Some love for Greece!?(and other non us countries)
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i wanted to ask if there is a chance that we could see some anime titles (bleach) that now are not available in our country! (also in other countries)
i am anime member for 2 months i think, in the past i have watched naruto, then when i started to see shippuden one friend told me about you(crunchyroll)!!! and after a year as a free user i decided to pay! for some reasons:
1)hd episodes
2)this site has a nice order to the stuff that is hosting
3)play-list(i am siting in my bed and i am watching the episodes without get up)
4)and a big big collection if animes(that i cant see)
5)adds was not a reason that i became premium!!!

i have watched all the naruto shippuden epps and i am waiting every week
for that reason i started fairy tail, and because i am waiting again every week for an epp i started Demon King Daimao that was small so it ended, so i am here and paying every month for 2 anime titles that because in the beginning was to many episodes left to watch it was ok and easy(looking one by one every site until you find a good vid, etc), now i am thinking that i don't know if i want to pay for these 2 only(if i want i can download them, there are only just 2 episodes the week) and i want something more to feel that the money are not going for no reason here, like bleach or one of the other animes that are region limited and i and others want to see,
anyway i just wanted to learn if you are actually doing something about this or you are just saying that you are doing something because you are ok with the money and you don't care that some of the guys that paying you right now may quit for that reason? i am here for a year maybe more as a free user i didn't see something that you did for the regional restrict at least not for the hot titles that all are waiting, if you have done something let me know! if not are you going to do?
you must understand that not all the world has the privilege to be in us and have all the hiden animes that we cant see (there are a lot!!!), and in other countries there is Internet many years now and those countries has anime fans that downloading anime from YOUR videos that others uploading if you try you will keep the existing members and make new members, just saying!!!

Weeeeeeeeeeell that's all!!!!!
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Posted 3/3/11
thnx for the reply!!! you sure care for your customers!!!
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Posted 3/4/11
Yes there is a chance but it requires a lot of time, negotiating and money to become a reality. That said, we are trying to localize our site in more countries and expanding the region rights for the shows we currently have.
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I think you need to charge people who can not view every Anime that much less per month.

For Example:

Since I am in USA and get every Anime I pay the full 100%.

People who get 70% of the Anime offered should pay 70% of the current fee.
People who get 40% of the Anime offered should pay 40% of the current fee.

Etc.

Why?

Because then those with licensing permissions will lose money and want to give it to more countries to get more money.
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But by the same grain there may be people who only get 40% of the anime and watch all 40% (NEETS) while there may be others getting 100% of the anime but only watching 5%. A tiered system would put these people off becoming members.

Hell i'm a premium member, i watch all the anime in SD still, I don't watch it all that often due to uni / work, i'm just paying to help support a legal anime site. (and because its getting harder and harder to find good torrents)

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Posted 3/14/11

Khaltazar wrote:

I think you need to charge people who can not view every Anime that much less per month.

For Example:

Since I am in USA and get every Anime I pay the full 100%.

People who get 70% of the Anime offered should pay 70% of the current fee.
People who get 40% of the Anime offered should pay 40% of the current fee.

Etc.

Why?

Because then those with licensing permissions will lose money and want to give it to more countries to get more money.


Actually I don't think the licenser get the money withdraw-symptom, but crunchy, since they pay the licences and would have less money to buy more licences. (Correct me if I'm wrong) So that way of thinking about it is wrong.
But the other possibility in that option is, it is cheaper and more appropriate for the ppl who have less, so it is more attracting, since cheaper. But then again, If you have more ppl having it and the percentage goes up, you need to ratify the extra costs.

My conclusion. It wouldn't change much, but make a lot of effort for crunchy and that costs too.
Best option to get more anime into your country. Just subscribe even if you don't think it is worth now, because that gives more power to crunchy to negotiate about streaming rights for your country.

PS: I'm one of the 40%(?) ppl
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Posted 3/14/11

SG_BATTLE wrote:


Khaltazar wrote:

I think you need to charge people who can not view every Anime that much less per month.

For Example:

Since I am in USA and get every Anime I pay the full 100%.

People who get 70% of the Anime offered should pay 70% of the current fee.
People who get 40% of the Anime offered should pay 40% of the current fee.

Etc.

Why?

Because then those with licensing permissions will lose money and want to give it to more countries to get more money.


Actually I don't think the licenser get the money withdraw-symptom, but crunchy, since they pay the licences and would have less money to buy more licences. (Correct me if I'm wrong) So that way of thinking about it is wrong.
But the other possibility in that option is, it is cheaper and more appropriate for the ppl who have less, so it is more attracting, since cheaper. But then again, If you have more ppl having it and the percentage goes up, you need to ratify the extra costs.

My conclusion. It wouldn't change much, but make a lot of effort for crunchy and that costs too.
Best option to get more anime into your country. Just subscribe even if you don't think it is worth now, because that gives more power to crunchy to negotiate about streaming rights for your country.

PS: I'm one of the 40%(?) ppl


I remember one of the Administrators saying the producers of the Anime get paid based on how many people watch their shows. So if 20,000 people watch Naruto Shippuden each week, they make pretty good money. For example:

If I watched Naruto Shippuden for a whole month only my monthly membership money would go to CR & the producers of NS.
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Posted 3/15/11
So the producers already get less money because no one of the other country's is watching it and any bonus money from the membership goes to crunchy. CASE SOLVED.
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Posted 3/28/11
Drama series ( I am not sure if this goes along with the anime series ) is not available in Indonesia at ALL. I just recently shared this site on an Indonesian based forum and feels sad that people in my country can't enjoy what I have been enjoying for all these years living in the U.S. Besides I'm not going to live in here forever. I'd eventually go back to Indonesia and hope I'd still be able to continue watching Drama and Anime series from this site without the licensing restrictions. Not to mention how hard it is to find a good quality videos with subtitles from torrents.



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Posted 4/14/11

BasouKazuma wrote:

Yes there is a chance but it requires a lot of time, negotiating and money to become a reality. That said, we are trying to localize our site in more countries and expanding the region rights for the shows we currently have.


How much time?
as i remember you didnt do anything for any anime title that was region restricted!!!... at least that 1-2 years that i am here....
and for the hot titles that will get you more and more money!!!! imagine only bleach!!! how many new viewers will come and pay the anime membership from all the EU countries!!!!!!!
so my point is that you are not trying enough!!!!
give the time that is needed and the money and you will get more in just the half time!!!!!
try!!! because i dont see nothing!!!!! and many others if i can judge from the many threads with the region restrict theme!!!!
will you try harder??? can i hope that we can see anime titles in the NEAR future and not in 3 years?
i am using now the 30 days trial just to wach 5 naruto shipunden and 5 fairy tail episodes 23-25 mins each!!!! and i am of for a litle more than a month!
i wached them... now what? say to me if its worth it or not!!!!! please tell me!!!

ps: I hope that answer will be here in less than 20 days! xD
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Posted 4/14/11 , edited 4/14/11
We have been able to gain further region rights for shows in the past and will continue to do so in the future.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-669787/hayate-the-combat-butler-season-1-regions-expanded
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-668901/saki-is-now-available-in-asia
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-671013/strike-witches-2-expanded-regions

I can't tell you if or when more shows will be available in your region since there are too many unknown variables. It's up to you to decide if there is enough available content that you are interested in.
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