One year after its announcement, Amazon is canceling Anime Strike, its anime streaming service. The dozens of anime shows and films it offered will now be included on its Amazon Prime subscription service instead. Today, Anime Strike’s Twitter page shut down and the exclusives section on its website is now empty, as first spotted by Kotaku.
The news is a boon for anime fans in the US — or at least those who subscribe to Amazon Prime. Those users will no longer have to pay for the separate $5 a month to access anime that was exclusive to Anime Strike. When Anime Strike launched last year in the US, it became a headache for anime fans who were already shelling out $12.94 a month for Crunchyroll and Funimation subscriptions.