With more than 15,000 anime episodes in its collection, the Australian AnimeLab video-on-demand streaming service is continuing to expand its collection of licenses with both classics from the Madman Entertainment and Funimation libraries and brand new titles as they are simulcast in Japan. With the bulk of new seasons commencing this month in Japan, take a gander below and see if there are any new titles you might want to start watching weekly! Find a show you are interested in? Just click on the show name!
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.
Terror has paralyzed the clockwork metropolis of Tokyo! Possessed by demons, people have begun to burst into flame, leading to the establishment of a special firefighting team: the Fire Force, ready to roll on a moment’s notice to fight spontaneous combustion anywhere it might break out.
The team is about to get a very unique addition: Shinra, a boy who possesses the unique power to run at the speed of a rocket, leaving behind the famous “devil’s footprints” (and destroying his shoes in the process). Can the Fire Force discover the source of this strange phenomenon and put a stop to it? Or will the city burn to ashes first?
The series follows a group of historic writers (all based on real people) who use their special abilities to rescue books that have been cursed by the “Taints,” an evil force. While its premise is fantastical, the series’ core focus will be on its characters, some of whom you may recognize, including Ryunosuke Akutagawa and H.P. Lovecraft.
Set in the late 19th century, APPARE-RANMAN! follows Sorano Appare and Isshiki Kosame, two Japanese characters that end up lost in America. Without any money to their names, this socially-awkward engineer and cowardly samurai enter what’s known as the Trans-America Wild Race, which will earn them enough prize money to get back home.
Along the way, this buddy racing adventure has the two facing criminals, rivals and all the Wild West has to throw at them as they venture from one end of America to the other in a steam-powered car of their own making.
Earth faces an unprecedented threat from an invasion by the mysterious Kiseichuu. The Kiseichuu feed on human sexual energy, also known as “H-energy”, and weaken the human population.
High school student Retto Enjo is a member of the hero group HXEROS, who fight together to save the earth from the Kiseichuu.
Tiara has just been accepted to the Flora Girls Academy for young witches. Her lifelong dream of becoming a powerful “light” to cleanse the world of magical beasts is now possible. But not before she hits the magical music books! Oh, and little did Tiara know that she’s about to take center stage in a classroom full of potential dropouts. Challenge accepted.
Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation follows the two titular characters as masters of magic law. They deal out justice to dastardly spirits and manage cases ranging from terrifying possessions to ghosts that you might just not want to deal with. Hey, it happens!
After nearly being driven to extinction by life forms known as Gadoll, humanity dwells in a mobile fortress named Deca-Dence. Built to protect humans from the Gadoll threat, it’s occupied by Gears, warriors who fight daily, and Tankers, those without the same skills.
Natsume, who dreams of fighting, meets Kaburagi, an armour repairman. Their chance meeting will shake the future of this world.
8Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!
Sakurai Shinichi’s one wish is for a little peace and quiet. But Uzaki Hana–his boisterous, well-endowed underclassman–has other plans. All she wants is to hang out and poke fun at him.
With the help of her chipper charm and peppy persistence, this might just be the start of a beautiful relationship!
Streaming will commence on 10 July.
9No Guns Life Season 2
Juzo Inui’s next mission is to rescue Rosa McMahon, a girl who holds a valuable piece of data the Berühren Corporation is after. Still reeling from Colt’s death, Tetsuro swears to never hesitate again.
And somewhere in the city, Pepper is determined to make Juzo her property along with her current Gun Slave Unit, Seven.
Streaming will commence 10 July
10Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld Part 2
A new world, unfamiliar memories, and a name that cannot be forgotten. With no recollection of logging in, Kirito finds himself in a brand-new world with mysterious memories of a boy named Eugeo and a young blond girl, Alice.
Her name strikes him as important, unforgettable. But why? As he wanders the world for a way to log out, will he stumble upon something even more important than getting home?
Streaming will commence 12 July
11The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED
Detective Daisuke Kambe has no problems using his own fortune to solve crimes even if he assesses human lives based on their financial worth.
Compassionate Haru Kato sees all life as sacred and is sickened by Daisuke’s materialistic ways. Can they stop butting heads and overcome their opposing world views for the sake of solving the toughest crimes in the precinct?
Having been postponed due to COVID-19, episodes will recommence streaming with Episode 3 on 17 July.
12Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater
Hina Tsurugi is a first year student at a coastal high school and regards herself as an indoorsy sort of person. Walking along the embankment, she runs into an older schoolmate, Kuroiwa, who invites her to join the “Teibou” club and start fishing! Surrounded by eccentric club members, how will Hina’s high school life turn out?
Having been postponed due to COVID-19, episodes will recommence streaming with Episode 4 on 29 July.