5 Anime Shows To Stream On HBO Max After Cancellation Sweep


HBO Max will be releasing even more titles this week, especially a lot of their animated content.

Previously, HBO Max was designed to be an animation paradise, which made creators in the animation industry take notice, as the streamer quietly pulled their work from the platform. This change in content strategy marks the start of an already proposed merger between HBO Max and Discovery+ in which the next streamer will focus on delivering unscripted and adult content to its subscribers.

This business decision has consequences, as animation-loving subscribers in the kids’ and adult’s space aren’t sure when their favorite show might no longer be available to watch.

Be sure to check out these five anime shows ahead of the merger of HBO Max and Discovery+.

5 anime shows to stream on HBO Max

Harley Quinn season 3. Photograph courtesy of HBO Max

harley quinn

DC’s favorite femme fatale will be back for a fourth season. The show follows the misadventures of Harley Quinn and her best friend, Poison Ivy, after leaving her boyfriend, the Joker, and returning to Gotham. Kaley Cuoco voices the title character and is joined by a supporting cast of recognizable voices such as Lake Bell as Poison Ivy, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, Tony Hale, Jason Alexander and JB Smoove.

Sea Lab 2021

This adult animated series is an oldie but a goodie. Originally published on Cartoon Network in 2001, Sea Lab 2021 is a satirical take on the 1970s Hanna-Barbera cartoon Sea Lab 2020 and his companion. Right now, the show is still streaming on the app and is one of the lucky few non-HBO Max Originals not to be booted so easily from the platform. The show features the voice talents of Erik Estrada, Brett Butler, Ellis Henican, Bill Lobley and comedian MC Chris.

Ten year old Tom

The adult anime series was recently renewed for another season. The main character is a young boy who faces various bad influences in his life, such as his parents, drug-dealing bus drivers, and inappropriate band teachers. This show is similar to other adult animated series that look at the intersecting world of young children and adults from a satirical perspective.

The show’s cast includes Steve Dildarian, comedian Byron Bowers, Gillian Jacobs, and John Malkovich. The recurring cast includes David Duchovny, Jennifer Coolidge and Mitra Jouhari.

love monster

An HBO Max Original, love monster is a series aimed at children and one of the few with this target audience apparently remaining on the platform for the time being. love monster is based on the series of books written by Rachel Bright. Some of the voice talents in the series include Darren Foreman as Love Monster, Tamsin Greig as Narrator, Javone Prince as Bad Idea Puppy, and George Takei as Elder Panda.

Regular show

This beloved animated comedy will still be available even after this week. Regular show takes place in the daily lives of two best animal friends, Mordecai and Rigby. As they spend most of their time trying to avoid working and interacting with their nonsensical colleagues, they also come across other strange happenings in their town. This show has become one of the most talked about anime series in television history and rightly so! The show features the voice talents of JG Quintel, William Salyers, Sam Marin and Mark Hamill.

The CW Spiral Podcast, a FanSided podcast on The CW, broke down what’s going on at Warner Bros. Discovery in a recent pod episode. Check out their Safe DC Projects video in the video below and subscribe to their Youtube for more DC TV content.

Do you have a favorite animated show on HBO Max that you can’t live without? What do you think of the cancellation news? Comment your thoughts below!


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