Anime Strike – Amazon’s Newest Streaming Subscription Addition
It’s not as though Amazon never streamed anime in the first place. They’ve had an a la carte option for select series for quite some time now. However, the company has decided to launch their first ever curated anime streaming subscription, with Amazon exclusives and weekly episode releases. By purchasing a subscription, users gain access to over 1,000 titles, including the new season of Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen (Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga), The Great Passage, Scum’s Wish, and Urara Meirocho. For $4.99 a month, US Amazon Prime members can gain access to Anime Strike with a 7-day noncommittal trial, of course. Unfortunately, that’s the catch. This streaming service is not available for all.
Those without Prime have an opportunity to check Anime Strike out. If you are completely new to Prime, prospective consumers may try out the service with a 30-day free trial, thus gaining access to the streaming service’s free trial. According to an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Paull, the Vice President of Digital Video at Amazon, noticed there wasn’t a channel meeting the need for ‘adult anime’. “There wasn’t an offering that’s been made available in other platforms that would meet our customers’ needs,” said Paull.
It’s going to be tough for the company to compete with the likes of Netflix and Crunchyroll, even with their attempt at further outreach to the a wider demographic. It’s enticing to see what this subscription might bring, seeing as there will be exclusives from Amazon Japan, as well as original creations from their studio.
What do you think of Anime Strike? Will you be trying it out whether or not you have a Prime account? Do you prefer other anime streaming services? Let us know what you think in the comments section below, we would love to hear from you! Don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date on all the gaming news, as it happens!
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