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Amazon Launches First Global Anime Acquisition

As of Thursday, April 7, Amazon Prime Video customers in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Japan will have unlimited streaming access to new series Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress — the VOD service’s first global anime acquisition. Kabaneri, available with subtitles, is the first series from Fuji TV’s popular “noitaminA” anime programming block coming to Prime Video thanks to a recently announced content deal between the Japanese network and Amazon.

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is the latest series from director Tetsuro Araki (Attack on Titan, Highschool of the Dead) and WIT STUDIO. Episodes of noitaminA series will be available each week exclusively to Prime customers the day after each episode premiere in Japan — Prime customers in Japan can also stream the first episode of each series prior to the linear broadcast.

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koga881457d ago

This is terrible for the majority of people considering the way Amazon handles their streaming. Making things harder like this is only going to encourage people to go elsewhere.

FlyingFoxy1456d ago

Meh just buy blurays of shows you want, easier.

kingPoS1456d ago

Except, those bluray's would have come from Japan.

I'd of bought One Punch Man on blurry myself... ..if I could afford it that is.

kingPoS1456d ago (Edited 1456d ago )

Streaming the sub first... and maybe producing a dub if it's popular. I guess that explains why subbed anime are becoming the norm. If I didn't enjoy subbed anime as much as I do, I'd too be pissed that'd I'd have to wait for a year or longer for dub to even become a possibility.


The go to places for anime that won't ever likely see a physical release in North America. On top of that, licensed publishers have to manage series where the number of episodes are well over 99. The options are to either keep on dubbing, not bother at all, or buy the rights to stream the tittle in question.

TheColbertinator1456d ago

Looks cool. I should check it soon