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the region restriction only helps illegal downloads, even more if you actually advertise something people can't get.
I don't really care about this one, and i've already watched madoka ano hana and angel beats (illegally), but the delay for good series and the region lock can't really help you guys. Since everyone on this website can get anything that's here for free it's obvious that the service for foreign users is not the best.
I have about 2 months left of premium membership and will not renovate unless CR does something about this, i've only been watching space bros and that is not enough good stuff for a $10 monthly fee, specially considering I can actually get it for free without any hassle

Except for "advertising" a series, I don't see how it being not being available to all regions makes the illegal viewing problem any worse than it already was. After all, people in regions that aren't covered by CR's license that didn't have a legal streaming source for it before still don't; nothing has changed.

As to paying $10 per month, either you are being charged more than U.S. users, or you've purchased a full-access membership instead of an anime membership, which if you don't (or can't, since I think most are U.S. & Canada only) watch live action dramas, is an unnecessary expense.

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TheAncientOne wrote:


gabrielperin wrote:

the region restriction only helps illegal downloads, even more if you actually advertise something people can't get.
I don't really care about this one, and i've already watched madoka ano hana and angel beats (illegally), but the delay for good series and the region lock can't really help you guys. Since everyone on this website can get anything that's here for free it's obvious that the service for foreign users is not the best.
I have about 2 months left of premium membership and will not renovate unless CR does something about this, i've only been watching space bros and that is not enough good stuff for a $10 monthly fee, specially considering I can actually get it for free without any hassle

Except for "advertising" a series, I don't see how it being not being available to all regions makes the illegal viewing problem any worse than it already was. After all, people in regions that aren't covered by CR's license that didn't have a legal streaming source for it before still don't; nothing has changed.

As to paying $10 per month, either you are being charged more than U.S. users, or you've purchased a full-access membership instead of an anime membership, which if you don't (or can't, since I think most are U.S. & Canada only) watch live action dramas, is an unnecessary expense.



It might not mean anything to me or to you, but it it does to CR, or at least it should, since they are losing (or not getting) members from countries that don't have as many quality anime as the US catalogue does.

About the price of membership, I believe it varies from country to country. I pay R$10 a month (brazilian money, sorry for not being specific), I believe it's about US$5 more or less
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Really not a fan of the series... at all...
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Welcome Tiffany, and since I am a long term Saint fan, remember to have a blast and burn ur cosmo!
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gabrielperin wrote:
It might not mean anything to me or to you, but it it does to CR, or at least it should, since they are losing (or not getting) members from countries that don't have as many quality anime as the US catalogue does.

About the price of membership, I believe it varies from country to country. I pay R$10 a month (brazilian money, sorry for not being specific), I believe it's about US$5 more or less

Unfortunately, it is a catch-22 situation for CR. If they cut the membership price for other countries, that means even less money to license series for those countries, which is part of the problem in the first place (the other part being companies that won't consider a license for that country at all, or at least at anything approaching a reasonable price). The other choice would be to lose money on those countries and hope membership would then grow to make it profitable, or subsidize it with money from subscribers in more profitable regions (i.e., the United States and Canada), which would then likely lead to declining or stagnating membership there.

The big advantage the U.S. and Canada have is that they are typically licensed together, which gives a regional block of about 345 million people, the majority of which speak and read English, with Spanish (which CR now supports), and French next in line. If Europe were licensed as a single monolithic block, it would be a different story, but instead it gets carved up into small regional blocks or even individual nations. It also doesn't help that the primary language of many of these nations is neither English or Spanish. While many people in Europe can understand English, it does have an impact on popularity of the media.

Simply put, the U.S. and Canada get more shows because there are more members to spread the fixed costs over, which means more money to license shows, which means more members....all feeding back into a loop.

Perhaps at some point, CR could decide to try an experiment, going "all out" to get licenses for a region (such as the UK) for a year or two, losing money for that region in the process, and see if at the end, premium membership had risen to meet the cost. Alternately, they could try cutting membership fees for that region, but I think that would stand far less chance of success (i.e., cutting the price for $10 per month to $5 per month wouldn't likely result in better than two fold increase in membership), and would something far more likely to see complaints from people in other countries.
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Can someone tell me if an enticing plot develops in this show? It was a cool idea but felt very episodic, so I only watched 4 or 5 episodes before dropping it...
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Yes!!!! I have been waiting to see season 2! First season is great!
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OMG You have no idea how happy I am for this! Was obsessed when it first came out. AHHH. I love you, Crunchyroll <3
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hell yeah cr is finally getting some good stuff again
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I believe this is actually the third season. its not Hell Girl 2: Mirrors, its Hell Girl: 2 Mirrors. Notice the placement of the colon.
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One of my favorite anime. Shame it's not available in the UK.
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Posted 8/3/12

Retribution87 wrote:

I believe this is actually the third season. its not Hell Girl 2: Mirrors, its Hell Girl: 2 Mirrors. Notice the placement of the colon.

The third series was Hell Girl: Three Vessels (note what they did there).

A tip: The third series is available at TAN and doesn't require a subscription. (For that matter, the same is true of the second series).

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Hell Girl is a great series. There was even a short lived live version.
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THANKS! YAY! I finished first season. I need to finish this season.
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OMFG YALL NEVER SEEN DA FIRST SEASON SUMTHING IS WRNG WIT ALL OF YALL THIS THE BEST ABIME I SEEN SO FAR I LOVE THIS FUCKIN SHOW I EVEN SEEN DA ENDIN ALL READY OMG SO GUD GO WATCH IT PLZ
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