CR is Seriously Missing out on alot of Anime and Drama
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Thing is the website slogan says the official source for anime and drama. This is in reality is just a laughable exaggeration as CR hardly has any Japanese or Asian drama and the rest is just race car shows. Moreover in the anime category CR is missing a lot of anime to name a few; Case Closed, Hajime No Ippo, FMA, History's Strongest Desciple, One Piece and many more. The point is I don't see any reason to pay for anime membership on CR when there is HARDLY ANY CONTENT. Its just absurd really and even the weekly release of the anime occur at the same time as anime freak which has a FAR more variety of anime. The only thing attractive about CR is the quality of the anime. Its clear and in High definition but apart from that nothing else.

Im afraid to say that the cons outweigh the pros and unless something is done soon I see no reason to remain a premium member of CR.
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Many of our Dramas are currently only available in the North America which would be why the selection is very small for you.

Site's that provide more Anime content than us, like the one you mentioned, are doing so illegally and I would advise against using them. Crunchyroll is a legal service that works to gain the proper distribution rights before providing the shows here. Getting more shows takes some time to accomplish but we are always working to gain more and more shows as time goes on.
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madara2k11 wrote:

:fury: Thing is the website slogan says the official source for anime and drama. This is in reality is just a laughable exaggeration as CR hardly has any Japanese or Asian drama and the rest is just race car shows. Moreover in the anime category CR is missing a lot of anime to name a few; Case Closed, Hajime No Ippo, FMA, History's Strongest Desciple, One Piece and many more. The point is I don't see any reason to pay for anime membership on CR when there is HARDLY ANY CONTENT. Its just absurd really and even the weekly release of the anime occur at the same time as anime freak which has a FAR more variety of anime. The only thing attractive about CR is the quality of the anime. Its clear and in High definition but apart from that nothing else.

With the exception of Hajime No Ippo, every show you named is already licensed by Funimation, which means Crunchyroll can't obtain a license.

The other site you referred to is by no means an "official" site, as it holds no licenses for the anime it presents. It is easy to have virtually every anime under the sun when you ignore copyright law.
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Yeah I've been a premium member for a while but I think I'm gonna cancel soon,they treat us European people pretty bad.
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We're working on something that will help us provide more for European users.
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Wow...

I thought I was just having a hard time finding other anime I like.

I am fond of the picture quality of the anime but I don't have too many shows I watch on here which is why I 'm paying for memberships on andn off.

Btw I don't suppose its possible to have english dubs for certain anime shows?
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joejoe88_88 wrote:
Btw I don't suppose its possible to have english dubs for certain anime shows?

Crunchyroll has a handful of shows that are either dubbed, or have both sub and dub available, but those are typically licensed from the company that licensed them for North American home video sales, and thus are only available to viewers in that region.
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Oh...

Thats to bad for me then.

D:

I live in Florida and I was asking because they show Naruto on the Disney Channel every 'I don't know when' I don't watch it there tho I do here on the count they censor out all the gore and good parts - ANYWHO I've noticed that the dialog isn't exactly the same. I just though it would be nice to see how the wording would be in english.
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Oh the intricacies of the corporate world. It's not as if you can get everything you want... and when it can't be delivered to you, you bitch out and think the world is against you.

Children, really.



But seriously, there are a lot of specifics that run behind the lines, and I'm pretty sure no extensive explanations of what goes on behind the scenes and the efforts that people go through to get this content to you - FOR FREE, mind you - will mean anything to most people. What they care about is content, period. If it's not what they expect, you're free to go find the content elsewhere, you're not forced to subscribe to the service here. Those who do know very well WHAT it is that CR is trying to do, and appreciate it for its services. If watching anime through illegal (or for a less charged term, "unofficial") means toots your flute, then by all means knock yourself out. You can't blame CR for having a bad line up or failing to bring their services to places that are just beyond their reach. They can only move the world a couple centimeters - and they surely won't give an arm and a leg just to make YOU, in particular, a happy camper with illogical and unreasonable requests such as this.


