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Amazon has launched its own streaming service dedicated to anime. Called Anime Strike, this new standalone streaming service is packed to the rafters with anime series both old and new. Anime has a small but dedicated following in the U.S., making this a good bet for Amazon.

As an Amazon Prime subscriber you’re probably already aware of Amazon Channels. These are additional streaming services you can subscribe to through Amazon. We previously recommended eight Amazon Channels worth subscribing to, including Showtime, Starz, and Shudder.

Now, Amazon is adding its own channels, starting with Anime Strike. As the name suggests, Anime Strike is dedicated to all things anime. In total, there will be more than 1,000 pieces of content available to watch on Anime Strike, which includes movies and episodes of various series.

Endless Anime, All Day, Every Day

Some shows, including Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers, and Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers, are already available elsewhere. However, others, such as Scum’s Wish, The Great Passage, Onihei, and Chi’s Sweet Adventure are exclusive to Amazon in the U.S.

Demonstrating Amazon’s commitment to the cause is the fact that new episodes of some shows will land on Anime Strike on the same day they’re broadcast in Japan. Whether that applies to your favorite show or not, content will be refreshed on a weekly basis. This potentially allows dedicated fans to stream endless anime all day, every day.

Anime Strike is available to all Amazon prime subscribers in the United States. It’s priced at $4.99-per-month, but you can try it free for seven days before deciding whether it’s worth the asking price. As it’s a paid service, Amazon promises you will never see any adverts of any kind.

Amazon’s Epic Ecosystem

Anime Strike is Amazon’s first standalone streaming service. However, according to Variety, the company is expected to launch more channels in the coming months. Make no mistake about it, Amazon is building an epic ecosystem right now, and Amazon Channels looks set to become an important part of that.

Are you a fan of anime? Do you currently subscribe to Crunchyroll? Are you likely to subscribe to Anime Strike? Do you think $4.99-a-month is a fair asking price? What is your favorite anime series of all time? Please let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Earl
    January 18, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    "Packed to the rafters"? (So, you haven't even checked it out.)

    There are about 100 titles or so. Those which have multiple seasons don't have all seasons included. Most of those have been around for awhile (so would have already been watched by just about everyone who was interested).

    Yeah, there's plenty of room to grow. Someday, I suppose it's possible that it'll be worth what they're charging for it. As it is, this would barely be interesting if it were free and included with Prime. If you want to spend $60 a year for anime, then go to Crunchyroll--you'll have plenty to watch, new and old.

    • Dave Parrack
      January 18, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      Yes, I did check it out prior to publishing. Right now there are dozens of shows with whole seasons available. That, for me, means Anime Strike is packed to the rafters with content. You're welcome to disagree. And this is the first week. Amazon are committed to adding a lot more content as time goes on.