LOS ANGELES, CA — Alexander Framer, 87, sits upright in his hospital bed, a forlorn expression on his face as he stares out the window. Framer is terminally ill with liver failure, and according to his doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, too frail to operate upon and expected to live for only a few more days. Though surrounded by loving family and friends to lend their support in this trying time, Framer had but a single dying wish: to watch the Little Witch Academia TV series on Netflix.
“I have lived a good life, a long life. I’m here with the ones I love and I am not afraid of death,” Framer told Anime Maru. “But watching the Little Witch Academia anime would really leave my soul at peace.”
Noting that he had already watched the OVAs , nurses were unable to access the TV anime series on Netflix, as it was for some reason not available to stream. They then tried to find fansubs for the series, but then found out that Nyaatorrents was no longer available.
Framer has turned down opportunities to watch the show on illegal streaming sites, and kind donations of USB drives with fansubs of released episodes, citing, “I want to go out like I lived my life: supporting the anime industry.”
According to Framer, he is content that he will never get to watch another season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya or Shirobako, his soul will never be truly at rest until he can watch his beloved Netflix Original Studio Trigger anime.
In other news, Netflix announced earlier this week that the Netflix Original documentary Get Me Roger Stone will be available later this month.