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joejoe88_88 wrote:
I live in Florida and I was asking because they show Naruto on the Disney Channel every 'I don't know when' I don't watch it there tho I do here on the count they censor out all the gore and good parts - ANYWHO I've noticed that the dialog isn't exactly the same. I just though it would be nice to see how the wording would be in english.


All translators are entitled to a certain level of adaptation, so noticeable discrepancies between subs and dubs aren't a surprise, really. In fact most dubs lean towards the extreme in adaptation, because you need to actually SPEAK the lines. Try watch a show with subs and speak out the lines, and you'll realize a lot of problems. Some lines may be absurdly long for the amount of time it takes the character to speak it, other times too short. There's also the problem of things sounding strange when spoken because most people would use different wordings in spoken English - we just don't realize the problem because we're READING the subs, to begin with.

So yes, comparing subs and dubs is kinda like comparing oranges and apples. The difference between different subs may be minimal, but differences between subs and dubs may be other-wordly. You have been warned.
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To the original poster -

Crunchy is either free ad supporter, or 60 dollars a year .

Before crunchy you had two options: $30 for 1 poorly translated dubbed DVD containing an insulting 3 to 4 episodes of an anime; or you download your anime from a sub group, illegally, and open yourself up to threats from your ISP or worse, the company that owns the license to the content you have been stealing . Think that doesn't happen? A friend of mine got a c&d from charter, his ISP, over an episode of bleach that he forgot to remove from his torrent client. Charter threatened to contact the license holders if any future traffic of that nature was detected.

So look at it this way; your subscription to crunchy tells the content owners that digital distribution works for the right price to consumers and that there is a demand for their content.

Your continued bit torrent use tells content owners that a courtroom is their best shot at making money on there content, and says there isn't legitimate demand for new content.

I think $60 a year is worth it. And hey, thanks to duke nukem forever being a piece of ****, you should already have 60 bucks saved up and ready to spend on something else, right?
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Regarding the differences between subbing and dubbing, I've noticed that a lot of the dubs that are aired on TV in the US are really "sanitized". It seems like they're usually targeting the anime toward kids rather than toward the young adult section who would most appreciate the occasional dirty joke in what I believe is the more original translation... Sadly, they even clip a lot of scenes... Worse yet is the crappy voice actors in the US... Just retch worthy most of the time...Funny how so many Japanese voice actors express so much more emotion than the usual american ones.
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privatemale wrote:

Regarding the differences between subbing and dubbing, I've noticed that a lot of the dubs that are aired on TV in the US are really "sanitized". It seems like they're usually targeting the anime toward kids rather than toward the young adult section who would most appreciate the occasional dirty joke in what I believe is the more original translation... Sadly, they even clip a lot of scenes... Worse yet is the crappy voice actors in the US... Just retch worthy most of the time...Funny how so many Japanese voice actors express so much more emotion than the usual american ones.


Well, it's more like the US, in particular, seems to be rather sensitive regarding the use of certain phrases that they deem as "vulgar". For Japanese (and most Asian languages in particular), the vulgarity of a word is usually a function of context and intensity of usage rather than the word, itself. しまった (shimatta), which many people are probably familiar with, literally means "it's been done", and usually implies a result contrary to what one hoped for. So the English equivalent can range anywhere between "crap", "damn", "oh no" and, yes... "schitt".

So in Japan, we enjoy the whole spectrum of meanings attache to this phrase, while people in the States have to settle for the sanitized "Oh no." Also, calling them "dirty jokes" is more proof that the American audience views jokes involving sexuality (i.e. breasts, adolescence, wangs, etc.) as dirty and vulgar - when in truth and fact, it's just a matter of life in Japan. There are limits, of course, but the Japanese tend to be more liberal about this than most other people.

Lastly, Anime with all the things "sanitized" in it usually airs late at night in Japan, so there's no reason for them to shy out with all the obscenities that we love. Better than censorship, to a certain extent, but there are still networks that practice appropriate censorship, delegating the uncensored versions to DVD and BluRay releases. Heck, it sells.
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BasouKazuma wrote:

We're working on something that will help us provide more for European users.


Out of curiosity, do you have an ETA or time frame of sorts?

/From Sweden, Northern Europe

Also, what wafool said. 60 bucks a year ain't that much, and CR is still growing.
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