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Prime Video Debuts its First Dedicated Anime Channel – Anime Times, an Exclusive Japanese Anime Destination

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Prime Video Debuts its First Dedicated Anime Channel – Anime Times, an Exclusive Japanese Anime Destination
Prime Video Debuts its First Dedicated Anime Channel – Anime Times, an Exclusive Japanese Anime Destination

From current Japanese anime movie and television titles to beloved classics with English subtitles, Anime Times offers anime buffs access to the best of Japanese animation. Prime Members can purchase an annual add-on subscription to Anime Times at an annual fee of INR 899

With Prime Video Channels, part of Amazon’s video entertainment marketplace, customers get friction-free and convenient access to a wide range of premium content from multiple video streaming services all available at a single destination—Prime Video

Prime Video Debuts its First Dedicated Anime Channel – Anime Times, an Exclusive Japanese Anime Destination

MUMBAI—December 13, 2023—Prime Video, India’s most loved entertainment destination, today announced the launch of its first dedicated anime Channel, Anime Times on Prime Video Channels. Anime Times will premiere exclusively on Prime Video Channels in India. A premier streaming service focused on Japanese animation, Anime Times has been available on Prime Video Channels in Japan, and is now debuting into India with its wide array of the latest anime movies and TV shows, along with much-loved classics, on Prime Video Channels. Prime members can purchase an add-on subscription to Anime Times at an annual fee of INR 899.

Anime Times – Prime Video

With a subscription to Anime Times on Prime Video Channels, Prime members in India can enjoy highly popular titles such as SPY×FAMILY, HUNTER x HUNTER, Fairy Tale Movie Houou No Miko, Tokyo Revengers, Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, Mob Psycho 100, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Goblin Slayer, Zombieland Saga, and more.

“At Prime Video, we are steadfast in our efforts to bring diverse, engaging and distinctive content across languages, genres, and formats, for our customers underscoring our content philosophy to offer something for everyone,” said Vivek Srivastava, head – Prime Video Channels, Prime Video, India. “Over the past few years, anime content has gained significant fandom in India. With the launch of Anime Times on Prime Video Channels, we are expanding our anime programming with over hundreds of hours of programming and bringing highly engaging movies and TV shows for Prime Members. Anime Times will be available for the first time in India only on Prime Video Channels. With this launch Prime Video Channels will become the ‘one-stop entertainment destination’ for all Anime fans in the country. Anime Times has been a premier destination for some of the best Anime content, as a Channel on Prime Video in Japan, and we are thrilled to be the launchpad for them in India, and offer them wide reach to customers across the country.”

Anime Times Speak

Hideo Katsumata, CEO of Anime Times Company, said, “Anime Times and Prime Video have enjoyed a strong collaboration in Japan, and we are now excited to bring Anime Times for the very first time to audiences in India. Japanese anime culture is now a significant global phenomenon, and has led to an increasing interest in Japanese culture and entertainment. We are certain that with Anime Times, fans and enthusiasts all across the country will be able to delve into the huge pool of anime shows and movies, both recent and classic, that we offer via Prime Video Channels.” 

Prime members can purchase an add-on subscription to Anime Times at INR 899 annually.

Prime Video Channels benefits for Prime members include:

  • No hassle login & billing: Customers do not have to juggle between multiple usernames, passwords and billing due dates. With Prime Video Channels, all premium content subscriptions are managed within a single destination – Prime Video apps and website.
  • More time watching, less time deciding: Customers don’t have to spend time toggling between their favourite services to discover what’s new and popular. With Prime Video Channels they can browse in one place, search across all their premium subscription and get personalized recommendations. All of this without ever having to leave the Prime Video app or website.
  • Enjoy your favourite features, no matter which service: Customers can enjoy IMDb’s X-Ray feature and a single consolidated watch list and download library for offline viewing. Subscribers can also manage data consumption and much more across all their premium channel subscriptions.
  • More Choice: With Prime Video Channels, Prime members can access thousands of additional titles across 23 OTT services, including Anime Times, FanCode, BBC Player, BBC Kids, Animax + GEM, Lionsgate Play, discovery+, Eros Now, DocuBay, ManoramaMAX, hoichoi, MUBI, AMC+, ShortsTV, VROTT, Acorn TV, NammaFlix, Stingray All Good Vibes, iwonder, Curiosity Stream, Chaupal, MyZen TV, and Museum TV.

