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Posted 1/13/12
Do you think Crunchyroll should have an official shop and not just a Daily Deal. Also Crunchyroll could sell collector sets of DVDs and Blu Rays that are already available in the U.S. and other countries. For instance "Maburaho" and "Lucky Star" have been available for years. Why not have" BUY NOW" AD next to the stream so that anyone who would like a hard copy of their favorite series could purchase it either directly form crunchyroll or a distributor that works with crunchyroll. Also even though a huge majority of otaku will get made a duel or multiaudio channel should be available as an option. for people who do like dubbed in their language, since these videos are already translated and licensed.
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^ I agree with this, but then again I would like to purchase digital copies of anime series instead of purchasing physical copies, the same goes for music, which is why I use iTunes for the time being.

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........if they can get a publisher like media-blasters, funi or sentai to produce the product... oh wait
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27 / M / Anime World
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Idk about the shop tbh as I would tend to buy DVDS and Blu-rays when they're on sale rather than being released recently.
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An online DVD store wouldn't be too hard. Having an online store is as easy as starting an affiliate account with a place like TRSI or AnimeNation and setting up the links. You'd technically have an online store, but everything is handled by either or. However, to supplement it so that there was some sort of individuality in such a process, I also offered a few OOP titles that were hard to find that were reasonably priced. But for me, the anime industry crashed, and shortly after the US economy tanked. Couldn't afford to do what I did and now I've been working it off a little at a time.

I doubt something like that would happen to CR as it's definitely well off on its own. I think the biggest problem with an online store idea is that there's probably not enough employees, dealing with whatever regions as well as laws of the many respective countries of the world. Trying to figure out a good deal for shipping, costs of the possible extra packaging. Granted it'd sort of be like an extension of the Deal of the Day, which is definitely nice but the shipping time isn't the greatest. With so much to think about a balance, I think it's easier letting the various retailers deal with the distribution of anime titles.
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I do wonder why they don't set up an Amazon (or other) affiliate link for titles that are available on disc. The distributor of the anime gets a sale, and CR gets a cut.

At TAN, for example, if you go to watch Highschool of the Dead, you'll see links on the right to buy the disc from Rightstuff, or purchase and download from iTunes or Amazon Video (although as it turns out, Amazon no longer offers it for download or rental).
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Yotsuya wrote:
With so much to think about a balance, I think it's easier letting the various retailers deal with the distribution of anime titles.


With such vast catalogs, I'm kind of surprised a link to buy a title isn't on Hulu or Netflix but again, they're not in the business of selling you DVDs, they're in the business of doing the exact opposite.

Even though I'm sure people would love to buy what's here on CR, there's probably just not a viable connection between the content they're showing (mainly simulcasts and subbed only anime) and who's actually selling the product. It's not completely out of the realm of possibility but at the moment, Crunchyroll, like Hulu and Netflix are mainly in the business of online streaming. Hence why Funico came to fruition; because Funimation is still principally in the home release business while NicoNico can simulcast newer series.
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