Post Reply Why do I pay?
21037 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 4/19/13
Why do I pay monthly for this service when they don't even have all the new shows of Spring up not to mention most are put up late. Free sites have the shows up a day even 5 days up before crunchyroll puts it up. Can someone explain to me why this is and why I should continue to pay when I can get it free faster? It is very frustrating I know that they have to do legal stuff to air it but still 5 days?
Posted 4/19/13
Number one reason: It's legal here. It's not legal on your "Free sites".

Most of the shows they have are put up on time. Subs + video quality are almost definitely higher here, unless you're torrenting/downloading lossless copies. The reason they don't have every single spring season show is because either some weren't licensed in America at all, or they were licensed by other sites.
13556 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
28 / M / Arizona
Offline
Posted 4/19/13
how about because of the costs to run the servers. Free sites obviously meaning ones with fansubs I'm assuming, because I highly doubt you're watching them on a site that's hosting them LEGALLY, compared to here where they have a licensing agreement with the studios to air their shows.

and no, they don't have every show, but that's again, licensing agreements.
64866 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
28 / M / San Antonio
Offline
Posted 4/19/13 , edited 4/19/13

WrecklessWolf wrote:

Why do I pay monthly for this service when they don't even have all the new shows of Spring up not to mention most are put up late. Free sites have the shows up a day even 5 days up before crunchyroll puts it up. Can someone explain to me why this is and why I should continue to pay when I can get it free faster? It is very frustrating I know that they have to do legal stuff to air it but still 5 days?


You could have answered all of your questions by using the search feature. This question has been answered several times already.

Free sites are illegal sites. They do not have to follow any rules. Crunchyroll makes a contract with a TV studio in Japan and that contract stipulates when they are allowed to air the show. The one rule that they always have to follow is that they are only allowed to stream a show AFTER it has aired on that specific channel CR has the agreement with.

You may not know this, but anime shows are aired multiple times a week on several different stations. As an example, one show can be aired on three different channels. Channel 1 airs it on Monday, Channel 2 on Wednesday, and Channel 3 on Friday. If CR has an agreement with Channel 3, that means they have to wait until Channel 3 airs the show on Friday before they can stream the show. The illegal free sites of course do not have any kind of agreement so they can rip the episode from Channel 1 that airs on Monday and have it out much sooner than Friday,

As for why they do not have every Spring show, that is because it cost CR money (lots of money) to acquire the rights to stream the shows. They have to compete against other legal sites like Funimation and AoD for the rights to stream a show. Crunchyroll does not have an unlimited amount of money to be able to acquire all of the show. The illegal free sites don't have to pay a single cent to the anime studios so they are able to stream every single show that airs in a season. The more CR grows, the more money they will have to be able to purchase the rights to more shows.

Why is it a good idea to pay for a membership? Because it helps support the industry that creates the shows you love. If you haven't noticed, the anime industry as a whole has been going down hill for the past several years because of piracy. Dozens of anime studios have filed for bankruptcy or had to lay off their staff in recent years because they are not making enough money.

There are also the other added benefits of a high definition stream, no advertisements (which many of the free sites bombard you with), and robust device support (how many of those free sites support other devices?).

That is like asking, why would anyone pay for a Netflix membership when you can download all of their shows from the pirate bay?

135470 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / USA
Offline
Posted 4/20/13
You pay because it's the best legal streaming option there is.
29118 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
83 / F / Bite the pillow.
Offline
Posted 4/20/13 , edited 4/20/13

WrecklessWolf wrote:

Why do I pay monthly for this service when they don't even have all the new shows of Spring up not to mention most are put up late.


You'll have to decide why you pay on your own.

Listening to everyone else rationalize their own guilty consciousness or pull the standard "you pay to support the creators" bromide out of the playbook will get you nowhere in life. You already know why you should pay to stream anime, and you know why you don't have to.

I'm sure you know this, but Crunchyroll use to be a pirate site. They broke the law back in the day for their own reasons. And for whatever other reasons, they went legit and began working with copyright holders to provide a legal, digital anime distribution platform. They are now selling Crunchyroll as a means to legally distribute and view the latest anime as quickly as possible.

Sometimes, copyright holder are total dicks and they set unfavorable terms to their digital distribution rights. It happens in every facet of business. Contract negations usually don't workout well for one of the parties involved. Someone has to walk away making more money. In this case, the rights holders have the leverage. Or maybe the Japanese are legally bound to delay the world wide redistribution because of other third party contracts already in place.

Thus,maybe, the 5-8 day delay on some of the newer shows.

Also, Cruncyroll has a budget. That means they can't get every new show. And, even if they had limitless cash, there are probably some shows that other companies have "first dibs" on when digital rights are offered. So maybe they are blocked out of obtaining some shows right out of the gate.

But none of that really matters.

What matters, with anime and every other decision you make, is that you accept the outcome of your actions if you decide to steal. That if you're going to steal, you will need to be able to handle the consequences of theft. That means:

- No complaining if the Fuzz kicks in your front door, cuffs you, and tosses you in a 10x10 space with Soap On A Rope as your only friend. (Metaphors, et. al.)

- No complaining if Karma loops back around and you invent something cool later in life and someone steals it leaving you without the money and fame you so deserve. Because hey, you stole...why can't someone steal from you? Right?

So you decide. Now, and for the rest of your life.
You must be logged in to post.