All 4 adds 100 hours of anime
James R | On 25, Oct 2019
All 4 has added 100 hours of anime to its streaming line-up.
Channel 4’s streaming service has been stepping up its box set game in recent years, with US comedies such as Search Party, hit shows such as ER, international thrillers such as Locked Up and a host of AdultSwim titles, including Rick & Morty. Now, it’s adding a wave of anime to that collection.
Including classics such as Cowboy Bepop and Kill La Kill, and modern hits Megalo Box, Persona 5 and Tokyo Ghoul, All 4 has acquired a total of 14 anime to stream, with the first 10 arriving today.
Comprising 285 dubbed episodes, the selection is designed to showcase anime’s diverse range of styles and story-telling. From underground boxing matches to dentists for dragons, from interplanetary bounty hunters to an evil, superpowered school council, All 4’s anime collection will thrill existing fans and introduce a whole new audience to the genre.
Charlie Palmer, Managing Editor for All 4, says: “The Anime collection is a great addition to our growing body of animation on All 4. In making these series available to stream for free, we look forward to introducing a brand new audience to this exciting art form.”
Titles coming in the future include Kill La Kill, Gurren Lagann, Persona 5: The Animation and Sword Art Online: Alicization. Here’s the rundown of titles added today:
Cowboy Bebop – in 2071, Spike Spiegel leads a crew of bounty hunters on the spaceship Bebop, battling the Red Dragon Syndicate in epic action filled episodes.
Durarara!! – when Mikado Ryugamine moves to Ikebukuro, the last thing he expects to run into is the Black Rider, a headless motorcyclist whose supernatural influence envelopes the city in mayhem.
The Vision of Escaflowne – Hitomi is an ordinary teenager. But when she is transported to Gaea, a mysterious planet full of fantastical wonders, she finds herself embroiled in a war against the forces of evil and must become a hero in this strangest of lands.
Cardcaptor Sakura – ten-year-old Sakura discovers a mysterious book containing magical cards. When these cards are accidentally scattered over the earth, Sakura becomes the Cardcaptor, trying to balance ordinary life with her magical adventures to save the world.
Megalo Box – Junk Dog is an underground Megalo Box fighter, a brutal sport where fighters utilise mechanical limbs to improve their performance and batter their opponents. In order to challenge the legendary champion and achieve fame and fortune, Junk Dog must battle his way through a world-spanning tournament where every fight could be his last.
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin – an epic story of war, family and hope, set against the backdrop of an intergalactic war. When two orphaned children flee chaos, their decisions will shape the galaxy’s future.
Charlotte – when a comet passes Earth, preadolescent children can manifest superhuman abilities. Yuu Otosaka suddenly finds himself able to temporarily possess people and joins Hoshinoumi Academy, a school specifically for powered students. Here Yuu will discover his destiny… and powers greater than he could ever have imagined.
The Dragon Dentist – Nonoko is the newly appointed dentist for the dragon guardian of her nation, protecting his teeth to keep him strong. When she stumbles across an unconscious soldier from an enemy country, the pair will be forced to battle in an all-consuming war as disaster looms.
Tokyo Ghoul – in an alternate Tokyo, humans live alongside ghouls, creatures that hide amongst the population and survive off human flesh. Mortally wounded human Ken Kaneki is turned into a half ghoul and must learn to live in two worlds, forever hiding his true self.
Inuyasha – when Kagome falls into a well, she finds herself in Japan’s Sengoku period. Here she must battle demons and recover the shattered pieces of the magical Shikon Jewel in order to save the world.