Amazon has binned off its anime-specific streaming service after just a year.
Anime Strike cost an extra $5 a month, on top of the standard membership to Prime Video. Now Amazon has nixed the cost, killed the service and rolled all its anime offerings – exclusives included – into standard Prime Video.
Anime Strike launched as a direct competitor to anime services Crunchyroll and Funimation. Despite its exclusives, it didn't have enough to tempt fans.
It was only available in the US, which limited its user base.
Anime Strike isn't the only extra Amazon service to come in for the chop. The company has also dissolved its Bollywood platform Heera, and folded its content into the standard Prime Video offering.
Recent stats show that Amazon's subscriber numbers have plateaued of late. Though they were recorded before Amazon launched the second series of 'The Grand Tour', which likely boosted its subscriber base.