You can now watch Japanese anime online for free at Virtual Shibuya


Want to experience Shibuya but without the crowds? Now you can visit Shibuya online wherever you are with the new Shibuya 5G entertainment project – and there’s a Netflix Cinema event currently taking place at Virtual Shibuya.

The online screening event, known as 5G Netofuri Cinema at Virtual Shibuya, will feature four Netflix original animated series each week. You can watch them for free wherever you are – no Netflix account required. The shows will be shown on a screen that appears to be placed directly in front of the famous Jamming traversal.

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The screening starts today, Friday October 9, and is available until Wednesday October 28. Here is the program of the show: ‘Japan Sinks: 2020’ (October 9-10), ‘Baki the Grappler’ (October 16-17), ‘Aggretsuko‘(October 23-24) and’ Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 ‘(October 27-28). You’ll be able to watch episodes one through three of each animated series four times a day (4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m. JST), so there are plenty of opportunities to watch them all.

This virtual screening event is organized by the Japanese social media platform Cluster, which has created similar online events including the Pokémon Virtual Party and the next virtual Shibuya Halloween Fes. To participate, all you need to do is create an account on Cluster and download the application for smartphone or computer. From there, you can simply enter “Virtual Shibuya” with the click of a button.

Currently, it is not known whether the shows will have English subtitles. However, if you already have a Netflix account, you can always replay shows with subtitles – after all, you’ll want to know what happens after episode three.

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