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Vin_Howard wrote:

"The Ninterudo Empire" hmm, I read that as "The Nintendo Empire"


And IT IS supposed to be Nintendo, I've done some research, and the blue-haired boy in the screenshot is supposed to be a parody of Sonic, and the man with the moustache is a parody of Mario.

This could be funny if it's a parody, but I think it's going to take itself so seriously nobody won't even notice.

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gometa wrote:
Now that's sad. I really wanted to be able to watch at crunchy. But I live in south america, so there is a very low chance of coming to CR at South America?

If you mean is there any chance of CR licensing these series for regions excluding the United States and Canada, I would say the chances of that are almost non-existent.

Some time ago, it was indicated that without the U.S. market, licensing a series is simply financially infeasible for Crunchyroll. I doubt anything has changed dramatically during the interim.

If one needs further proof of this, one needs only look to a company like Anime on Demand, which services only the UK and Ireland. In the past, they charged about the same as CR, but delivered fewer series to the UK than CR. This season, they pulled out the stops and obtained 6 series, and went with a free model (although they've indicated it isn't a plan to continue that way) in order to pull in viewers. It is a gamble, but even then, it seems they minimized their risk by going with titles that were licensed by someone in the United States and Canada (removing CR from competing in bids for them), and likely licensed in co-operation with the company(s) that hold the North American license.

Basically, CR needs a much larger international subscriber base before they can think about obtaining licenses excluding the United States and Canada. With many international subscribers focusing on what the U.S. and Canada has that they don't, this will be difficult.




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GAHHHHH. Damn TAN. I really wanted to Watch Chuunibyou here, but oh well. Looks like it will be third party stuff. :\
I find it hilarious how Upnotte! was broadcast later, because apparently it really bombed on CR with most of the community.
As for Seitokai...curses. Can anyone watch on NicoNicoDouga, or do you also have to pay to get that stuff?

Although niconico.jp has done some worldwide streams outside japan (i.e., Fate/Zero and Black Rock Shooter), the anime they stream are typically limited on to IP addresses inside Japan.




VongolaXEspada wrote:

I agree get Jojo, how everytime a big anime like jojo comes out, no one licenses it. Or like Yu gi oh zexal, pokemon best wishes, bakuman,jojo,etc no one ever licenses these big anime.

Did you forget the first two you mentioned are licensed for broadcast in the United States?

The first two Bakuman series were also licensed by Media Blasters for home video release.

Even if you meant licensed for streaming, it is rare that a licensor would risk the far more lucrative broadcast or home video license to license the same series for streaming. Typically, if you see one of these streamed (legally), it is done by the same company that holds the broadcast rights, and often on a delayed basis.




Max_Archer wrote:

I wonder if CR could get delayed release rights for Chuunibyou like they did with Fate/Zero. TAN requires a paid membership to watch almost anything and I'm not willing to pay for something I can't stream to my TV and that has a catalog almost entirely duplicating what my GF and I are already paying for with CR and Hulu.

Unfortunately, the wording on TAN's site made it clear that they have exclusive streaming rights to 3 of the series and don't intend on sharing them. The exact wording was, "..., but more importantly, three shows (so far) will be available exclusively to Anime Network Online Subscribers". They never made the same statement about To Love-ru Darkness, which was announced after the announcement that included the above statement. I suspect the same applies to it, however, and the statement certainly indicates the possibility of more exclusives.

A technical point: TAN isn't the only place you can see these three series, as Anime on Demand in the UK has also licensed them (and at least one appears to also be streaming on niconico.jp, but since TAN's audience is only the United States and Canada, I doubt few people would quibble over that point.

The best hope would be that CR could get these after the season ended, but I don't see that happening in any time frame that would be relevant to most people. (Note that the library titles CR has been getting this year that are also at TAN are ones they have had for some time).

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DeliriumOxide wrote: Right. When it comes down to it...our contributions SHOULD give us a degree of quality control.

Perhaps CR should make measures to allow a community-wide poll for best interests of the upcoming Winter season...

That might result in more licenses of a favorable and familiar nature being obtained, and guarantees that we'll watch here.

How would that help? Crunchyroll already tries to get everything broadcast in Japan, and already gets everything that they can get, so how would knowing that a certain percentage of their subscribers went series "X" help?

I mean, they are already trying to get series "X", no matter what name you put into the box.

