The subscription service will cost $4.99 a month but will only be available in the US
Amazon is set to launch a new on-demand streaming service solely comprised of anime content.
The subscription service, Anime Strike, will cost $4.99 per month and will grant users access to over 1,000 anime titles. Anime Strike’s library will include series such as Scum Wish and Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga (broadcast on the same day they air in Japan) as well as classic films like Akira and Paprika, and exclusives content such as Onihei and The Great Passage.
Anime Strike is part of Amazon Channels – standalone streaming services offered by Amazon since 2015. Other channels include HBO, Starz, and Showtime, and online-only options like Seeso and Tastemade.
Currently, AT&T-Chernin Group’s Otter Media runs an online streaming service called Crunchroll that has over 750,000 paid subscribers. Whilst the service was omitted from Amazon Channels, Amazon Strike offers to bridge the gap.
Unfortunately for anime fans outside of the US, the Anime Strike will be available. American anime fans will need an Amazon Prime account in the US to be eligible for the service. More content is expected in the following months on the channel.