Cartoon Network brings anime to the Web

Cartoon Network is teaming up with manga publisher VIZ Media to create Toonami Jetstream, a broadband site dedicated to streaming episodes of anime shows. The ad-supported site will offer free, full-length streams of shows that have been featured on the network's "Toonami" block of programming, as well as new shows.

Toonami Jetstream is set to launch on July 17, and will feature new episiodes of shows as well as an archive of past shows. At the outset, the site will offer the shows Naruto and Samurai Jack, as well as Hikaru No Go, MÄR, and The Prince of Tennis, which are currently not offered on US broadcast or basic cable television. Other shows that will be featured early on include IGPX, Megaman NT Warrior, and the all-new Zoids Genesis, with more shows to be added later.

"We were the first to stream, in 2001, full-length animé series online. Now, with this joint venture with VIZ Media, we will give our fans the chance to view popular shows on-demand and follow new series that cannot be seen anywhere else," said Paul Condolora, senior vice president and general manager of Cartoon Network New Media, in a statement.

"Toonami Jetstream will provide our current fans and new fans alike with unlimited opportunities to view our popular hit shows such as Naruto," added John Easum, executive vice president of VIZ Media. "It will also give us the opportunity to share with our fans an unprecedented variety of Japan's newest and most exciting animated series. We are thrilled to be expanding our strong relationship with Cartoon Network."

Hikaru No Go features a young student, Hikari, who stumbles across an old Go board in his grandfather's attic. The ghost of an ancient Go champion is unleashed and enters Hikaru's consciousness. Soon, Hikaru embarks on a quest to become the ultimate Go master.

In MÄR, a 14-year-old boy is transported into the fairy tale realm he envisions in his dreams, the World of MÄR. In MÄR, the boy must fight to save the world MÄR from evil chess pieces.

If you're a fan of tennis skirts, check out The Prince of Tennis, which tells the exciting story of middle-school tennis. When Ryoma Echizen joins the Seishun Academy tennis team, the cocky young lad must lead his team to victory.

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It's truly amazing when they put anime on the internet when they are unable to continue to air them on tv.
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Naruto is the only BEST!!!,COOLEST!!!,HOTTEST!!!,AWESOMEST!!!,and INCREDIBLEST!!! show ever.Naruto is a bizillion times better than any other shows.Sasuke is the only HOTTSET!!,SEXIEST!!!,COOLEST!!!,CUTEST!!!!!,and HANDSOMEST character in Naruto.I love Sasuke he is the BEST!!!.He is a bizillion!!! times BETTER!!!.
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naruto is the best anime ever!!! hikaru no go and prince of tennis are also pretty good.
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Yeah the dub isn't very good, I just like comparing the english voices with the Japanese
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The dub, removed, blood, the Naru-Sasu kiss, language, And they changed the swastiiga on Neji's forhead.
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i don't mind i love naruto
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I don't mind the voice actors at all.I love Naruto.
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uh i have to say naruto is one of the worst anime i've ever watched i gave it a chance and i hated it i was more into the DBZ ,yes it's repetitive but the fillers they had sometimes had to do with the story line but some they didn't and they were interesting to say the least, yu yu hakusho , lots of action and from what i remember hardly no fillers, gundam wing, only like 2 fillers but those were recaps, reboot , can't remember anything it was so long ago, outlaw star, and tenchi muyo, really funny, and if any of u have only seen the toonami now then u don't know what toonami was playing Monday-Friday at 4pm eastern time and showed quality anime shows back to back i have been only dissatisfied one time when old school toonami was around and there were shows that were on that i didn't care to watch but besides that almost always wanted to watch the entire show schedule or watch all but 1 or 2 shows in my personal opinion cartoon network has gone down the drain ever since i was a kid and the quality and how funny shows were has gone drastically down
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I absolutely love naruto. And i supposer Batousai is somewhat correct as cartoon network does cut out too many important scenes for the sake of small children who are just gonna find out when they get older anyway. But still, it's nice to wait unpatiently every week and have the relief of watching it so you dont end up getting too obssesed lol.
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You English Naruto Fans, who love alot of cruddy voice actors (especially Naruto's voice... stupid 56 year old woman) Will probably NEVER get to see the conclution of The Naruto Series. By conclution, I mean Naruto Shippuuden. (Hurricane Chronicals) Even if they tried, it would be 4-5 years before you guys even got a glimps at this New and freakin awesome continuation with NO FILLERS (made up episodes having nothing to do with the plot) Some sweet stuff like finding Sasuke and Naruto fighting Orochimaru in Kyubbi form. Carton network wouldn't allow you to see his skin get burned off, as the Kyubbi's true power is shown. And if you ever want to see Akatsuki, Shippuuden is where to look.
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I love naruto with all my heart. No really, you can't imagine how addicted I am and who can blame, it's the best show in all the universe. i would probally lock myself in my room for a year if they ever cancelled the show.
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Naruto is the best anime on earth!!! Once you see the first episode, you can't stop watching!
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Naruto is the best show on eath! Not to mention my obsession ;p
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if you hate Naruto you may need to see a docter
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naruto is the best show on earth!!!!
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OH no! Its only for users from US :(
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Yess ;)
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naruto rocks
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naruto is awsome!!!!!!!!
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As a new viewer, This is great!
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That sounds great. This way I get to watch the dubbed version! I wouldn't mind watching Naruto for the third or fourth time!
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Naruto rocks!
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I love naruto.
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naruto is awsome i cant miss on episode its just so cool
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Naruto Shippuuden are awesome. I love Naruto.. Always...
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hi im uzamki naruto and 1 day i will become hokage i will not loose to you nah im jokin but i am like him some how i was a orphin now im a sumari
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how do you level up?
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why do you start out with this stupid icon
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only for U.S people, but they are like 200 episodes behind and the japanese serie.

They show new episodes that are almost 5 years old.
Shows like naruto and bleach are very popular, but tv station apparently are afraid in airing it.

I still think the japanese version is the best one out there, translated episodes ussually miss feeling the japanese voice actors put into it.
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This is an excellent idea. I hope that it will be available to viewers outside of the US. I know that ABC.com only lets viewers in the US to download the full episodes they offer on their site. really bummed me out...



oh yeah: naruto rocks!
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Naruto, The best show ever
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Naruto is probably the best anime iv seen here in the U.S other than FMA and inuyasha
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Naruto is the best!! ^^
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Naruto, is the new DBZ.
Now of course nothing can touch DBZ, but come on check this show out and give it a chance.
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wait,there's megaman?now there's two shows that are great
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gaara rules
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Hell yea, that is sweeet!
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COOOOOOOOOOOOOOL !!!!!!
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Hikaru no go is ok..but its kinda weird,...I don't know why girls like it.
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GRAAAAHHHHH! THEY HATE MAC USERS!!! they have now officially pissed me off. but it was a good idea while it lasted...
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this is gonna be awsome
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when is it coming to the uk
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who knows where to get episodes downloaded to your pc or portable, english version?
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does any1 like gaara???
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Hikaru no go and Mar sucks!!!!
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can somone help me wit my toonami i dont get picture just sound
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can't wait to watch anime online!

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Awesome
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the dub kills the show in my opinion, they should subtitle the show but let viewers switch their TV to SAP to hear the dub version.. that would be awesome
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nnbnb
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