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Posted 3/17/16 , edited 3/17/16

Fuji TV Signs Amazon Streaming For noitaminA Anime Block CHRIS BEVERIDGE / THE FANDOM POST

After news surfaced previously about Amazon taking on the streaming through their Prime Video service for the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress anime series, it looks like things are going to a different level for it that will definitely provide fans with some choices ahead.

Amazon and Fuji TV have put together an exclusive partnership that sees the service streaming the noitaminA block of shows going forward and with the first episode of shows streaming on the service before the begin their broadcast run, giving Amazon some potentially big eyeballs in Japan for said service.

The streaming is going to be extending outside of Japan as well, though there wasn’t any indication if the exclusivity would include this aspect of it as well. Amazon is looking to secure more viewership in Japan now that they’re facing some strong competition from Netflix and their recent moves there, particularly with original content and the US generated original content. At this stage, it’s possible that overseas streaming is less important so it may not be exclusive. It’s also unclear how Aniplex shows that are a part of the block could be impact as Aniplex has largely made sure that in recent seasons that their shows are available across multiple services.

While anime fans have been able to stick to just a couple of services up until the past year or so, there are now more and more exclusive services that are spreading out as content spreads out, which for some fans it will end up putting them into more of a position of choosing which services to support. And for fans outside of the US where Amazon Prime doesn’t exist the ability to watch if these are exclusive takes on an even stranger tone.

Amazon Video currently serves United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Austria. Yes, that’s right, not even Canada.

http://www.fandompost.com/2016/03/17/fuji-tv-signs-amazon-streaming-for-noitamina-anime-block/


If this keeps up I might have to get Amazon Prime
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*shrug*

More money being put into anime - > good thing

Amazon in general - > bad thing, but they're not a threat here, I'm fairly sure.

There's also the chance that Amazon will try to market things outside of anime-exclusive areas, which would be good. Draw attention to anime in general, and bring audiences and money into anime in general... that's a good thing.

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All this exclusive is good for the company who have it. However; this can backfire in a major way. Being exclusive won't stop people watching it other ways. Come on Canada get your act together. People need their anime there too.
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LavenderMintRose wrote:

*shrug*

More money being put into anime - > good thing

Amazon in general - > bad thing, but they're not a threat here, I'm fairly sure.



Yea IDK if CR / FUNI wiil be affected as they have done many noitaminA block shows in the past. How does it affect Aniplex too like in the article . No Canada / and like the article the Worldwide availabilty is in ??

The big deal is it is going to be ahead of the broadcasts in Japan .

So if that is so should CR / FUNI lower their prices as Netflix / now Amazon Prime is getting shows.
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FLjerry2011 wrote:

How does it affect Aniplex too like in the article . No Canada / and like the article the Worldwide availabilty is in ??

I expect this deal is akin to the one Funimation had with them in the early days of streaming. As such, it should only affect those noitaminA shows that Fuji Creative Corporation holds the international rights to.

The big question here is whether Amazon has any near-term plans to make use of their "worldwide rights" outside of the countries they currently stream to. Will they sub-license those rights or make other accommodations for streaming elsewhere, or will they be content to have people turn to piracy while they sit on those rights?

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I feel like people are blowing it out of proportion. I can literately count on one hand the amount of exclusive anime Netflix has. Thus not really enough that would make tons of people start subscriptions on Netflix. Nor enough to be a real competitor against CR or Funimation (in terms of streaming anime). I honestly feel like Amazon might pick up a few series, but I doubt they will become a big player.

But just like Netflix, I'll be mooching off someone else's Amazon Prime. I pay for CR/Funi/Hulu, but Netflix and Amazon don't have enough content for me to start an subscription.
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niconico is probably the go-to for anime streaming for many people in Japan.
curious to see how it'll work out with prime. hopefully they'll let people from around the world to stream, instead of those living in Japan.
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Worldwide streaming on the same service would be great for me since I travel between countries a lot...

Also, I switched from FUNi to Hulu because of one series (K, from Viz). I don't know if I would have done that if Viz would hurry up and release the movie on DVD already, but they haven't yet, so I did.
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This was the first to go of the Noitamina Block shows to Amazon Prime

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress / Kotetsujo no Kabaneri SPRING 2016 Noitamina Block


Amazon Prime To Stream Kabaneri Iron Fortress CR Anime Forum Topic

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-943723/amazon-prime-to-stream-kabaneri-iron-fortress


I wonder if this is going to Amazon Prime ??



So possible 5 Noitamina Block shows on Amazon Prime

Kabaneri Iron Fortress SPRING 2016 / Noitamina Block
Battery SUMMER 2016 / Noitamina Block
Fune wo Amu/The Great Passage FALL 2016 / Noitamina Block
Kuzu no Honkai / Scum's Wish JAN 2017 / Noitamina Block
How To Raise A Boring Girlfriend 2 ((Saenai Heroine no Sodate-kata Flat) SPRING 2017 Noitamina Block



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FLjerry2011 wrote:

I wonder if this is going to Amazon Prime ??


I doubt it is covered by the contract, since Aniplex appears to control the international licensing for the title.

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The big question here is whether Amazon has any near-term plans to make use of their "worldwide rights" outside of the countries they currently stream to. Will they sub-license those rights or make other accommodations for streaming elsewhere, or will they be content to have people turn to piracy while they sit on those rights?



The big question indeed. If we look at Funimation. The answer could very well be the one where they end up allowing piracy simply so as to also hurt their competition.

I mean they could be smarter than that. But. I get the impression that is not the case.

I will probably expect more like this as more try to carve up all the highly anticipated series for themselves. And of course more stepping into the realm of producing anime as well.
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Anime News Network just published an article about what this deal means and how it got to this point. Basically, it's all about Amazon trying to build its catalog to be competitive with Netflix, and the amount of money they paid Fuji is so enormous that it covers the entire production costs of producing these shows with money left to spare. Seeing that Amazon is one of the richest companies worldwide that they could afford this investment. So in the end, it's all about money and the condition Amazon made is that they have a complete monopoly on worldwide streaming rights.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2016-03-18/.99932
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I'm just going to wait for the announcement that Amazon is buying Crunchy and rolling it into their platform.. don't think it won't happen? Go ask Comixology and Zappos.
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After reading this article how Amazon paid the highest price for an anime and Justin feels that streaming may change! I pulled out some parts and spoiled the rest!


Answerman / Why Do Companies Buy Rights For Territories They Don't Service?
by Justin Sevakis, ANN NEWS


Corey asks:

Hi! I'm asking this on the heels of the recent announcements from Amazon regarding Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, and now the entire Noitamina lineup. Amazon announced global streaming rights to Kabaneri, even though they only operate in a few countries. I know this is nothing new. Canadian anime consumers have been hounding Viz Media for a while for not making shows like Sailor Moon available to stream in Canada despite holding the rights for North America. It feels like these companies should sublicense to providers in these territories, but I don't hear much news about that ever happening, so I'm not sure how often it does. Why even bother buying up the rights in the first place only to squat on them and not sell the product to the consumers living in those territories?

Amazon's new deal with Fuji TV for several Noitamina shows, however, is a different ball game entirely. It's impossible for me to overstate what a big deal that was. Amazon has more money than God, and the amount they were rumored to be offering for exclusive worldwide streaming rights for a series was by far the highest price I've ever heard of being paid for anime rights -- enough to pay for the entire production and then some. Amazon is serious about beefing up their video platform's offerings in all categories, and they don't particularly seem to care about making back their investment right away. They're building up a library to make their platform a viable offering compared to Netflix.




http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2016-03-18/.99932





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Something tells me that im going to need a Prime account in the future...
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