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If Crunchyroll Accepted Donations, How Much Would You Consider Giving?
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Posted 3/22/13 , edited 3/22/13
This sparked my concern as Keith Kawamura (Sr. Marketing/Brand Mgr for Crunchyroll) makes it clear that the anime industry is an ocean full of hungry sharks. Many sharks are endangered species. I dont want my favorite species of anime-hungry sharks at Crunchyroll to starve! Sharks are supposed to be cute and chubby! *cough* Crunchyroll's future mascot(?)*cough*

During his Visit to Kawaii-Kon Honolulu, HI 2013, Keith answered many questions from his adoring fan (not a typo...FAN). Many learns were had. As one could assume, it costs munny to run this fish tank of fresh catch (anime simulcasts for those not catching on to the imagery here). One thing in particular that he shared is HOW they hook the anime they decide to stream on this site. Basically, they attach bait to their hooks with "X" dollars and drop it in the waters off of Tokyo and hope Anime Studios bite. When they get a bite, they reel in the catch and bam! All of us can eat our delicious anime freshly caught from the Sea of Japan! But what if a Funimation Fisherman has a bigger worm? Oh noes! And he Chums the water with juicy negotiations with the Anime Studios! Gasp! The fish all go to them now.

To put this in perspective, why did did Funimation stream the popular series "Guilty Crown" when it was released in Japan, but NOT Crunchyroll? You guessed it, Funimation had a bigger worm. Funimation just made a higher bid than Crunchyroll. Its the same with the even MORE popular anime "Sword Art Online". Thank God we gave that worm some steroids!

Lets say YOU want a fish, and you find a pool that has all these BEAUTIFUL Tuna practically jumping into your boat and committing Harakiri right on your plate, pouring some soy sauce on themselves and saying "Itadakimasu!" (Thats Crunchyroll, by the way). But then that one really BIG fish you have your eyes on jumps into another pool of muddy water and you have to practically use a spear to get it how you want it. You feel torn. You need that big fish to satisfy your appetite, but you love how good the quality the tuna was on Crunchyroll. May that never happen again.

When I like something, I support it. If I receive awesome customer service, I leave a tip in the tip jar. When I want fish, then by the drill of Gurren Lagann im eating a freaking Crunchyroll.

So I pose a question to YOU, my fellow guppies...

"If you could feed these cute and chubby sharks at Crunchyroll your supportive fish food, how much in cash would you drop in their fish tank?"
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Posted 3/22/13
I would try to donate about no more than $20 a week and hope for more anime ^.^
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Posted 3/22/13
Well if I had a job right now, I would donate at least 50$ a month. I love this site, and would love to do anything I can to help it grow and prosper.
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Posted 3/29/13
$20 is about all I'd be able to donate
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