Hello all, after trying to get the Anime Network on Comcast and even thinking about switching providers to get it, I finally found it online, which I didn’t even know was available. I found the Anime Network online after trying Crunchyroll, buty their dubs are very limited. So as not to make this into a sub vs dub post, I only watch dub, as I have low vision. I am recently also a member of Funimation, which is probably my favorite studio because they got me into anime with DBZ and one of my all-time favorites, Yu Yu Hakusho. I’m in the Schaumburg area, which is a NW Suburb of Chicago, IL. I like all types of anime, but the most important thing is the story telling and character development. Here are some of my favorites:
Ai Yori Aoshi/Enishi
B Gata H Kei (Yamada’s First Time)
Clannad/After Story (which I saw right her on AN & it’s already one of my all-time favorites)
Rurouni Kenshin (haven’t finished watching entire series yet)
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki
Yu Yu Hakusho
As I said before, story telling is everything to me, and there are some like Kanon I liked a lot, but because the ending didn’t make sense, it ruined it for me. The same with Chobits, I hated the ending (chosing a persocom over a real person seems ridiculous to me). Then there are shows like Air TV and Devil is a Part-timer, both of which I liked a lot, but I thought the series was too short for character development to put on my favorites. Yes, I know I have B Gata H Kei, which is only 12 episodes, but that’s less about storyline and more about comedic situations and entertainment. I read a few of the suggestions for other newbies to AN, so I’ll probably check out Elfen Lied. Plus, I know that there is a lot out there I would probably like, but since I only watch dub, I’m sure I’m missing a lot. So, keeping that in mind, I hope you guys can make some suggestions for me.
I do have a couple questions about the site though.
- What is the difference between AN Online and AN VOD? Do they have different shows available to them, or is it just that one is watched on the computer and the other is watched through your cable provider?
- What is the difference between the links “Watch Anime Now” and “The Shows”? They both seem to link to the same thing, just different asthestics (thumbnails and description vs a list). Am I missing something?
- Does anyone know how to be able to watch AN on my XBox 360 or PS3? I tried their browsers each, but I can’t figure out the PS3 browser and XBox 360 IE gets me to the site, but when you click on the link to watch, nothing happens. It seems like the IE needs an add-on or something, which I don’t know how to do, or even if it has that capability on XBox 360.
Looking forward to learning and conversing with you all.
n u n o .