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I totally agree, there those are the main reason for my subscription as well. I was hoping my subscription would be worth more in the long run with new anime coming out. But most of the time I see a news post about a new anime its for US only. :(


That's odd, since over 3/4 of the current simulcasts are to the UK. Did they forget to announce the ones streaming in the UK and only announce the ones that aren't, maybe?

Check my maths here, these are copied and pasted from the announcements at ANN:



Looks like 14 out of 15 to me. I guess 15 out of 15 would be better, and all us people in the US, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland who can watch all 15 out of 15 have it better ...

... but it looks an awfully lot like Crunchyroll is getting the UK most of the time for its simulcasts. The way UK members are complaining, you'd think they were living in the UAE, where they only get 7 out of 15.

Obviously catalog titles are going to be more hit and miss, but I don't think Hulu/Funimation, YouTube/Funimation, YouTube/Nozomi, Viz or TheAnimeNetwork come anywhere close to 93% of their simulcasts streaming to the UK.


I forgot to mention I am in the Netherlands, sorry.
So yeah, still a lot. So thats for me its 12 out of 15. Okay, maybe I was wrong.
I just counted all the anime series that are shown to me, and there are (only?) 74 available to me in the Netherlands. And I think I am missing out on a lot, but I don't know how much Crunchyroll is streaming in total. ;)
At least i'll be missing out on this one, that's for sure. I prefer legal alternatives over illegal ones, but when left without choice. :(

And when it comes to alternatives. Can't watch Hulu here. Youtube/Funimation is blocked as well. Youtube/Nozomi has no vids. Viz has no simulcasts I think? Not that I can find at least (maybe it just doesn't show for me, cause of licensing etc). Also TheAnimeNetwork doesn't like me.
Although a little disclaimer here. I didn't check all vids on those sites.

So ya, a bit unlucky I am as a Dutchy.
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interesting. I'll give it a try!
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Whilst it's true that the UK does get a lot of the titles, you have to consider that numbers mean nothing when it comes to personal taste. If 10 anime series get put on here, and only 1 is not available for Person A, it's sod's law that the unavailable series will be the one series he wants to watch.

Even if it does get blown out of proportion, it still boils down to paying the same price for an inferior service, and whilst it is not CR's fault, you can surely see the issue people outside the Americas are having with this.
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Fortunately I live in the USA so i don't have to worry about the stupid licensing restrictions :-)

now what I want to know is when will the other 18 videos be released on here ? because if I like this Anime and I know I will, I am not going to wait a month or two to see the rest and will most likely find another site to acquire them from. With that being said I would prefer to watch this entire series on here legally if it is possible to do so without waiting a long time.

btw xxAoiSoraxx I like what you put for your location. I might steal it for my profile lol
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I want to see it !!
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Whilst it's true that the UK does get a lot of the titles, you have to consider that numbers mean nothing when it comes to personal taste. If 10 anime series get put on here, and only 1 is not available for Person A, it's sod's law that the unavailable series will be the one series he wants to watch.

Even if it does get blown out of proportion, it still boils down to paying the same price for an inferior service, and whilst it is not CR's fault, you can surely see the issue people outside the Americas are having with this.


It still annoys me to hear the "whinging pom" reaction I always heard about in Oz when I look at how much the UK gets on Crunchyroll compared to members from Southeast Asia, or Southern Europe, or the Middle East. Someone from one of those countries saying "But most of the time I see a news post about a new anime its for other countries, not for my country", its bloody true, not a massive exaggeration ... and for the simulcasts, starting three seasons ago, most all of the time the UK is one of the "other countries" that gets it.

Everyone will work out which titles are available to them and whether the anime membership is worth it to them. And so, sure, for someone who needs three simulcasts to make a membership worth their while, and they are only finding two, maybe the one that is region blocked would have made up the third.

But Crunchyroll talking an R1 rights holder into streaming a catalog title does not subtract any simulcasts or do anything to make the available streams any less valuable than the day before the R1 stream was put into the catalog.
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So yeah, still a lot. So thats for me its 12 out of 15. Okay, maybe I was wrong.

I just counted all the anime series that are shown to me, and there are (only?) 74 available to me in the Netherlands. And I think I am missing out on a lot, but I don't know how much Crunchyroll is streaming in total.


