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Posted 7/31/12
a lot of pros and cons between two companies.
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Posted 8/1/12
They used to have VIZ stuff (like Nana) but the contract lapse. They supposedly were going into negotiations to put it back on Netflix but I haven't seen it yet. I asked VIZ recently on twitter but they haven't said anything past the initial re-negotiations.
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Posted 8/1/12 , edited 8/1/12
I use Netflix (Mostly for movies), Hulu + (mostly for current TV and some anime) as well as Crunchyroll (most of the anime I watch is on Crunchyroll). Between those three and now that Funimation is coming out with a Roku channel within the next week or two I don't watch cable at all. I think each company has it's highlights and I wouldn't replace one with the other as their catalogs all cater to a slightly different demographic.

@Arsenette- Hulu seems to have alot of Viz shows.
Posted 8/1/12
Most anime on Netflix is dubbed. There are a few titles subtitled but other than that.. no thanks.
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Posted 8/1/12
I think its due to Netflix being a bigger company and the main draw to it isn't anime.

I've been a Hulu, Netflix, and CR user for a few years and I agree with the poster that stated it comes down to preference of subs and dubs for anime fans. If you prefer subbed anime(most anime fans do), Netflix probably isn't what you're looking for. I've watched about 7 subs on there but I believe the rest are dubs so I use it for sitcoms and movies.

Hulu its better than Netflix imo because they have a lot of newer options for the same price and its easier to find subbed series. Netflix also had a lot of contracts for some of their better series expire recently and replaced them with some underwhelming stuff.

I purchase what I watch these days, but if I wanted to stream something I would go with CR.
Posted 8/1/12

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SuperFinny wrote:

I don't think Netflix has a bigger or better variety of anime. I think the people that subscribe to Netflix don't do it just for the anime. Those who like movies and tv shows just as much as anime or maybe a smidgen more will most likely choose Netflix. It almost seems unfair to compare Netflix and CR for that reason. CR is more of a specialty shop. On a side note: I am not ashamed to say that I prefer anime dubs when they're good. Inuyasha is a good dub in my opinion but it is subbed on Netflix. Jokes and dialog are just different in dubbed versions. That isn't due to just language but rather cultural differences. I appreciate that as a native speaker of English. But back to my point, I first got a CR membership for the anime selection. I do have a Netflix account. There's always something I can find to watch on Netflix. But on CR it can be a few weeks or more until I can find something else to watch. I thought of getting a Funimation membership but figured it'd be the same thing. So I can see why if people had to pay for only one thing they would choose Netflix.

I'll admit that even given a mediocre dub, if both it and the sub are available to me at the same time, I'll watch the dub simply because it makes for a better viewing experience. A case in point was Shiki, which I didn't watch originally when Funimation simulcast it, and kept putting off, and then by the time I considered watching it, the dub was available. (Great series, IMHO).

One difference about Funimation is that if you get the Elite membership, everything that gets a DVD release has a dub available to you online. They also make those dubs available the day of release. As I noted in my reply to Pengwee above, they offer a two week trial, so why not give it a shot? The biggest current negative about Funimation's streaming is not the content, but their website. Navigation is very sluggish, and their video player (at least the one for Elite members) has issues with many Firefox installations and also IE. It seems quite clear whoever coded their website did most of their testing in Chrome, as it works much better. I actually gave up after several months of Firefox not displaying their player, and problems with IE and installed Chrome just for using their website.

FYI, they have portable apps for iOS and Android, and a just introduced a tablet app for both that supports HD, and a Roku app that supports HD is also due within a couple of weeks.



Thanks for that. I knew they were doing the android thing but I didn't know about the Roku. If Funimation is coming out with a Roku channel then I'll definitely look into it. I much prefer to watch anime on tv rather than a phone or on the computer.

Well, since you confessed to liking even mediocre dubs I'll come out too. Even if I've seen something in Japanese I always watch it in English when it comes out. Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit was good in Japanese but when I saw it in English it became a favorite. But others, like Nana, I just can't. I'll have to wait until I forget what the subs sound like then watch the dubbed version. But they do make a better viewing experience . . . unless the voices sound like nails on a chalkboard.


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Posted 8/1/12
I used to you Netflix for all my anime and actually i geuss i still do but recently they took like half the stuff i was watching down, so ive been having to surf the net a lot for some animes:(
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Posted 8/1/12
I only watched one anime on Netflix, Trigun. I use it to watch other stuff anyway, so this doesn't effect me as an anime viewer.
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Posted 8/1/12
I dont use netflix for anime. Due to it mostly all of the titles being English dub only. I also don't have cable. it's not worth it considering I do not have time to watch tv often. Plus most of the channels suck. & i don't even watch that many channels.

I stick with my CR, Hulu Plus, Netflix & amazon prime instant video. That covers a large majority of tv shows that i like to watch. I am fine with it. sure a few things are not there but its not big deal I can find it online somewhere else
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Posted 8/2/12
The Selection Sucks & this is Canadian Netflix mind you , meaning they will be stingy with the selection, when most of it is on youtube for free....That's why I am glad this service exists, it's 12 bucks a month but I will use this a hell of a lot more than netflix.
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Posted 8/2/12
Crunchyroll mainly has new anime. But, Netflix does have a lot more
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Posted 8/2/12
crunchyroll is way better than netflix.
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Posted 8/2/12
i agree crunchyroll is better i find the quality of the episodes to be better i also don't like some of the dubs done on the anime on netflix... one more thing to remember crunchyroll provides free viewing to those that don't want to pay but also for me it serves as a news source for upcoming anime which gives me that lil extra i need to stay here and not renew my netflix acct. as for Hulu Plus tried that never even used it for 3 months i finally just waited and let it run out when i got my new debit card too many damn commercials every damn episode i clicked on. Maybe there was some option i was supposed to click but i was signed in on my acct and still commercials on everything i watched if I'm paying for something don't make me click on something that asked me if I'm interested in it I'm going to say no.
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Posted 8/9/12
There isn't a really big selection of anime to watch on Netflix
There's stuff everyones already seen before, like Ouran & Fruits Basket
& stuff nobody cares to see, Like Needless & Pumpkin Scissors.
The only shows I watch on there are Eden of the East & High School Of The Dead
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Posted 8/9/12
Yeah there isn't much, but Netflix isn't exclusively just for anime like Crunchyroll.
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