ANiUTa Co., Ltd. has announced that ANiUTa, the world’s first anime song streaming service, will debut for iOS and Android in the United States on August 1, 2018. At the time of launch, the U.S. version will have more than 10,000 songs available for streaming.
The service also announced pricing details. As the Japanese service costs 600 yen (about US$5.39) a month, the U.S. service will cost US$4.99 per month, but it may change due to fluctuations in the exchange rate or in the pricing thresholds in the App Store and Google Play. Subscribers can stream full songs at 320 kilobits per second and store up to 1,000 songs in a library.
Those who do not have a subscription can still search songs, listen to 30-second clips, display lyrics, and store up to 20 songs in their libraries.
The main companies and labels behind the venture include Flying Dog, Avex Pictures, Kadokawa, Sunrise Music Publishing, Toei Animation Music Publishing, TOHO, Frontier Works, Pony Canyon, Marvelous, and Lantis. Other companies and labels participating in the streaming service include Earth Star Records, EXIT TUNES, SNK, NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan, CAPCOM, Karent, Smiral, TEAM Entertainment, Tokuma Japan Communications, Dreamusic, Falcom, TMS Music, VAP, Victor Entertainment, 1st Place, Bushiroad Music, United Music and Arts, Mages, Rejet and Warner Brothers.