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ANN Interview
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Posted 3/24/08
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2008-03-25/vu-nguyen

ANN is pretty harsh in asking the questions
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Posted 3/24/08
It can't be helped, really. I agree that many of the questions were loaded, but understanding where they're coming from, it makes sense whey they're a little aggressive.


So to all the CR fans, here... please don't go over to ANN and start a ruckus... please. Thanks.
Posted 3/24/08
i dont see what the big deal is.
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Posted 3/25/08
I can totally see both sides of things. And the difficult questions needed to be asked. I just think that the interview should have started off so hostile. It seemed...unprofessional to me.

The whole interview was...not fun to read. One side was hostile, the other had a lot of "no comments." The whole thing needed to be done...but after reading it I felt like it was kind of pointless.

But really...I don't care one way or the other. I love crunchyroll, but I agree with getting the licensed stuff down.
Posted 3/25/08
ugh... It sucks that these big companies and who knows who else are trying to make sites like crunchyroll and of course fansubbers looks bad. I mean...hell I usually watch anime here...hope it gets licensed, then buy it legitimately. Sites like this are, to me, used for "promotional" uses. It could usually help an anime company out if more word gets spread about their anime. I mean take a look at haruhi and lucky star! Hell if people didnt fansub that I can almost guarantee it wouldnt be popular...hell people wouldnt noe about it. Hell thx to a couple fansub groups...im looking forward to buying the boxsets of each (hopefully by AX 2008)

I can see the counterargument here about money/business/profits/*insert more money talk or copyright infringement or just bashing here*. I noe where the opposition comes from. But, Im sry and excuse me for my language, most of us arent rly rich bastards and cant afford to keep going out there buying dvd after dvd at about $20 bucks a pop for like 3 eps or like $100+ on a "ultimate/complete/collectors/*again insert fancy name for a simple boxset here*" boxset. Heh and with blu ray being the next big thing for probably bandai....we're probably looking at a $10 price hike.

I apologize if this sounds like ranting...but its just frustrating that most high end corporate suits cant see from the lower class perspective. TYG for Gonzo being compromising, and its always good to come to crunchyroll to watch good animes.
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Posted 3/25/08
Whoa... it's getting pretty messy out there. I don't know much about the issues, but I have read a few articles on ANN about it (mainly the interview with a fansubber, read it to get where they are coming from... and some forum comments). I'm originally not a long time anime fan and is just recently starting to watch it so I don't know much about the business aspect of anime (and the ethical side of it as well....) since I'm just somebody who wants to enjoy watching some anime series.

I think the much more experienced and older anime fans may indeed had some right in being that way. They truly are passionate for the anime industry, much much more than a newbie like me and other people who watch anime here as well. Although the interview was very harsh (I think I personally couldn't handle anyone asking me questions like that....I would breakdown literally), they needed to ask those things.

Personally, I think what is needed is some anime education. A lot of people are ignorant about these things, well I was. Still, in the end, it may just boil down to whatever means one gets his anime in the most convenient way possible. And that is mainly the reason I watch at crunchyroll. It's a very friendly community. It's really hard to go to IRC and download stuff there and feel comfortable when I don't know half of what they are talking about.

On the ethical side of it... I have a very loose stance on it. I live in a country where piracy is very rampant and yet it is still much acceptable by people. So it's hard for me to grasp the legality or illegality of it all. Anyway, I just wish you guys the best of luck. In the end, I just hope that whatever happens, it might be the best for the whole anime community.
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Posted 3/25/08
what made the interview go bad was the answers. so much was NO COMMENT that it made it seem like he was hiding something. simple explanations and more info one most of the questions would have got less harsh follow ups. he should have stress then donating was optional more and that CR was a place to find fansubs instead of avoiding the questions
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Posted 3/25/08
interesting..is this for real??? shinji dropped out of school!!! but it was for CR!! so it doesn't matter!

it really seems like a huge job mantaining CR! just more the reason to thank shinji and the other's

I would agree with what the first comment on that forum post! it did leave somewhat of a bad feeling after reading the interview..he kinda skipped some important questions..I could understand the personal shinji questions.. I just hope everthing works out for CR

BUT the man who did the interview was somewhat aggressive..tackling some very hard-hitting questions from the begining! it almost seemed as if he was trying to make CR look bad! and the people who wrote in the forum of that website really pissed me off! saying that CR should be stamped out as fast as possible, or it's a shady website!!! don't see them trying to leave their jobs(if they have any) and put full support/money into a website. Vu Nguyen did the best to answer the questions but since it was almost attacking him and CR it made him look like he was trying to dodge some questions.


edsamac wrote:



So to all the CR fans, here... please don't go over to ANN and start a ruckus... please. Thanks.


I think you might want to put that in bold with capital letters!!! I have a feeling that this interview it might start a spark between CR and ANN!! (God forbid though)
Posted 3/25/08
wow....never realised how expensive websites could be....

but seriously....ANN is so aggressive.....
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Posted 3/25/08
You know, I really want to have a public research on how sites like veoh and CR are actually affecting the digital medium industry, or for that matter, video industry of what ever genre. There are those who can't afford to buy every single anime out there right? So if these people never got to see some of the animes on CR per say, would that really kill of possible customers, and have them suffer, or is it a matter of those who would usually pay for the entire box set of an entire series lost because of sites like veoh? Or do sites like veoh and CR actually attract more possible customers and raise their profits because it is getting more exposure?

Some of us would never even possibly even come into contact with some of the animes we've watched here on CR and veoh... But what does it really do to the anime industry?? I really want to know...
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Posted 3/25/08
ohh well that was one hot discussion..though i believe that ANN has gone a little bit overboard
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Posted 3/25/08
All i can say is, Go "Shuchung"!
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Posted 3/25/08
The internet is serious business....
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Posted 3/25/08
i dont see what the big deal is to agree with red dragon
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Posted 3/25/08
Holy crap... i only read like half way though... and i feel like ann are some jerk's
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