Happy Weekend Everyone! As you start planning what will be happening over the next few days, Australian anime publisher Madman Entertainment is offering a strong argument to perch yourself in front of a computer, television or smart device to binge some new anime. Over the last two days, many new series have become available to Premium subscribers of their AnimeLab video-on-demand streaming service. A full list of these can be found at the bottom of this post. Simulcast episodes will be available for free (ad-supported) subscribers one week after they originally stream on the service – meaning next weekend might be your binge weekend.
This selection of simulcasts follows the first episodes of ID: Invaded, Darwin’s Game and Magica Record going live in recent days. It may be a challenge deciding what to watch. Personally I am going to begin by diving into Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, Uchitama and Infinite Dendrogram based off the descriptions alone.
AnimeLab is an online anime streaming service managed by Madman Entertainment. It’s accessible only to those residing in Australia and New Zealand and offers a basic service free with video quality, dub and availability timeframe limitations. For those looking for access to no simulcast delays, no ads, full back-catalogue access and high definition video can take advantage of a premium subscription membership for $7.95AUD/month or $79.50AUD/year.
It is said that “Hanako-san” lives in the girl’s toilet on the 3rd floor in the old school building and will grant anyone a wish for a price. Yashiro Nene goes looking for “Hanako-san” in the hopes for a successful love encounter, but the one that she meets is completely different from what she imagined.
Eripiyo is an extreme idol fan. She is wildly enthusiastic about Maina, the shy and lowest-ranking member of the minor underground idol group Cham Jam that performs in Okayama Prefecture. She gets so wrapped up in her love for Maina during a particular performance, that she has a major nosebleed. Eri will continue to give her complete devotion to Maina until the day she can perform at Budokan!
Young guitarist and singer Howan dreams of leaving her small village to be a famous musician. She travels to the city and meets the talented guitarist, Mashima. Along with shy Delmin, and sweet Ruhuyu, they form the all-girls rock band, Mashumairesh. Now they face their first big contender in the rival male group DOKONJOFINGER. It’s time for some glitter and rock and roll!
A cute series following the cat named Tama and his many friends… only now they’re humans!
Kashou Minaduki is an aspiring chef who moves away from home to open his own confection shop. While he is unpacking in his new shop, he discovers that two of his family’s Nekos, Chocola and Vanilla, came along with him by hiding in cardboard boxes. After the two Nekos convince Kashou to let them stay and live with him, the three of them work together to run his shop, La Soleil. During the story, Kashou receives a couple of visits from his younger sister Shigure and the other four Nekos owned by their family.
In 2043, the world’s most advanced VRMMO video game is created. The game engages all five senses and uses lifelike NPCs. Reiji Mukudori joins this immersive world and allies himself with his brother, Shuu. But Reiji discovers unlike his own in-game character, when his NPC brethren die, they’re gone forever! And to top it off, a war is coming!
From Studio DEEN (Fate/stay night) comes a remake celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series! Orphenis a powerful sorcerer who is notoriously lazy. Everything changes when he finds a way to save his sis, who was turned into a dragon during their days at magic academy. Betrayed by friends who refused to help, Orphen will stop at nothing to track her down, even if he has to go it alone.
Every human inhabiting the world of Alcia is branded by a “Count” or a number written on their body. For Hina’s mother, her total drops to 0 and she’s pulled into the Abyss, never to be seen again. But her mother’s last words send Hina on a quest to find a legendary hero from the Waste War – the fabled Ace!
She may be new to gaming, but Maple has found the secret to invincibility! Just put all your skill points into defense until you can’t even move. That works, right? She doesn’t want to experience any pain in the VRMMO game she started playing, and somehow it works better than anyone expected. Now she’s got followers??
Natsusa Yuzuki was expecting to be the ace on his college rugby team but due to unexpected circumstances, had to sit out. Six months later, he’s back. Along with his best friend Seiichiro, prodigy senior Ibuki Ueoka and a few others – they’re going to represent the Kansai University team. He may still be figuring out life but he’s got some new brothers to help him.