Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Anime Streaming Services

Crunchyroll.com - An anime streaming service founded in 2006. It has about 45 million registered anime watchers. started out as a streaming service for fansubbed videos, a few years later it went legit with some funding and became a legal anime streaming site. One of its first acquisitions was Naruto Shippuden back in 2009. This started a domino effect where they started gaining multiple multi-casts and shows and adding them to their lineup. They are now a majority investor in Viz Media Europe.

AnimeLab -For Australian and New Zealand market, check this site out, it's a video on demand site which offers tons of Japanese anime shows, it launched 5 years ago in 2014 and has a good catalog of anime.

Funimation - founded on 1994, everyone should know this company as the company that introduced us to our beginner anime series back in the mid-'90s. They started their streaming service in 2016; they have tons of anime to stream from their library.

There are other Streaming services like HiDive and VRV

Oher Legal Streaming Services

Monday, December 2, 2019

A Few Lines: One Piece Episode of East Blue

Image of young luffy from one piece
Finally, had time this weekend to take a look at One Piece Episode of East Blue. This 1h 46min movie is a condensed version of the One Piece East Blue saga, focusing on how the crew members of Luffy met starting with Luffy, Zoro,sanjiUssop and lastly Nami. The stories that are developed well in this saga were Nami's and Luffy's in my opinion. Even though I recommend giving this series a shot even though it's reaching over 900 episodes now, I think it's worth watching for any fan of anime.

A Few Lines: Fire Force 18

Image of Shinra from Fire Force Anime
This series is getting very interesting. This week episode seen a gathering of Obi,Konro, Karim and Hibana, they all were meeting up at company 8 to discuss and share information about the events happening so far. We're still unclear about Licht's and Vulcan's motives and whose side they really are on and what they know about the Adola Burst. Konro takes Shinra and Arthur to Asakusa to combat training with Benimaru. With Licht's help and benimaru explaining how pyrokenesis works shinra is learning how to control his flames and increase his combat speed.

This week's episode is a show of things to come and we finally get to see Shinra's growth. I hope we get to see Arthur grow as a fire soldier his flame powers are very interesting and hope his character doesn't take a backseat to Shinra.

Episode 18 Screenshots (click to view full-size)

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