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Posted 4/1/11
And I thought it's the second season.. but it's not bad to watch it again... here in CR! woo!
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TheAncientOne wrote:

If you want the Funimation simulcasts in better quality, just watch them at Hulu, where you can view them in 480p.

As for TAN, the only simulcast they have been late in announcing or starting was Infinite Stratos. Given that it was the first TBS series that had been simulcast in about 2 years, I can forgive the delay.

I don't recall them touting Maid-sama as a simulcast (they already had High School of the Dead), but it was really just a library title that was picked up before the show had finished airing. As you may have noticed, they release their library titles an episode per week.


No argument about Crunchyroll, however. Funimation has made it clear they see streaming as primarily a self-funding promotion tool. TAN gets one simulcast each season to act as a "hook" to get people to take note of their substantial library, and encourage paid memberships. In both cases, simulcasts are are means to an end, not the primary business.


Yeah I know what you mean, AN and Funimation don't really see simulcasting as a bread and butter part of their business, it's to get maybe some revenue if they charge a monthly fee, possibly enough to make somewhat of a profit, where as this is CR's main product. AN is at least trying but I see Funimation more so being forced into the digital age instead of going willingly. Having been doing web design for over 10 years now there are certain things you can see in Funimations design and functionality that show they just aren't trying very hard and it's more to appease people. The thing I don't understand about them is they say they have a new site they are coming up with, I haven't checked in awhile but I remember that being announced at a convention over a year ago... it was supposed to trump this site... I was actually excited to open my wallet for them.

As far as AN goes I re-read the maid-sama post and they didn't advertise it as a simulcast, although they couldn't most likely for legal reasons, I know I've read that's a very specific term... I'm just being picky but... when a person who works for the company says "As far as I know, the show hasn't even finished airing in Japan yet" and that's a direct quote... you either know or you don't... or you look it up... you work for the company localizing it... again, being picky... I feel like the comic book guy on the simpsons, ultra nerd ripping apart some kid working for the comic book distributor.

I just am really enjoying the digital age is all, which that is a whole other conversation itself, and when I see one company that has it down so well, and others with a little work could do the same I wonder why the don't make the effort. I think there are a lot of people out there like me now on a limited budget; I can rarely afford a DVD, so a model of paying a small monthly fee works far better in my case. I barely use anime network but I still pay them every month, and I'd do the same for Funimation although I'd probably use their site a lot more.

I'm on the extreme end of the spectrum most times though... I could really care less for DVD's in general and have taken all my DVD's and ripped them into a digital format because it's easier to watch them that way. I love streaming, and the only things I usually buy now are the rare DVD out of guilt for liking a show entirely too much, or if it's cool like the Toradora! box sets, or if it's a good movie/series on blu ray when I have cash like eva 1.11 and 2.22.

Edit: about AN's library... there are about 5 or 6 shows there I want to see... and I keep hoping in vein that they will one day upload subtitles for those shows... I can't bring myself to watch an English dub anymore... only on the really old stuff when I first started watching when I thought dubs were amazing.
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Posted 4/1/11

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SuchenHari wrote:

I love 07-ghost but...is this a joke....?

Now you see why they skipped today for any simulcast announcements.

If it were a joke, it would be quite well done, considering I just launched one of the videos a few seconds ago.



Yeah, i know.. that was just the first thing i wondered because 07-ghost came out a while ago, i just thought it was random
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Micate wrote:

Will they have episode 26? (for those who didn't get their 07 Ghost from dattebayo, they fake-subbed and edited one episode comedically and released it as 'episode 26' and it was hilarious)


So THAT'S what ep 26 is... I looked up that show on my drive today and saw the 26th one just from DB... I could never figure out why they were the only ones who released a 26, and since I never watched the show and I didn't bother looking up what it was for fear of a spoiler. I can delete 1-25 once they are fully out here, but I'll hang on to 26 for a good laugh I guess.

Oh and about the "is this a joke" it is kinda funny because I remember they did the same thing with Haruhi Suzumiya, I think, a year or so back when they announced it as a simulcast in the middle of all the new shows... I remember that one causing quite an uproar. Although they did a good job this time as saying "no new simulcasts for today but here are two other shows".
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OMG YES!! YES YES YES YES YES!!!! :D
I LOVE YOU CR!
I LOVE 07-GHOST!!!
made my day :D

YAY!
Posted 4/1/11
No 07 Ghost on CR app for Roku yet? Also, CR needs a 'ALL' tab, because it's annoying shifting through tons of tabs and just seeing the exact same selections in most of them.
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Posted 4/1/11
Nice 07-ghost.....!
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Posted 4/1/11

Micate wrote:

Will they have episode 26? (for those who didn't get their 07 Ghost from dattebayo, they fake-subbed and edited one episode comedically and released it as 'episode 26' and it was hilarious)


Yeah, that fakesub episode was great =p
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Posted 4/1/11
suck not avil on phil
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Posted 4/1/11
Lol this is the second time now I feel like you know what shows I just finish watching and decide to put them on the site either that or I just have some really bad timing
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Great addition!
Posted 4/2/11
Mmm.... 07-Ghost.

Good quality? Official subs? Kuroyuri? I'll be all over it.
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Posted 4/2/11 , edited 4/2/11
TWO MORE simulcasts!!!! YAAAAAAAAY!

http://www.crunchyroll.com/lineup
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Posted 4/2/11
WOW 07 Ghost!!!!!!

Hopefully the anime becomes more popular with it being in CR and there'll be a second season!
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I remember reading 07 Ghost manga. It was a bit complicated, yet a great one!

I would really like to watch anime, as well.
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