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Amazon Prime has a 6 month free trail for students all you need to sign up is your student email account.
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SpideyCarnage wrote:

Amazon Prime has a 6 month free trail for students all you need to sign up is your student email account.


Yeah, did that...six years ago.
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Personally I am not opposed to an extra 15usd a month for strike if between strike and CR/Funi they had each season completely covered. Well that and a well designed site. I tried Amazon Prime before and honestly the format for searching genres for shows to watch is just plain horrible, dropped it in a heartbeat and stayed with netflix. While I have a few differences of opinion with cr's site at least it is user friendly, unlike amazon.
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Doublethree1 wrote:

Edit: unless this rep was wrong or different shows work different Canadians cannot watch Anime Strike shows


I just tested and I was able to go to the Prime Video section and start watching Scum's Wish. I live in Canada and do not use any sort of VPN, etc. It might help that the dashboard recently received an overhaul, as I was never able to see it before. Maybe because the season is over and not technically simulcast anymore?

Now I'm curious to see when this seasons shows go up if I can watch on Amazon or not. I'll take back some of my initial rage, but I still think Amazon is going the wrong way about this. It's cool for those of us who already have a membership, but otherwise that's asking too large of an investment to the average person.


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It did redirect me from Amazon.ca to Amazon.com after going to Prime Videos, so not sure what's up with that. No warning messages or anything.
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I just tested and I was able to go to the Prime Video section and start watching Scum's Wish. I live in Canada and do not use any sort of VPN, etc. It might help that the dashboard recently received an overhaul, as I was never able to see it before. Maybe because the season is over and not technically simulcast anymore?.

Given that we the series did appear in some areas on regular Amazon Prime (e.g., the UK), I wonder if perhaps Amazon is holding it back for the same reason they did in the US; to reserve it for the launch of Amazon Strike.

It makes a certain amount of sense, as US & Canada are joined at the hip for anime licensing. It is nigh to impossible for a company wanting to license the US to not also get Canada, so Amazon could be assured any new anime they would want to get for the US would also be available for Canada.

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HowlingLotus wrote:


I just tested and I was able to go to the Prime Video section and start watching Scum's Wish. I live in Canada and do not use any sort of VPN, etc. It might help that the dashboard recently received an overhaul, as I was never able to see it before. Maybe because the season is over and not technically simulcast anymore?

Now I'm curious to see when this seasons shows go up if I can watch on Amazon or not. I'll take back some of my initial rage, but I still think Amazon is going the wrong way about this. It's cool for those of us who already have a membership, but otherwise that's asking too large of an investment to the average person.


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It did redirect me from Amazon.ca to Amazon.com after going to Prime Videos, so not sure what's up with that. No warning messages or anything.


That's weird. I wonder why he would tell me it's unavailable then.


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It makes a certain amount of sense, as US & Canada are joined at the hip for anime licensing. It is nigh to impossible for a company wanting to license the US to not also get Canada, so Amazon could be assured any new anime they would want to get for the US would also be available for Canada.



When Hulu was still in the game we had to constantly deal with Viz or Sentai giving them some exclusive and giving Canada no way of watching them legally so I wouldn't have been surprised if Amazon Canada was just using Amazon.com's Prime video and locking us out of any Anime Strike stuff like the rep implied.
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If it isn't on Crunchyroll I'm just going to download it, plain and simple. I don't have cable (haven't for nearly 3 years now, haven't missed it one bit) but I do also have Amazon Prime and Netflix, but I'm not going to shell out extra cash to Amazon just for the few anime streams they have exclusive.
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Doublethree1 wrote:

When Hulu was still in the game we had to constantly deal with Viz or Sentai giving them some exclusive and giving Canada no way of watching them legally so I wouldn't have been surprised if Amazon Canada was just using Amazon.com's Prime video and locking us out of any Anime Strike stuff like the rep implied.

One difference is that while Hulu was never in Canada (and Viz used Hulu for even the videos on their own site), Amazon Prime Video is.




Fadaar wrote:

I don't have cable (haven't for nearly 3 years now, haven't missed it one bit) but I do also have Amazon Prime and Netflix, but I'm not going to shell out extra cash to Amazon just for the few anime streams they have exclusive.

At this point, it starting to look like more than "the few". I count 7 confirmed announced exclusives at this point, and one shared. That is not including any "maybe" exclusive such as the two that are confirmed as exclusive to them in Japan but not elsewhere yet, as well as this season's title that airs in the noitaminA block. I can remember a time not terribly long ago when that number would be a typical season for Funimation.
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Is Anime Consortium Japan still in effect?
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TheAncientOne wrote:

One difference is that while Hulu was never in Canada (and Viz used Hulu for even the videos on their own site), Amazon Prime Video is.