I make that out at a little more than half. The catalog titles are harder than the simulcasts, because the rights are often already sliced and diced, and its a lot easier to get a yes from one distributer than from two or three or four.

But for simulcasts, Crunchyroll has made a hell of a lot of progress in certain parts of the world compared to this time last year.


And when it comes to alternatives. Can't watch Hulu here. Youtube/Funimation is blocked as well. Youtube/Nozomi has no vids. Viz has no simulcasts I think? Not that I can find at least (maybe it just doesn't show for me, cause of licensing etc). Also TheAnimeNetwork doesn't like me.


That was my point. People complain on Crunchyroll forums that the glass is 1/4 empty because they are here to complain because the glass is 3/4 full. But Crunchyroll has done a hell of a lot more than any other streaming site to make streams available as widely as possible.

And look at the bright side - you can cycle around most cities in the Netherlands without facing these loony tune American drivers who think the road was built for them alone.
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agila61 wrote:


quintus_fontane wrote:



Whilst it's true that the UK does get a lot of the titles, you have to consider that numbers mean nothing when it comes to personal taste. If 10 anime series get put on here, and only 1 is not available for Person A, it's sod's law that the unavailable series will be the one series he wants to watch.

Even if it does get blown out of proportion, it still boils down to paying the same price for an inferior service, and whilst it is not CR's fault, you can surely see the issue people outside the Americas are having with this.


It still annoys me to hear the "whinging pom" reaction I always heard about in Oz when I look at how much the UK gets on Crunchyroll compared to members from Southeast Asia, or Southern Europe, or the Middle East. Someone from one of those countries saying "But most of the time I see a news post about a new anime its for other countries, not for my country", its bloody true, not a massive exaggeration ... and for the simulcasts, starting three seasons ago, most all of the time the UK is one of the "other countries" that gets it.

Everyone will work out which titles are available to them and whether the anime membership is worth it to them. And so, sure, for someone who needs three simulcasts to make a membership worth their while, and they are only finding two, maybe the one that is region blocked would have made up the third.

But Crunchyroll talking an R1 rights holder into streaming a catalog title does not subtract any simulcasts or do anything to make the available streams any less valuable than the day before the R1 stream was put into the catalog.


Hah, without a doubt most people on the internet have a strange sense of entitlement i'll give you that, and whinging seems to be a stock response to anything that's not broadcasting "Free stuff! Just for you!", but that's people in general for you these days. No doubt if something came out that wasn't available in the States we'd have a veritable legion of teary eyed forumers on our hands

I did exactly what you just said, I weighed up what I could watch, mulled it over, and decided that I wasn't terribly keen on parting with £ for it. So as a result I settle for the free stuff. I don't call into question the progress CR has made for a second, it's massively changed in a very short space of time and for the better too, but aye, until such time as the licensing chaps get their arse in gear, i'd brace yourself for whinging i'm afraid pal.
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This is one of the best series out there!! It's absolutely brilliant and the soundtrack is badass!!

Everyone have fun watching
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Posted 8/4/10

agila61 wrote:


LogiForce wrote:

I totally agree, there those are the main reason for my subscription as well. I was hoping my subscription would be worth more in the long run with new anime coming out. But most of the time I see a news post about a new anime its for US only. :(


That's odd, since over 3/4 of the current simulcasts are to the UK. Did they forget to announce the ones streaming in the UK and only announce the ones that aren't, maybe?

Check my maths here, these are copied and pasted from the announcements at ANN:



Looks like 14 out of 15 to me. I guess 15 out of 15 would be better, and all us people in the US, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland who can watch all 15 out of 15 have it better ...

... but it looks an awfully lot like Crunchyroll is getting the UK most of the time for its simulcasts. The way UK members are complaining, you'd think they were living in the UAE, where they only get 7 out of 15.

Obviously catalog titles are going to be more hit and miss, but I don't think Hulu/Funimation, YouTube/Funimation, YouTube/Nozomi, Viz or TheAnimeNetwork come anywhere close to 93% of their simulcasts streaming to the UK.


Oh man, that's where you failed miserably, it's only after the complaints that they added a few of those simulcasts in and not everyone is into the same stuff, take me for example, i only watch 6-8 of the 15 casts you listed there, that said, the general anime catalog on this site is full of shows i really want to see (only because they look interesting enough) but can't because there aren't for my region, putting that aside too, let's get on the Drama, i can't see any of the Drama here except RH Plus, car vids, parkour and cosplayers (what the shit, lol).

