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Manga Ent. Titles to Cease Streaming on Netflix April 1st [Update]

Saturday, April 03, 2010 at 07:33 AM EDT

While watching Ninja Scroll through Netflix’s Instant Watch service last night on my Xbox 360, I noticed that it and Blood: The Last Vampire were both expiring on April 1st. I decided to see how many other Manga Entertainment titles would no longer be streamed after that date and I came up with a list, thanks to instantwatcher.com.

It doesn’t look like there will be any Manga Ent. titles to remain streaming after April 1st but most of the ones that are expiring still have DVDs available through the mail. (Yes, physical discs that you send back when you’re done!) I’ve indicated which titles currently do not DVDs available with [ND] for “no DVD”.

  • Black Jack: The Movie
  • Blood: The Last Vampire
  • Dead Space: Downfall
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (season 1)
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: 2nd Gig: Individual Eleven
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: The Laughing Man
  • Kai Doh Maru
  • Karas: The Prophecy
  • Karas: The Revelation
  • Macross 2: The Movie [ND]
  • Macross Plus [ND]
  • Ninja Scroll
  • Noein
  • Perfect Blue
  • Psychic Wars
  • Read or Die
  • Street Fighter Alpha
  • Street Fighter Alpha: Generations
  • Street Fighter II: Animated Movie
  • Street Fighter II: V
  • Sword for Truth [ND]
  • Tokko
  • Vampire Wars
  • Virus: Virus Buster Serge

I think these are part of a bigger deal that Starz Media, of which Manga Entertainment is a subsidiary, has with Netflix because Stan Lee Presents: Mosaic and Stan Lee: The Condor are also expiring Apr. 1st and both were released by Anchor Bay Entertainment, another Starz Media component.

UPDATE 9:15 PM PDT: I forgot to mention that Manga Entertainment is still streaming its series (such as Virus Buster Serge) along with other publishers’ series (such as Gurren Lagann) on its YouTube channel, on Hulu, and on Manga.com.