The Amazon rep seemed to imply Canada just used Amazon.com not an original Amazon.ca and the Strike shows aren't on Amazon Prime Video in the US so we shouldn't get them. Someone else pointed out we do in fact have access to Scum's Wish which the rep said we didn't so I have no idea what he was talking about.
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I really don't want to subscribe to another streaming service, already subbed to CR and Funi. But if Amazon continues to exclusively stream anime i want to watch, i might just sign up. Lately Funi hasn't been simucasting any exclusives that were must-sees for me, and i dont need dubs, so i might cancel the Funi account after I finish watching the Funi exclusives on my queue, like Spice and Wolf and Code Geass. I'd rather support a company like Funimation vs a giant like Amazon, but what can i do. Not a fan of all this fracturing, but it comes down to who has the product i want.
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Let's see DAISUKI is 60 a year? For a subscription! And amazon is prime 100.00 add anime strike 60 equals 160.00 a year CR is 59.99 a year and Funimation site who has had streaming issues well documented by costs the same as CR? So if someone subscribed to all of these you might as well pick and choose and just buy the DVD/blue Rays for what you like. VRV is a option now and I so hope it's not pulling CR servers down... since sight issues cropped up at its launch.. Sent a ticket and CR reply was they we're aware of the issues. Quick growth does not equal comsumers win sometimes. Also limited resources split equal loss of bandwidth and less quality is possible. Ok just my two cents.
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THE warnings were a year ago


The site that exposed first brought the HULU / FUNI / then CR culling of shows was spot on warning an huge upheaval was upcoming. Yet I took a beating by CR loyalists saying I was wrong it was routine Then to the delught of many after tears of FUNI bashing everybody was happy about the CR-FUNI deal ( not a merger ) . I was hestiant but understood

CR's own problems

GO to FALL 2016 CR started having bigger problems wiith streaming shows ( with the bigger catalog ) but I others got dissed again for posting about problems

Also customer service is a joke with their standard forn letters .

ONTO WINTER 2017 CR service basically blew up especially SAT / but Sundays and Tuesdays were suspect at times

Why I bring this up maybe SENTAI / Amazon smell discontent amongst CR fans as the Help Forums and The Sat night CR thread is proof.

CR Elation fell asleep at the wheel Remember I was very hestiant about Cherin ( spelling ? ) then all the subsquent cascade of mergers !

Bidding WARS ??

The annoucements are slow in coming suggestting heated bidding going on !

One possible factor an huge war went on for AOT ( personally I think way overrated) and My Hero Academia which are important anchors.

But like in Sports having the Biggest Stars doesnt give you the Trophy

Now if CR funds are depleted it could make sense the slow acquisations / however it seems SENTAI / Amazon Strike are not exactly winning the shows that easily.

There is still " Dont Burn The Bridges behind you " As CR -FUNI has supported
lesser shows in the past ( To their Credit )

Now Amazon have their own problems in attracting viewers

Amazon Strike FEES are criminal IMO

Unless you already have PRIME you can pay $10.99 a month ??** plus $5.99 for Amazon Strike

That has Amazon PRIME fans upset having to pay for Amazon Strike among other catergories

What Amazon is doing is doing is called Overcharge and could be criminal


Overcharge is an economic term that refers to the difference between an observed market price and a price that would have been observed in the absence of collusion. The latter is often called a "but-for price" or a competitive "benchmark price". When collusion is not in use, such as by privately owned businesses, overcharge is considered as a markup of the observed market price for the sole profit of the business and in some states is considered illegal, similar to profiteering and price gouging.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overcharge


Amazon Strike is a now serious player

If you thought Amazon Strike was just casual there are really serious.

The ANN article comments are a lot / The scorecard for AMZ

Anonymous Noise (TV) : Internet Streaming (US)
Armed Girl's Machiavellism (TV) : Internet Streaming (US)
Eromanga Sensei (TV) : Internet Streaming (US)
Grimoire of Zero (TV) : Internet Streaming (US)
Kabukibu! (TV) : Internet Streaming (US)
Sagrada Reset (TV) : Internet Streaming (US)
Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side (TV) :



NEWS: Sentai Filmworks Licenses Grimoire of Zero, Kabukibu! Anime ( COMMENT SECTION)

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/bbs/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3064948&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0


GREAT ARTICLE / gives all current Streaming SERVICES $$ and catalogs



OPINION: AMAZON AND NETFLIX DON’T UNDERSTAND ANIME FANS BY MIRANDA SANCHEZ (IGN)

We take a look at what Amazon and Netflix's interest in anime streaming means for viewers and piracy.

NOTE posted seperate for QUICK VIEW more inside spolier / exceptions / catalogs etc

The chart below compares the different subscription prices for their standard paid service in USD:



Service Price Per Month Price Per Year*

Anime Strike (+Prime) $15.98 $158.88**
Anime Strike
(+Standalone Prime Video)$13.98 $167.76
Netflix $9.99*** $119.88
Crunchyroll $6.95 $83.40
Funimation $5.99 $59.99
Hulu $7.99 $95.88
The Anime Network $6.95 $83.40
Daisuki $5 $65
VRV $9.99 $119.88




http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/01/20/opinion-amazon-and-netflix-dont-understand-anime-fans
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Anime Strike is just taking more licenses off the table in an attempt to gouge a market they have zero experience with. It's kind of ridiculous how one of their rallying points is how anime viewers want to have their content "all in one place", yet somehow their solution for that is to lock exclusive content behind multiple paywalls.

I'm normally a huge fan of amazon as an online store/shipping company, but this is a thinly veiled cash grab that merely inconveniences the fans they claim to be servicing. I'm hoping this project fails on them quickly before they gain too many other exclusive titles, which is to say I will not be subscribing to the service, even though I'm an Amazon Prime member.
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AMAZON getting more greedy streaming THUR NFL ( still on TV)

Walmart tried to America's only store but became known as 2nd Rate / Anti-America goods

Now Amazon is starting to do more of same THIS is serious like the anime there's a hint you could buy goods ( from the ads ) right away Just dangerous territory

I am going to boycott AMAZON


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