You've heard of Crunchyroll and Funimation-- arguably the two best ways to binge watch or keep up with your favorite anime. Well, brace yourselves, anime nerds. Amazon (U.S.) has rolled out a brand new on-demand streaming service called "Anime Strike" for all your viewing needs! The paid service ($4.99 per month and available to Amazon Prime members) is offering over 1,000 episodes of anime and holds exclusive rights to stream Chi's Sweet Adventure, Onihei, The Great Passage, ViVid Strike!, Shin-chan Spinoff vol. 1 Aliens vs. Shinnosuke, and Scum's Wish. Never heard of those? Not to fear! "Anime Strike" will also be streaming some classic titles like Akira and Death Note, both subbed and dubbed.
Michael Paull, Amazon's vice president of digital video, said, “With anime in particular, there's a strong, passionate audience that is underserved by traditional pay TV.” He has expressed the want to launch even more branded subscription services through Amazon. This is Amazon's newest channel in it's planned line-up of about 100.