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Posted 12/17/12
On top of that, we typically don't get the exact air dates until only a few weeks before a show airs, if that. I'm sure the contract has to be in negotiation long before that. I'm curious what broadcast guide you're using, I'm curious myself. With Skytree's broadcast problems, I'm still not sure I can get TVK as reliably as I can get Tokyo MX...
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Posted 12/17/12

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?


Could be worse. I remember the days of watching anime with a script in one hand and the pause button on the other with a bootleg tape sitting in the Betamax that was a copy of a copy of a home recorded beta tape someone had smuggled home in their airline luggage.

I also remember a few years later when the only anime available was an overpriced bad dub of something that probably aired in japan four years previously. If not more.

Something shown to me while the same season is airing in japan? I don't care what you call it. Sign me up.

That said. when talking up Crunchy roll I usually 'air quote' "simulcast" and explain how you usually see it within days and sometimes hours of the Japanese airing of the show. Most of the grown ups I talk to, think that's beyond pretty cool.

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Posted 12/17/12

papagolfwhiskey wrote:


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?


Could be worse. I remember the days of watching anime with a script in one hand and the pause button on the other with a bootleg tape sitting in the Betamax that was a copy of a copy of a home recorded beta tape someone had smuggled home in their airline luggage.

I also remember a few years later when the only anime available was an overpriced bad dub of something that probably aired in japan four years previously. If not more.

Something shown to me while the same season is airing in japan? I don't care what you call it. Sign me up.

That said. when talking up Crunchy roll I usually 'air quote' "simulcast" and explain how you usually see it within days and sometimes hours of the Japanese airing of the show. Most of the grown ups I talk to, think that's beyond pretty cool.



And let's not forget watching bad subs on...what was that downloading site that was around several years ago--? Bearshare? I remember many times that damn site eating up my hardrive space, along with waiting a week for stuff to come out! And it seemed like the subs were done by different folks every two weeks or so, depending on the series. Bit torrent sites, ugh, for some reason, the damn sites didn't like me, they almost always froze up/crashed my PC. And LimeWire?? Don't get me started on LimeWire!

I was on NarutoFan for awhile, as well, paying subscription fees for that site, but when I changed PC's the new PC didn't like WinRar or Divx/VLC, something that was required to even look at thier stuff. I had already subscribed to CR at the suggestion of a friend, and I was able to see a lot of great stuff, so of course, I think it's awesome!
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Shows like Magi, which are broadcast a few days later then their actually aired in Japan, are likely to be the ones that crunchyroll themselves actually sub. I'm sure not every broadcast in Japan is prepared with a subbed version upon simulcast.
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Posted 12/17/12

Kageru77 wrote:

Shows like Magi, which are broadcast a few days later then their actually aired in Japan, are likely to be the ones that crunchyroll themselves actually sub. I'm sure not every broadcast in Japan is prepared with a subbed version upon simulcast.

Proper subtitling and video encoding isn't something that is done in an hour. Simulcasts are typically provided to the person or company handling the subtitling before they are broadcast. That is how companies such as Funimation (One Piece), Anime News Network (Oriemo), and most recently The Anime Network (To Love-ru Darkness) got in trouble for leaking (or in TAN's case, actually posting) an episode before it first aired in Japan.

The subtitling for Magi is likely handled by Aniplex itself, as they make it available on Hulu and in the UK, they licensed it to Anime on Demand. All three services (including CR) get the episodes on the same day; a clear indication Aniplex controls that aspect.



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Crunchyroll does provide simiulicast for many shows most of the time. It depends on the people who license the anime. Magi, got license by Aniplex, so Aniplex does subtitling for Magi. They release Magi on Wednesday I guess. It isn't Crunchyrolls fault, its Aniplex. Hulu is also "simulicasting" Magi, but it's because it got a deal only on Magi. Crunchyroll does give 1 hour simulicast for many other shows like the TV Tokyo 7 shows like Naruto, Gintama, etc.
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