Crunchyroll getting distributing rights beside airing rights
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Posted 12/15/11
I noticed that some shows that Crunchyroll airs never hits American shores. Some of these shows were really good. Honestly, I think it would be a good idea if Crunchyroll try to get those rights.Seriously I would buy box sets that crunchyroll would make. So what are you opinions on it?
Posted 12/15/11
its all about money. Do you think crunchyroll will benefit if they bought bought the rights and made their own box sets? Other companies already have their own box sets making money. Crunchyoll is safe where it is right now.
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Posted 12/15/11
The Tower of Druaga was licensed by funimation and released here...
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Posted 12/15/11
I believe distribution rights depends on the Publisher. The Publisher would sell rights to Crunchyroll for Streaming. That does not prevent the Publisher from selling distribution rights to other companies as well. I noticed "R-15" is available for streaming both here on Crunchyroll and NicoNico.

From what I see for NA (North America), it is usually limited to one company for DVD/Blu-Ray releases.
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Posted 12/15/11
A Crunchyroll television channel would be something. However, I'm not sure how much profit that would incur.
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Crunchyroll is better off as a streaming site. There's a big difference in the cost to stream subbed anime to an audience that can afford to pay a low monthly subscription fee vs. the costs involved in actually licensing a given series for the North American region. The latter is much higher. A company like Viz generally has the exclusive right to produce an English (or whatever the most prominent language is in the region they have rights in which to distribute the content) sub and dub, but the distributing company has to pay to create the sub (hiring a translator) as well as hiring voice actors for the dub, which can be on the pricey side depending on how famous the actors doing the dubs are (think of the A-listers that voiced the characters in Princess Mononoke, licensed by Disney). Then there's the money the licensing company has to invest in the DVDs, art, extras, the costs of getting the DVDs sold via various retailers, and so forth. It's much easier, and cheaper, to stream content than deal with hard copies, even if it requires coming up with a couple of different apps for various smartphones and tablets.

While a TV channel might seem like a good idea (and I know there is an entire network devoted to Anime, though it isn't available in our area via any of the providers in our little corner of the Great Plains), television channels (both network and cable) are in real breakneck competition with the Internet as far viewers. The hard truth is that the Internet is winning that particular fight. If push came to shove and I had to choose which service to keep and which to discard, I'd get rid of our satellite TV subscription and stick with our high speed internet connection. Then I'd just hook up our 52" HD flatscreen set to our computer network and watch Hulu or any number of other shows, some of them on Crunchyroll. I and the husband already watch shows on Crunchyroll this way. It's on-demand, cheaper than buying a boxed set and as long as the streaming services don't monkey with or edit the content, we'll continue to do so. That brings up another point, something I'm sure you've noticed as far as the quality of most anime shows broadcast on stations like, say, Cartoon Network. I consider that network the worst offender as far as butchering the content of shows in order to fit as many advertisers into that half hour of broadcast time as possible. I won't even go into the censorship required to get the show's content to meet their TV14 designation Take Bleach. They've gotten rid of the ending animation in most cases, the funny little 30 second blurbs that run at the end of the credits, and sometimes they've even cut out the first parts of the episode to make everying 'fit'. I'd rather watch Crunchyroll and get a relatively well-put-together sub, no offense to the voice actors in the Viz dub. I'm sure the chopped up episodes are intact on the DVDs, but I just don't want to wait around forever to see the episodes.
Posted 12/15/11

Abyssinian1 wrote:

Crunchyroll is better off as a streaming site. There's a big difference in the cost to stream subbed anime to an audience that can afford to pay a low monthly subscription fee vs. the costs involved in actually licensing a given series for the North American region. The latter is much higher. A company like Viz generally has the exclusive right to produce an English (or whatever the most prominent language is in the region they have rights in which to distribute the content) sub and dub, but the distributing company has to pay to create the sub (hiring a translator) as well as hiring voice actors for the dub, which can be on the pricey side depending on how famous the actors doing the dubs are (think of the A-listers that voiced the characters in Princess Mononoke, licensed by Disney). Then there's the money the licensing company has to invest in the DVDs, art, extras, the costs of getting the DVDs sold via various retailers, and so forth. It's much easier, and cheaper, to stream content than deal with hard copies, even if it requires coming up with a couple of different apps for various smartphones and tablets.

While a TV channel might seem like a good idea (and I know there is an entire network devoted to Anime, though it isn't available in our area via any of the providers in our little corner of the Great Plains), television channels (both network and cable) are in real breakneck competition with the Internet as far viewers. The hard truth is that the Internet is winning that particular fight. If push came to shove and I had to choose which service to keep and which to discard, I'd get rid of our satellite TV subscription and stick with our high speed internet connection. Then I'd just hook up our 52" HD flatscreen set to our computer network and watch Hulu or any number of other shows, some of them on Crunchyroll. I and the husband already watch shows on Crunchyroll this way. It's on-demand, cheaper than buying a boxed set and as long as the streaming services don't monkey with or edit the content, we'll continue to do so. That brings up another point, something I'm sure you've noticed as far as the quality of most anime shows broadcast on stations like, say, Cartoon Network. I consider that network the worst offender as far as butchering the content of shows in order to fit as many advertisers into that half hour of broadcast time as possible. I won't even go into the censorship required to get the show's content to meet their TV14 designation Take Bleach. They've gotten rid of the ending animation in most cases, the funny little 30 second blurbs that run at the end of the credits, and sometimes they've even cut out the first parts of the episode to make everying 'fit'. I'd rather watch Crunchyroll and get a relatively well-put-together sub, no offense to the voice actors in the Viz dub. I'm sure the chopped up episodes are intact on the DVDs, but I just don't want to wait around forever to see the episodes.


.....what she said^^
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Posted 12/15/11
going into the dvd or tv channel business now is like going into LAN phone service 5 years after cellphones came out. You could still make money but you would have to kill yourself working to do so.
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Posted 12/17/11
Didn't Crunchyroll help out make 5 cm per second show? Their logo is on the dvd. I agree with a Crunchyroll channel but that costs a lot of money also. I really wish Crunchyroll would do a application for all the game systems. I I like what Crunchyroll does like everyone else. The only thing is anime like Tonno to Issho(5 minute theater) will never reach American shores. I really like that show but I seriously don't think anyone would want it :(. I guess if worse comes to worse I can re-watch it over and over again and hoping for an American realease.
Posted 12/18/11
I can distribute rights too.

Freeeeeeeeesh rights now up for sale. 1 dollah each.

Freeesh rights. Buy while still fresh.

Homemade riiiiiiiights.
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Posted 12/22/11
You need money and things to do this.
Posted 12/22/11
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


lebronj wrote:

You need money and things to do this.


shut up
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Posted 12/23/11

underlock wrote:

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


lebronj wrote:

You need money and things to do this.


shut up


Thanks!
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Posted 12/23/11

Abyssinian1 wrote:

Crunchyroll is better off as a streaming site.


^That.

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Posted 12/25/11
I think that Crunchyroll help take part in a dvd movie 5cm per second. I think they did cause their logo is on the cover. It just had me think that is all.
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