VIZ Media announced that it made several popular anime titles available to watch for free on its YouTube channel. The videos are only available in the United States, and some of the show’s fans can enjoy include:
Genius high school student Light Yagami learns about the value of life through a book of death dropped by a bored shinigami named Ryuk. All 37 episodes are included on the playlist.
Light Yagami is a genius high school student who is about to learn about life through a book of death. When a bored shinigami, a God of Death, named Ryuk drops a black notepad called a Death Note, Light receives power over life and death with the stroke of a pen. Determined to use this dark gift for the best, Light sets out to rid the world of evil…namely, the people he believes to be evil. Should anyone hold such power? The consequences of Light’s actions will set the world ablaze.
Hunter x Hunter
Gon trains for the difficult and dangerous Hunter Qualification Exam as he follows in his father’s footsteps. Throughout his journey to becoming a Hunter, Gon overcomes many obstacles and makes new friends along the way! Seasons 1–3 (Episodes 1–148) are included on this playlist.
Young Gon dreams of following his father’s path and becoming a Hunter, an elite class of adventurer with legendary skills. But to make the grade he’ll first have to pass the extremely difficult and dangerous Hunter Qualification Exam. His journey leads him on the shared path of the Hunter’s exam, to lands beyond imagination and to friends who grow closer with each new trial. As the difficulty of the challenges mounts, will Gon and his friends prevail or will they wash out like so many others?
Kagome gets transported 500 years back in time to a feudal era where she meets Inuyasha, a half-demon seeking to become a full-fledged demon. She sets out on a journey to find the Jewel of Four Souls with her new friends! The complete series along with the movies are included on this playlist.
Kagome Higurashi, an average ninth grader, gets pulled into an ancient well by a demon, bringing her 500 years in the past to the feudal era. There, she meets Inuyasha, a half-demon who seeks the Shikon Jewel to make himself a full-fledged demon. With Inuyasha and new friends, Kagome’s search for the Jewel of Four Souls begins…
Follow the comical misadventures of the six Matsuno brothers as they live leisurely lifestyles in the hardworking country of Japan! Seasons 1 & 2 (Episodes 1–50) are included on this playlist.
In the hardworking country of Japan, the sextuplet Matsuno brothers from the legendary comedy manga Osomatsu-kun are now all grown up but just can’t be bothered to do anything productive with their lives. Allergic to work, inept with girls, and completely oblivious to what society thinks of them, the six twenty-somethings prefer to spend their days lying around their parents’ house, where Mom makes the food, Dad makes the money, and the pressures of modern living never intrude. After all, life is just too short to waste your time not wasting your time.
Naruto, a young boy with the Nine-Tailed Fox Spirit sealed within him, sets out on a path to become the next Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village! He faces all challenges and his destiny with an indomitable spirit and unshakable optimism. Seasons 1–8 (Episodes 1–220) are included on this playlist.
Journey back to a simpler time when Naruto was a little scamp pulling pranks and defacing monuments. A social outcast with the dreaded Nine-Tailed Fox Spirit locked inside of him, Naruto’s infectious optimism and never-give-up attitude propels him towards the path of greatness. Relive the outrageous beginnings of a generation of ninja that would go on to become legends!
Sailor Moon and her Sailor Guardians fight to protect the universe from forces of evil and total annihilation. All Sailor Moon anime episodes are included on this playlist.
Usagi Tsukino is a cheerful schoolgirl who often finds herself in unwanted trouble. One day, she saves a talking cat named Luna who gives Usagi a brooch that transforms her into Sailor Moon, guardian of love and justice!
The Viz Media anime playlist also includes anime movies from titles listed above as well as additional series, such as Accel World, TIGER & BUNNY, K, Infini-T Force, and Mazinger Z. In 2021, Funimation (now part of Crunchyroll) added anime titles from VIZ Media, including Bleach, Vampire Knight, and Infini-T Force.
Source: Viz Media Blog
Featured Image: Hunter x Hunter (©P98-21 ⓒV・N・M), Sailor Moon (© Naoko Takeuchi / PNP / Toei Animation), Naruto (© Masashi Kishimoto, Scott / Shueisha, TV Tokyo, Pierrot)