The Linear Anime Network Dies After a Long Illness

A few anime nerds spent the weekend mourning the loss of U.S. anime licensor A.D. Vision’s 24/7, linear Anime Network, announced last Friday on Anime News Network and other sites. Only a few anime fans were upset, since most U.S. anime fans watch illegally downloaded and fansubbed videos on the internet anyways…and hence a large portion of the Anime Network’s troubles.

In happier news, the Video-on-Demand Anime Network still exists on many cable services, and the Funimation Channel shows anime 24/7, if you have Verizon FIOS or live in NYC. Oh, and there’s plenty of free, illegal anime to watch online, too. ? Rob