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Jaxx_Raxor wrote:

Crunchyroll is based in California, so its obvious that the United States would have priority. Because of the close cultural and economic ties, as well as being a northern neighbor, Canada also benefits from licensing that is for primarily for the United States.

I have to say I'm rather surprised at how large the international subscriber base (both free and premium) is for CR going by the comments. I would think that there would be other European/Australian/Asian sites that would cater to the international market better but I guess they aren't as good as Crunchyroll?


As TAO noted, in the UK/Ireland there is AnimeOnDemand, and in Oz/NZ there is Madman's Screening Room and Siren. The number of series being simulcast at one time in either country definitely does not hit double digits.

There are French-sub simulcast streaming channels in France and neighboring countries with Francophone populations (Belgium, Switzerland, etc).

But for South America, Africa, the Middle East, and the Northern European countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and sometimes Denmark), there seems to be little or nothing. And those are regions that Crunchyroll was having some luck getting, for series it was licensing directly from the original rights holder.

Since Crunchyroll has Naruto worldwide outside of Japan and Bleach with a range of international regions, that on its own attracts an international subscriber base. Add the seasonal series it was able to license, that built on that base.

The problem is that it seems that Crunchyroll is going to be doing more sub-licensing of streams picked up by North American distributors. Its needs to have some kind of standing offer for international streaming rights so that those distributors have an incentive to pick up streaming rights outside of North America alone.
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"...everyone wants to take extra care in avoiding trouble while bringing the two Privates together. Therefore, rather than just sticking the Kagamida boys into the Yuihime girls all at once..."

I hope that was intentional...
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AzureNights wrote:

"...everyone wants to take extra care in avoiding trouble while bringing the two Privates together. Therefore, rather than just sticking the Kagamida boys into the Yuihime girls all at once..."

I hope that was intentional...


No I think you just being a horny teenage boy!
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The only thing keeping Crunchyroll alive is TV Tokyo, Fuji, and NTV (?). Other than that, CR has been reduced to Sentai's personal whore.

EDIT: Expect Milky Holmes 2 to be the last title CR is going to get worldwide coverage.
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Jaxx_Raxor wrote:


AzureNights wrote:

"...everyone wants to take extra care in avoiding trouble while bringing the two Privates together. Therefore, rather than just sticking the Kagamida boys into the Yuihime girls all at once..."

I hope that was intentional...


No I think you just being a horny teenage boy!


Fair enough, but don't try to tell me that couldn't have been phrased better haha.
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OMG so cute :D.
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wonder if the series any good... ^^
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Xiphon wrote:
They still do but there are a lot of USA only ones at the moment which is annoying as we all pay the same subscription fee.

If it helps ease the pain any, keep in mind we in the United States pay the same fee even when the number of simulcast titles decrease (as appears to be the case this season).

Unless CR went to a "subscribe per show" model as ANN tried (which apparently didn't work out too well), trying to adjust the fees based on the number of shows available each season to each region would just overly complicate things, and completely screw up any offering of 12 month or 3 month memberships (unless only offered to international members at the beginning of the season).

Let's pick a region (the UK, for example). Let's then say that Crunchyroll then determines that on average, it can be expected to have no more than 70% of the titles of the U.S., so they cut the fee to $5 per month. Assuming they had 5,000 subscribers in the UK before, that means that number would need to increase to 7,000 to maintain the same revenue.

Also, with such price differences, they would not need to geo-lock you based on where you are, but also where you signed up, as otherwise someone in the UK traveling or moving to the U.S. would get a greater number of shows for less, as would someone using a U.S.-based VPN.

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a harem series huh, i guess im prepared for panty shots and nosebleeds. I just hope it has a little character depth.
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uhohimdead wrote:

meh just from that pic it screams ecchi

don't care


That pic is so far from being ecchi I think you just posted that to be a troll.

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Seems like it could be a good series. I just watched the first episode of Maken-ki, and its All Panties, All the Time. lol Also all the girls except for the sailor moon wannabe have HUGE boobs. And the male protagonist looks like a tool. They have similar themes in that Mashiro and Maken are both girls school settings that suddenly become co-ed.
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Sounds reasonably enjoyable. I will check it out.
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kitsuneshoujo wrote:


uhohimdead wrote:

meh just from that pic it screams ecchi

don't care


That pic is so far from being ecchi I think you just posted that to be a troll.

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Seems like it could be a good series. I just watched the first episode of Maken-ki, and its All Panties, All the Time. lol Also all the girls except for the sailor moon wannabe have HUGE boobs. And the male protagonist looks like a tool. They have similar themes in that Mashiro and Maken are both girls school settings that suddenly become co-ed.


not to troll mere express my opinion anyway experience tells me to be weary of the number of females in the cast compared to the males because a lot of the time it's either shoujo or ecchi when there are more girls than boys. based on the picture and description it looked more targeted towards males. i may have jumped the gun but i still am not interested in the series
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La~te!... on saturday... La~me! spread the good shows out more so i have somthing to watch every day, instead of wasting my money just to watch for one day. good show though i would say the halfway mark to Clanned in characters wise
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Hope CR gets Ben-to
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Wish I'd known it was coming. Would've put off watching the first 3 episodes.
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