Amazon has launched a new streaming service. Anime Strike is a sub-channel, and will show nothing but anime. It's only available in the US for now, where it costs $4.99 a month via Amazon Channels.
So what's on offer? You won't be surprised to hear it offers nothing but anime, but with day-and-date broadcast releases from ongoing series like 'Scum's Wish' and 'Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga', fans will be in heaven.
The library will be updated with new shows weekly.
According to Amazon VP Michael Paull, launching an anime channel made sense because it's a genre with a sizeable audience that isn't well served in the US. Indeed, most major channels see the genre as too niche, and so leave it well alone. This has allowed Netflix to prosper with a healthy anime library. But Amazon's new channel could challenge that.
Amazon will launch more genre-specific sub-channels in the coming months, though it's not yet saying which genres these will be. The company is said to be eyeing sports as a potential boon to Amazon Prime Video, so could we see it launch its own sports channel soon? Stay tuned for more.