Spring 2015 Legal Anime Streaming Thread

NormanicGrav

Ni-pa!~
AUKN Staff
The Spring Season starts at the end of the month but it's time for AUKN to start preparing for the wave of news that would occur in weeks time.

The first titles to be announced with UK confirmation are Knights of Sidonia Season 2 and Ninja Slayer the Animation. KoS doesn't necessarily state it's coming to the UK but it's pretty much guaranteed since we got the first season and Netflix will once again handle the second season.

In terms of catalogue titles, nothing new yet. Though I wonder if Netflix will say something about The Seven Deadly Sins (final episode airs March 29th) since they have been rumoured to own the streaming rights.

The following list below will show what titles are accessible on UK stream and what titles aren't. In addition there is a list of shows that will appear in the season also.

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Simulcast total:
Animax UK - 2 titles
Crunchyroll - 25 titles
Daisuki - 2 titles
Funimation [US region only] - 11 titles
Netflix - 1 title
Viewster - 6 titles
Wakanim UK - 0 titles
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Titles highlighted in Blue have been accessible in later seasons.

UK Accessible Simulcasts (or Delaycasts on some titles):
- Ace of the Diamond -Second Season- (Diamond no Ace) [Crunchyroll]
- Baby Steps 2nd Season [Crunchyroll] [Viewster]
- The Eden of Grisaia (Grisaia no Rakuen) [Crunchyroll]
- Etotama [Crunchyroll]
- Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works 2nd Half [Crunchyroll]
- Food Wars! (Shokugeki no Soma) [Crunchyroll]
- Gintama' 2015 [Crunchyroll]
- Gunslinger Stratos the Animation [Daisuki]
- Hello!! KINMOZA (Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic) [Crunchyroll]
- The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Arslan Senki) [Viewster]
- I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying 2nd Season (Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken) [Crunchyroll]
- Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka) [Crunchyroll]
- Joker 2nd Season (Kaitou Joker) [Crunchyroll]
- Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine (Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki) [Netflix] - May be delayed to Summer Season
- The Labyrinth of Grisaia (Grisaia no Meikyū) [Crunchyroll]
- My Love Story!! (Ore Monogatari!!) [Crunchyroll]
- My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku) [Animax]
- Nisekoi: [Animax]
- Plastic Memories [Crunchyroll] [Viewster]
- PUNCHLINE [Crunchyroll]
- Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold (Saint Seiya: Ougon Tamashii) [Crunchyroll] [Daisuki]
- Seraph of the End (Owari no Seraph) [Viewster]
- Sound! Euphonium (Hibike! Euphonium) [Crunchyroll]
- Sushi and Beyond (Eikoku Ikke, Nihon wo Taberu) [Viewster]
- Takamiya Nasuno Desu! [Crunchyroll]
- Teekyu 4 [Crunchyroll]
- Tesagure! 3 (Tesagure! Bukatsumono Spin-off Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou) [Crunchyroll]
- Triage X [Crunchyroll]
- Urawa no Usagi-chan [Crunchyroll]
- Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Revolutions [Crunchyroll]
- Vampire Holmes [Viewster]
- Wish Upon the Pleiades (Houkago no Pleiades) [Crunchyroll]
- Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo) [Crunchyroll]

UK Catalog titles:
- 11eyes (Nekogami Yaoyorozu) [Viewster]
- A Bridge to the Starry Skies (Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi) [Viewster]
- Donyatsu [Crunchyroll]
- Everyday Tales of a Cat God (Nekogami Yaoyorozu) [Viewster]
- Gintama 3rd Season [Viewster]
- Gintama 4th Season [Viewster]
- Gintama' [Viewster]
- Gintama': Enchousen [Viewster]
- Happiness! [Viewster]
- Hatarakiman [Viewster]
- Hayate the Combat Cutler 2nd Season [Viewster]
- Hayate the Combat Butler: I Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Hayate no Gotoku! Can't Take My Eyes Off You) [Viewster]
- Hayate the Combat Butler: Cuties (Hayate no Gotoku! Cuties) [Viewster]
- Hikaru no Go [Viewster]
- Inferno Cop [Crunchyroll]
- Koihime†Musou [Viewster]
- Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin I: Blue-Eyed Casval [Vimeo]
- Myself ; Yourself [Viewster]
- Saiyuki Reloaded [Viewster]
- School Days [Viewster]
- Shin Koihime†Musou [Viewster]
- Shin Koihime†Musou: Otome Tairan [Viewster]
- Star Ocean EX [Viewster]
- Tweeny Witches (Mahou Shoujo Tai Arusu) [Viewster]
- Vexille [Netflix]
- We Without Wings: Under the Innocent Sky (Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai: Under the Innocent Sky.) [Viewster]

