You can now get anime from Microsoft…joy…

From Anime Corporation News

Ghost in the Shell, Noein, Tokko on Xbox Live

Manga Entertainment has announced it has struck a deal with Microsoft to begin distributing its licensed anime episodes for download via the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Manga Entertainment will also be offering the GITS:SAC episodes on Amazon’s Unbox video service.

Ray’s take: I personally hate Microsoft so when I don’t have to use its products I avoid them like the plague. But this is a nice and completely legal way of getting anime online. I do like Amazon a lot for its well-known excellent customer service and other stuff. Sony needs to strike the same type of deals and provide anime for legal downloads for a lot of their products.