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What is Better Watching on Crunchy Roll or Downloading illegally ?
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Posted 12/12/10
What is Better Watching on Crunchy Roll or Downloading illegally ?

of Course My Answer Would be YES
i Prefer Watching Legally on Crunchy Roll , But if i had a Choice.

i Love Bleach , But the only Choice They Give me is to Download it illegally , i am from Saudi Arabia and Bleach will not Release the Rights for Crunchy Roll for my Country .

So i am Watching illegally because there is no legal way to do it ?!!

i do not Understand People Like That , They could Profit allot but there to Rusty and Narrow Minded to see it .

At Least We Have Naruto ,

But what we don't Have is Gundam 00 , Bleach , one Peace , Occult Academy , and Many Many Others .

We Have Just 5 Pages of Anime in Crunchy Roll
We Are Paying Customers Just Like You

Please Help me Spread The Word ,

Anime Fans Unite till we see the Light
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You more or less hit the nail on the head why illegal downloading is such a problem atm.
If the content is not avaliable in your country or ludicrously overpriced, then people will resort to illegal activity.

I think its a little unfair that you are a premium member and don't have access to the same material that I do. But I doubt crunchyroll do it on purpose, most likely there are legal restrictions involved, but I really don't know. I'll support your efforts!
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Depends on your country... so what's better between the two options you told us to choose? None. Watching it legally hehe.
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The reason why it isn't aired in every country is this. There is strict laws behind each country and if a anime isn't aired. It means that the people in charge of that anime don't want it in their country. I don't know why Bleach isn't worldwide but I guess it isn't. It all goes down to what the government sees as safe in your country. Each country is different. I suggest that if you have a problem with certain anime not showing in your area. I suggest saying something to whoever takes care of anime in your area. You could ask them why they won't get it. If you want to see that show legally do something about it. All illegal showing does is get you into more trouble. I always suggest the legal way of doing stuff.
Posted 12/12/10
Downloading illegally is my answer, only because CrunchyRoll doesn't license the series I want to watch. If they did, then watching on CrunchyRoll would be better. I prefer watching legally, but if I can't, then I resort to watching illegally.
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It is the main reason I have a membership with CrunchyRoll.

I think it's important to support the people who create the anime series, we enjoy.
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Since I want to support the original creators as much as possible, I get my Anime fix through legal means. I've never downloaded illegally. (I'd be afraid of getting malware on my computer if I did download illegally.) I have a massive Region 1 DVD backlog and a massive watchlist here on Crunchyroll so it really makes no sense for me to download shows illegally. I'd probably never get around to watching downloads anyway. But that's a good thing in my book. In a perfect world, every county in the world would have access to Anime legally.
Posted 12/12/10 , edited 12/12/10
I do both since some shows are never picked up by cr or the states and i don't really care what others think. Also if you truly want to support the industry buy region 2 dvd's instead of shitty r1 dvd's with poor quailty and shit dubs.
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Posted 12/12/10

AsuraCryin wrote:

Downloading illegally is my answer, only because CrunchyRoll doesn't license the series I want to watch. If they did, then watching on CrunchyRoll would be better. I prefer watching legally, but if I can't, then I resort to watching illegally.

Of course for those of us in the United States, Crunchyroll isn't the only legal outlet online for anime.




PaladianCecil213 wrote:

I do both since some shows are never picked up by cr or the states and i don't really care what others think. Also if you truly want to support the industry buy region 2 dvd's instead of shitty r1 dvd's with poor quailty and shit dubs.

I doubt the video quality of R1 DVD media is any lower than the Japanese counterpart. Even the presence of fewer episodes per DVD doesn't mean the extra capacity was taken advantage of to provide a higher bit rate, or that the quality difference would be noticeable if they did. There is also the fact that darn few anime DVDs fail to include the original Japanese audio, and will include subtitles, which are a rarity on Japanese DVDs.

Of course, the producers of the anime do make more money on the R2 discs, but most people see it as impractical (not to mention uneconomical) to purchase something that costs more and has less utility.



