On 24 March the music application ANiUTa was introduced at an event at Kadokawa Fujimi Building. Yuri Komagata, Minori Suzuki, Nanaka Suwa, Suzuko Mimori, and Mayu Yoshioka were joined on stage by representatives of the co-operating companies of this special service.
ANiUTa is a service that allows you to listen to anime songs on your smartphone for a monthly fee. For 600 yen a month you can listen to over 50,000 anime songs. Additionally, you get special user benefits that allow you to buy concert tickets early or give you access to limited goods.
Yuri Komagata, Minori Suzuki, Nanaka Suwa, Suzuko Mimori, and Mayu Yoshioka came on stage first. Suzuki explained how users can search for anime or artists, ‘So far, you had to look up every anime separately. With this, looking for songs is easier. It seems like anime songs will get more exposure!’
‘When I have guests on a radio show, it is a lot of work to look up their songs, so this makes it easier. Also, you have the lyrics written in the app as well, so it’s useful when you want to sing along,’ explained Mimori who immediately started to incorporate the app into her work. Komagata said, “My phone is always full of songs and space runs out quickly. But if it’s this app, it won’t take up much space and it runs so smoothly.” She seems very satisfied with the advantages of the app.
Komagata said, ‘My phone is always full of songs and the device space runs out quickly. But if I use this app, it won’t take up much space. It runs so smoothly.’ She seems very satisfied with the advantages of the app.
After their comments, they talked about the application in more detail. The five of them chose songs they wanted to hear or had fond memories of and added them to a playlist. Each of them explained their choice briefly. It was announced that this playlist will be available on ANiUTa as well. Other public playlists will also be available! It seems like there will be a playlist for any kind of occasion.
During the second part, the stage was joined by 10 representatives of the participating companies. ‘So far, flat-rate services have been a big co-operation of chains all over the country, but ANiUTa is a shop specializing in anime songs. As a specialized shop, I think we can create a space for our products and services, as well as for our love for anime songs,’ said the representative of the new company, ANiUTa. He added, ‘Even though we will be available only in Japan for now, I want to offer this service overseas as well. And while we are at it, we could as well hold a world tour with ANiUTa artists…’
Price: 600 yen per month (including tax)
Supported devices: Smart Phone (Android/iPhone)
Supported OS: Android（ver5.x―7.0）／iOS（ver9.x―10.x）
Songlist: more than 50,000
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