UK Blocked Simulcasts (entirely):
- Blood Blockade Battlefront (Kekkai Sensen) [Daisuki] [Funimation]
- The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan (Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu) [Funimation]
- Ghost in the Shell: ARISE ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURE [Koukaku Kidoutai Arise: Alternative Architecture] [Funimation]
- High School DxD BorN [Funimation]
- Mikagura School Suite (Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku) [Funimation] [Viewster]
- Ninja Slayer the Animation [Funimation] [Viewster]
- RAINY COCOA (Ame-iro Cocoa) [Funimation]
- Re-Kan! [Crunchyroll]
- Rin-ne (Kyoukai no Rinne) [Crunchyroll]
- Robot Girls Z+ [Crunchyroll]
- Show By Rock!! [Funimation]
- Ultimate Otaku Teacher (Denpa Kyoushi) [Funimation] [Viewster]

UK Blocked Simulcasts (from a specific location):
- Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works 2nd Half [Daisuki] [Viewster] - Available on Crunchyroll
- Gunslinger Stratos the Animation [Crunchyroll] [Viewster] - Available on Daisuki
- The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Arslan Senki) [Funimation] - Available on Viewster
- Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka) [Viewster] - Available on Crunchyroll
- My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku) - Available on Animax
- Nisekoi: [Crunchyroll] [Daisuki] - Available on Animax
- Plastic Memories [Daisuki] - Available on Crunchyroll and Viewster
- Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold (Saint Seiya: Ougon Tamashii) [Crunchyroll] - Available on Daisuki
- Seraph of the End (Owari no Seraph) [Funimation] - Available on Viewster

UK Blocked Catalog titles:
- Durarara!! X2 (English Dub) [Crunchyroll]
- Kite (International Version) [Crunchyroll]

Unlicensed:
- Aikatsu! (Season 4)
- Bar Kiraware Yasai
- Battle Spirits: Burning Soul
- Duel Masters Versus Revolution (Season 2)
- Jewelpet: Magical Change
- Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid [Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid]
- Narudoma
- Nyuru Nyuru!! Kakusen-kun 2-ki
- Pri Para (2015)
- Super Short Comics
- Tamagotchi! Tamatomo Daishuu GO
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
Some airing dates:

Battle Spirits Burning Soul airs 1st April
Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken airs 2nd April
Vampire Holmes airs 3rd April
Owari no Seraph airs 4th April
Gunslinger Stratos airs 4th April
Plastic Memories airs 4th April
Kekkai Sensen airs 4th April
SHOW BY ROCK!! airs 5th April
Kaitou Joker (2nd Season) airs 6th April
Diamond no Ace season 2 (not on your list) airs 6th April
Teekyuu 4 airs 6th April
Takamiya Nasuno Desu! airs 6th April (immediately after Teekyuu)
Triage X airs 8th April
Etotama airs 9th April

source for all: their respective websites

Your list is also missing Tesagure! Bukatsumono spinoff Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou
 

Arbalest

黒い剣士
Moderator
Have to say, not much is catching my eye from the spring season outwith Ninja Slayer. It may turn out that this is a good opportunity for me to just catch up with series that have now finished airing.
After seeing the character designs for Nagato yuki-chan no shoushitsu, i'm put off, and normally i'm perfectly fine with any iteration of art in a series. I don't honestly see me enjoying that. The disappearance has become quite the cash cow it feels. I loved the film, but the spin-off and retelling ideas have never really matched up to the task. Shame

Having said that, i just realised Gintama airs next month. Scratch everything! Spring looks good again
 

Lutga

Mad Scientist
Haruhi all the way. If Crunchyroll don't pick it up / one of the US services cock blocks them, I'll be seriously pissed.
 

