Light Yagami is seen holding the Death Note and smirking at the camera.

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Anime and manga writer Viz Media simply made a handful of actually massive anime collection freely accessible to look at on YouTube. In case you’re searching for a very good entry level into some actually prolific exhibits, this is a wonderful alternative to dive into some stone-cold classics.

The corporate has uploaded six of the hit exhibits it owns rights for to YouTube and compiled them into useful playlists. Demise Be aware, Hunter x Hunter, Inuyasha, Mr. Osomatsu, Naruto, and Sailor Moon are all there, most of their entirety, on your viewing pleasure. Notably, these are the Japanese variations of the exhibits with English subtitles, so in case you’re an individual who likes to look at dubbed anime, this won’t be what you’re searching for. However in case you prefer to preserve it unique, there’s loads to dig into right here. I’ve personally all the time wished to look at Demise Be aware after listening to about it by means of cultural osmosis over time, and despite the fact that I are inclined to want dubs, that is too good a chance to waste.

Let’s run down every present:

Demise Be aware

Demise Be aware is the shortest anime on the record, with solely 37 episodes throughout its one season. It facilities across the titular Demise Be aware, a pocket book with the ability to kill anybody whose identify is written inside. A youngster named Gentle Yagami finds the ebook and makes use of it to kill folks he deems immoral and unworthy of life; this string of seemingly unstoppable, random murders finally attracts the eye of L, an eccentric, good detective, resulting in an electrifying, supernatural sport of cat-and-mouse.

Hunter x Hunter

Hunter x Hunter follows Gon Freecss, a boy making an attempt to observe in his absentee father’s footsteps as a Hunter, heroes who observe down uncommon creatures, search treasures, and search out different folks as nicely. Hunter x Hunter is known for being close to universally lauded by all who watch it, turning them into proselytizing advocates who actually, actually assume you need to test it out. The present is among the lengthier ones Viz has put up on YouTube, with 148 episodes accessible throughout its six arcs. However there are a number of which are even longer. Akin to…


Rumiko Takahashi’s Inuyasha follows the titular half-demon as he joins a highschool lady named Kagome Higurashi to get better the shards of a shattered Shikon Jewel. An enormous hit on Cartoon Community’s Toonami block again within the day, the present’s seven seasons are available at 197 episodes.

Mr. Osomatsu

Mr. Osomatsu goes manner again to the sixties, when Fujio Akatsuka’s comedic manga was a cultural phenomenon in Japan. This anime adaptation is way newer, relationship from 2015. It’s price noting that Mr. Osomatsu is the one present Viz has uploaded on YouTube that doesn’t embody its whole run. The at present uploaded first two seasons of the animated household comedy present make up 50 out of the collection’ 75-episode run.


At 220 episodes, Naruto is practically the largest time sink Viz has put up on YouTube. The five-season present makes up the primary A part of Naruto, which follows the titular character as he attends a faculty to change into a ninja. These 220 episodes are adopted by Naruto: Shippuden, which is one other 500 episodes, and one other sequel present referred to as Boruto that follows Naruto’s baby. So that you’re opening up Pandora’s Field in case you determine to take a seat down and watch this one.

Sailor Moon

Nonetheless, the present with probably the most episodes on this (preliminary?) wave of uploads is Nineteen Nineties bishoujo phenom Sailor Moon, which is available in with a whopping 238 movies throughout its 5 seasons. It’s the basic Magical Woman anime, and follows a bunch of youngsters who flip into superheroes and do superhero shit. She’s the icon. She is the second. And her present is all available to look at on YouTube, freed from cost. (The handful of specials and later films are usually not at present accessible, although.)

In case you’re not an anime connoisseur, there’s some actually nice entry factors right here, however in case you’re an actual sicko and have already seen these exhibits, you now have an actual simple approach to revisit them. Talking for myself, I’m about to cue up some Demise Be aware. It’s time I lastly checked it out.


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