Neon Alley: The 24 Hour Anime Channel Review

Are you one those people who can't get anime on cable? Can't find the anime you want on Netflix or other avenues? Then you might want to check out Neon Alley the 24 hour anime channel on the PS3 and online. Neon Alley is brought to you by VIZMedia. This 24 hour anime channel consist of shows like Blue Exorcist, One Piece, Berserk, Naruto, Inuyasha: The Final Act, Vampire Knight just to name a few. Non stop anime all day long with limited advertisement. The great thing about Neon Alley is each week you will get premiere movie or episode. All the shows are in English dub and uncut. In addition Neon Alley also includes some live action movies like Initial D: The Movie. 

So far the channel is up to a promising start. However there is a few things I would like to see change. It would be nice if you have the ability to pause, fast forward, rewind etc. Or have the ability to watch the show that you miss later on in the day by having an option replay menu, instead waiting for that episode to re-air. The advertisement is very limited and keeps true to the subject matter. You will see advertisements from anime conventions, latest manga, and anime shows that will appear on the Neon Alley network. Finally Neon Alley allows a free one week trial. After that it cost a small fee of $6.99 a month which is fair price for non stop anime channel. With new premieres and soon exclusive content coming Neon Alley is heading to the right direction. Hopefully we will see a little more upgrades in the menu and give users more control, still this something all otakus should check out. 

Non-stop anime.
Afforable monthly fee.
Premieres every week.

Lack of controls for the user, such as rewind, fast forward.
No menu for replay shows that aired that day.
Lack of titles (keep in mind that is for now).       

Neon Alley is available on the Playstation 3 store. For more info visit

   by Nathaniel Jean-Pierre