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Anime Network VOD Reports/Updates/Questions Thread (2016)


All programs received. Thanks.


Update to Updates Received/Not Received 12/1/16 :: Time Warner Cable :: Albany, NY :: Zip Code 12203

The short version:

Out of the Abyss of Hyperspace come Girls from Beyond the Wasteland, bearing this week’s episodes…on motorcycles? The shipment is complete–but like Fallen_Kusanagi, I, too, received Bakuon#1.

The long version:


Gate 17

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 1

Haikyu!! II 9

Hayate II 7

High School of the Dead 8

Locodol 6

Norn9 12

Patlabor 22

Re:Hamatora 9

Rin-ne 21

Strawberry Marshmallow 5

Utawarerumo II 8

Wake Up, Girls! 4

Missing in Action:


Appearing Incongruously:

Bakuon 1


  1. This week’s crop of name changes: Patlabor #22 goes back to “Patlabor Police”; High School of the Dead #8 goes back to “HOTD 08”, Utawarerumo II #8 goes to “Utawarerumo0108”; Wake Up, Girls #4 goes to “Wake Up0104”; and after a week cooped up in a pressure dome on Mars, the Strawberry Marshmallow girls wisely decided the marsh wasn’t so bad, and moved back to “Strawberry Marsh 05”;

  2. The On Demand Portal hasn’t now updated, yet, but there is one thing I didn’t mention from last week: Hayate II #6 is listed by itself under Season One instead of Season Two;

  3. We’ll see what happens to Haikyu!! II #6 and Wake Up, Girls! #1 when the episodes they’re merged with hit their expiration dates;

  4. OK, so what does Stan Freberg have to with laconic nonsense? Fast forward to college, when I’m fiddling with my car radio and on comes Stan Freberg’s old–but new to me–John and Marsha, where Freberg has his two characters go through the entire arc of their relationship from first meeting through falling in love, breakups, makeups, etc., saying nothing but each other’s names in varied inflections: “John,” “Marsha?” “John!” “Marsha!” “Johnnnn” “Mmmarsha.” Pretty laconic, no? And reminiscent of the very common anime trope where characters say or think someone’s name, nothing more, in a way that’s supposed to express all of their deep and complex emotions towards then. (And allows the writers to dodge actually having to write words that convey those emotions.) I mean, to give just one example, if I had a dollar (OK, ten bucks, I’m greedy) for every time this happened in Naruto (“Naruto,” “Sakura,” “Sasuke!” “Hinata”)…

And now we’ve finished this long digression.

“But Jababbi, you promised us laconic nonsense, and you’ve been as logorrheic as ever! Talking about other people’s laconic nonsense isn’t itself laconic nonsense, any more than your talking about funny, interesting people makes you funny or interesting.”

Ouch! Point taken.

[Next time]


Time Warner/Spectrum - Los Angeles - 91367

All updates received.


Verizon Fios - 13027

All 12/1 updates were received.

I’ll report if anything is (still) broken when after I have a chance to check.


Eastlink TV

Nov 10
All Received

Nov 17
All Received

Nov 24
All Received

Dec 1
All Received


DirecTV Georgia, 30087

STILL MISSING from the 12/1 update
Those same 5 episodes I mentioned in my previous post


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Spectrum/TWC Round Rock, TX 78681

Schedule for December 1, 2016:

RIN-NE 21 - "M’s Tragedy!"
Strawberry Marshmallow 5 - “Sleeping Together!”

Gate 17 - "The Battle!"
Girls Beyond the Wasteland 1 - “Girls Who Chase After Their Dreams!” (FIRST EPISODE)
Haikyu!! 2 9 - "Umbrella!"
Hayate the Combat Butler! (Season 2) 7 - "Half-Baked Jealousy!! Ja-pan!!"
High School of the Dead 8 - "The DEAD Way Home!"
Locodol 6 - "We Tried Gathering Cute and Loose Characters!"
Norn9 12 - “The New World!” (FINAL EPISODE)
Patlabor The Mobile Police 22 - "Labor & Flower!"
Re: Hamatora 9 - "Symphony in the Moonlight!"
Utawarerumono The False Faces 8 - "Detective Story from the Imperial Capital!"
Wake Up, Girls! 4 - “Scandal!”

STILL MISSING from November 10
Wake Up, Girls! 1 - “A Quiet Beginning!” (FIRST EPISODE)

Expired early & still missing from November 10
Haikyu!! 2 6 - “Tempo!”[/quote]

Received all missing 12/1 updates.

Name changes as per Jababbi’s post.


Time warner cable, Falmouth, KY 41040

None of this week has been received.


Frontier FIOs 90505 (CA)

Trinity Seven Episode 07 and Phantasy Star Online 2 Ep 09 are on the Frontier menu now.

1 of this week’s updates was not loaded so there are 2 missing episodes (see below).

Nurse Witch Komugi R Episode 03
Elfen Lied Ep 07 (still missing)


Quick Update to Update to Updates Received/Not Received 12/1/16 :: Time Warner Cable :: Albany, NY :: Zip Code 12203

Basically, no changes on the Cutting Edge side–everything’s fine (apart from name changes and Bakuon being there, which aren’t “mission critical”). But the On Demand Portal side still hasn’t updated, so the new episodes aren’t available there.

On the plus side, Wake Up, Girls! the movie deleted nicely, leaving just the formerly-merged
Wake Up, Girls! #1 behind–so that’s one problem resolved. I want to see what happens when they finally get around to adding Norn9 #12 to the On Demand side, and then try to summarize what we know about the merged episode stuff so far.



Please forgive the busybody intrusion, but do you generally watch your episodes via the old Cutting Edge channel or via the new On Demand Portal? Are the episodes missing from both?



When I watch On Demand, I use the Cutting Edge channel. I don’t seem to have access to the Portal you keep mentioning.

However, I almost always watch my shows on the Anime Network Online Player.


The report for the last week & all follow-ups was compiled and sent to Anime Network today.

Users with missing episodes that have not reported back since the last report:


Still waiting to hear back about Episode playback issues from:



TWC/Spectrum, Kansas City, MO 64116

Missing Gate Ep 16

Interesting just found out I can watch AN online at TWC site so wont have to wait for them to get around adding missing episodes.


Time Warner Cable Phoenix, NY 13135.

Looks like I got everything and a little extra as in Bakuon episode 1. Maybe an early Christmas present?


Directv 16314 PA

I also am missing these same episodes from the 12/01 update.


Good evening. I received an update today so I wanted to post what arrived.


To Love Ru season 1 part 1 (Really happy to see this one again. It was the first Sentai Filmworks show I watched when I had Bright House :slight_smile: )

Norn9 complete series
Something weird about Norn9 however, episode 11 does not show up on the Television On Demand menu, but it is available on the Xfinity On Demand app :confused:

Xfinity Intercession City Fl 33848


DirecTV Georgia, 30087

STILL MISSING are the same 5 episodes from the 12/1 update, that I mentioned in my previous post.


Everything has been received now.



12/1/2016 UPDATES:
All updates received. (including Bakuon 01, which was actually scheduled here)

Flying Witch 08 is still only available in HD format.