Interview: Crunchyroll's Vu Nguyen
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Posted 3/25/08 , edited 3/25/08
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2008-03-25/vu-nguyen

AnimeNewsNetwork conducted an interview with Vu Nguyen, a cofounder of Crunchyroll recently. What do you guys think?

Honestly, while I like CR still, it does provide loads of illegal content. However it's also providing content that I can't get anywhere else, like my asian dramas. When's the last time somebody in America was licensing those huh?

I can also see why the fansub community would be mad seeing as how they're not getting paid for their work even though now the staff at CR gets a paycheck.

Right now I think the Anime Industry just wants to attack CR mainly because of the venture capital they just got. I still believe that CR is one of the best resources for asian entertainment and while it won't be easy, I think people will come to respect CR in time.

I think people are just too focused on the $6 a month one could pay for a hi-res version of a show. While many of us did do that, a whole lot of people never did it. I think they're missing the point in that they are providing a general hub for everything Asian and not realizing that the whole reason CR is popular is not because of their money income, but that they're a all-in-one incompass website that you can't find anywhere else.

And check out this comment from the forums by one user:

"All that guys at crunchyroll ever wanted was to be a "cool" place to hang out for idiotic anime "fans" who are too lazy or stupid to figure out how to run a torrent to download a CCCP pack, and too lazy or broke to get a job and actually buy DVD's. Don't try to make it like they are doing the community some sort of favor by providing some trail blazing service. It's a place for lazy little punks to get their quick anime fix without having to actually think or work for it, and is competely disrespectful to every other segment of the anime community.

Just checking out their forums or comments on the videos for 5 minutes will tell you what kind of people frequent that site. I don't know what GONZO is thinking by putting up their content there, I guarentee you that almost none of the people that frequent that site will EVER pay ANYTHING for anime if they can possibly avoid it. Using it as advertising to try to sell DVD's, or high def downloads is foolhardy at best, as no true anime fans that would be willing to pay for either of those actually visit the site to begin with."

Wow, what a totally invald statement, guy doesn't have a clue about the CR community. I'm just about the opposite of everything he said. And I'm not a true anime fan? Get the hell out of here with that. *End rant.
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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 fro CR
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Posted 3/25/08
wow interesting thx when was the interview!? keep up with the good work shinji
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Whoa.!!!
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No matter how much I like crunchyroll, its still illegal and is hurting the industry. I also think people are mistaken by fansubbers, they think they are getting excellent translations and maybe they do do research, but in reality they still add alot of words ie. curse words. So why say they are annoyed by people like Funimation and Bandai because they add things? Fansubbig still isn't necessarily keeping it in its original form. I rather get official subtitles from them then from someone in his basement Just watching things on crunchyroll and not buying the DVD's is just hurting yourself and what you like. I actually support the Animes I enjoy by buying them on DVD
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All I can say is what a disrespectful interviewer..
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animelova01 wrote:

omfg. do you people have to report EVERYTHING!
aish~ --''


Because those that got reported broke the forum rules and should have used the search button to find out if there was a duplicate already.
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*adding to what AHTL said* Yeah seriously, how hard is it to use the search function? Or even the thread index for that matter... When you create duplicates you waste bandwith...
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Posted 3/25/08
i think the one who interviewed vu nguyen was kinda annoying...
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