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belvadeer



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:25 pm Reply with quote
I'm hoping Grimoire of Zero gets a home release with an English dub.
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Joshua Zarate
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:28 pm Reply with quote
I sincerely hope that this is a sign that shows like Made in Abyss, Princess Principal, Girls’ Last Tour, Land of the Lustrous, etc., would eventually be added to HiDive so that people in the future should not have to give a cent to Amazon to watch it (Legally, anyway.) HiDive is a so much less bad service (Its cheaper as well) to view all those wonderful shows on than Strike. Hopefully, apps for like the PS4 can be made soon and would be nice to have.

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Lord Vaultman



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:29 pm Reply with quote
Somethings going on here and i think its still too early to say for sure what exactly. But at the very least its looking like the business model for amazon and sentai is changing.the fact that hakumei and mikochi will stream on HIDIVE exclusively is very suspicious since its streaming in japan only off of amazon.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:31 pm Reply with quote
So why the heck did they not make these apps earlier? Now the service seems like a power player when it comes to simulcasting.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:36 pm Reply with quote
This is kind of exciting news. I think Kabukibu is still missing its 9th episode on Prime video Canada lol. I gave up checking on it after half a year. Amazon is just ridiculously bad.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:47 pm Reply with quote
Blatch wrote:
So why the heck did they not make these apps earlier? Now the service seems like a power player when it comes to simulcasting.

I really want a PS4 App, then I would watch them more often.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:10 pm Reply with quote
Good on ya Sentai!
If Land of the Lustrous & Made in Abyss get moved over to HiDive, I'm definitely subscribing. Those two anime series are pretty much the only series I'm interested in that are exclusively on Anime Strike (I heard most of the more hyped shows like Bahamut, Inuyashiki, Welcome to the Ballroom, and Re:Creators all faltered in their second halves).
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:14 pm Reply with quote
Thank you Sentai. Maybe this means “Anime Strike exclusive” now only means exclusive for about 3 seasons/9 months. I’m glad Sentai is finally giving up on Amazon’s terrible platform that has been the death of anything that aired there.

Edit: Interestingly, my HiDive phone app gives no mention of these titles in the “Recently Added” tab, but if I search for them individually, they come right up. Not the best advertisement in my opinion.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:29 pm Reply with quote
Awesome news. I hope they all come over eventually but this is a good start.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:30 pm Reply with quote
This is quite interesting. I'm surprised that Amazon's side of the deal didn't come with completely exclusive streaming rights. Sure, newer stuff gets more attention at the time, but shared streaming is just one more reason not to buy into Amazon's system.
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Toonces



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:57 pm Reply with quote
Wow, so I guess the Strike/Sentai deal is only timed exclusivity for streaming. Hopefully it's only a matter of time before some of Sentai's best stuff from this year (Princess Principal, Made in Abyss, etc.) ends up on HiDive.
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Punch Drunk Marc



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:20 pm Reply with quote
Toonces wrote:
Wow, so I guess the Strike/Sentai deal is only timed exclusivity for streaming. Hopefully it's only a matter of time before some of Sentai's best stuff from this year (Princess Principal, Made in Abyss, etc.) ends up on HiDive.


If it does and they get a PS4 app, I will gladly give HiDive my money.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:39 pm Reply with quote
This is great! HiDive is an amazing service its only con is that they are not working on a PS4 app at the present time.

lol X Box I doubt many anime fans have one of those since all JRPGs/anime related games are on PS4. xD
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:35 pm Reply with quote
Blankslate wrote:
Good on ya Sentai!
If Land of the Lustrous & Made in Abyss get moved over to HiDive, I'm definitely subscribing. Those two anime series are pretty much the only series I'm interested in that are exclusively on Anime Strike (I heard most of the more hyped shows like Bahamut, Inuyashiki, Welcome to the Ballroom, and Re:Creators all faltered in their second halves).


Aniplex will get Re: Creator and Funimation will finally be able to get Bahamut since both was never license by Sentai unless the anime committee have different plans.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:02 pm Reply with quote
This further suggests that the Amazon-Sentai deal could indeed be over. If that is the case, I hope the move to HIDIVE is profitable enough for Sentai, and that they will be able to compete with Funi-CR for top quality shows.
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