One of the most popular types of television programming for children, teens, and many adults is Japanese animation, more commonly referred to as anime. While many of these programs can be viewed on cable, it is nearly impossible to become caught up if you miss an episode. Unlike many network television shows, anime isn’t usually available to watch online, and now that many video rental stores have closed, it can be very hard to rent them. Purchasing the sets of these is great for those who can afford it, but many of them can be quite expensive. Netflix has recently added a whole slew of anime to their streaming options, with many of the most popular shows, like Fullmetal Alchemist, as well as some of the more obscure ones, making it possible for everyone to watch their favorite shows when they want.