Animax UK Announces Closure of Streaming Platform

Five years ago the Columbia Pictures owned streaming service Animax UK began offering anime fans a place to watch simulcast streams as well as back-catalogue titles, with titles from KAZE, Manga Entertainment UK and Anime Limited being offered on the service; and Animax UK have now announced that as of 15th October 2018 the service will be discontinued and streams removed. Read more of this post

Animax UK Streaming App Arrives onto iOS and Android Devices

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Following in the footsteps of free-streaming-service Viewster the Sony-owned-subscription service Animax UK have announced that their own iOS and Android Streaming app is now available to download from their respective stores. Read more of this post

Animax UK Celebrates The New Year with a 1 Month Free Trial Offer

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Although we are nearly at the end of the first month of 2015 Animax UK, the online subscription-based video on demand service, have recently began a new promotion which allows new customers to enjoy a one month free trial before being tied down a to monthly subscription cost.

By entering the promo code 1MONTHFREE during registration you’ll be able to enjoy all of the benefits Animax UK has to offer, such as back-catalogue of anime titles and simulcast streaming for new titles, without any adverts or lock-outs. After the first month has ended you would then be charged £4.99 per month; that is unless you decided to cancel. Read more of this post

Animax UK Streaming App Comes to PS4

animax_uk_ps4_app_promo Ever since Animax UK, the online subscription-based anime streaming service, launched their service onto the Playstation 3 several months ago fans have been asking for it to be released onto other platforms; well today (yesterday to be exact) that question has been answered as the Animax UK app is now available for the PS4. Animax UK currently offers a wide back-catalogue of VIZ Media distributed titles, such as Bleach, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Black Lagoon and Bakuman, in addition to new releases including brand new episodes of Fairy Tail, Rail Wars and Persona 4 Golden: The Animation; each of which will be available to stream directly through the PS4 app. Read more of this post

Sony Movie Channel to Broadcast Death Note: Relight Next Week

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Those wishing to experience something new on the Late Night Anime segment of the Sony Movie Channel will glad to hear that next week the channel will be broadcasting Death Note: Relight, a movie adaptation of the Death Note TV Series.

It’s currently unclear if this is both films put together or just the first movie, but it will be broadcast on Tuesday 20th May 2014 at 1:25am on the Sony Movie Channel (Sky 323) which, as you may already be aware of, is a free-to-air channel and does not requrie a Sky Movies Subscription.

This could mean that Animax UK, who are supporting the Late Night Anime segment on the Sony Movie Channel, are beginning push through new types of anime content as so far the channel has received multiple playthroughs of Bleach (movies and series) as well as the Berserk movies. The Sony Movie Channel has also previously shown both Mardock Scramble films, Journey To Agartha, Roujin-Z, Planzet, Street Fighter II and the Professor Layton movie.

In the meantime all of the anime films that have previously been shown on the Sony Movie Channel, along with much more anime content, can be viewed on the Animax UK website, alternatively Death Note: Relight is available on DVD by Manga Entertainment UK.

Animax PS3 App Now Available from Playstation Network Store

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Ever since it’s launch last October Animax UK have promised that PS3 App was in the works and would be released within the next year, well today that dream has come a reality as the Animax UK App is now available to download from the Playstation Network Store.

The App, which is a 40mb download, will allow anime fans to instantly access all of the content that is available on the Animax UK website, such as free simulcasts for non-members. As it stands the App is in its early stages, the videos (streams) work perfectly fine it’s just that the App itself feels slightly sluggish and mimics the design and layout of the website.

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Of course over the next few months (and presumably years?) improvements will be made to the app to provide a better experience to users, but as it stands it is just nice to have a dedicated anime app on a games console. This means that there is no need to sit in front of a laptop / pc screen, instead anime can be viewed on a full-sized TV, the way it was intended.

The Animax App should appear for download under the “TV / Movie” Apps section of the Playstation Network Store, if not just search “Animax” using the Playstation Network Stores built in search function and it will be one of the top results.

As always Animax is a subscription based service, with a two week free trial currently being offered, alternatively the site (and PS3 App) does offer free simulcasts which change on a weekly basis.

Animax Adding Season 2 of Code Geass & Black Lagoon to Streaming Lineup

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The UK online streaming service, Animax, have today confirmed that starting from this Friday (6th December 2013) a variety of new seasons for popular anime shows will be viewable e on the site.

First up, which starts on the 6th December 2013, is Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 – the second season into the Code Geass TV anime and, more importantly, another one of my favourite anime series with its mixed of plot twists and mecha styled action.

Continuing on the theme of ‘action’ the second instalment into the Black Lagoon franchise, also known as Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage, will also begin streaming on the site from the 20th December 2013.

Season 2 of Code Geass – It’s been one year since the failure of the Black Rebellion and the supposed death of Zero. Britannia has assigned Area 11 a “correctional education” status, where Elevens are made an example of by brute force, to try to prevent any future uprisings and suppress rebellious thoughts.

Black Lagoon Season 2 – Okajima “Rock” Rokuro is now a fully fledged member of the Lagoon Company, playing the role of the team’s negotiator whenever they have to deal with mobs, triads, gangs and such in the depraved and lawless town of Roanapur. Now, their newest job involves the gruesome deaths of six Russians that took place within a single month.

Both Black Lagoon and Code Geass are currently available on DVD and Blu-ray within the UK, additionally Animax have promised us that more anime content will be added to the site in the coming weeks – such as the second season of Magi.