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Posted 12/29/08

ayamefan13 wrote:

I'm kind of curious about the region thing. Meaning some videos, some regions (countries) can't view videos. I live in the U.S so I can view it, but maybe Shinji, you should update on it? Because you might be losing some users as I have screencaped here:



Yes I agree.

I'm a Singaporean myself like the user who gave the comments. Unlike the person however, I have already pre-ordered my membership ( I seriously believe in supporting the anime industry).

But it sucks when I visit crunchyroll one day to suddenly find that I can't watch my favourite animes because of the region thing. At least give a warning dude!

If this continues even after the membership thing kick starts then I really have to question shinji what I'm paying for. I understand that regional license is complicated so I'm gonna give it time to work out.

I receive an email from crunchyroll asking for support and I did. Now help me out so that I can watch my favorite animes!

Keep us updated too. I think this region thing is pretty important. There are many crunchy users outside of the US after all.

And thanks ayamefan13, for being thoughtful of anime fans outside of the US. Appreciate it.

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Posted 12/29/08
I think a warning has already been given. From the FAQ: http://www.crunchyroll.com/help?topic=anime_member

Is this available in my country?
While we try to get worldwide availability for all of our titles, due to the vagaries of licensing restrictions, we cannot promise that every single title released on Crunchyroll will be available in all countries. Detailed territorial restrictions are displayed on each video page.

In other words it's the Japanese copyright holders who set the rules for what regions can and can't get certain shows. Perhaps it means they have already have licensed the rights to some shows in your region and cannot allow CR to stream them there.
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Posted 12/29/08 , edited 12/29/08
so what...can you only watch specific anime series if have the membership?
are all the old series still gonna stay on CR?
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I Live in the UK... Which kinda throws me out. I just wanted to check if i can purchase it because i will be very upset if im not able to view my favourite animes. I would write in a complaint. However if it is possible to allow UK Residents pay and use via the US payment method. I will be happy.
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Posted 12/29/08
I guess we can wait and see if this is really good news or bad
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wow this forum really helped all my questions were asked befor and answered already so thanks~
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Maybe Crunchyroll shouldn't be worldwide then or it should have promoted it's premium anime membership to US citizens only. The thing is I received an email the same as everyone else and I responded, albeit carelessly believing that there will be no problems, and without reading the FAQs.
The region thing is partly the japanese copyright holders fault, they've always been screwed up and don't really understand what goes on outside their country, but I also think that crunchyroll shouldn't take this region problem too lightly, as many are affected.

Again, maybe crunchyroll should not have allowed people from certain regions to get the premium membership in the first place.

But if I pay for something in full I guess expect to get the full product or service. Is that too much too ask?
I think consumers have rights too, unless of course I get to pay lesser. But I believe I paid the same as everyone else.

I guess I'll wait and see if crunchyroll responds to the issue. Many are already giving up on crunchyroll, but not me.

A WARNING TO THOSE LIVING OUTSIDE THE U.S : DON'T get the premium membership crunchyroll has been advertising heavily YET. Wait and see what happens.
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If I buy a 3 month membership, which I am considering doing to try it out, at the "pre-order" rate, and at the end of the 3 months decide I like what I have been getting, how are renewals handled? Can I change it to the 1 year at the same preorder rate, am I grandfathered in? What if I just renew on the 3 month plan, do I pay the same amount or does it jump to the "normal rate" no matter which plan you purchased?
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I'm still hoping for Shinji to add Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou, Clannad After Story, Gundam 00, Gundam Seed movie, Gundam Wing, XXXHolic OAV, Kuroshitsuji, To Aru Majitsu no Index, and ToraDora if possible.
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Posted 12/30/08
its hard when some anime got licensed so i think that will be a long issue
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Posted 12/30/08

kenzhou4 wrote:

Sounds Great Shinji, from the way I see it, Your really Helping Us Out Alot, You took the Legal Route Instead Of illegal way, Now Look after all your Hard Work its Paid Off, I cant see how People Complain about Paying for this Stuff, I mean I understand its a Little on the high side, But Look what your Getting, 150 animes selection to Choose from High Def, Your Getting 1 hour Prior release to watch it right after it airs in japan, I mean Shinji is doing his best to make this a awesome site, and do you guys think Bandwidth is cheap? Hell No its Not, Thats why he does the anime member ship charges for donations to help keep this site running and the fact is Not even all this Money he gets from us goes into his Pockets, Think about the Company's Thats Lets Shinji Distributes Their Anime, They May want Cuts Of what he Is getting too, Not to Mention People who may be working with shinji and Did I forget the Bandwidth Charges?, so He has alot on his Mind and plate and I bet it would be easier to show some amount of grateful for trying to do everything the right way, if you guys dont want to pay then dont, but complaining is just wrong, if You dont have Money Understood, if you dont like his idea thats you, but dont Criticize somebody for trying to do the Right thing and Help Make Crunchyroll, the Place to watch anime and Hang out at..

And For those who thinks torrenting is going to get it Done, Pfft Good Luck with that, Its Being Cracked Down even More, and the Consequences are getting Worse for those who get caught, Put it this way: I rather Pay Around 7 dollars for the Month to get something Legally and In hi-def, then wait Hours and Hours Of Downloading from torrents Just to watch a Anime Not to Mention the chances of Being Caught, By that time, others have already seen the anime and are waiting for the Next, and if thats the case, Just wait for a week for it to come, I mean you guys do that for most of the Anime anyways that were re-released for toei animation so its the same idea..

So all Im saying is Keep your Shinji is Selling out Comments to yourself, and Your Im going to this Site cause shinji is charging comments to yourself, at least shinji is trying to help us Legally, and not doing what dattebayo does, I Mean Shinji could Just not come on and be a bad Moderator who doesnt answer to our Pms and Messages about making the site better, I cant Believe some People, after all the things and Meetings and Messages he went through to make this Happen, all he gets back in turn is, Your Selling out. thats just Sad Man, and its not Like its 60 dollars or nothing I mean 6 dollars inst bad for a month is You think about it.. But im done Talking


I dunno, but compared to these 2 sources:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2008-03-25/vu-nguyen (1 of the co-founders of CR)

and

http://www.websiteoutlook.com/www.crunchyroll.com (How much CR's revenue/monthly/current)

Looks like the company is doing pretty well, and will be doing much better when the anime memberships come out. But I will still purchase an anime membership, because I would still support the anime industry through the legal system of the internet.

GL on the website and don't try to get discouraged by all the other users. Technically nothing is free unless it is risking another person's life, job, or environment.
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Posted 12/30/08
Do have to pay, to watch the anime? so its not free anymore?
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...Okay.....
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Posted 12/30/08
I just want to know if i get a membership will you guys have hitman reborn?
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Posted 12/30/08
i don't know if i missed it somewhere, but does anyone know when the last day to pre-order the membership is [at the low price]?

i'm planning on waiting until my next paycheck [which is next monday jan. 5th] but if the pre-order is not going to be up until then, i want to get it now. thanks to anyone who can answer this for me
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