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Competition for CR, Daisuki Streaming
Posted 2/27/13 , edited 2/27/13
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-02-27/adk-6-anime-firms-to-launch-overseas-streaming-site-daisuki
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/02/26/new-streaming-portal-daisuki-set-to-launch-in-april
Just wondering what your thoughts are on this coming streaming site?
Will you be willing to drop your CR sub for something better? or cheaper?
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Posted 2/27/13
No, I wouldn't drop CR. CR, to me, is like a faithful partner. I will stick by no matter what. However, I may just keep CR and try out Daisuki. Just depends if it has PS3/PS4 streaming. If it's just regular streaming on PC, I'll pass.
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i love crunchyroll i"m staying on here no matter what c:
i still will try out Daisuki tho >.>
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Posted 2/27/13 , edited 2/27/13
I got a membership for a whole year, regardless i'm stuck here on CR. Definitely not a bad place to be stuck in. :
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Well, I certainly wouldn't drop CR entirely, unless my assumption of CR losing animes in favor of showing them on Daisuki happens.
I've little hope for Daisuki from what I currently understand of it, but if it does happen to have some shows unavailable elsewhere in good quality at a reasonable price, I see no reason why I couldn't fit it into my budget alongside Crunchyroll and other streaming services I currently support.
I don't really see this as competition (yet), so much as an alternative. The more legal anime sites, the merrier.
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Posted 2/27/13
in a way cr is family, well it houses people that i enjoy talking with. i might use both though.
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I might try it out.
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I'd try it, but CR isn't that expensive so I probably wouldn't drop it unless their new content acquisition slowed significantly (like licenses disappearing faster than they could be replaced with something else).
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Posted 2/28/13 , edited 2/28/13
Unless I found out they had a series I really wanted to watch and couldn't find anywhere else I wouldn't even consider trying them out.
I like this site for the things I do want to watch every now and then and I enjoy the community too. I have gotten used to the people here.
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Posted 2/28/13
I'll go whereever there's stuff to watch. Not all titles get a licensed stream, so another service picking up slack should be good thing. The articles didn't say where all it would be available; if it's practically worldwide, I'd think that would be good for a lot of titles that are currently only being streamed with severe regional restrictions.

That being said, I'm not interested in any of the titles they say they've got lined up.
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Well, I'll probably try it out. But I plan on sticking with CR. I like the feel of it here
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Been on CR for years...and I plan to still be for a many more . But I will definitely try it out, I love anime regardless on what site is it.
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Posted 2/28/13
They are talking about 500 titles. If that is 500 series, rather than 500 episodes, it means a very deep back catalog. Now, a lot of that would be old series where the licenses have lapsed. But the thing about the original licensors doing the streaming is they should have broad region rights, so they would be able to stream without the narrow region restrictions that the home video distributors have.

They are talking about 3m members and a combination of ads and subscriptions or fees, so that sounds like duplicating Crunchyroll.

But it seems likely that they'll only be simulcasting the titles that the members are doing the international licensing for. Since its a joint venture, licensors who are NOT in the club will, if anything, have MORE incentive to stream on Crunchyroll any series that is not picked up by North American distributors. Also, they are not going to turn down the a home video license because they have a streaming site, so the string of deals with Sentai are likely to continue to come to Crunchyroll. Hopefully we'll see more of those being North and South America, UK/Eire, Nordic, Australia, NZ and South Africa ~ maybe even starting to get all of Europe and the Middle East.

Here's the upside hope for CR: its possible that they simulcast stream their series on their site, and then let Crunchyroll have it a week later. They could even hire Crunchyroll to do the subtitling, since that's not the side of things those companies have ever handled. But those titles are available worldwide outside of Japan. When combined with bona fide simulcasts from other licensors, and sublicenses from Sentai / NIS America / etc., it could be more simulcasts than today for lots of people in areas that don't get as many series on Crunchyroll, like Africa outside of South Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, etc.
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Posted 2/28/13
Make another account? yeah right
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Hahaha, talk about another anime streaming site right on the forums of an anime streaming site. That has to be some sort of crime!
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