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Posted 6/20/17
The Anime Network just bought the domain name from Anime Network Online for "www.theanimenetwork.com".

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-06-20/anime-network-streaming-website-switches-to-cable-video-on-demand-only/.117774

I'm guessing they aren't going to waste time on closing up ANO. Section 23 also claimed that they had nothing to do with EIDIVE from the first article. Sentai Filmworks did seem to tease some kind of partnership though on twitter just now.

https://twitter.com/SentaiFilmworks/status/877327781721518080
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Posted 6/20/17

Doublethree1 wrote:


MrJoMiMo92 wrote:


KirbyDogs wrote:

Is this service by Sentai?


I think it's a partnership with Sentai.


I'm pretty sure it's Anime Network rebranding. They were advertising "big changes" through Emails yesterday https://forums.theanimenetwork.com/t/sentai-filmworks-anime-network-newsletters-blogs-more/7714/1019

Edit: there is currently a bug where some users outside of the US are being blocked. Apparently it is being worked on.


I was wondering the same thing when I first saw the HIDIVE threads here, after seeing that rather weird email from The Anime Network. It was like they were actually encouraging people to opt out of their emailing list, and gave 0 info about the big change.
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Meh I pass. Same shit like CR or FUNI.

I mean the free shit. Yes I am cheap.
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Well, this is interesting. Hopefully it will end up as an alternative to Amazon for Sentai's licenses, even if Amazon's own licenses will stay behind the double paywall / lost in a messy service, depending on where you live.

Does anyone know if the catalogue is geofiltered? I tried a few shows that IIRC are not on CR here and got a few to play and a lot of 'subscribers only' messages, but no 'this content is not available in your region'. Geofiltering would be a huge improvement over ANO, at least.
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Posted 6/21/17 , edited 6/21/17
For the beginning the catalog titels looks quite good, hopefully we will get some Sentai simulcast titels. But only 720p streams for Premium Member is not great, maybe in the future we will have 1080p streams ?.

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Ok. HiDive seems to be available in Latam but with a limited library compared to North America, also they do support Spanish and Japanese subtitles.
The adds are terrible. far terrible than any service I have seen, the add plays and the anime too at the same time!
the 720p thing is maybe because they are in beta, the NA catalog for my surprise got a lot of old age of anime stuff, also relative good movies, I wonder how CR will react to this.
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Posted 7/2/17
I'm going to wait until they put out an app for it.
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Posted 7/2/17

CKD-Anime wrote:

I'm going to wait until they put out an app for it.


I was disappointed that they don't have apps yet. Might still try it out though to get an early look at exclusive simulcasts.

Does anyone have a complete list of shows that have been announced for HIDIVE so far? I see Battle Girl High School (which, based on the title doesn't seem like something i'm especially interested in, though I usually do give such things at least an episode or two trial), but I forget what else I've seen folks post elsewhere about as confirmed.
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^^ I know what's being announced for the UK, which is basically the sentai shows on Amazon Strike.

Though Battle Girl High School was supposed to be released 15 minutes ago and isn't up yet.
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icecreamsnow wrote:

^^ I know what's being announced for the UK, which is basically the sentai shows on Amazon Strike.

Though Battle Girl High School was supposed to be released 15 minutes ago and isn't up yet.


Ah that's right! Now that I think of it, what I've seen has probably been that list for the UK. That might mean that so far Battle Girl HS is the only thing announced so far for the US.

Guess I'll just check their website every day to see what else shows up if I don't read about somewhere on CR's informative forums.
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Posted 7/2/17 , edited 7/2/17

lorreen wrote:


icecreamsnow wrote:

^^ I know what's being announced for the UK, which is basically the sentai shows on Amazon Strike.

Though Battle Girl High School was supposed to be released 15 minutes ago and isn't up yet.


Ah that's right! Now that I think of it, what I've seen has probably been that list for the UK. That might mean that so far Battle Girl HS is the only thing announced so far for the US.

Guess I'll just check their website every day to see what else shows up if I don't read about somewhere on CR's informative forums.


I'm pretty sure that's it. Just like last season ANO had Frame Arm Girls and RIN-NE 3 this season HIDIVE has Battle Girl HS and RIN-NE 3. Sentai doesn't seem to have anything else and all their other shows are Amazon exclusive in NA.
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Posted 7/3/17
Just saw this today, really didn't expect another anime streaming site to come across. For me, this is pretty good. There are a few shows on Amazon last season like Sakurada Reset that weren't available and since season 2 has just started me, who lives in the UK, can actually watch this show even know Sentai have it. Doesn't look all bad up to now and the premium service is really cheap compared to its competition so, I might give it ago.
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Posted 7/4/17 , edited 7/4/17
hmmm. If this service works out, it could replace Funi for me. They have some dubs of shows I like (No Game, No Life; My Love Story; Log Horizon).
I wonder if the dubs are any good.
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Posted 7/14/17
Hidive the new streaming service seems to be replacing the anime network online service. Hopefully when they come out with apps in the future
They will be better with the service and have good in app purchases like Crunchyroll and FUNimationNow ios in app purchases if not similar
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Posted 7/14/17
As for the Dubs, sentai Filmworks has been improving their Dubs slowly and steadily. I for one enjoy most of their newer Dubs like Amagi Brilliant Park, Parasyte and when supernatural battles become common place etc
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