Professor Irony

CYBER FUNKER
Moderator
Arbalest said:
Have to say, not much is catching my eye from the spring season outwith Ninja Slayer.

But Arb, RUPAAAAAAN~!

Words can scarcely express my desire for the new Lupin series to not suck. The Yamamoto/Koike strain has certainly proven that there are still people out there who can write the material well when the opportunity presents itself, but all indications are that this series will be closer to the usual formula, and I really don't want to see it sink back down into the quagmire of mediocrity that has characterised the tv specials for the last decade and change.

Blood Blockade Battlefront also has my attention. I doubt it will skew as close to Baccano as the trailers seem to suggest, but everything I've read about that one has been positive, and I'm expecting it to be solid entertainment at the very least.
 

Arbalest

黒い剣士
Moderator
Professor Irony said:
Arbalest said:
Have to say, not much is catching my eye from the spring season outwith Ninja Slayer.

But Arb, RUPAAAAAAN~!

Words can scarcely express my desire for the new Lupin series to not suck. The Yamamoto/Koike strain has certainly proven that there are still people out there who can write the material well when the opportunity presents itself, but all indications are that this series will be closer to the usual formula, and I really don't want to see it sink back down into the quagmire of mediocrity that has characterised the tv specials for the last decade and change.

Blood Blockade Battlefront also has my attention. I doubt it will skew as close to Baccano as the trailers seem to suggest, but everything I've read about that one has been positive, and I'm expecting it to be solid entertainment at the very least.

oh of course, Rupan sansei, how'd i forget that was this season. Ok it's got a little more interesting again.
 

anime_andrew

Anime Limited Representative
Industry Representative
Saying which ones were of high interest to me would give the game away ;)!

Professor Irony said:
Blood Blockade Battlefront also has my attention. I doubt it will skew as close to Baccano as the trailers seem to suggest, but everything I've read about that one has been positive, and I'm expecting it to be solid entertainment at the very least.

Based on what I read of the manga - it alas doesn't really skew close to Baccano at all - it's way more fantasy-future than anything if that helps :).
 

NormanicGrav

Ni-pa!~
AUKN Staff
I figured I should make a prediction for which shows that Funimation would most likely pick up for simulcasts this season.

My guesses are:
- Blood Blockade Battlefront [Kekkai Sensen]
- The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki chan [Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu]
- Food Wars! [Shokugeki no Souma]
- Ghost in the Shell: ARISE ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURE [Koukaku Kidoutai Arise: Alternative Architecture]
- The Heroic Legend of Arslan [Arslan Senki]
- High School DxD BorN
- Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku
- My Love Story! [Ore Monogatari!!]
- Plastic Memories
- Seraph of the End [Owari no Seraph]
- Show By Rock!!
- Triage X
- Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches [Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo]

Maybes include Digimon Adventure tri., Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? [Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka], Kyoukai no Rinne, Lupin the Third 2015 and/or Punchline. Sound! is a possible one given they got Free! Eternal Summer and some other KyoAni titles.

Aniplex will probably get Gunslinger Stratos, He Is an Ultimate Teacher [Denpa Kyoushi] and perhaps Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid if they're interested.
 

Professor Irony

CYBER FUNKER
Moderator
anime_andrew said:
Based on what I read of the manga - it alas doesn't really skew close to Baccano at all - it's way more fantasy-future than anything if that helps :).

