Anime Strike is the latest Amazon Channel being made available for Prime members to expand their Amazon Video library. It offers over 1,000 anime series episodes and movies for $4.99 per month. The notable difference between this new Amazon Channel and the 100+ channels that came before it is this is the first one branded and created by Amazon itself. While all other Amazon Channels originated as stand-alone networks and streaming services that were being made available through Amazon Video, Anime Strike is curated by Amazon.
The new anime channel recent series, like The Great Passage and active series that will be available the same day they air in Japan, like Scum’s Wish” (“Kuzu no Honkai”) and Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga. It will also offer classic anime hits like Paprika and Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS. Some of the exclusive content only available through Anime Strike in the US is Onihei, Vivid Strike!, and Chi’s Sweet Adventure.
Crunchyroll is the largest anime streaming service in the US, but has been notably missing on the Fire TV platform. Amazon probably hopes Anime Strike fills that gap in their content offerings. Variety reports that Michael Paull, Amazon’s VP of digital video and head of Amazon Channels worldwide, has stated that additional branded channels will be released by Amazon in the coming months.