I HATE Amazon and its retarded Anime Strike non-service
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I was (PAST TENSE) interested in Amazon's Anime Strike "service" because they got the second season of How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend AND the second season of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon AND the second season of Rage of Bahamut...

Whew. So I checked it out.

...and found that it was extremely difficult to even FIND the front page of Anime Strike.

To do it, you'd have to first dig through that disaster of a multiple side-scroll crap that is their main video page:

WHAT, the heck, is THIS?



I can't find it side-scrolling, so I had to click "See all channels", which sent me to another disaster just like the one above, and it took me some more TIME of MORE SIDE-SCROLLING to finally find it under the vague category "Entertainment" (because it wasn't under "kids and family" or "featured".... Amazon Strike itself being relatively new you'd think they'd at least feature it but no)

So the "front page" is actually hiding under this awful and obscure URL:

https://www.amazon.com/b/ref=atv_3p_asp_c_t_2_zcyast8?_encoding=UTF8&benefitId=saikindo&node=2858778011&pf_rd_i=default&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=2502017822&pf_rd_r=EFXFFYF78V7P9A4271A2&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=12806

WTF???

......and once I'm there, guess what? Yep-

MORE SIDE-SCROLLING!!



THIS, is fcsking ridiculous. I'd rather become a criminal first than pay Amazon for the privilege of going through that crap.

Amazon should hand over all their anime licenses to someone, anyone, who knows how to do user interfaces better than them. Licenses going to them are a freakin' WASTE.


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Honestly I wouldn't mind it so much if it didn't seize exclusive rights to tons of stuff. If I had enough time and money to go deeper into collecting games I would absolutely get an amazon prime account as that would be super helpful, and then the streaming bullshit would only be a small additional expense to what I would already be using, but as it is they're expecting people who don't have prime to buy a service they don't use to then buy another service which is not okay on many MANY levels (at least that's how it worked last time I checked).

Oh yeah, and the layout can fuck right off too.
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The struggles when only a % of the population watches anime and like a larger % dont.
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nanikore2 wrote:

I was (PAST TENSE) interested in Amazon's Anime Strike "service" because they got the second season of How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend AND the second season of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon AND the second season of Rage of Bahamut...

Whew. So I checked it out.

...and found that it was extremely difficult to even FIND the front page of Anime Strike.

To do it, you'd have to first dig through that disaster of a multiple side-scroll crap that is their main video page:

WHAT, the heck, is THIS?



I can't find it side-scrolling, so I had to click "See all channels", which sent me to another disaster just like the one above, and it took me some more TIME of MORE SIDE-SCROLLING to finally find it under the vague category "Entertainment" (because it wasn't under "kids and family" or "featured".... Amazon Strike itself being relatively new you'd think they'd at least feature it but no)


Oh, is that why you hate it? C'mon, you're just not trying...I could come up with PLENTY of reasons to hate Amazon Prime!

But yes, since Anime Strike is one of their "New additional Channels", you look for it on the side-scrolling "See All Channels" bar where they also try to sell you Showtime, Starz and snooty TED lectures. And all the channels where content is now actually streaming, rather than their own.

If it's just now starting to dawn on us that Amazon did not necessarily create the splinter channel out of a bold love for anime and desire to up the ante in CR and Funi's competition....good for you. You're keeping up.
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octorockandroll wrote:

Honestly I wouldn't mind it so much if it didn't seize exclusive rights to tons of stuff. If I had enough time and money to go deeper into collecting games I would absolutely get an amazon prime account as that would be super helpful, and then the streaming bullshit would only be a small additional expense to what I would already be using, but as it is they're expecting people who don't have prime to buy a service they don't use to then buy another service which is not okay on many MANY levels (at least that's how it worked last time I checked).

Oh yeah, and the layout can fuck right off too.


Guess what? It's separate fee on top of Amazon Prime.............. LOL funny huhn?!


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Oh, is that why you hate it? C'mon, you're just not trying...I could come up with PLENTY of reasons to hate Amazon Prime!



LOL it's not even part of Prime! You have to pay SEPARATE.

Amazon Prime hate would belong in a WHOLE OTHER THREAD LOLOL

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nanikore2 wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

Honestly I wouldn't mind it so much if it didn't seize exclusive rights to tons of stuff. If I had enough time and money to go deeper into collecting games I would absolutely get an amazon prime account as that would be super helpful, and then the streaming bullshit would only be a small additional expense to what I would already be using, but as it is they're expecting people who don't have prime to buy a service they don't use to then buy another service which is not okay on many MANY levels (at least that's how it worked last time I checked).

Oh yeah, and the layout can fuck right off too.


Guess what? It's separate fee on top of Amazon Prime.............. LOL funny huhn?!



Yeah dude, that was my point, lol.
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The struggles when only a % of the population watches anime and like a larger % dont.


Even if I'm not looking for anime, that multi-tiered scrolling mess would still be beyond horrible.

Sidescroll page to another sidescroll page to ANOTHER sidescroll page.......... It's like that multi-tiered hell Dante wrote about.
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nanikore2 wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

Honestly I wouldn't mind it so much if it didn't seize exclusive rights to tons of stuff. If I had enough time and money to go deeper into collecting games I would absolutely get an amazon prime account as that would be super helpful, and then the streaming bullshit would only be a small additional expense to what I would already be using, but as it is they're expecting people who don't have prime to buy a service they don't use to then buy another service which is not okay on many MANY levels (at least that's how it worked last time I checked).

Oh yeah, and the layout can fuck right off too.


Guess what? It's separate fee on top of Amazon Prime.............. LOL funny huhn?!


Ejanss wrote:

Oh, is that why you hate it? C'mon, you're just not trying...I could come up with PLENTY of reasons to hate Amazon Prime!



LOL it's not even part of Prime! You have to pay SEPARATE.

Amazon Prime hate would belong in a WHOLE OTHER THREAD LOLOL



Do you have yo have prime to have this? If so damn, if not then they are just trying to compete in the growing anime market. More competition is always good.
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Do you have yo have prime to have this? If so damn, if not then they are just trying to compete in the growing anime market. More competition is always good.


No, which is why it's so infuriating they don't make a separate actual site with an actual URL (even if it's a sub-url... anything but that huge mess of a scripted string) but stuck it with the rest of that awful garbage interface.

The whole thing stinks of AFTERTHOUGHT. It's not a real effort.
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MysticGon wrote:


Do you have yo have prime to have this? If so damn, if not then they are just trying to compete in the growing anime market. More competition is always good.


Yes it is. It's 4.99USD on top of the Prime Subscription and is only available in the US.
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using the search bar isn't that hard, honestly.... Amazon probably thought the same.
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I agree that navigating Anime Strike (and Amazon Prime Video in general) is pretty awful. It's easiest when you know exactly what you are looking for to search for that and then add it to your watchlist.

That said, I've closed this thread because we already several threads related to Anime Strike, and I think this rant would be most appropriate as part of this thread in the Anime forum:

/forumtopic-986991/anime-strike-amazon-possible-danger-to-anime-watching
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