UPDATED: VIZ Animes Now Appearing on Joost & Hulu
UPDATE: In addition to Joost.com as mentioned below, all three of these VIZ animes (Death Note, Naruto, Bleach) can also be found on Hulu.com. Hulu is an online video service that offers hit TV shows, movies and clips at Hulu.com and other online destination sites — all for free, anytime in the U.S. In addition, it offers users the freedom to legally share full-length episodes or clips via e-mail or embed them on other web sites, blogs and social networking pages.
You'd be hard pressed to find a company more anime fan friendly than VIZ Media, and today they released the news that three of their most popular series have begun streaming on Joost.com at no charge with new installments being added regularly.
First up is Death Note, which depicts the adventures of Light Yagami, an ace student with great prospects whose life is forever changed when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies. Second is Naruto, which has become VIZ's hottest animated series across North America. It tells of the adventures of a young boy named Uzumaki Naruto who is training to become a ninja despite being cursed with the spirit of a nine-tailed fox demon and forced to live a bullied life discriminated against by his fellow villagers. Lastly we have Bleach, a hyperkinetic, ghost-busting action series about a 15-year-old named Ichigo Kurosaki who was born with the ability to see ghosts. When his family is attacked by a Hollow – a malevolent lost soul – Ichigo encounters a Soul Reaper and absorbs her powers, thereafter dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping tortured souls find peace.
Joost, the world's first broadcast-quality Internet television service, will carry original uncut (Japanese version/English subtitled) episodes, and fans will be able to watch the shows in their web browser while interacting with others in the Joost community. Danny Passman, global head of programming for Joost, says, “Our goal is to be the leading online destination for premium, legal anime – and VIZ Media is a key partner in this objective. Naruto, Bleach and Death Note have great fanbases because of their amazing artistry and compelling storylines, and with Joost’s social features, these shows will be introduced to an even larger audience.”
Both Death Note and Naruto are already up, and Bleach is coming soon. Click here to get started watching.
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