The Xbox 360 and PS3 (and yes, even the Wii) are pretty much used as much as streaming devices as they are gaming machines these days. Viz Media also realize this and are going to be one of the next big names to offer a 24-hour streaming service to an as yet unnamed ‘major console’ and are calling it “Neon Alley”.
Viz Media are responsible for bringing some of the best anime series stateside and this services seem like a no-brainer, especially when they’re promising English dub premiere episodes of Tiger & Bunny, Inuyasha: The Final Act, Zetman, Lagrange – The Flower of Rin-ne and new episodes of Naruto Shippūden.
Neon Alley will be a subscription based service with ‘limited commercial advertising’ a la Hulu Plus, and will run a user $6.99 per month. I wouldn’t be surprised if they offered a 30-day trial for those wary of the service, but I’m already interested in what they’re offering!
For more information on the service, be sure to check out Neon Alley and for an interview with Viz’s Media Vice President, Brian Ige, head over Anime News Network for more on what Viz intend to do with this intriguing service.