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Neon Alley was an American digital anime service run by Viz Media. The service began as a 24-hour web channel dedicated to showing English dubbed anime series in uncut and uncensored formats. It later evolved into a Hulu-based streaming site, showcasing both dubbed and subtitled releases.

Neon Alley
Online stream of anime programming
GenreAnime
FoundedOctober 2, 2012; 6 years ago (2012-10-02)
DefunctMay 4, 2016 (2016-05-04)
Headquarters
Area served
United States
ParentViz Media
WebsiteViz Media

Neon Alley's programming was streamed through Hulu, which is available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Mac, and other platforms.

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HistoryEdit

Neon Alley was first announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 on July 13, 2012, where it was announced for PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network in North America for a monthly subscription fee.[1] The service launched on October 2, 2012.[2] Along with various series such as Naruto and Death Note, the channel premiered newly dubbed series, as well as live-action and anime movies.[3] The service was later made available for Xbox 360 via Xbox Live from February 12, 2013.[4] At Anime Expo 2013, Viz announced that the service would be available on PC and Mac, along with a new feature where subscribers could catch-up on past episodes.[5]

It was announced on February 11, 2014 that Neon Alley would discontinue its web channel format and transition to become a free on-demand service for those living in the United States. Series will be streamed through their website or through Internet connected devices on Hulu: a joint venture between NBCUniversal Television Group, Disney-ABC Television Group and Fox Broadcasting Company.[6][7] The change took effect on April 1, 2014. Following the relaunch, as a direct result of migrating to Hulu, viewers living in Canada lost access to the website.[8][9] After Viz.com was relaunched in Spring 2016, the Neon Alley name was dropped. By that point, its blog and social media accounts haven't been updated since 2015.[10][11][12] On July 21, 2016, Tubi TV announced that they had commenced streaming of certain Viz titles in Canada.[13]

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English dub premieresEdit

Other seriesEdit

MoviesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/convention/2012/san-diego-comic-con/4
  2. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2012-10-02/viz-debuts-neon-alley
  3. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-07-14/viz-neon-alley-to-run-on-playstation-3-console
  4. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2013-02-13/viz-media-launches-neon-alley-on-xbox-360
  5. ^ "Viz Media Adds Gargantia, Blood Lad TV Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  6. ^ http://neonalley.com/faq_transition
  7. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2014-02-11/neon-alley-evolves-april-1st
  8. ^ Presently, Anime Network, Crunchyroll and FunimationNow are the only anime-dedicated streaming services available in Canada. Aniplex Channel has also streamed several titles to Canada.
  9. ^ "Answerman Life Is Just A Game". February 20, 2015.
  10. ^ http://blog.neonalley.com/
  11. ^ https://www.facebook.com/neonalleynetwork/?ref=br_rs
  12. ^ https://twitter.com/neonalley
  13. ^ "Stream Naruto, Sailor Moon & More: VIZ Media Partners with Tubi TV to Deliver Free Anime". Tubi TV. July 21, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.

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