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In Canada at least, When They Cry (or Higurashi) does not show any results in Amazon Prime. I'm pretty sure that Sentai said they have Kai and Rei too so I expect to see them on ANO sometime... which I also subscribe to.

I would be hesitant to hold my breath. TAN/ANO has been rather slow to add any new titles that haven't been a simulcast. The first When They Cry series was available on Hulu for some time before it showed up at TAN (and as noted, Kai and Rei aren't even on Hulu yet).

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For now I'm in a free month of Amazon Prime (we are late to the Amazon Prime Video party so they don't have Anime Strike here yet) so I have only paid $1 for it so far... I'm not sure if I'm allowed to pay for it monthly or I'll be charged a year's worth after the free month is up. I think it'll be a lump sum subscription for the year, that seems to be how it is worded but I guess I'll know if I don't cancel it before then.

In Canada at least, When They Cry (or Higurashi) does not show any results in Amazon Prime. I'm pretty sure that Sentai said they have Kai and Rei too so I expect to see them on ANO sometime... which I also subscribe to. This is getting expensive! I currently subscribe to:

Crunchyroll
Netflix
Anime Network Online
Daisuki
Amazon Prime

I'll probably cancel Daisuki after the last two episodes of Long Riders air early next month as the reduction (not elimination) of ads in their Premium service is not really worth it and the only other show I watch there is Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans.

Netflix is mostly used by the family for things other than anime so I'll keep it regardless.

I keep ANO as long as they have simulcasts though they actually have some good shows in their catalog too. Urara and BanG Dream! being exclusives this winter means I'm keeping that subscription for another cour at least.

Being legal is expensive! It kind of sucks but I'm back on the wagon again (no more darkside) so I'm actually quite happy that we finally got Amazon Prime Video here in Canada. Now the only thing I'm really missing is orphaned shows like Macross for which I'm importing the Blurays from Japan (which have English subs even though I don't really need them).


Ya no kidding, it's real expensive if you pay for all the services. For a poor college student like me I pay for:

Crunchyroll
Funimation
Amazon Prime (student deal)

All my family shares Netflix, so I'm set on that. I did Hulu for a few months, but cancelled when the simulcasts I liked ended, I did like it though. Honestly, I'd never pay for Anime Network since everything it gets is on Hulu. I'd never pay Daisuki either since again, most of their stuff winds up on Hulu or CR. But this Anime Striker bullshit has really made this even more difficult. How could those titles not be included on their regular service? We're already playing plenty. I think they assume the anime fanbase is a devoted niche and will be pay for that price and the sad thing is that may be partially right. They've been getting a lot of criticism though, I think it's ridiculous that we have to get Prime and then have to pay for that service for a limited amount of titles. It's ridiculous.

The thing is now they're going to keep on getting more titles so I think this is just going to get harder and harder for us. Them having Scum's Wish doesn't make it any easier either.
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Posted 1/14/17 , edited 1/14/17

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All I want from Santa for Christmas is Nanoha StrikerS to be available via Amazon Prime Video in the US.


Careful for what you wish....


An old man wanting young girl anime? Didn't think ye was into that sorta stuff. Alas, I think someone is here to see you....



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Ya no kidding, it's real expensive if you pay for all the services. For a poor college student like me I pay for:

Crunchyroll
Funimation
Amazon Prime (student deal)

All my family shares Netflix, so I'm set on that. I did Hulu for a few months, but cancelled when the simulcasts I liked ended, I did like it though. Honestly, I'd never pay for Anime Network since everything it gets is on Hulu. I'd never pay Daisuki either since again, most of their stuff winds up on Hulu or CR. But this Anime Striker bullshit has really made this even more difficult. How could those titles not be included on their regular service? We're already playing plenty. I think they assume the anime fanbase is a devoted niche and will be pay for that price and the sad thing is that may be partially right. They've been getting a lot of criticism though, I think it's ridiculous that we have to get Prime and then have to pay for that service for a limited amount of titles. It's ridiculous.

The thing is now they're going to keep on getting more titles so I think this is just going to get harder and harder for us. Them having Scum's Wish doesn't make it any easier either.

Crunchyroll is still your best bang for the buck in number of titles/$. It's kind of silly I pay about the same amount for ANO/TAN when they only have 2 simulcasts I'm watching but they also have a few catalog titles I haven't finished yet. Same goes for Daisuki and Amazon Prime. I'm really paying the same$/month for each of them but only get 1-2 simulcasts plus a few catalog titles each on the ones that aren't CR. So CR is still the best deal in town but if you want to watch one of those shows either you pay or go darkside. I can certainly see why others say "I'm not paying $__ for ___ service for just 2 simulcasts." I'm actually surprised that CR gives us so many for so little; I hope that can last.

I guess it depends how much time you have to watch. I watch a lot of anime but if you only have time for a few titles then you might just choose 1-2 services.

Too bad Hulu still hasn't figured out how to use geo-specific ads so their anime has never worked here without VPN.

Sounds like Amazon Prime is going to be like cable TV now, with a basic price and then specialty channels for niche stuff, not just anime. People hate that model so I guess we'll see how many buy into it. Most prefer Netflix' fixed $10/month for everything plan though they have the $14/month 4K/4 watcher package upgrade too, a bit different.
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Posted 1/14/17 , edited 1/14/17

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Careful for what you wish....


An old man wanting young girl anime? Didn't think ye was into that sorta stuff. Alas, I think someone is here to see you....

I take it you've never seen StrikerS. Nanoha, Fate, and Hayate are all adults.

