AnimeLab Launches AnimeLab Premium Service
posted on by Jon Hayward
AnimeLab is Madman Entertainment's online streaming service, having launched the site one year ago in beta with the intention to keep AnimeLab open and free as they develop a great user experience. Since then AnimeLab's catalog has grown, apps for both iOS and Android have been released and updated, Chromecast support polished and the site even runs on the Xbox One's internet browser.
The launch of AnimeLab's premium service doesn't stop the free service, the ability to watch anime for free is still available and in return for signing up users can access ad-supported standard definition anime from a limited subtitle only catalog and any simulcasts with a week delay.
The paid premium service grants full access to AnimeLab's selection of anime in sub and dub where available, no delay on simulcasts (beyond AnimeLab's own broadcast date) and the ability to watch anime ad-free in HD. AnimeLab's paid premium service costs $6.95 a month or $69.50 per year if purchased in one go bringing the cost down to $5.79 a month. On signup all users will receive a 30 day trial period where they can cancel their subscription at any time without cost as users will only be charged at the end of trial period. If you would like to know more about the premium service you can view the full comparison of both Free and AnimeLab Premium here.
In addition, the launch of AnimeLab Premium has brought with it several bonuses. A anime "swag box" will be sent out to the first 500 annual members and all subscribers signing up before 5pm AEST on the 27th of July 2015 will be placed into the draw to win a trip for two to Japan to attend AnimeJapan in March 2016 including flights and accomodation. And all subscribers will recieve a 10% discount from purchases on Madman.com.au.
Since the launch of AnimeLab Premium, the the 1980's Astro Boy adaptation has been added as the first premium only series with all 46 dubbed episodes available right now. Also Cowboy Bebop (watch here) and both Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (watch here) and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (watch here) have been added.
If you would like to like to see what AnimeLab has to offer, please visit AnimeLab.com.