Awesome surprise showing up on Netflix a couple days ago… Looks like they have added a ton of new anime, much of it actually worth watching! Let’s take a look:
Full Metal Alchemist (the original)
Darker Than Black Vol 1
Black Blood Brothers
Ouran High School Host Club
I’ve already watched a couple of these, but the appeal of HD quality plus the added advantage of no Hulu-style advertising make me wanna go back and view them again. For example, after finishing FMA: Brotherhood I’d like to go back and compare how the original aged. Now I just need the time to watch them again…
A month or two ago Netflix had added Gurren Lagaan, which looked like a good sign that more quality anime was on the way. Sure enough they hooked us up. I guess they realized that all the PS3’s, Wii’s, and Xbox’s out there have tons of younger viewers with a typically more open mind.
Only downside–almost all of these series are dubbed only, meaning people that prefer the original Japanese voices will be out of luck. I typically am one of those people, but I think I can deal with it. With how easy it is to flip on the Xbox and start streaming the episode of my choice, the exchange is worth it.
Thanks Netflix! This brings me one step closer to saying to hell with cable TV…