Frankly, the series has an abundance of adult characters, more than the majority of series these days.

Another change from the earlier two series was that it was set on Midchilda, not Earth. Those changes are the reason some Nanoha fans don't like it. Another was the size of the cast.




hpulley wrote:

Sounds like Amazon Prime is going to be like cable TV now, with a basic price and then specialty channels for niche stuff, not just anime. People hate that model so I guess we'll see how many buy into it. Most prefer Netflix' fixed $10/month for everything plan though they have the $14/month 4K/4 watcher package upgrade too, a bit different.

I have been wondering if we'll eventually see other genre packages for Amazon programming, such as one for sci-fi, one for horror, etc..

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TheGrandAlliance wrote:

Careful for what you wish....


An old man wanting young girl anime? Didn't think ye was into that sorta stuff. Alas, I think someone is here to see you....

I take it you've never seen StrikerS. Nanoha, Fate, and Hayate are all adults.

Frankly, the series has an abundance of adult characters, more than the majority of series these days.

Another change from the earlier two series was that it was set on Midchilda, not Earth. Those changes are the reason some Nanoha fans don't like it. Another was the size of the cast.




hpulley wrote:

Sounds like Amazon Prime is going to be like cable TV now, with a basic price and then specialty channels for niche stuff, not just anime. People hate that model so I guess we'll see how many buy into it. Most prefer Netflix' fixed $10/month for everything plan though they have the $14/month 4K/4 watcher package upgrade too, a bit different.

I have been wondering if we'll eventually see other genre packages for Amazon programming, such as one for sci-fi, one for horror, etc..


Common western misconception about anime with elementary school characters. It is made for adults.

StrikerS not having subs is probably another reason why some don't like it.

I can see other low viewership genres getting packages too. Makes sense.
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hpulley wrote:

StrikerS not having subs is probably another reason why some don't like it.

To be honest, I was referring to the previous 9+ years where the only option to view it (aside from importing discs from Japan or Taiwan, and understanding Japanese) was via fansubs.

It was also one of the series that was on CR from around the time it aired up until the end of 2008 (i.e., back when CR was a fansub site).


Over at ANN, Shiroi Hane, the ANN Encylopedia Editor, reported:

What are you watching on? I thought the same, however (in the UK at least) there definitely are subtitles, but there was no option at all on the Amazon app on my Sony TV so I had to use the Playstation app instead.

I've seen titles on some services on some devices where the trick was not to try to enable subtitles, but instead to enable closed captions instead.
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hpulley wrote:

StrikerS not having subs is probably another reason why some don't like it.

To be honest, I was referring to the previous 9+ years where the only option to view it (aside from importing discs from Japan or Taiwan, and understanding Japanese) was via fansubs.

It was also one of the series that was on CR from around the time it aired up until the end of 2008 (i.e., back when CR was a fansub site).


Over at ANN, Shiroi Hane, the ANN Encylopedia Editor, reported:

What are you watching on? I thought the same, however (in the UK at least) there definitely are subtitles, but there was no option at all on the Amazon app on my Sony TV so I had to use the Playstation app instead.

I've seen titles on some services on some devices where the trick was not to try to enable subtitles, but instead to enable closed captions instead.

On both my laptop and my iOS device I see no CC option, just subtitles and there are none available for StrikerS.
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I will see if I can get subtitles on the Kindle Fire version of the service after it arrives tomorrow (... because Amazon made me one of those offers I could not refuse). Striker S is unexplored territory for me.
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Maybe now we can get a home release that won't cost $200+ to get
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Maybe now we can get a home release that won't cost $200+ to get

Thus far, Amazon doesn't appear to have shown any interest in doing their own home video releases of the titles they license. Note that CR was the one that got the home video license for Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress.

I can see the point in Netflix not doing home video releases of their titles, but Amazon is one of the largest sellers of DVDs and Blu-rays.

Frankly, if the Japanese Blu-ray box of StrikerS had included English subtitles (as the two movies did), I likely would have spent the $340 to acquire it.

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Posted 1/14/17 , edited 1/17/17

TheAncientOne wrote:

Frankly, the series has an abundance of adult characters, more than the majority of series these days.

Another change from the earlier two series was that it was set on Midchilda, not Earth. Those changes are the reason some Nanoha fans don't like it. Another was the size of the cast.



"Magic girl" is still magic girl; simply because they level up out of consent age later, doesn't ...[inappropriate implications removed by mod]

.....anyways, that being said, the show looks semi-interesting. Too bad on Amazon, /GGWP .
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Some people have things in common with amazon in here.
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Jeez, Amazon, get it together. In Canada, Nanoha A's and StrkerS have no subtitles available. However, if I VPN into the UK, English subtitles are available. I'd complain to them, but I'm not sure how to complain without telling them that I know there's a problem because I accessed the service through the VPN...
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Posted 1/21/17 , edited 1/21/17

rysto32 wrote:

Jeez, Amazon, get it together. In Canada, Nanoha A's and StrkerS have no subtitles available. However, if I VPN into the UK, English subtitles are available. I'd complain to them, but I'm not sure how to complain without telling them that I know there's a problem because I accessed the service through the VPN...


Just tell them that someone who's in the UK said so in a forum you read. If you don't mind a white lie. But now that I've mentioned it, maybe someone from the UK will speak up here and confirm, and then you won't have to lie.

(Or just scroll back through this thread--looks like someone has said something of the sort just a little ways up--albeit via a quote from something on ANN)
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