I posted a message the last time this happened but it looks like yet another good chunk of The Anime Network content that was available via Netflix has been removed.
Compared to the listings http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Whats-On/Anime-Network-on-Devices/Netflix, the following content is no longer available:
- Blue Drop - Dokkoida?! - Ghost Hound - Orphen - Orphen: Revenge
I had http://www.theanimenetwork.com/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,183/catid,5/func,view/id,115111/ about this 5 months ago when some of the content (still listed on your Netflix page in fact) was removed from Netflix. The previously removed shows that are still listed include:
- Appleseed - Clannad - Le Portrait de Petite Cossette - Popotan - The Place Promised in Our Early Days
By my count only 12 shows from The Anime Network now remain on Netflix. Last time I posted http://www.theanimenetwork.com/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,183/catid,5/func,view/id,115111/#115145 and stated that new content would be coming to Netflix soon. Near as I can tell, this has not happened. Instead most new (and old) Anime Network content has ended up on Hulu.
While it’s nice to still have access to it (and I do subscribe to Hulu Plus), I much rather prefer to watch content through Netflix for it’s usually cleaner interface and of course the lack of ads. Hulu also seems to have difficulty getting episodes uploaded properly, as reporting missing content here seems to have no affect. http://www.theanimenetwork.com/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,183/catid,5/func,view/id,104409/limit,10/limitstart,10/#121197. I don’t know if the fault for that lies with The Anime Network or Hulu, but it seems pretty silly that something can’t get resolved after 3 months.
Is The Anime Network moving off of Netflix entirely?