Subscribers must cancel their subscription by March 31 to avoid additional charges
ANiUTa Co., Ltd. announced on Monday that it will be ending service on the US version of anime song streaming service ANiUTa on March 31, 2020. ANiUTa emphasized in the announcement that subscribers must cancel their subscription by March 31, or l ‘App Store and google play will continue to charge the monthly subscription fee.
The Japanese version of the service will continue to operate. The company said of the shutdown:
Given the challenges of creating and maintaining a successful service that meets our users’ expectations, we have decided to discontinue the US version of the ANiUTa app. We are committed to focusing on our corporate efforts and will continue to develop ANiUTa for our users in Japan.
ANiUTa was launched as the world’s first anime song streaming for iOS and Android in the United States on August 1, 2018. ANiUTa was launched in Japan in March 2017.
The main companies and labels behind the adventure are flying dog, Pictures of Avex, Kadokawa, Sunrise Music Edition, Toei Animation Music Publishing, TOHO, Border works, pony canyonwonderful and lantis. Other companies and labels participating in the streaming service include Earth Star Records, OUTPUT MUSIC, SNK, NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan, CAPCOMKarent, Smiral, Entertainment TEAM, Tokuma Japan CommunicationsDreammusic, Falcom, TMS Music, VAP, Victor Entertainment, 1st place, Music BushiroadUnited Music and Arts, MAGI., Dismissand Warner Brothers.
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