As the number of subcribers have grown, Crunchyroll has been getting more titles, because the titles generate more royalties. But its still quite a long way from the total flow of revenue that would allow Crunchyroll to "bid" against a home video license bid.

The only thing where subscriber interests might change what series get picked up is catalog titles, and there is already a long standing "what would you like to see" thread on the subscriber only forum, where subscribers can say what they would like Crunchyroll to look at picking up.
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gometa wrote: Now that's sad. I really wanted to be able to watch at crunchy. But I live in south america, so there is a very low chance of coming to CR at South America?

Basically 0. Crunchyroll still needs the North American market included to cover the contracting costs, mastering costs and subtitling overheads.

Looking ahead, there's hope that Crunchyroll may be able to work out a multi-season package deal with some distributor, which would keep the contracting costs down, but if they had one worked out for this season, they would already have announced it by now.
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lol, Lychee

Hope there aren't 3 ads on each ep
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agila61 wrote:
The only thing where subscriber interests might change what series get picked up is catalog titles, and there is already a long standing "what would you like to see" thread on the subscriber only forum, where subscribers can say what they would like Crunchyroll to look at picking up.

I guess polling for interest seems to be such a common thing nowadays I figured that it couldn't hurt.
I suppose it's my own fault for being mainly inactive on the forums and such that I didn't notice that.
Anyways, you made some very good points, but at the crux of things, my post was merely an idea.
I'd wager that there are people with far more effective solutions or concepts, I'm minimalistic at best.
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lol, Lychee

Hope there aren't 3 ads on each ep <_<


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lugiamania wrote:
Ebiten will broadcast every Wednesday at 10am PDT in the following regions: USA, Canada, South Africa.



A school club anime full of dreams and populated by nothing but cute girls. It won't grant any wishes, though! The same staff who brought you Sengoku Otome: Momoiro Paradox and Sora no Otoshimono hope you're ready for this high-energy club comedy!


Why is Ebiten listed as a Fall Title when it was from the Summer Season? I think it is better to list is as a Catalog Title instead of a Fall Title.
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lugiamania wrote:
Ebiten will broadcast every Wednesday at 10am PDT in the following regions: USA, Canada, South Africa.

A school club anime full of dreams and populated by nothing but cute girls. It won't grant any wishes, though! The same staff who brought you Sengoku Otome: Momoiro Paradox and Sora no Otoshimono hope you're ready for this high-energy club comedy!


Why is Ebiten listed as a Fall Title when it was from the Summer Season? I think it is better to list is as a Catalog Title instead of a Fall Title.


Been mentioned a few times already but... It was web only in the summer. It is now being broadcast on television so this is a simulcast of the television show. May be longer episodes too.
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DeliriumOxide wrote: I guess polling for interest seems to be such a common thing nowadays I figured that it couldn't hurt.

That's mostly home video distributors. They can't possibly go for everything and stay in business, so they have to pick and choose.

They are making a much bigger cash commitment to each license they pick up. Their Minimum Guarantee is substantially bigger, since the royalties per sale are counted in dollars rather than pennies. They have to pay for production of the BD or DVD disks and packaging materials. And for dub releases, they have to produce the dub, which is similar to the cost of adding an extra anime episode.

So they have a few series that they look at and are sure that they can make it work, and a set of series where they aren't sure if they can't succeed or not. They put up a survey every once in a while, and see how active the fanbase for each series is in whipping up interest in the series and generating votes ~ since that same enthusiasm will also be used to spread word about a release. That could be, for instance, what put Princess Jellyfish over the top with FUNimation.

But Crunchyroll doesn't have to pick and choose. We already know that they bid for everything hitting the airwaves in Japan, get whatever they can get, and then let the members do the picking.
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I've seen a bit of Ebitenn over the Summer. Liked what I saw. Not quite as good as Seitokai Ichizon, but am looking forward to seeing it in it's entirety here.

Now if CR could just get season 2 of Seitokai Ichizon, then my Fall season would be pretty much perfectly complete.
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It's good that Crunchyroll has more stuff, but honestly, of these 3, I'm only interested in Ebiten, and Lychee Light Club sounds so weird I don't even know if I'll give it a chance.
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WTF I've read Aoi Sekai no Chushin de is only one episode?! So there's really only two new shows in Spain this season and one of them is premium only, and they expect me to pay the same as an American...
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Please stream JoJo's Bizarre Adventure!
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nintendo vs the sega empire lol cant wait.....
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