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speekma wrote:

I think what you meant to say was this:

Hey Americans,

We have a new competition just for our local viewers! Watch these shows to go in the draw to win some stuff from Japan. Don't worry about the costs, we have plenty of premium members from other countries who pay just as much for less than 1/4 of the site's content. Since this is a HUGE competition, the idea of someone who isn't American winning mortifies us! After all, America is our real audience, the rest of the world is just our income.



Good luck in the competition, those of you who participate. But more importantly, enjoy the related animes. Don't forget that the money to buy the lisences for you to watch them came just as much from those who aren't allowed to watch them as those who are.


Bitter much? You probably dont realize this but to actually authorize a contest world wide is actually extremely difficult and take a ton of lawyers and contracts from each individual country. They are a US based company what do you want from them? This has much less to do with CR and more of Japan and the industry being scared and not wanting to authorize it's anime. Crunchyroll is the first of it's kind. If you hate this place so much so dont bother. Seriously, they are just trying to promote these series and you have to go on about how bad it is. How ungrateful are you?

About the contest. I think this is great. I haven't seen many of these shows but I'll check them out to just get the badges. Hey I may even like what i see.
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i think it ok if u cant watch one of the series i just watch one ep of Mushi-Uta and got a badge but it was not Mushi-Uta badge so wat u get is random i think... so i think dosent matter if u cant watch one of them.
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Same problem... Not all the shows are available in my country
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This looks cool. I want the Gosick poster, but 3rd place looks more like a girls prize. I guess I'll have to try for 1st.
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Posted 3/9/11

BlackGeekyGirl wrote:


endlessabyss wrote:

So in total there are 20 badges to collect.


Which they didn't make clear.



Yes, it would have been handy if this point was made clear from the start. To make it even clearer writing something like "Watch any 20 episodes from the following list of shows to get the badges you need to enter". Clear, precise and no misunderstanding.

Shame this compo didn't start yesterday as I spent all evening watching the Kore wa Zombie desu ka? episodes. Still, did plan on watching Gosick this weekend anyway so the timing isn't all bad.
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When u Put it that way...Im In Oh I Luv Collectihng Badges and Chances for a WIN!!!
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kill two birds with one stone? Sure why not. It ends on my Bday too (: i can watch everything in the march break
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Posted 3/9/11

jsc315 wrote:


speekma wrote:

I think what you meant to say was this:

Hey Americans,

We have a new competition just for our local viewers! Watch these shows to go in the draw to win some stuff from Japan. Don't worry about the costs, we have plenty of premium members from other countries who pay just as much for less than 1/4 of the site's content. Since this is a HUGE competition, the idea of someone who isn't American winning mortifies us! After all, America is our real audience, the rest of the world is just our income.



Good luck in the competition, those of you who participate. But more importantly, enjoy the related animes. Don't forget that the money to buy the lisences for you to watch them came just as much from those who aren't allowed to watch them as those who are.


Bitter much? You probably dont realize this but to actually authorize a contest world wide is actually extremely difficult and take a ton of lawyers and contracts from each individual country. They are a US based company what do you want from them? This has much less to do with CR and more of Japan and the industry being scared and not wanting to authorize it's anime. Crunchyroll is the first of it's kind. If you hate this place so much so dont bother. Seriously, they are just trying to promote these series and you have to go on about how bad it is. How ungrateful are you?

About the contest. I think this is great. I haven't seen many of these shows but I'll check them out to just get the badges. Hey I may even like what i see.


I was thinking the same thing when I read that post. Its not as if they are purposely alienating those who are not from the US.
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so how exactly do you get these badges? by watching the whole episode? or from the start of an episode?
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Do you need all 20 badges to be entered?
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Posted 3/9/11

speekma wrote:

I think what you meant to say was this:

Hey Americans,

We have a new competition just for our local viewers! Watch these shows to go in the draw to win some stuff from Japan. Don't worry about the costs, we have plenty of premium members from other countries who pay just as much for less than 1/4 of the site's content. Since this is a HUGE competition, the idea of someone who isn't American winning mortifies us! After all, America is our real audience, the rest of the world is just our income.



Good luck in the competition, those of you who participate. But more importantly, enjoy the related animes. Don't forget that the money to buy the lisences for you to watch them came just as much from those who aren't allowed to watch them as those who are.


THIS . . . . THIS . . . . . . A MILLION TIMES THIS!!!!

Prime example Ikkitousen and Lucky Star HAVE NOT BEEN LICENCED BY ANYBODY FOR RELEASE IN THE UK!!!!!
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I'm gonna try. The prizes loo cool! :3
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ohh theres some stiff competition in here. good luck everyone
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What do you have to do exactly? Not so vague this time please lol
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Prime example Ikkitousen and Lucky Star HAVE NOT BEEN LICENCED BY ANYBODY FOR RELEASE IN THE UK!!!!!


Lucky Star collection is being released by Beez in June (I think)

Ikki Tousen has been available for years, under the more store-shelf friendly (and Tokyopop licenced) title, "Battle Vixens". It does still say Ikki Tousen on the box though.

If you mean for streaming? There's no real outlet for legal streaming anime in the UK other than Crunchyroll. Meaning CR has no competition for licences - but remember, the UK DVD distributers may already have streaming rights, I know that Beez does for Haruhi for instance - it's why CR got their wrists firmly slapped when they allowed Haruhi to stream to the UK initially. Also the licences don't always come from Japan. A lot of the CR licences for things US only comes from US distributors - they only have the US rights, so can only offer those rights.



But back on topic, can we get answers please? Is this competition open to non-US residents? If we can get any badges from any of the shows, then can we definitely get all 20 without having to watch the unavailable titles?
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