Amazon Prime Video is increasing its anime catalogue by a newly-signed partnership with KC International Media. The Asian media large is now bringing Animax and Gem content material to the streaming platform, boasting widespread anime comparable to Haikyu!!, My Senpai is Annoying, Fruits Basket, and extra. The content material is now out there as an add-on subscription-based channel and prices Rs. 299 per 12 months. The package deal additionally features a assortment of J-dramas (Japanese), which additionally come included with English subtitles. As soon as subscribed, customers can stream the reveals at their leisure, identical to all different content material on Prime Video.
“Fueled by passionate followers and the sturdy following of Japanese popular culture in India, we’re excited to convey the last word Japanese leisure expertise in collaboration with certainly one of India’s main streaming platforms,” George Chien, Co-Founder, President, and CEO of KC International Media stated in a ready assertion. “This partnership with Amazon Prime Video marks one other vital milestone for us, as we proceed our efforts to offer followers in India with larger accessibility throughout a number of genres of premium Japanese hit collection and anime content material, anytime, anyplace.” Japanese popular culture in India has been on a staggering rise not too long ago, with some anime movies like Suzume and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – To The Swordsmith Village getting theatrical releases.
The important thing spotlight of this deal is Haikyu!!, which follows a short-statured teenager Shōyō Hinata, who joins the Karasuno highschool volleyball crew upon getting impressed by a TV phase. All 4 seasons of the sports activities anime will unlock upon subscribing to the Animax + Gem channel and can embrace English subtitles to associate with the unique Japanese audio. It is value noting that Haikyu!! is alternatively additionally out there on Netflix, although for now, it is unclear if this new alliance may have any opposed impact on its availability there. Different notable inclusions are the slice-of-life anime Fruits Basket, Seven Lethal Sins, and My Senpai is Annoying. All of that is categorised below Animax’s choices, after all.
In the meantime, Gem marks its Indian debut with a lineup of Japanese dramas and selection reveals, together with the boxing drama 10 Depend to the Future, the police procedural Outsider Cops, an airborne love story Good Flight!, and extra. Amazon Prime Video beforehand partnered with Paramount to convey its Hollywood content material slate — that includes Star Trek: Discovery, 1883, and extra — to the streamer, albeit it was included as a part of the bottom subscription relatively than as a separate channel.
Studies from final week additionally instructed that Prime Video has been beta testing ad-supported MiniTV content material on the platform, which integrates an ad-supported carousel. At present, it is unclear what this might appear like, although the concept is to include commercials of any new launches, product promotions, and add any model extensions.