Nintendo know their audience.
On February 14 of this year, the Nintendo Anime Channel will officially be launching on the European eShop as a free download. Through this video on demand channel, you’ll be able to view anime for free – although I’d reserve judgement ’til release on that. Personally, I think it’s likely they’ll throw in some kind of microtransaction.
On launch users will have access to the Pokémon, Kirby and Inazuma Eleven anime. As of right now, there’s no information on this service’s release in other regions.
I think I’ll be marathonning some episodes of Pokémon this February.