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#1 Post by Project-2501 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:33 pm

If anyone hasn't seen, there is a new streaming service coming to the UK thanks to ANN and Kaze.

http://www.anime-on-demand.com/

Word is they will be getting some good new titles and hopefully some older stuff too. Prices seem sane at £35/year.
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#2 Post by kodama » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:51 pm

So who are Kaze?

It'll depend on the titles.

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#3 Post by BT » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:51 pm

Ooo, this is news to me. Mind you I've had my head in the sand for the past few weeks.

Looking at the line-up on crunchyroll though I doubt I'll be needing to look elsewhere, for this season at least.

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#4 Post by Project-2501 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:59 pm

Kaze are a big european distro of anime and other Japanese stuff. Andrew from Beez now works for them. IIRC they have some links with Viz.
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#5 Post by kodama » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:56 pm

So I take it that this is the beginning of them trying to crack the UK market?

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#6 Post by Project-2501 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:33 pm

Hopefully!
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#7 Post by BT » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:56 pm

Anime on Demand Announces Next Three "Simulcasts":

Steins;Gate, Nichijou and Deadman Wonderland

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That's me subscribing, for this season anyway. Although it's a bit of a dick move they prevented crunchyroll from streaming Steins;Gate to the UK. Yay for sporadic legal streaming of anime.

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#8 Post by Project-2501 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:18 pm

Who is to say they actually prevented CR from streaming it? Its up to the rights holders to decide who they offer which regions to.
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#9 Post by BT » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:03 pm

You're right, I assumed that crunchyroll had been prevented the rights to streaming S;G. I can't possibly state that as a fact.

The point I was trying to make is I don't see the need for another subscription based website for streaming, especially a region blocked one. I think one site should be trying to group everything together as opposed to loads of little sites all fighting for different shows.

Whether anyone agrees with me or not doesn't matter. AoD get my £10, I watch what I want, everyone's happy.

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#10 Post by Project-2501 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:37 am

CR is US based, US adverts etc... They keep the UK happy so long as we pay our way.
AoD is UK based with UK adverts. In theory they can offer a better deal for UK people who don't want to pay and are happy to sit through a few ads. Andrew says its not their intention to compete with CR. We shall see. Either way if we get access to more series its no bad thing.

I agree its a shame things are being split up but then the yankies do have so much more than us at this time. And some blame has to land at the feet of the people who insist on selling the rights off in regions. Its the best way to get more money for them.
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#11 Post by kodama » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:51 pm

Well, that died on its arse but Andrew is trying again.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.co.uk/news/ ... -announced

Oooh right

http://www.uk-anime.net/newsitem.asp?intID=2773

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#12 Post by Project-2501 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:47 pm

I gave up on AoD. I paid for a subscription then they went free. And to top it off the website was awful and things like the 'forgot my password' link never worked. You just got an undelivered email bounced back.
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