ABOUT PRIME VIDEO

Prime Video is a premium streaming service that offers Prime members a collection of award-winning Original series, thousands of movies and TV shows—all with the ease of finding what they love to watch in one place.

Prime Video is just one of the many benefits of a Prime membership, available for just ₹1499/ year.  Amazon Prime is designed to make your life better every single day as it provides the best of shopping, savings, and entertainment in one single membership. In India, members get Free Same-day/1-day  delivery on eligible items, access to exclusive deals, early access to shopping events, exclusive access to our global shopping event Prime Day; and unlimited access to award-winning movies & TV shows with Prime Video, unlimited access to more than 100 million songs, ad-free and millions of podcast episodes with Amazon Music, a free rotating selection of more than 3,000 books, magazines and comics with Prime Reading, access to monthly free-in game and benefits with Prime Gaming. Prime members can also earn unlimited 5% cashback on all purchases on Amazon.in using the Amazon Pay ICICI Bank credit card i.e., Co-Branded Credit Card (CBCC) as compared to 3% for customers without Prime membership. Go to www.amazon.in/prime  to learn more about Prime.

  • Included with Prime Video: Thousands of acclaimed TV shows and movies across languages and geographies, including Indian films such as ShershaahSoorarai PottruSardar UdhamBawaalGehraiyaanJai Bhim, JalsaShakuntala DeviSherni, Narappa, Sarpatta Parambarai, Kuruthi, Joji, MalikPippa and #HOME, along with Indian-produced Original series like Farzi, Jubilee, Dahaad, The Family Man, Mirzapur, Made in Heaven, Jee Karda, Adhura, Four More Shots Please!, Mumbai Diaries 26/11, Suzhal – The Vortex, Sweet Kaaram Coffee, Modern Love, Paatal Lok, Bandish Bandits, Cinema Marte Dum TakAP Dhillon: First of a KindRainbow Rishta and Original movies like Maja Ma and Ammu. Also included are popular global Originals like CitadelThe Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power, Reacher, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Boys, Hunters, Fleabag, The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselThe Wheel of Time and many more, available for unlimited streaming as part of a Prime membership. Prime Video includes content across Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Bengali.
  • Prime Video Mobile Edition: Consumers can also enjoy Prime Video’s exclusive content library with Prime Video Mobile Edition at ₹599 per year. This single-user, mobile-only annual video plan offers everyone access to high-quality entertainment exclusively on their mobile devices. Users can sign-up for this plan via the Prime Video app (on Android) or website.
  • Instant Access: Prime Members can watch anywhere, anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, and multiple gaming devices. Prime Video is also available to consumers through Airtel and Vodafone pre-paid and post-paid subscription plans. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost.
  • Enhanced experiences: Make the most of every viewing with 4K Ultra HD- and High Dynamic Range (HDR)-compatible content. Go behind the scenes of your favourite movies and TV shows with exclusive X-Ray access, powered by IMDb. Save it for later with select mobile downloads for offline viewing.
  • Video Entertainment Marketplace: In addition to a Prime Video subscription, customers can also purchase add-on subscriptions to other streaming services, as well as, get rental access to movies on Prime Video.
    • Prime Video Channels: Prime Video Channels offers friction-free and convenient access to a wide range of premium content from multiple video streaming services all available at a single destination – Prime Video website and apps. Prime Members can buy add-on subscriptions and enjoy a hassle-free entertainment experience, simplified discovery, frictionless payments, and more.
    • Rent: Consumers can enjoy even more movies from new releases to classic favourites, available to rent – no Prime membership required. View titles available by visiting primevideo.com/store. The rental destination can be accessed via the STORE tab on primevideo.com and the Prime Video app on Android smart phones, smart-TVs, connected STBs, and Fire TV stick.

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