Anime on Demand, a new Video on Demand service for the UK, has launched at this website.
Anime on Demand is an endeavour between Anime News Network, French anime distributor Kazé SAS, and some of the UK’s leading anime distributors, which aims to offer the latest anime from Japan alongside at least on free simulcast (anime streamed internationally twenty-four hours after it airs on Japanese television) without the problem of geo-filtering in a service similar to Crunchyroll.
At this point content is limited to trailers, content from Anime News Network’s main site including interviews with industry insiders and coverage of conventions in the US and Japan but they hope to bring the freshest anime from Japan to the UK as well as offering coverage of the UK’s own convention scene.
They will give us more details on the content they hope to deliver on Monday just in time for the Spring simulcast season but you can sign up at the website now.
For early subscribers for the first season there are a number of special offers
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, Winter and Autumn seasons): £34.99
You can also sign up at Kitacon for £10 whereyou will be asked to enter your email address, a user name and password when you sign up on their computer plus bring the season pass fee but you get a free gift.
For more information on what’s on offer and how to sign up, visit their site.