Aniplex of America has announced the launch of their own streaming video service. The Aniplex Channel offers a number of titles in the Aniplex library for free, including Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Bakemonogatari, and Sword Art Online. The video service is run by Hulu, and all of the shows are available via both sites for the time being. The advantage of watching via Aniplex Channel is that it offers a comment system similar to Crunchyroll’s as opposed to Hulu’s system, which is Facebook-integrated. The Aniplex Channel site also offers links to products related to the shows, including DVD and Blu-ray collections.
Going forward, Aniplex Channel will offer new simulcast acquisitions, including this season’s Valvrave the Liberator. You can head over to their site here to create your account.