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What company would you like to see pick up highuashi/uminkeo for stream or dvd's
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Posted 6/11/11
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2011/06/11-1/funimation-we-will-never-license-any-sequels-to-higurashi-no-naku-koro-ni

This relates to the the above post due in part that funi will not be releasing the rest of series here legally. All i am doing it just gathering data for you guys and I do want to see what the end result will be. Now do remember if they come out on dd/bluray that is something you need to commit to buy eventually. That's why funi never did the rest of the series up until now, I do realize why but however it still pisses me off. I have other methods of watching it but I would rather legally obtain something I like than the latter option. Thanks for your time guys and lets make this happen by showing our support.


Posted 6/11/11
Crunchyroll seems like the company with the most potential to pick up the stream. From what I've heard, the license seems to be cheaper than most, so other companies may pick it for streaming option. I would still prefer CrunchyRoll to stream it though. If TAN picks up the license, then it would allow for a DVD release with a stream, so I'm not sure.

tl;dr: Either CR or TAN.
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Posted 6/11/11
Well, since I actually want to own the DvDs (I don't have a way to play bluray) I'm not sure which company I would want, so I picked Sentai Filmworks. if CR streamed it, I'd be happy, but not as happy as I would be to own the entire series.
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It seems like something that Sentai would be more prone to getting, so that gets my vote. CR could easily get a streaming license if they so desired, but that leaves the physical media out of the equation. To my knowledge, Anime Network does not actually license anything themselves from Japan, so I don't think that belongs in the options. NISA seems to be a real wildcard, but I don't see any reason for them to look into this. (Though I couldn't tell you why they got most of their titles, so...) And Media Blasters... well... I love the company, but I don't really think they're in a stable enough position. (John, prove me wrong, please!)

After Sentai, my guess for a licensor would actually be Nozomi. They've had some success in getting shows that have been seen as less than desirable by others, and they can be counted on to do a good job with it.
Posted 6/11/11
Sentai Filmworks is the best choice for many reasons.
Posted 6/11/11 , edited 6/11/11
CR for stream, and Nisa or Nozomi for physical releases.

Funi is full of crap. This thing sold quite well... it's just that they slacked off for so long that the franchise aged a bit and now they're afraid of taking the risk because it's not fresh out of Japan.

If that license is cheap like Funimation claims someone will pick it for a sub release at some point.
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Sentai FilmWorks has my vote.
A year ago I was angry that Funimation got the rights to Shakugan no Shana when it had the same problem as Higurashi did. Thats when I gave up on Funimation ever getting the rights to Higurashi, Umineko, or Ookami Kakushi, I was happy that Sentai FilmWorks got the rights to "HighSchool Of The Dead" very quickly before it even aired in Japan and I felt glad Funimation didn't get it. Another thing that got me more into liking to Sentai FilmWorks was they got the rights to "Angel Beats" later on too . Sentai FilmWorks became my new favorite anime company. But unfortuanatly Funimation got the rights to "Kore Wa Zombie Desu ka?" and gave it a stupid name that is not the right translation. I wanted Viz Media to get the rights for "Rosario + Vampire" since the manga sold well for Viz but Funimation got it, but at least they didn't get Vampire Knight.
In case your wondering, Bandai is great too for the Haruhi Suzumiya anime (the have the rights to the web series, second season and the movie too. I also love Bandai for Code Geass.
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Posted 6/11/11
As I have lost faith in all of the remaining NA Anime distributors, I'm voting for crunchy.
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Posted 6/11/11
Since I have no idea about other websites other than CR, it has my vote xD
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I would be fine with either Crunchyroll or The Anime Network would be good with me, as I have memberships to both sites, and I am not a "gotta have physical media" kind of guy.

I expect CR would win the vote, however, simply out of nostaglia reasons. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai among the very first titles I watched when I first arrived at CR (back when it was a fansub site), so it would be good to be able to watch it here again as a licensed release.
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Posted 6/11/11
The original series was on Hulu for a while before it was removed. I dunno if that was because Funi dropped the license and there was no way to continue to stream it or what have you.

It wouldn't be too much of a stretch to see this anime on CR, especially since no one seems to want to dub it.
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Posted 6/11/11
If it is stream, I'd vote for CrunchyRoll. I've to admit that CR did fare well for this long despite the fact for being an experimental business model. As for DVDs, I've no idea since box sets are out of my reach.
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Posted 6/11/11
Higurashi seems like a title Sentai would do (and they got the rest of Hell Girl after Funimation said they wouldn't do more of it). It's not my type of show so I wouldn't get it though. If it was streaming, I could see Crunchyroll doing it if Sentai passed on it. By the way, on Sentai's Facebook page, a stream of people are requesting Higurashi: http://www.facebook.com/SentaiFilmworks1.
Posted 6/12/11
I would not want Crunchroll to get them. I want a phsical release. Another reason why Sentai is the best choice.
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Posted 6/12/11
Either sentai or crunchyroll
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