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For-Pay Streaming Sites

Here are sites that stream anime, but require a membership or payment of some kind to watch video. Note that these sites are general-purpose video portals, and not just anime-only distributors.

Amazon.com Instant Video
Amazon's video service is pay-only, but offers both the ability to watch shows online or download to own. Season sets of episodes are available at a discount, too. Among the shows available: "Naruto" (uncut), all 11 seasons of "Bleach" (dubbed), "Fullmetal Alchemist", "Kino's Journey", "Star Blazers", and many more.

Apple's video and music store sports a fair share of anime titles from VIZ and FUNimation, although they're copy-protected as all iTunes video is, and requires the iTunes software to be accessible.

The premier rent-by-mail video service has a whole "Anime and Animation" subcategory, with many popular shows and movies available both for rental and for streaming.

Neon Alley
Available only through the PlayStation 3 (via the PlayStation Network), Neon Alley offers HD streams of English-dubbed anime from the Viz library (Naruto, Bleach, Blue Exorcist, et al.) for $6.99 a month.

Microsoft's online video store has an extremely broad range of shows, in both standard-def and HD. Many are FUNimation and VIZ titles, but titles from other licensors appear, too: "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex" (Manga/Bandai) and "Blade of the Immortal" (Media Blasters). Note that this store is for owners of XBOX devices only.

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