March is a pretty big month for Xbox One, with the huge system update and the release of Ori and the Blind Forest… but wait this is Snap Thirty, what’s relevant here is that this month is Anime Month on Xbox Live. It seems that this is a very new and novel thing for the folks over at Microsoft, as they are introducing anime to the Xbox One crowd like it was invented last month. They have a special video titled “Understanding Anime 101”, so it looks like Microsoft really appreciates the general non-Otaku nature of the Call of Duty grizzled Xbox audience.
There’s an episode of Sword Art Online available for free, a sale on Naruto Shippuden episodes, and a whole host of anime series like Attack on Titan, Dragon Ball Z, and several shows across the genres of Sci-fi & Mecha, Action & Shonen, and Drama & Fan Service (their categorization by the way). All content is part of the the Xbox Video service (let’s not forget, however, that Crunchyroll is on Xbox One). A special promotion this month also allows you to earn rewards if you decide to spend on anime content on Xbox One, you can get more details on this promotion on the official Xbox site.