Kaiju No. 8, an upcoming collection all about beating and turning into kaiju, will make bizarre historical past subsequent 12 months by being the primary anime to formally stream on Twitter.
Alright, so this is a little bit of a bizarre one. Subsequent 12 months, as is fairly par for the course for many huge anime releases, the primary season of Kaiju No. 8 goes to stream on Crunchyroll when it arrives subsequent April. Fairly regular, proper? Loads of the highest names in anime come to Crunchyroll, it is the de facto place to go to for anime lately. It is not the one place that streams anime – each Netflix and Prime Video are making their very own waves with the medium. The odd factor about Kaiju No. 8, although, is that it will even be obtainable on Twitter (or X, if we’re being annoying about it) the identical time it is obtainable on Crunchyroll.
This stunning announcement was remodeled the weekend, however there’s been no indication as to how this may really work. Regardless of what that man Elon would possibly need from the positioning, it is not a very good one relating to sharing movies. I am watching the Kaiju No. 8 trailer shared on to Twitter proper now as I am watching it and the standard is terrible! And I do not precisely really feel assured that Musk will get these high quality points sorted by April, given, you already know, the remainder of how he is handled the positioning.
It’s going to be an fascinating experiment on the very least, as there’s a very lively anime group on Twitter, however I can not assist however really feel like this will probably be a strategy to drive up “X Premium” subscriptions. Why would anybody trouble paying to look at anime on a mediocre service, once they’re in all probability already doing so for a web site like Crunchyroll, which is able to actually even have the anime? Look, I am not saying I understand how to run a enterprise, however I am not precisely satisfied by a few of these choices.
Anyway, Kaiju No. 8 is trying fairly good to date on the very least, and you can test it out on both Crunchyroll or “X” (eugh) April 2024.