PlayStation Welcomes Tokyo Ghoul, Naruto, Attack on Titan and Many More with launch of Animelab on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4
Monday 19th October – Sydney Australia – Sony Computer Entertainment Australia/New Zealand and AnimeLab, are pleased to announce PlayStation fans will now be able to watch Australia’s favourite anime hits and simulcasts direct from Japan via the PlayStation Network on their PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
Currently available online via desktop, tablet and mobile devices in Australia and New Zealand, Animelab lets fans watch anime hits and simulcasts straight from Japan.
The PlayStation Network entertainment library offers the greatest film, TV and music services to fans, ensuring PlayStation is the best place to play, watch and listen.
Chris Mander, Marketing Director at AnimeLab comments, “We have worked hard since our launch in May 2014 to bring the best anime content to Australia and New Zealand first. Partnering with PlayStation – a brand that has built its credibility and install base over the last 20 years means we can now benefit from the incredibly strong digital footprint, which will mean we get to bring Animelab to Australian and New Zealand audiences the same day they’re showed in Japan, so our fans are 100% up-to-date. “
Michael Ephraim, Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment Australia & New Zealand said, “In our minds this is another very important step toward realising our vision of making PlayStation the place for endless entertainment. If you’re going to buy a set top box – why not choose one with the best selection of games, films, TV and music?
“We know our fans love the content and we couldn’t ask for a more authoritative partner. Having big hittters like Tokyo Ghoul and Naruto on the platform is going to be great for our fans.”
In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: creatures who look exactly like humans – yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary boy, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions, while attempting to learn more about his powers.
Deep within the Hidden Leaf Village, sharp and cunning Ninja carry amazing talents and powers, and Naruto Uzumaki carries an amazing secret. Twelve years ago, the fourth Hokage sacrificed himself to save the village by sealing the Nine-tailed Fox Spirit inside this orphaned newborn. Now, this plucky prankster must do what it takes to achieve his life-long goal to become the next Hokage!
Forget about homework and pop quizzes. The students of Class 3E have a far more important assignment: kill their teacher before the end of the year! A tentacle-d sensei that moves at Mach 20 is out to conquer the classroom after destroying seventy percent of the moon. In addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic, the murderous monster behind the lectern will teach his students everything he knows about the assassination game. Should some eager beaver prove to be a quick study in killing, he or she will save Earth from extinction – and collect a hefty reward. But they’d better take some serious notes while class is in session because their slaughtering sensei has eight deadly tentacles just waiting to wreak havoc on humanity!
Attack on Titan
Many years ago, the last remnants of humanity were forced to retreat behind the towering walls of a fortified city to escape the massive, man-eating Titans that roamed the land outside their fortress. Only the heroic members of the Scouting Legion dared to stray beyond the safety of the walls, but even those brave warriors seldom returned alive. Those within the city clung to the illusion of a peaceful existence until the day that dream was shattered, and their slim chance at survival was reduced to one horrifying choice: kill – or be devoured!
On the outskirts of Tokyo stands Hachimitsu Private Academy, a storied all-girls boarding school for elite young women full of potential and good breeding. But as the new school year rolls around, one tradition is going out the window: For the first time in the school’s long history, boys are being allowed to enrol. But on the first day of school, only five boys make the cut. Kiyoshi Fujino, one of the lucky few, is thrilled by this discovery, his heart leaping with joy at the thought of being surrounded by all those girls, day in and day out. But little does he know of the shocking fate that awaits him.
PlayStation fans will be able to access free and premium subscriptions. The free subscription model features an extensive range of standard definition subtitled anime content, with new episodes fast-tracked from Japan – some screened within hours of the Japanese broadcast. The premium version features both subtitled and dubbed versions of all content where available, in full HD. The premium service is also ad-free.
AnimeLab is a streaming platform for anime content, dedicated to bringing audiences the latest and best content direct from Japan. It is available across a wide range of platforms, both in home and mobile, enabling users to watch where and when they like. AnimeLab was developed and is operated by Madman Entertainment.
AnimeLab launched in May 2014 and now has over 165,000 signed up users, which is growing at approximately 15,000 per month. The service is currently streaming over 12,000 hours of video daily, and has over 4,000 episodes across 174 titles.