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Post Reply New Catalog Titles: Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Animation
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Posted 1/31/13
Nice choice... hope it works out. I'm sure Spike and Mike have access to a lot of good material... keep it coming!
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Ummm....I'm an "anime" fan, not so much an animation fan, but a fan of "anime" specifically. That's why I come to Crunchyroll in the first place. To get away from all the other kinds of animation out there and concentrate on the far Eastern school of doing things. And there's so much stuff out there that I'd like to see but haven't seen yet from the land of the rising sun, so it's not like I'm running out of material from there that I need to waste time on this non anime material.

Hey Shinji, if it's sick and twisted or just "out there on the edge" kind of material you're looking to acquire, then how about getting the rights to some of Kumeta Koji's works? Some "Zetsubou Sensei" or even some "Katte Ni Kaizo" would be waaaaaaay better than just about anything produced in the West these days.
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Posted 1/31/13 , edited 1/31/13

Hopefully it didn't set Crunchyroll back too much because all of these videos can be found on Youtube.
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Posted 1/31/13

dokudokugwo wrote:

Hmmm I dunno, kinda feels out of place here... nor does it really look all that interesting.


I think the same. I don't pay monthly for stuff like this. Granted, people who like it won't mind, but I can get stuff like this elsewhere, were I interested, and I'm not.
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Adam_Chase wrote:


Hopefully it didn't set Crunchyroll back too much because all of these videos can be found on Youtube.


All anime streamings can be found free online...
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Posted 1/31/13
Crunchyroll may not wasted money on this because the person who held rights to these cartoons may have uploaded them here... Well its a guess but who knows... I think it says that if someone has he rights to own a video they can apply to upload it here in the faq.... Who knows really?
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Posted 1/31/13

KaiserSosei wrote:
... Some "Zetsubou Sensei" or...


Oh no...oh...oh gosh no. Please. T-T Just the thought of that puts me IN DESPAIR!!!

Haha, but really, I hate that anime. Although to be completely honest with you, I think I'd like it 20x better if there was a professional English dub of it made. I had to pause each episode like 10 times at some parts to catch my breath and figure out what was going on because the pace of it made the subtitles go too fast! xD
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Posted 2/1/13
lmao that pigeon deserved that XD
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If I wanted to watch crap like this I could watch all those crappy shows that aren't anime on Adult Swim!!
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Well, the way the article is written, I'm inclined to support this. And if the intentions expressed in words are true, I will indeed support this. I'm not so fond of Adult Swim as the example however. When I think AS, I think Robot Chicken. It was anything but mature, a good 50% of it was nutshots = comedy" (I enjoyed the first seaon of Robot Chicken reasonably, but they were focused on the wrong things resulting in repetition; I don't hate Adult Swim though, especially loving Harvey Birdman most among AS originals).

The objectives of accepting more mature content and being open to less standard animation styles I fully support. But AS as an example has me skeptical. I think Panty and Stocking makes for a better par of expanding.
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Posted 2/1/13
I already posted this in the news article, but I feel I should post it here as well:

"A little something different"? It's too different. I personally don't agree with this acquisition. Besides not being anime, it isn't fair to those people who don't go for this kind of stuff, which I think could be seen elsewhere (online or on-air), and before anyone gives the "if you don't like it, don't watch it" explanation, it's the principle of the thing, plus that's not really the point, especially since this line could apply to some of the anime (and K-drama) already on here. IMHO, Crunchyroll, should keep being Crunchyroll. They have no business trying to be like somebody else. Crunchyroll doesn't need stuff like this.
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Posted 2/1/13

Adam_Chase wrote: Hopefully it didn't set Crunchyroll back too much because all of these videos can be found on Youtube.

Obviously the reason Crunchyroll picked these up is they were available worldwide outside Japan. They wouldn't have bothered with something like this if it was North-America-only.

The MG (up front license payment) for most catalog titles are not going to be very big ~ the successful ones are going to make their money off of residual royalties from actual viewership.

This one, since the Animation Workshop streams on YouTube, could well be for no MG at all, just royalties from viewership. So people who don't want "their" money going to this series, don't watch it, job done.

But you'll miss the Saga of Biorn, which I just watched and is great, even if it would only be called "anime" in Japan (since "anime" is the Japanese word for animation).


TerraGamerX wrote: ... When I think AS, I think Robot Chicken. It was anything but mature, a good 50% of it was nutshots = comedy" ...

"mature" in US media means "the stuff that we are not allowed to show at time and on channels directed at children". So quite often "mature" content is extremely immature.


RayLRhodes wrote: ... Besides not being anime, it isn't fair to those people who don't go for this kind of stuff, which I think could be seen elsewhere (online or on-air), and before anyone gives the "if you don't like it, don't watch it" explanation, it's the principle of the thing, plus that's not really the point, especially since this line could apply to some of the anime (and K-drama) already on here. IMHO, Crunchyroll, should keep being Crunchyroll. They have no business trying to be like somebody else. Crunchyroll doesn't need stuff like this.

The argument would be stronger if you didn't go for the shotgun approach: stick to your strongest argument and drop your weakest. Certainly do not lead with your weakest.

"Crunchyroll claims that it wants to be the premier place to find Asian content ~ this is not Asian content", that argument makes sense.

"Its unfair that Crunchyroll picked up a catalog title that people outside North America can actually watch" ~ that makes no sense at all.

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Posted 2/1/13
Seriously guys. That was the worst choice ever made. I expect that the CR hasn't wasted money on this garbage and picked up for free
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TamaWilson wrote:

Seriously guys. That was the worst choice ever made. I expect that the CR hasn't wasted money on this garbage and picked up for free

See above ~ other than the cost of subtitling in Spanish and Portuguese for the Latin American site, its likely that the money paid will be royalties from views. So people who don't want "their money" to go into it can just not watch it ... voila, their money isn't going into it.
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Posted 2/1/13
I like to watching this but there's no English subtitling for deaf people... I might skip it.
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