Free Anime on Pluto TV

(Pictured above: ‘Death Note’)

Free service Pluto TV is now offering two popular anime series – Death Note and Bleach.

Pluto TV has acquired all 37 episodes of Death Note and 366 episodes of Bleach. Death Note is airing weekdays at 9 pm ET on Anime All Day (channel. 322), dedicated to showing 24/7 anime. Pluto TV has also begun a special Death Note marathon, playing all 37 episodes. That started today at noon ET and will end at 3 am on Monday, August 28.

Bleach will premiere Monday, August 28, also on Anime All Day, and run weekdays at 8 pm ET. Reruns of both shows will air on Hive (channel 304), starting September 2, and also be available on demand.

Episodes of both series will feature English subtitles.

Death Note is based on the original manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The thriller focuses on Light Yagami, “a genius high school student who is about to learn about life through a book of death. When a bored shinigami, a god of death, named Ryuk drops a black notebook called a Death Note, Light receives power over life and death with the stroke of a pen. Determined to use this dark gift for the best, Light sets out to rid the world of evil – namely the people he believes to be evil.”

Bleach, based on the manga series by Tite Kubo, involves Ichigo Kurosaki, who has the ability to see ghosts.  “His life is changed forever” when “he meets Rukia, a Soul Reaper who battles evil spirits known as Hollows… (W)ith a newfound wealth of spiritual energy, Ichigo discovers his true calling – to protect the world of the living and the dead as a Substitute Soul Reaper.”

Pluto TV, which offers more than 100 channels, is accessible for free via a range of connected TV platforms and mobile devices. You can explore its channel guide and schedule at Pluto.TV/guide.

But Pluto TV isn’t anime fans’ only free streaming option. All episodes of Death Note and Bleach are also available on demand from the free streaming service Tubi TV.

Tubi TV offers a considerable catalog of anime titles, including Hunter X HunterBakuman and Naruto. Last year, Tubi TV struck a deal with Sentai Filmworks to stream a number of anime series – including Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless  — from two days to a month after their Japanese air dates. Several classic hit anime series, including Gatchaman and Clannad, are also available to Tubi users.

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