Anime streaming services coming to PS3

Posted by William Pola

More good news from Comic-Con if you're a PS3-owning anime fan.

There is no shortage of entertainment options on the PS3's online Playstation Network service, but that doesn't mean there shouldn't be more.

So if you aren't getting your share of streaming video content on your PS3 through Netflix, Hulu Plus, CinemaNow, YouTube, Crackle, etc, then here's some good news.

That is, assuming you're a fan of anime. Two of the biggest anime streaming services are making their way to the PlayStation Network.

First up is Neon Alley, a brand new but already-noteworthy service powered by Viz Media.

It's a 24-hour anime channel that gives users access to unlimited hours of crazy exaggerated antics and zany battles between good and evil for a monthly fee of $6.99, about on par with Netflix but only for anime content. Yeah, anime fans are that devoted.

Naruto Shippuden, Inuyasha: The Final Act, and Death Note, as well as new titles such as Tiger & Bunny, Berserk: The Golden Age Arc, Zetman, and Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan are among the shows available on Neon Alley, which will launch in the fall.

Also announced was Crunchyroll, which also offers streaming anime content on two tiered levels of either $6.95 per month or $11.95 per month. PS3 users are eligible for a 30-day trial.

"Current subscribers will be able to log in with their existing account to access all the benefits, including streaming the episodes of popular anime shows such as Naruto Shippuden, Shugo Chara, Hunter X Hunter, Sket Dance, and Korean drama shows like Dr. Jing, Jumong, The King 2 Hearts and more," Sony said.