Before we had Netflix and other streaming platforms that curate entertainment for us, it’s pretty hard to scour the internet for shows to watch. I can still remember the days when I had to search “naruto shippuuden ep 123 eng sub part 1” on YouTube.
But that could all change with the arrival of AnimeLog (or Anilog), which aims to enlist at least 30 Japanese animation companies and upload over 3,000 anime titles on its YouTube channel for free by 2022.
It was launched on Aug. 7 by digital strategy company Analyzelog to address the problem of illegal video distribution and provide a platform for fans to stream content without a subscription fee.
“‘AnimeLog’ will distribute only officially-licensed animations and operate as a safe channel that families can enjoy together,” Analyzelog said in a statement.
They’re all only available in Japan right now, but they have plans to add subtitled content for international fans soon.
Here are some of the anime powerhouses you can expect to see on the AnimeLog channel.
- Toei Animation, a.k.a the creators of shounen titles “Dragon Ball Z,” “One Piece” and “Digimon,” along with our childhood faves “Slam Dunk” and “Sailor Moon”
- Tezuka Productions, the ones that birthed “Astro Boy” and medical fantasy series “Black Jack”
- Nippon Animation, which made “Princess Sarah,” shoujo fave “Yamato Nadeshiko” and the original “Hunter x Hunter” series
Stills from Toei Animation