLY on Anime Network Online.  Exciting, no?  Besides that, you can wish our old school mascot Poo Boy a happy birthday.  He's ten today, and still totally super cute.


Ok, let's get on with the announcements!  Very soon we'll be premiering a bunch of new shows, but more importantly, three shows (so far) will be available exclusively to Anime Network Online Subscribers.  These shows are:

 

 

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Busou Shinki Coming Soon to Anime Network Online


HOUSTON, TX — Oct. 2, 2012 — Anime Network is pleased to announce the upcoming online release: Busou Shinki. Directed by Yasuhito Kikuchi (Infinite Stratos, Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventures OVA) with series composition by Masahiro Yokotani (Sgt. Frog, Maria Holic) and character designs by Ryouma Ebata and Takahiro Kishida (BTOOOM!, Arjuna), the series follows four miniature androids on their full-sized adventures!


ABOUT THE SERIES

Some guys wait their entire lives to meet the girl of their dreams, but Rihito already lives with four dream girls who are eager to please him. So, how did Rihito get so lucky? To tell the truth, while Hinna, Anne, Ines and Rene are not textbook high maintenance, Rihito has to make sure that they are lubricated regularly and have their batteries recharged. But that’s because they’re Shinki: 6-inch high, customizable androids.  Don’t let their tiny size fool you.  These little ladies have full-sized intelligence and emotions, and since each one would prefer to be Rihito’s favorite, there’s sure to be friction!  Get ready for sparks to fly as four battery powered princesses take charge of Rihito’s world in Busou Shinki!


Language: Japanese w/ English Subtitles
Rated:
TV-14

Schedule: Coming Soon

 

 

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Chunibyo Demo Koi ga Shitai coming soon to Anime Network Online


HOUSTON, TX — Oct. 2, 2012 — Anime Network is pleased to announce the upcoming online release of Chunibyo Demo Koi ga Shitai. The 12-episode series documents the foibles of young love and features direction by Tatsuya Ishihara (Air, Clannad), character designs by Kazumi Ikeda (Clannad, Kannon) and music by Nijine (Hatsukoi Limited, Akikan!)


ABOUT THE SERIES

Yutta has a problem: Rikka told him that they’re officially dating, but she’s… a bit delusional. It’s okay because he used to be delusional himself. He was just one of thousands of students afflicted with “Chunibyo”, so desperate to stand out that they’re convinced that they have secret knowledge and hidden powers. Unfortunately, that’s not Yutta’s real problem. Not even close. Even though HE’s no longer delusional, and Rikka MIGHT be getting better, his OTHER female “friend,” Satone, his soul mate back when he was a chuuni, has come back into his life, and she’s still NUTS; unhappy that Yutta has cut her off, she joyfully rips his real world to pieces in order to get him back in her imaginary one! “Crazy in love” is redefined as three fantasy worlds collide in Chunibyo Demo Koi ga Shitai!


Language: Japanese w/ English Subtitles
Rated:
TV-14
Schedule:
Coming Soon

 

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Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb coming soon to Anime Network Online


HOUSTON, TX — Oct. 2, 2012 — This fall, Anime Network is back to the drawing board for more color coordinated adventures with the upcoming online release of Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb. Featuring work by returning Hidamari Sketch veterans Nahoko Hasegawa (series composition), Toshiaki Ito (character designs), Toshiki Kameyama (sound director) and Tomoki Kikuya (music) the new term at Yamabuki Arts High School is sure to receive high marks!


ABOUT THE SERIES

Attending the Yamabuki Arts High School is Yuno’s dream-come-true, and she’s learned so much already—not only from her instructors, but also from her friends and neighbors who’ve made the Hidamari Apartments a safe, nurturing home. But as the day of her “big sisters’” graduation draws closer, it’s time for Yuno to take on the same role for Nazuna, Nori and the other budding artists who’ve entered Hidamari’s protective cocoon. It’s also time to tackle some challenging artistic assignments. That doesn’t mean there won’t still be time for fun with Miyako and all the others, but it’s definitely time to pencil in her plans for the future. Prepare to be drawn in once again as the Hidamari magic continues in Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb!


Language: Japanese w/ English Subtitles
Rated:
TV-14
Schedule: Coming Soon

 

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...that's it for now, but watch out, because we plan to celebrate this birthday all month long.  Keep an eye out for more new show announcements, coming soon to Anime Network Online, whoohoo!

 

 

 

 

UPDATE #1

Thought we were done, huh?  Not by a long shot!  You can also look forward to these shows, coming this November to Anime Network Online:

 


BTOOOM!

Ryota Sakamoto is transported from playing the hit BTOOOM! video game to being stranded on an island with a day’s provisions, a bag of bombs, a crystal embedded in his hand and a hole in his memory. It doesn’t take long to see what’s going on after the first person Ryota meets tries to kill him. SOMEONE is recreating the game, and the island is filled with unwilling players, each armed with one of many explosive weapons called BIM. Ryota’s an ace BTOOOM! player, but this version of the game has no reset switch, and there’s only one way to win: kill seven other people before they kill you! The action is ultra-violent, ultra-graphic and ultra-lethal as the ultimate blood sport is unleashed in BTOOOM!

Language: Japanese w/ English Subtitles

Schedule: Coming Soon

All 12 episodes will be available to watch on Anime Network Online for FREE!



Medaka Box Abnormal

What began as an assistance program spirals out of control, and exposes Medaka Kurokami as something more than human. But that’s only the first of a series of revelations that illuminate a dark plan. Still, Medaka’s good at thinking outside the box, and if she needs the backing of the Student Council’s every hidden resource to meet the challenge, that’s what she’s going to get in the incredible second series: Medaka Box Abnormal!

Language: Japanese w/ English Subtitles
Schedule:
Coming Soon
All 12 episodes will be available to watch on Anime Network Online for FREE!



Girls und Panzer

You may have heard of kung fu, but the girls at Oarai High School practice gun-fu. It’s called Sensha-do, and it’s the martial art of operating armored tanks! Winning the national Sensha-do championship is crucial, so they go to extremes to draft the best students, which is how Miho Nishizumi, who HATES tanks, is drafted to join doomsday-driven driver Mako, even-triggered gunner Hana, highly receptive radio operator Saori and combustible tank-fangirl Yukari. It’s mad, it’s metal, and mayhem is guaranteed! Marching band and drill team take cover, ‘cause the parade ground’s about to be rock and rolled over in: Girls und Panzer!


Language: Japanese w/ English Subtitles
Schedule:
Coming Soon
All 12 episodes will be available to watch on Anime Network Online for FREE!



From The New World

Born into a world 1000 years in our future, Saki and her friends live in utopia. Not only is their idyllic community overflowing with resources, but technology is obsolete, thanks to a magical power that grants the ability to materialize anything. But when Saki discovers a lost artifact, the façade is shattered! Faced with a startling truth about their town, Saki and her companions face dangers they never knew existed, and their choices may change the fate of everyone! Yūsuke Kishi’s award winning novel becomes an animated series as five teens fight to survive the revelations that come From The New World!

Language: Japanese w/ English Subtitles
Schedule:
Coming Soon

All 12 episodes will be available to watch on Anime Network Online for FREE!