Good news, anime fans in Australia and New Zealand; Madman has launched a new streaming service that works on all your devices.
AnimeLab (www.animelab.com) is currently free and in Beta (in the longer term it looks like it will be an ad-supported service). Once you’ve signed up you’ll be able to watch popular shows like Date a Live and Attack on Titan, in full HD.
Just from a quick look the range of shows available on the service is already impressive, and contains some gems that are not available on other streaming services such as Crunchyroll in Australia and New Zealand (Persona 4, for instance).
Madman, of course, has a virtual monopoly on anime content in the region, and while this has historically meant that DVDs and the like have been somewhat expensive, it’s also meant that the publisher has a mammoth library. This puts AnimeLab in a very good position to be a very legitimate rival to CrunchyRoll in the region.
In addition to working on phones, tablets, and PCs, AnimeLab is Google Chromecast ready. We’re putting the service through its paces now for our own review, but it’s available for sign up right this moment, so jump on over to the site and have a look for yourself.
– Matt S.
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