Amazon Launches Its Own Monthly Anime Streaming Service

first_imgStay on target Anime streaming services seem to be taking over the internet. You’ve got Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu’s anime section and several others. There are plenty of ways to stream your favorite shows if you’re willing to pay to do it, and Amazon is hoping you’ll spend a fiver on its latest subscription anime streaming service Anime Strike.Currently, the channel has rights to anime that’s currently already airing in Japan like Scum’s Wish and Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, as well as older shows like When They Cry, One-Punch Man, and a smattering of others. There’s a decent offering of anime if you need to supplement your other choices, but on its own, at the moment it’s a little weaker than the other options out there.But that’s probably to be expected since it just made its debut. The service was just launched, and for $4.99 a month in addition to your Amazon Prime subscription (yes, it’s a paid extra unfortunately). But you’ll gain access to over 1,000 anime titles, with several exclusive titles that you can only find on that service, simulcasts, and classic films from the annals of anime history. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial if you’re interested in trying out the service, but you’ll have to have already been signed up for Amazon Prime to add it to your video inventory.This is part of a new Amazon Channels initiative that began in earnest in December 2015, where Amazon adds specialized services like HBO, Stars or Showtime and online-only offerings that you can pay additional fees for to enjoy.If you’re looking to choose which anime streaming service might work best for you, keep in mind that there are both Japanese and English voice tracks for several shows on here if that tips the scales, and there are new episodes being added every week. It’s going to be a pretty decent contender for sure, but it’ll need more time to incubate before it can offer as many awesome shows as some of its competition does.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Amazon Employees Join Sept. 20 Global Climate WalkoutGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls last_img read more