Tubi TV, the largest free Internet TV network with no subscription fee requirement, is growing its anime library with a slate of new titles thanks to a partnership with VIZ Media. Fresh offerings will include all 366 episodes of Bleach as well as fan favorites Hunter X Hunter, Death Note, Bakuman and Naruto, available to viewers in the US and Canada in the original Japanese with English subtitles.
The agreement helps build further momentum for Tubi TV and bulk up its library, which already includes Oscar-winning movies and Emmy-winning TV series that span genres from comedy, drama, kids’ fare, classics and horror, to niche categories like Korean, Chinese and British TV shows.
“Our partnership with VIZ Media to stream all 366 episodes of Bleach helps solidify our reputation as a top destination for anime fans,” said Thomas Ahn-Hicks, Tubi TV Co-founder and Head of Strategy and Business Development. “As we continue to snowball our content—in not only anime, but also across a wide spectrum of genres—we’re seeing consumers increasingly flock to Tubi TV as they cut the cord, find content not available on their subscription VOD services, and engage with our unsurpassed collection of free, premium streaming TV and movies.”
Bleach, based on the globally popular manga created by Tite Kubo, is a supernatural adventure series about a young man named Ichigo Kurosaki who was born with the ability to see ghosts. When his family is attacked by a malevolent lost soul called a Hollow, he takes up the mantle of a Soul Reaper and dedicates his life to protecting the innocent and helping tortured spirits find peace.