Sword Art Online Episode 6 Delay
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I'm curious to know as to how the Olympic broadcast schedule delayed Sword Art Online episode 6 until next Saturday. As far as I can tell, it aired at it's allotted time with no issues. Numerous other sources (a lot of them unmentionable by the rules) have this episode up and translated for torrent download. I have a lot of respect for anime and have no problem paying my membership dues to support it. However, when free methods have this episode available before paying members of CR do, I start to get a little irritated.

You can apologize for the supposed necessary inconvenience with this matter, but it doesn't change the fact that you pissed off half your membership base by only having one broadcast resource to air from.
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eh for real?

ah you gatta join the CR premium members group to read it =p
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Thanks for the link, but I don't want this topic just falling to the waste side in the premium only section. I'm more upset about the principle of this entire situation regarding free torrent websites getting this out first before the paying members of CR even got a chance. This needs to be discussed and I know I'm not the only one that is pissed about this entire thing.
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I joined it, but I have to wait for myself to get accepted, can you give me a jot note as to why its delayed?
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maroddity wrote:

I joined it, but I have to wait for myself to get accepted, can you give me a jot note as to why its delayed?


Supposedly, the station they get their SAO episodes from had an Olympic Broadcast delay, hence they couldn't air it like the rest of the stations over there. Since this is the only feed CR gets, they had to delay it a week. To make matters worse, the free sub groups all over the web (which will remain unnamed due to CR rules) got their raws from the feeds that actually did air it and already translated it via torrents.
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I guess its because CR does everything legally they have to go through the proper channels to get certain animes on there site?
idk how the whole think works though, thats just my guess.

If they have the rights to host a anime like SOA then would it not matter where they got it?
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yeah that seems weird, but i don't mind waiting, I heard the episode was the best of the series so far (people could of course just be trolling us lol)
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Will it be a double bill next week then?
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DeityZero wrote:
Supposedly, the station they get their SAO episodes from had an Olympic Broadcast delay, hence they couldn't air it like the rest of the stations over there. Since this is the only feed CR gets, they had to delay it a week. To make matters worse, the free sub groups all over the web (which will remain unnamed due to CR rules) got their raws from the feeds that actually did air it and already translated it via torrents.

Crunchyroll doesn't normally get episodes from a specific station (they usually come directly from the licensor, which isn't the station unless it owns the international rights), but the contract can require them to not posts episodes until after a specfic station airs it.



saajuk wrote:
If they have the rights to host a anime like SOA then would it not matter where they got it?

Crunchyroll is provided a specific file by the licensor. They can't simply record it off the air in Japan and chop out the commercials or grab a raw off of bittorrent.

Even if they did that, the contract specifies when they can air it. In order to complete subtitling, CR often receives shows before they air. (As an example, during the one season ANN did simulcasts, they got into trouble for leaving a file for one series on an unsecure server, which was then accessed and resulted in the episode being leaked a day before any station in Japan showed it). If it was simply a matter of CR getting up the episodes ASAP in many cases they could actually post the episodes slightly before they aired on the first station in Japan.




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Will it be a double bill next week then?

The double bill should be episodes 8 & 9. There have been some times where this type of thing has happened where the publisher didn't get both episodes to CR, so people interested in the series should look out for this, and nudge CR a few days before episode 8 is due if 9 is also not showing as coming.

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PeekyChew wrote:

Will it be a double bill next week then?

The double bill should be episodes 8 & 9. There have been some times where this type of thing has happened where the publisher didn't get both episodes to CR, so people interested in the series should look out for this, and nudge CR a few days before episode 8 is due if 9 is also not showing as coming.



why 8 and 9 and not 6 and 7
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hitmanhk wrote:
why 8 and 9 and not 6 and 7

My mistake, it is 7 & 8 that should be a double header.

The reason it is 7 & 8 and not 6 & 7 is that CR's contract apparently restricts them to being able to post the episodes only after they have aired on MBS, and this is their broadcast schedule (per http://www.otakultura.com/breaking-news-sword-art-online-airing-delays.html):

Mainichi Broadcasting

EPISODE 6: 2012/8/11, 27:28 → 2012/8/18, 28:28
Episode 6 will be moved to the following week, airing an hour later than its initial timeslot.
EPISODE 7: 2012/8/25, 27:28 → 2012/8/25, 27:58
EPISODE 8: 2012/8/25, 27:28 → 2012/8/25, 28:28
Episodes 7 and 8 are bumped a week later, due to episode 6′s airdate change. Both 7 & 8 will be aired on the 25th to catch up.



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