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Seitokai no Ichizon/Student Council's Discretion & Demonbane launches!
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Posted 12/23/10
OMG!! Seitokai no Ichizon!!

Haha one of my faves.
Posted 12/23/10
I'm really loving all of these new Kadokawa anime additions ^^

I'm adding & watching them all one after another in my watchlist ^^

I've already seen Cosplay Complex OVA so far & am currently on Mushi-Uta now ^^

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Posted 12/23/10
Setokai no Ichi!!!!!!!

The show is so Win!!

Ahh, to be Ken!!!!!!!

Definitely be rewatching this one!!!!!!!

I'll have to check out the other to.

Thanks Shinji!!!
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Posted 12/23/10

zqadams wrote:


speekma wrote:

What's the point in a Premium membership when there is NEVER new content for my region. Over the past few months I've seen DOZENS AND DOZENS of shows announced and not a SINGLE ONE has been available in Australia.

Yes I'm angry. If you live in any of the regions where these titles are available and are not a premium member, my dollar (and the dollars of everyone else who gets constantly denied) paid for it. I'm getting sick and tired of coming here looking for anime and getting the finger instead.

Crunchyroll treats a handful of regions as its audience, and the rest of the world as its income.

Cut our membership costs in half, or give us some anime to watch. This is ridiculous.


(full disclosure: I'm a US resident and premium member)

It's not that simple. I'm not directly involved with CR or the anime industry as a whole, but I was friendly enough with people who were during the early-2000s boom period. No matter how silly it seems in the digital era (and trust me, content licensors are nothing if not silly as regards digital rights) every country is a different contract, and sometimes there are countries where a show isn't available at any price or costs as much to license for a very small market as it does for the US, with a return on investment being literally impossible.

You complain that CR is ignoring Australia, when most of the blame probably lies at the licensors' feet and not CR who would I'm sure LOVE to get the Australian rights if they're at a financially viable rate. Assuming a rate reduction is out of the question (I'm not touching that subject with a ten foot pole since it doesn't really relate to transmission rights, just value-for-money which is subjective) and Australian rights aren't available, would you then insist that CR stop licensing new shows in order to protect your perception of your investment? I mean, I can kind of understand the frustration, but every time a new announcement gets made people flip out because "CR is ignoring/milking/etc. us" when the issue's a lot more complex. Frankly, my perception is likely somewhat skewed by my location, but I want to see CR license everything they can for the territories they can. Lastly, I think it's important to note that the dozen or so shows introduced in the last month are all limited to roughly the same territories because they're all from the same company and were acquired as a set.[/i Getting progressively angrier over a big package deal that happens to have been announced over several Wednesdays is bad for your blood pressure, and doesn't really do anyone any good.



Nicely said!!!!
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Posted 12/23/10
Seen both a long time ago, I feel sorry for CR picking this up late.
And I hope you do not censor the series.
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Posted 12/23/10
Seitokai!!!! ...but I can't See it ( ...on Crunchyroll )

I think I have to notice to Crunchyroll staff that Europe doesn't stops at the Atlantic coast there are other countries beyond them... :rolleyes:

I agree with speekma complaints even if it seems that Kadokawa animes are not to be avaible worldwide... It's very frustrating not to be alble to see new titles.
Let's be optimistic for the future at least
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Posted 12/23/10

zqadams wrote:


speekma wrote:

What's the point in a Premium membership when there is NEVER new content for my region. Over the past few months I've seen DOZENS AND DOZENS of shows announced and not a SINGLE ONE has been available in Australia.

Yes I'm angry. If you live in any of the regions where these titles are available and are not a premium member, my dollar (and the dollars of everyone else who gets constantly denied) paid for it. I'm getting sick and tired of coming here looking for anime and getting the finger instead.

Crunchyroll treats a handful of regions as its audience, and the rest of the world as its income.

Cut our membership costs in half, or give us some anime to watch. This is ridiculous.


(full disclosure: I'm a US resident and premium member)

It's not that simple. I'm not directly involved with CR or the anime industry as a whole, but I was friendly enough with people who were during the early-2000s boom period. No matter how silly it seems in the digital era (and trust me, content licensors are nothing if not silly as regards digital rights) every country is a different contract, and sometimes there are countries where a show isn't available at any price or costs as much to license for a very small market as it does for the US, with a return on investment being literally impossible.

You complain that CR is ignoring Australia, when most of the blame probably lies at the licensors' feet and not CR who would I'm sure LOVE to get the Australian rights if they're at a financially viable rate. Assuming a rate reduction is out of the question (I'm not touching that subject with a ten foot pole since it doesn't really relate to transmission rights, just value-for-money which is subjective) and Australian rights aren't available, would you then insist that CR stop licensing new shows in order to protect your perception of your investment? I mean, I can kind of understand the frustration, but every time a new announcement gets made people flip out because "CR is ignoring/milking/etc. us" when the issue's a lot more complex. Frankly, my perception is likely somewhat skewed by my location, but I want to see CR license everything they can for the territories they can. Lastly, I think it's important to note that the dozen or so shows introduced in the last month are all limited to roughly the same territories because they're all from the same company and were acquired as a set.[/i Getting progressively angrier over a big package deal that happens to have been announced over several Wednesdays is bad for your blood pressure, and doesn't really do anyone any good.



That is very much true!
But you only say that because you don't live in Australia and you don't know the frustration. We pay the same price as you do only to get 1/2, if not 1/4 the content that you do. Can't deny that that wouldn't be frustrating if you were in our shoes.
Granted its not there fault but still doesn't take away the disappointment when you find out you cant watch a cool new anime that they are bringing out.

I'm just saying aswell, not trying to debate the matter
Plus I just finished acquiring "Demonbane" from a different source so I'm happy now still would of preferred watching it on CR
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Posted 12/23/10
that's cool haha
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Posted 12/23/10
Yay~ New things to watch
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Posted 12/23/10
Yay to Sugisaki Ken!

To those of you who haven't seen Seitokai no Ichizon, he's a cooler version of Keima from The World God Only Knows.
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Posted 12/23/10

zqadams wrote:


dm_ wrote:

This is great news, thanks!

Will these be available on the iPhone app (they don't seem to be listed there at the moment)?



I'm hoping Demonbane will, but so far as I can tell the only show from the Kadokawavalanche that's on the iOS app is Lucky Star.

I understand that some licensors consider stream-to-mobile a different contract than stream-to-PC, but it would be REALLY nice if we could have a comprehensive list of which shows can't be put on the mobile apps.


It's not as much a licensing issue as much as a content issue... you can thank Apple and their arbitrary "decency" rules. Anything with any hint of adult nature to it will be an issue, Same reason Panty and Stocking isnt there... although "Uroboku" and its messed up "girl reincarnated in a guys body theme" made it... go figure.
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Posted 12/23/10
Seitokai no Ichizon is such a great show, I recommend to everyone! xD
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Posted 12/23/10
Ok... so just because I don't live in either North America nor South America, but actually in the little piece of land called Central America that is between North and South, I can't watch ANY of the series listed?

I know the region is small compared to both North America and South America, in fact, my country is the smallest in the freaking continent! But this is so ridiculous I can only laugh instead of getting angry.

*sigh* Oh well. Venting is done. *goes back to watching what it legally available*
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Posted 12/23/10
I've already seen Student Council's Discretion/Seitokai no Ichizon but I may watch it again, very good anime!
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Posted 12/25/10
I'm liking that Student Council's Discretion/Seitokai no Ichizon show............ its funny so far.......
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