For myself, I haven't watched a fansub since June, and have no plans to do so in the near future. There have been plenty of legally available anime to occupy my time. Does that mean I will never watch another fansub? Probably not. If a series I am really interested in goes unlicensed for a period of years (2-5, I haven't decided), then I'll probably find and watch a fansub. I am hoping by that time, however, that unlicensed anime will be a rarity.
Posted 12/12/10

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AsuraCryin wrote:

Downloading illegally is my answer, only because CrunchyRoll doesn't license the series I want to watch. If they did, then watching on CrunchyRoll would be better. I prefer watching legally, but if I can't, then I resort to watching illegally.

Of course for those of us in the United States, Crunchyroll isn't the only legal outlet online for anime.




PaladianCecil213 wrote:

I do both since some shows are never picked up by cr or the states and i don't really care what others think. Also if you truly want to support the industry buy region 2 dvd's instead of shitty r1 dvd's with poor quailty and shit dubs.

I doubt the video quality of R1 DVD media is any lower than the Japanese counterpart. Even the presence of fewer episodes per DVD doesn't mean the extra capacity was taken advantage of to provide a higher bit rate, or that the quality difference would be noticeable if they did. There is also the fact that darn few anime DVDs fail to include the original Japanese audio, and will include subtitles, which are a rarity on Japanese DVDs.

Of course, the producers of the anime do make more money on the R2 discs, but most people see it as impractical (not to mention uneconomical) to purchase something that costs more and has less utility.



For myself, I haven't watched a fansub since June, and have no plans to do so in the near future. There have been plenty of legally available anime to occupy my time. Does that mean I will never watch another fansub? Probably not. If a series I am really interested in goes unlicensed for a period of years (2-5, I haven't decided), then I'll probably find and watch a fansub. I am hoping by that time, however, that unlicensed anime will be a rarity.


actually you will be amazed at the the higher quailty on r2 compared to r1 releases "bluray" is different since japan and America are on the same region but DVD quailty is better because of the less amount on the DVD. The more that you compresses and have to encode on DVD the less quailty/pitcher you will have as an overall result. I have copied and made so many dvd's in the past 5 years it's not even funny to see how much better a DVD dl compared to dvd-r looks when making copies. I know that sounds stupid but anime is a visual medium after all and I want to enjoy it in the best quality as possible. As for the dub part i did go a little out line and not all are bad but i just do not use them and I hate buying something that I will never use.

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Posted 12/12/10
Crunchyroll FTW
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Posted 12/13/10
It's true that Crunchyroll suffers from some problems when it comes to regional programming. I subscribed for an 'all-access' account only to find that their selection of dramas is limited to a handful of posing women and a lot of japanese car shows. However, I know from others that they have a far wider selection than I am seeing, which is rather disappointing.

I enjoy watching the majority of anime on Crunchyroll because it's quicker than downloading and they have a very wide selection of shows on offer, including some I might have otherwise overlooked. That said, they often release the censored versions of anime for one reason or another (even to older members who have 'mature content' enabled') and others aren't even available in my country.

It's not hard to see why people resort to downloading anime they can't get any other way, but it's nice to know you're supporting the animators who give us these great shows.
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Posted 12/13/10
what is better? well to at will have the anime I want to watch on a screen that is on a pair of glasses that I am wearing, all controls to be controlled by thoughts...

But I am realistic and don't plan to wait that long

Me?... Other then that I watch some on CR that is available here, also watch things on other means of streaming, but the quality does tend to drop unless I just borrow from friends, consequently I am not sure how they got hold of it though...

But watching it in the sofa in front of the TV beats sitting in front of my computer.
And it is better to own the dvd, BUT unless I can have the whole anime, there is no point in buying an dvd




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Posted 12/13/10

Arukoto_Naikoto wrote:

But watching it in the sofa in front of the TV beats sitting in front of my computer.
And it is better to own the dvd, BUT unless I can have the whole anime, there is no point in buying an dvd

I've been watching Crunchyroll on my TV since my first visit (HTPC for the win).

Now that CR has a Roku channel, everyone that can spare $60-$100 can get in on the fun.

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Posted 12/13/10
My husband said to use a proxy server to get around the regional restrictions. I am not versed on how you would set one up, but I know we had a program called Anonomizer on my laptop that would change my IP address when surfing the web. I don't know how easy it would be to google it and set it up, sorry I can't help in that way. But if you can manage to get a proxy, you should be able to access all the content on Crunchyroll and other websites that may be blocked in your country.
Good Luck!
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