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Posted 12/16/12
The reason I signed up with this site at Otakon is mainly because they claimed that they simulcast episodes, meaning that we see them right as they come out in Japan. Now my question is, how can they claim to have simulcast when Magi, for example, comes out on Sundays, but CR doesn't show it til Wednesday? Or am I just not seeing something?
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Posted 12/16/12 , edited 12/16/12
You're complaining about something you get to watch?

I feel bad for people who actually can't watch simulcast because he or she is in a different region restrictions...

Have you no shame Sir?
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Posted 12/16/12 , edited 12/16/12
Actually, I watch several shows in simulcast, including Chitose Get You! Most likely, only certain shows are available for this feature. . .? I'm sure that different companies offer different licensing agreements. . .
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Posted 12/16/12 , edited 12/16/12
Crunchyroll is probably receiving the video file from a station that airs it on wednesday. Well at least thats what I think the reason is.
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Posted 12/16/12
I think the term "simulcast" and "nearcast" are used pretty interchangeably. There really is no universally agreed upon definition of the two. ANN defines the term "simulcast" as within 24 hours, and "nearcast" as 24 hours to 7 days after original broadcasting. But even with those definitions, the real definition is how people choose to use the term. I rarely hear the term "nearcast", so its context is now sort of embodied by the term "simulcast"
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Posted 12/16/12
Depends on whatever agreements CR signs with the providers I guess

And most of the shows we get are simulcasts I think
Posted 12/16/12

Leith42 wrote:

The reason I signed up with this site at Otakon is mainly because they claimed that they simulcast episodes, meaning that we see them right as they come out in Japan. Now my question is, how can they claim to have simulcast when Magi, for example, comes out on Sundays, but CR doesn't show it til Wednesday? Or am I just not seeing something?


unrelated but I go to otakon every year!

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Posted 12/16/12 , edited 12/16/12
it depends on who they license it from and according to ANN:

"used for shows that are streamed online within approximately 24 hours of the original Japanese broadcast, however it has been used on occasion for shows streamed several days after the original broadcast."


It is annoying but when you consider its a legal stream instead of a fansub which is illegal a couple of days is not a huge deal. I am betting you are used to fansubs which generally come out the day after. You also have to consider the time difference between Japan and your country. Why not try thinking of it in terms of shipping (not that it is but if you do it is not such a long time) Just imagine they have to ship the video from Japan...

Also generally the exclusive shows that no one else is simulcasting generally dont have a delay. If you want to compare try comparing it to TAN delaycasts that they claim are simulcasts. those delays are weeks not days...

Also getting an exact simulcast might have been more money and would have stopped them from getting other content.

Me I take what I can get and honestly considering how much content CR has it is not a bad deal at all considering to buy the stuff or pay for a channel subscription would cost a lot more.

Perhaps you need more patience...
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Posted 12/16/12
As far as I know, only Magi and From the New World are shown on Crunchyroll are shown a few days after their first Japanese TV broadcast this season. I know that sometimes, the delay is down to the first Japanese airing being on a paid satellite channel or something (I believe this is the case for From the New World). The vast majority of the new episodes are uploaded a few hours after their Japanese TV broadcast.
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Posted 12/16/12

Leith42 wrote:

The reason I signed up with this site at Otakon is mainly because they claimed that they simulcast episodes, meaning that we see them right as they come out in Japan. Now my question is, how can they claim to have simulcast when Magi, for example, comes out on Sundays, but CR doesn't show it til Wednesday? Or am I just not seeing something?


I havent watched Magi but every show I like I can watch raw and then sub in half an hour.
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Posted 12/16/12

Assassinx89 wrote:

it depends on who they license it from and according to ANN:

"used for shows that are streamed online within approximately 24 hours of the original Japanese broadcast, however it has been used on occasion for shows streamed several days after the original broadcast."


It is annoying but when you consider its a legal stream instead of a fansub which is illegal a couple of days is not a huge deal. I am betting you are used to fansubs which generally come out the day after. You also have to consider the time difference between Japan and your country. Why not try thinking of it in terms of shipping (not that it is but if you do it is not such a long time) Just imagine they have to ship the video from Japan...

Also generally the exclusive shows that no one else is simulcasting generally dont have a delay. If you want to compare try comparing it to TAN delaycasts that they claim are simulcasts. those delays are weeks not days...

Also getting an exact simulcast might have been more money and would have stopped them from getting other content.

Me I take what I can get and honestly considering how much content CR has it is not a bad deal at all considering to buy the stuff or pay for a channel subscription would cost a lot more.

Perhaps you need more patience...


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Thank you bro! That's what I was going to spatz out at him.
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Posted 12/16/12
I'm not being impatient I was just curious, some of you need to lighten up. I was just getting annoyed when a friend was spoiling episodes for me because he was watching fansubs on sundays, whereas I pay for CR and was behind. Also doesn't hurt for them to be a little more detailed in their services if this is the case.
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Posted 12/17/12
Does it matter? You're getting a new episode every week, subbed by dither cr or the network the show is on, so it should have less errors than a fan sub, for most of the anime it would only be 1-7 days later at most, normally it's within 1 hour-1 day, besides cr actually gets them pretty fast.
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Posted 12/17/12

Leith42 wrote:

doesn't hurt for them to be a little more detailed in their services if this is the case.


As others have said, it depends on the show, and the license that CR can negotiate. Usually, when a show gets announced, the news post will list both the air date, as well as the delay time before it shows up here. So it is detailed, but sometimes you have to search for the initial show announcement. It's true that many of the shows they have here are available to stream within 24 hours, but I see no guarantee that every new show will be. At least you're watching them legally, and paying helps support the industry.
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Posted 12/17/12 , edited 12/17/12
The same show can air up to a week later, or in some cases a season later depending on what part of Japan you live in. And no, Tokyo does not get every show first, every show has its own start date depending on the local broadcaster. TVK broadcast AKB0048 an entire season before Tokyo MX had it, so Entertainment Ban jokes aside, that is how it works here. Are you going off of a specific broadcast guide?
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