Nintendo Anime Channel Announced for Nintendo 3DS within Europe


Nintendo have today surprised everyone by announcing the Nintendo Anime Channel; a new app which will allow anime fans to stream a variety of anime shows directly to their Nintendo 3DS console for free.

Don’t get too excited though; as the app, which will be completely free to download and use on all Nintendo 3DS (and 2DS) devices, won’t be available until the 13th February 2015 – Additionally the only anime shows that are currently scheduled for broadcast on the app are Pokemon, Kirby and Inzuma Eleven.

Nintendo Anime Channel: A new video-on-demand service kicks off on 13th February, offering fans the chance to stream anime series from the likes of Pokémon, Kirby, and Inazuma Eleven, with new content being added regularly. Access to the service is granted simply by downloading a free application from Nintendo eShop.

According to Nintendo the Anime Channel will be regularly updated with new content and new shows; although how often and how ‘exactly’ it will work have yet to be explained.

Judging from ‘inital assumptions’ we may not see ‘traditional’ anime shows, such as Attack on Titan, Sword Art Online or Steins Gate, being added to the app as Nintendo may instead decide to add ‘child-friendly’ or ‘Nintendo related’ shows to the service. If this assumption turns out to be true then we could see Sonic X (maybe even Sonic Boom) as well as other child-friendly anime shows such as Viewtiful Joe, Medabots and Mega Man being added at a later date.

For the time being though the Nintendo Anime Channel will launch on the 13th February 2015 as a free download from the Nintendo eShop with episodes from Pokemon, Kirby and Inazuma Eleven being available to stream.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked on ZOMGPlay and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita or Xbox One.

One Response to Nintendo Anime Channel Announced for Nintendo 3DS within Europe

  1. I’d like to see Viewtiful Joe on there.

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