Feeling a bit generous, Funimation has uploaded the full runs of three shows from the back end of its catalog to its YouTube channel. The uploads are temporary, but you have three whole months to view them. None of them are heavy hitters, but free is free.
The three shows are Ragnarok: The Animation (based on the MMORPG game), Burst Angel, and the infamous Witchblade anime adaption that is not canon with the comic (no matter what Image told you at the time). Fans of the Witchblade comic series hated it, anime fans hated it, and…well, there’s a reason Funi has to give it away. But those other two are entertaining enough…
RAGNAROK – THE ANIMATION (26 episodes)
A great evil sweeps across the realm, and the young swordsman Roan, along with his life-long companion Yufa, must face it head on! As the two friends travel toward their destiny, they are joined by an ever-growing cast of heroes. The path they travel is rife with monsters, magic, and danger, but where there’s a will—there’s a way! Lessons lurk in the darkness, and the journey starts now!
Burst Angel (24 episodes)
The future’s looking bleak. It’s a good thing there’s a new sheriff in town. Her name is Jo, and she’s an enigma even to herself. Alongside her partners Sei, Amy, and Meg, Jo fights for the citizens who can’t defend themselves. Confronting corruption and twisted science, these gals are on fire—and they’re the best chance the wounded city’s got.
Witchblade (24 episodes)
Masane Amaha exists on society’s fringe, with no memory and no direction. Upon her arrival back in Tokyo, her fate is altered forever when she unites with the Witchblade—an ancient weapon of ecstasy, power, and pain that penetrates the body and soul. Conscripted into the service of the Doji Group and hunted down by the NSWF, Masane’s greatest battle will be for her very soul.
These three anime will be free to watch on YouTube (in America) and Gonzo KK (in Japan) until November 30.