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What happened to the original crunchyroll? the crunchyroll that we stay tuned with?
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Yeah it was great with all the updates and the anime memberships of the site which offers high quality vids of our favorite japanese animes. We all love it, I know. What I think is not good is that old videos are starting to be deleted. I don't know why and I don't want to make a fuss about it. It's just that, I don't feel the same whenever I open the site of crunchyroll now rather than roughly 4-5 months ago. Before, I used to feel that this was the real home for me of anime videos for I could watch anime videos and a lot more asian videos. I really thought that this site is for people to enjoy and hang out, discuss anime, etc. It was really fun back then having a wide variety of high speed archive videos. Now, you know what I think? Crunchyroll turned out to be a commercial site for anime. When i saw the news about the partnerships with japanese companies, I thought they would just ADD VIDS to the OLD ARCHIVES though it turn out I was wrong... I don't know what the deal is but I am starting to feel homeless again..sorry for the poor composition...as for crunchyroll, I just wanna share my thoughts..
Posted 2/16/09

ishke1 wrote:

Yeah it was great with all the updates and the anime memberships of the site which offers high quality vids of our favorite japanese animes. We all love it, I know. What I think is not good is that old videos are starting to be deleted. I don't know why and I don't want to make a fuss about it. It's just that, I don't feel the same whenever I open the site of crunchyroll now rather than roughly 4-5 months ago. Before, I used to feel that this was the real home for me of anime videos for I could watch anime videos and a lot more asian videos. I really thought that this site is for people to enjoy and hang out, discuss anime, etc. It was really fun back then having a wide variety of high speed archive videos. Now, you know what I think? Crunchyroll turned out to be a commercial site for anime. When i saw the news about the partnerships with japanese companies, I thought they would just ADD VIDS to the OLD ARCHIVES though it turn out I was wrong... I don't know what the deal is but I am starting to feel homeless again..sorry for the poor composition...as for crunchyroll, I just wanna share my thoughts..


oke thanks for your rant and now GTFO out crunchyroll if you don't like this ^__^
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Posted 2/16/09
It went indie then down corporate hill..
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Posted 2/16/09
"The only thing permanent in this world is change" ~ a done to death quote by whoever.
Posted 2/16/09
it evolved with everything else..
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Posted 2/16/09
i still love crunchy

now i'm trying out new animes

because the old ones

most of them are licensed

i'm currently watching shugo chara right now
Posted 2/16/09
I partially share your sentiments. The...video supply is pretty much limited. And then there's the regional limitation.
I know that it's not CR's fault, however it still does irritate me and I wish that the anime and licensing industry would show more interest in walking hand in hand with its fan base.
I know that they deem illegitimate copies of their products and fansubbing organisations as detrimental to their business, and financial income, but the way piracy and fansubbers are being demonised, and how much money is being invested in...stopping piracy crimes is just futile.

I'd say that the fight against piracy has more of a destructive effect on their businesses than piracy itself. Instead of focusing on how to make their products more appealing for its fans, newcomers, or random people, they rather invest money in a futile act; elimination of piracy.

As we all know, piracy is something that will always exist, and no matter how much money you will invest into the fight against it, it's a battle that is predetermined to fail.

For example, I can't feel any empathy for their foolish fight against fansubbers. Why? Well, it's thanks to those fan sub organisations that Japan's anime/drama products are having a worldwide fan base now. Without those fan-subbers animé and Asian drama would be an unknown thing in most places of the West, or at least not as well-known as it is now. So, why trying to eliminate organisations which subbed the videos for free and got more people interested into Asian media? Why not trying to find a compromise and work with them together?

Well, now I do realise that someone will come up with the argument that those fansub groups are subbing pirated material. But this argument is...moot. Hypothetically this would be easy to prevent if the anime/drama industry would be willing to work together with them.
Also, maybe you noticed this already, but most fan subbed material is by far of better quality than the subs by some legitimate organisation.

But as it is, it seems like those industries prefer to fight something that's unstoppable instead of working more the appeal of their works. Too bad. ;/


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Posted 2/16/09
Well you need to think about the future. Most of the animes we had were old anyways. And illegal. Now that Shinji has gotten rid of the illegal stuff off the website, anime companies can see that it is a legit site were there products will be protected. And hence in the future we will get alot of the newer and maybe older animes quicker than anyone else and legally.
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Posted 2/16/09
I still like this site, but I don't like what they do now...
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hmm . . . -__- [ no comment ]
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Wow! I just got a lot more ideas with what you guys were posting...yeah I still love crunchyroll and I agree that whenever there is legitimacy, there would always be piracy!! I think that companies should focus more in the attempt to better delight their fans rather than go full power against piracy..and oh by the way, I respect the opinions of people who don't mind the old animes anymore but for me, they are the ones that made me fall madly in love with anime and so, why would I want to get them out of my reach? Anyways, thanks for the posts guys ^_^ I hope that crunchyroll would further evolve into something better than in the past ^_^ I don't like the advertisements in the videos O_O One last question, why are some of the animes, even though there is no TAG of LICENSED or REMOVED in them, don't have the videos anymore??
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Posted 2/17/09
cr now sucks...
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Posted 2/17/09
Shinji has to make money SOMEHOW.
And what's with these stupid little "show off my graphic skills crap".
Every where I go someone's avatar just HAS to be "showy", "glowy" or "photoshop-like".
It used to be just a plain old anime pictures.
*sigh* The good old days...
That's why I don't go on as much.
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Posted 2/17/09
Why don't you just download the vids that you like and make a private archive in your computer. Frankly, I don't give a damn.
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