Also, i'm not only referring to the UK but the rest of the World's premium users who pay for this service and can't watch jack. And no offense but i think you live in a jar if you think Hulu works here in the UK or any other place apart from the US and Canada and such, the youtubes as well are blocked but i don't pay for them so i'll be a fool to complain.

Bottom line, we pay the same amount, some might say even more (exchange rates and all) but i'm not too sure, so why don't we get the same service, if they say it isn't CR's fault and there's nothing they can do about it then they should reduce the price for non US Prem members or try and DO something about the licenses, that is all
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Posted 8/4/10

agila61 wrote:


LogiForce wrote:

So yeah, still a lot. So thats for me its 12 out of 15. Okay, maybe I was wrong.

I just counted all the anime series that are shown to me, and there are (only?) 74 available to me in the Netherlands. And I think I am missing out on a lot, but I don't know how much Crunchyroll is streaming in total.


I make that out at a little more than half. The catalog titles are harder than the simulcasts, because the rights are often already sliced and diced, and its a lot easier to get a yes from one distributer than from two or three or four.

But for simulcasts, Crunchyroll has made a hell of a lot of progress in certain parts of the world compared to this time last year.


And when it comes to alternatives. Can't watch Hulu here. Youtube/Funimation is blocked as well. Youtube/Nozomi has no vids. Viz has no simulcasts I think? Not that I can find at least (maybe it just doesn't show for me, cause of licensing etc). Also TheAnimeNetwork doesn't like me.


That was my point. People complain on Crunchyroll forums that the glass is 1/4 empty because they are here to complain because the glass is 3/4 full. But Crunchyroll has done a hell of a lot more than any other streaming site to make streams available as widely as possible.

And look at the bright side - you can cycle around most cities in the Netherlands without facing these loony tune American drivers who think the road was built for them alone.


Sorry for quoting all this long chatter, i'm kind of tired and can't be bothered to edit it...

The catalog titles are what a lot of people here are after, i mean let's face it, before HD CR came along a lot of us would just torrent or animecrazy this stuff for almost simulcast timing of our desired shows, even though they were of shitty quality, so nothing stops us from doing it now.

But you see i came here this the morning, as i do every morning, looking for anime news on CR and the first thing i saw was that a new anime (old but new to CR) was up, which should be cataloged as it's not simulcast, i got all excited and jumped into the news thread, then i found out i couldn't watch the anime because of licensing issues, all i could think of was "why the fuck didn't you write this in the header?" because to me this is only adding to the bags of cataloged anime i can't watch. Now tell me why the hell i shouldn't complain about this? you see it sounds to me like you're saying the amount we pay for premium is only worth the limited simulcasts that we watch, which can be watched anywhere else or here for free i might add, but YOU pay the same and you're entitled to everything in store, what sort of shitty logic is that?

Oh and just so you know, i'm not an angry fellow or anything like that (if that's what i came across as) that's kind of just how i talk... sometimes
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its too late for this now.....

watched this show already 3.5 years ago.....

but great show.. better than many similar shows...

I recommend this one... if you have nothing else to do with your life...
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So no plans to get the other 22 episodes? Interesting but not exactly earth-shattering news.
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The rest of the episodes aren't listed on the CR calendar so it looks like it really might just be a teaser. Such a shame cause I'd love to watch them all on here.

I tend to buy anime DVDs if it's something I know I'll watch over and over. I haven't seen enough of this one yet to know if it's one of those. *is going to buy the new Vampire Knight and the Haruhi DVDs next time I'm downtown in Little Tokyo*
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But you see i came here this the morning, as i do every morning, looking for anime news on CR and the first thing i saw was that a new anime (old but new to CR) was up, which should be cataloged as it's not simulcast, i got all excited and jumped into the news thread, then i found out i couldn't watch the anime because of licensing issues, all i could think of was "why the fuck didn't you write this in the header?" ...


I definitely agree with that. Its a mistake to always try to "hide" the regional distribution. "For members in the US, Canada and US territories, we are able to host so and so's stream of Moribitu!", first sentence. Its like they think that members outside of the US and Canada won't notice!

Crunchyroll-dudes, you can't hide the region restriction, so why keep putting it below the fold? If you put the regions broadcast above the fold all the time, then it would avoid a lot of disappointment!
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