New UK focused ‘Anime On Demand’ streaming service comes to the UK!

In the world of streaming anime, there are many options. The likes of Crunchyroll, a site with a service that provides quality Anime to those of here in the UK and around the world. But, there is one disadvantage with the service. Amongst all of the title in the back catalogue of Crunchyroll and the Funimation YouTube channel there is the issue of region locking. An issue that those of us, particularly here in the UK have felt the brunt of for quite some time. Well that could be about to change with the arrival ‘Anime On Demand’. A brand new video streaming portal dedicated for the UK audience.
The service is due to begin in April and has been made possible thanks to Kaze and Anime News Network. Kaze, known more for their work in the Anime industry in France are now expanding their presence to the UK to help provide a service that could finally be exactly what UK fans of streaming Anime have been wanting for a very long time.
Anime News Network is one of the world leading websites in Anime News. Covering news from around the globe and have also dipped their toes into the streaming Anime world too.
The service is due to begin this month, in time for the Spring simulcast season. There are currently two pricing options available for the launch of service. An annual pass at the cost of £34.99 and a season pass at the cost of £9.99 (that runs from April till June and will also include an extra month so you can sample the next season of simulcasts as well). The launch subscriptions are a great chance to jump on the bandwagon of potentially the next big step for the UK anime industry!
For more information on Anime On Demand, visit their website at http://www.anime-on-demand.com/ or, read the press release below for all the information!
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PARIS (March 7th, 2011) – Kazé SAS and Anime News Network are pleased to announce “Anime on Demand”, a new Video on Demand (VoD) platform for the UK dedicated to bringing you the hottest anime fresh from Japan in association with some of the UK’s leading anime distributors.

Ever wanted a service where you didn’t click on a file and find you were geo-filtered out? Ever felt frustrated with monthly-subscriptions and want to try a different way of doing things? How about one where you can interact face-to-face at events across the UK with the staff behind the project? All of these questions and more are what helped shape our decision to launch this platform in consensus with the whole UK industry.

Launching in April in time for the Spring simulcast season, we’ll be bringing you some of the hottest titles in one convenient spot for the UK – more lineup details from Monday.

Instead of a monthly subscription price as well – alongside at least one free simulcast per season, we’ll be trialling a completely new and awesome pricing system so you don’t have to pay for the same content repeatedly!

Special first season pricing will be as follows:

 

SPECIAL LIMITED OFFER: Spring Season – early adopter’s pass (April-July, including an extra month to sample the new season’s anime): £9.99 

Annual pass (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter seasons):£34.99There’ll be some extra special bonuses for Annual pass buyers to be announced along with our line-up later in March.

Expect to see us travelling the convention scene in 2011 as well – starting with Kitacon at the beginning of April! If you have a question, request or something *you* would like to see then come along and see us there.

You can also sign up at Kitacon for £10 and get a free gift with registration! All you will be asked to enter to our sign up computer at the event will be your email address, a user name and a password plus bring the season pass fee!

Please visit

www.anime-on-demand.com to sign up – with subscriptions opening from the evening of the 4th of April, also check us out on either Twitter or Facebook at the links below.LINKS:
Website:
www.anime-on-demand.com
Twitter:
www.twitter.com/animeondemand
Facebook: Anime on Demand
 

ABOUT KAZE SAS:
Kazé is the leading distributor for Japanese anime in the France and beyond and has gone from strength to strength since combining with the Viz Media Group. With a diverse selection of licenses ranging from TV series like Bleach, Death Note and Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva across a wide variety of products including DVDs, CDs and merchandise. Watch out in 2011 for new and innovative ways to watch animé from Kazé and a host of other partners in the UK!

ABOUT ANIME NEWS NETWORK:
Anime News Network is the number 1 website worldwide for news and information about Japanese anime and manga. Anime News Network was launched in 1998 and now serves millions of readers from around the world every month. The company is also active in market research and has been streaming anime online since 2008. Anime News Network’s mission is to bring the anime industry and its consumers together with the latest and best information, editorial and anime content. For more, visit http://www.AnimeNewsNetwork.com


 

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