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New Summer Titles: Twin Angel: Twinkle Paradise and NO.6
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Does anybody in the industry understand that limiting access to simulcasts even to paying customers from other regions is a bad move? (Btw I'm Dutch, so I'm losing even more than the UK viewers)

I'm now really considering cancelling my premium account with Crunchyroll and going back to fansubs...

And yes, I know anime isn't some god-given right, but I'm not comfortable with paying the same amount of money for my premium account as somebody from the US and then only getting a third of their simulcasts. It just feels completely wrong

I'm willing to pay to watch anime, but it seems like nobody wants my money And if nobody wants my money, why should I even care that I'm watching anime through fansubs? If nobody wants my money, it's not like anybody is losing money when I'm watching fansubs.... Right?

Why is it that it always looks like the paying customer always loses to the so called "pirates"? As a "region-restricted" customer I can't legaly watch the anime I would like to, but a "pirate" still can watch it on the same day in HD on any device that supports MKV. And even if I were a US customer I still would only be able to watch a lot of anime in horrendous 360p quality on NicoNico (where I have to create n new account, pay again and have to use a horrible player) or maybe a week later here in HD quality. The "pirates" ofcourse, gets to watch on the first day in HD without any problems...

If somebody in The Netherlands would ask me right now to get a legal subscription somewhere to watch anime or to download fansubs, this season I would advise to just download fansubs. Last season I would have advised to become a premium member at Crunchyroll. And I find that really depressing

Just because I'm commited to watch Steins:Gate and Hana-Saku Iroha to the end, I'm not cancelling my premium membership right away, but next season's line-up will determine everything. Let's see if Crunchyroll can turn this stupid region-restriction-policy around with the Fall 2011 line-up.

Oh, and if you got this far into this rant, I apologize for taking up so much of your time. I just wanted to make my feelings known.
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mitamaking wrote:

That's not true

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-06-30/niconico-to-stream-blood-c-uta-no-prince-sama-outside-japan

"The overseas streams will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa."


Too bad for SE Asia. Although SE Asia has a large fan base from Philipines, Malaysia and Singapore, they would't allow them. I hope Kadokawa would make an effort to stream those titles in these countries via CR as most residents in SE Asia know CR for a long time.

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I have contacted Kadokawa about this matter and hopefully they would respond to this situation were having for people in UK and SE Asia.
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I really want to watch Ikoku Meiro no Croisee here.
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Posted 7/9/11

JeeKTan wrote:


mitamaking wrote:

That's not true

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-06-30/niconico-to-stream-blood-c-uta-no-prince-sama-outside-japan

"The overseas streams will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa."


Too bad for SE Asia. Although SE Asia has a large fan base from Philipines, Malaysia and Singapore, they would't allow them. I hope Kadokawa would make an effort to stream those titles in these countries via CR as most residents in SE Asia know CR for a long time.

Edit:
I have contacted Kadokawa about this matter and hopefully they would respond to this situation were having for people in UK and SE Asia.


Thanks for contacting Kadokawa. Although I'm not a member, I hope that at least an explanation would be shed behind these "region-locks".
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Ha! Crunchyroll can continue to bring out region locks and I will break them. Every time. Like I have already done with Blue Exorcist and Saint Seya.
For the interested, use Hotspot Shield. Ignore Crunchyroll's region restrictions at will.
Enable Hotspot Shield, log out and log in, and disable Hotspot Shield, and voíla.
Now you can watch all the videos and not feel bad paying for premium membership ^_^
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Posted 7/10/11
Cool. I might check out No.6 and Twin Angel has some nice seiyuu.
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EEssentia wrote:

Ha! Crunchyroll can continue to bring out region locks and I will break them. Every time. Like I have already done with Blue Exorcist and Saint Seya.
For the interested, use Hotspot Shield. Ignore Crunchyroll's region restrictions at will.
Enable Hotspot Shield, log out and log in, and disable Hotspot Shield, and voíla.
Now you can watch all the videos and not feel bad paying for premium membership ^_^


You mean this?

http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/what-part-of-no-adware-dont-you.html

No, thanks.
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I suppose it is also possible using a proxy, though I haven't tested.
I find it a small price to pay, however.
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EEssentia wrote:

Ha! Crunchyroll can continue to bring out region locks and I will break them. Every time. Like I have already done with Blue Exorcist and Saint Seya.
For the interested, use Hotspot Shield. Ignore Crunchyroll's region restrictions at will.
Enable Hotspot Shield, log out and log in, and disable Hotspot Shield, and voíla.
Now you can watch all the videos and not feel bad paying for premium membership ^_^


Nice find works a treat, so many new titles open to me dont know where to start :D.
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Posted 7/11/11

GTMacc wrote:


EEssentia wrote:

Ha! Crunchyroll can continue to bring out region locks and I will break them. Every time. Like I have already done with Blue Exorcist and Saint Seya.
For the interested, use Hotspot Shield. Ignore Crunchyroll's region restrictions at will.
Enable Hotspot Shield, log out and log in, and disable Hotspot Shield, and voíla.
Now you can watch all the videos and not feel bad paying for premium membership ^_^


Nice find works a treat, so many new titles open to me dont know where to start :D.


Been using that if the stimulcasts are not availabe in my country, like this Summer anime season.
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I'm using Horrible to piss off Crunchyroll if the simulcasts are not available in my country. Setting a proxy/VPN or some shit takes more effort that I don't bother trying them.
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Posted 7/12/11
Does anyone know whether CR gets Aniplex titles from "Aniplex of America"?
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How long will No.6 the anime be? I'm kind of hoping for more than 20 episodes since the book had like 9 volumes...
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Posted 7/12/11
No. 6 will only be 11 episodes.
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Any rumors about the final spot on the line-up page? It has been several days now...
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