Amazon Prime to Stream Animeism Shows Including Altair Worldwide
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Amazon announced on Friday that it will begin exclusively streaming anime titles that air in the Animeism programming block of MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS to over 200 countries around the world through its Amazon Prime Video service. The titles include this summer's Shōkoku no Altair (Altair: A Record of Battles) anime. The service will also continue streaming the Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul anime, which is now airing the Animeism block and is continuing its run this summer.
The Animeism block began in 2006 with Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. It has aired such anime as Darker than Black, Macross Frontier, Black Butler, Penguindrum, Kill la Kill, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero, and Knights of Sidonia. During the spring season, aside from Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul, the block aired the second season of Berserk.
Amazon and Fuji TV signed a deal in March 2016 for Amazon to exclusively stream titles from its Noitamina programming block. Since then, Amazon launched its Anime Strike channel for North America. Sentai Filmworks also streams licensed simulcast titles through the service in North America.
Amazon will stream the first episode of the Welcome to the Ballroom anime on the Twitch livestreaming website worldwide on July 6 at 9:30 p.m. EDT, with a special pre-show at 9:00 p.m. EDT. Anime Strike subscribers will also receive a free download of the first volume of Tomo Takeuchi's original Welcome to the Ballroom manga.
Source: Asahi Shimbun Digital
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