I suspected as much. Thanks for the heads up anyway.
 

kuuderes_shadow

Thousand Master
So much that I'm looking forward to this upcoming season - sequels of KinMosa, Teekyuu, OreGairu, Danna ga Nani wo... and the second part of F/SN, plus spin-offs of Haruhi, Teekyuu and TesaBu. Then there's adaptations of Re-Kan! and DanMachi, both of which I know to be great series. And so much new stuff that seems interesting as well. Particularly looking forwards to Denpa Kyoushi and Mikagura Gakuen.

Show By Rock and Plastic Memories are my wildcards of the season.

I'll be trying out everything other than sequels of unwatched series and some kiddy stuff though.

Oh and Punchline is on the OP list twice.
 

Lutga

Mad Scientist
I'm really excited for Seraph too - I think if it plays its cards right it could potentially be the next big Shonen thing and breath new life into the popularity of the manga version. It's from the guys who did Attack on Titan so hopefully they can recreate even a fraction of their success there.

It'll be interesting to see how the second half of Unlimited Blade Works handles the 'sex' scene moment with Rin.
 
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NormanicGrav

Ni-pa!~
AUKN Staff
Finally got access to Viewster, here's what they have provided:

NEW TITLE!

GinTama is split between Season 1 and Season 2 (1225 mins each).

Girlfriend BETA
Now available on: Viewster
Also available on: Crunchyroll

Hayate the Combat Butler (Season 1)
Now available on: Viewster
Also available on: Crunchyroll

The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls
Now available on: Viewster
Also available on: Daisuki

Letter Bee (Tegami Bachi)
Now available on: Viewster
Also available on: Crunchyroll

Ouran High School Host Club
Now available on: Viewster
Previously Unavailable

Trinity Seven
Now available on: Viewster
Also available on: Crunchyroll

When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace
Now available on: Viewster
Also available on: Crunchyroll

Yumeiro Patissiere
Now available on: Viewster
Previously Unavailable

Yumeiro Patissiere SP Professional
Now available on: Viewster
Previously Unavailable
 

elaniel

Vampire Ninja
I sort of missed out on the Winter season (I'll catch up if/when any come out on Blu-Ray), but there's quite a few in the spring I'm interested in.

Re-Kan!
Rin-ne
Owari no Seraph
Gunslinger Stratos
Arslan Senki (this looks special to me)
Kekkai Sensen
Houkago no Pleiades
Ninja Slayer

I'm sure a few I'm not watching will turn out very good and I'll play catch up on those (either streaming or Blu-Ray)
Fate/Stay Night, Knights of Sidonia, Yuki chan, and GITS will be things I watch on Blu-Ray.
 

Peachy

Bumpkin
AUKN Staff
Elaniel said:
I sort of missed out on the Winter season (I'll catch up if/when any come out on Blu-Ray), but there's quite a few in the spring I'm interested in.

Re-Kan!
Rin-ne
Owari no Seraph
Gunslinger Stratos
Arslan Senki (this looks special to me)
Kekkai Sensen
Houkago no Pleiades
Ninja Slayer

I'm sure a few I'm not watching will turn out very good and I'll play catch up on those (either streaming or Blu-Ray)
Fate/Stay Night, Knights of Sidonia, Yuki chan, and GITS will be things I watch on Blu-Ray.

Soem good-uns in the Winter season thus far (if they don't end badly that is), have a nice time catching up on em :)

A few in there I'll be checking out too. I'm hoping to watch:

Arslan Senki
Denpa Kyoushi
Grisaia no Rakuen (may watch while airing, saw the first season but it's not a priority for me)
Kekkai Sensen
Hibike! Euphonium
Yuki-Chan
Ore Monogatari!!
Nisekoi 2
Owari no Seraph
Punchline
Shokugeki no Souma
Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2

0_o

Might check out How To Pick Up Girls In a Dungeon & Dxd 3 (BF wants to watch both so may watch it with him), Gunslinger Stratos, Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku, Plastic Memories & Re-Kan.

Fate will be watched once its aired, nothing but a marathon for that show.

Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic & SNAFU once I've watched the first seasons.

Busy bloody season of lots of potential, it's pretty mental! not sure how I'll be able to keep up ..might have to throw some into the backlog.
 
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