Filipino anime fans will now have their choices expanded as the Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia finally entered the Philippine market, although not on a traditional pay-TV platform but through Tribe.
Tribe, an over-the-top (OTT) streaming service owned by Malaysian pay-TV provider Astro, was launched in the Philippines on Wednesday, November 30.
The OTT service is not just streaming ANIPLUS Asia’s anime library on-demand, but also its 24-hour linear channel, which will be in Japanese audio with English subtitles.
Aside from the linear channel, Tribe is also offering more than 30 anime titles on-demand that can be watched anytime, which are:
- Attack on Titan: Junior High
- Bungo Stray Dogs S1
- Celestial Method
- Haruchika – Haruta & Chika
- Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
- Is it wrong to pick up girls from a Dungeon?
- Kantai Collection
- Kids on the Slope
- Knights of Sidonia
- Knights of Sidonia: Battle of Planet Nine
- Myriad Colors Phantom World
- Oreimo 2
- Ping Pong the Animation
- Psycho-Pass 2
- Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
- Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
- Samurai Flamenco
- Selector Infected WIXOSS
- Selector Spread WIXOSS
- Silver Spoon
- Sunday Without God
- Terror in Resonance
- The Perfect Insider
- Usagi Drop
- Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 1000%
- Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 2000%
- Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love Revolutions
- Utawarerumono: The False Faces
- When Supernatural Battles Become Commonplace
The anime titles listed in Tribe’s library is mostly a combination of what is currently offered by pan-regional streaming services HOOQ and iFlix, which are also distribution partners of ANIPLUS Asia, plus some titles that are exclusive to the service like Kiznaiver, Ping Pong the Animation and Utawarerumono: The False Faces.
According to their website, Tribe‘s subscription plans cost PHP30 for seven-day access and PHP69 for 30-day access with a Free trial for 30 days, which can be viewed in two screens at the same time. The service is available in mobile, tablets and soon via Chromecast.
Aside from ANIPLUS Asia, the OTT service also offers live streaming and on-demand titles from Korean entertainment channels tvN and KBS World, male-centric entertainment channel Kix, horror channel Thrill, and E-sports channel eGG.
Tribe was launched by Malaysian pay-TV provider Astro in March of this year, which was initially available in Indonesia.
The streaming service plans to expand to other Southeast Asian countries in the coming months.
For more details on ANIPLUS Asia and its programming, you may visit their website at aniplus-asia.com. You may also like them on Facebook at facebook.com/aniplushd.asia or follow them on Twitter at @aniplusHD.