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Why should I pay for crunchy roll?
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Posted 7/23/13 , edited 7/23/13

EmperorPogi wrote:

I don't mind spending money, but I want to spend it on something that's atleast reliable. Why should I pay for Crunchy Roll to watch the videos when there are other streaming sites that I can watch them from, and are far more reliable. I've had Crunchy roll for a bit now and all it does is load and load and pause and go for 5 mins and then load again. It's really annoying and it makes me wonder if I should subscribe to it's services, because it doesn't seem that wise of a decision to make.


Reliable 1080p simulcasts. I doubt you will find a legal HD stream of your favourite show elsewhere, from the very minute it is released for the first time.

On top of that, you are supporting the industry as a whole.

So, let's review:

1. Your shows are available in HD the minute they're broadcast in Japan.

2. You are supporting the growth of the industry,

3. It is very reasonably priced.

4. You can watch it on your Xbox 360 or Ps3, thus on your big screen TV.

Why shouldn't you?
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AnimeKami wrote:

you get a star next to your name

your voice actually matters

you get to watch the simulcasts on the day (unlike us plebeians)

you can deck out your profile with a background

you have less ads

you can embed music

but most of all you get the satisfaction of being better than the people without a star next to his or her name


I've got a star, and you don't *lalalala*
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From what you say you're trying to watch it in a format past your ISPs means.

Why shouldn't you pay for CR? Reliable subs, HD quality and it's out before a lot of streaming sites. I've always used it as a paid member and I've never gone back. I can watch it on my Xbox and Iphone as well so it's a reliable cross-platform service for an amazing price.

And supporting the industry ofc.
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Sometimes, you just have to know when you can and can't watch things in 1080p because of your internet or area.
Or, you can just wait and let it buffer for 5-10 minutes when you start it, and continue on as planned.
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Posted 7/23/13 , edited 7/23/13
It's the most reliable legal streaming anime site I have found... Funimation, Viz Media, and Anime Network stream through Hulu... if you watch it on your computer and don't mind commercials with a bitter resolution or pay $7.99 a month for commercials, but the ability to watch it on your xBox or other devices. I prefer the HD quality, fast streaming, usage on your other devices, no commercials, and same-as-aired-in-Japan new TV shows for only $6.95... WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE? Free? Free isn't always better...
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If you love anime. Enjoy Anime. Then support it as best as you can. Crunchyroll sends dividends back to the companies who make the shows we watch here. I have occasional problems with bandwidth but mostly. My isp is to blame. I just need to pick times that work better than other times.

But in the end. I love Anime and supporting Crunchyroll and the Companies.
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I like anime, but I'm a bigger k-drama addict, plus I love the Korean game/variety/k-pop shows. I think until Crunchyroll offers a better selection (Yes, I know they own KDrama, the selection is still poor.) I don't think I'm going to subscribe. I'm very happy with my subscription to DramaFever right now. I used to watch everything on my little netbook (I sometimes still do) or my Blackberry PlayBook, and streaming & picture quality was excellent (both Crunchyroll & DramaFever). Now I do most of my viewing on my TV via Roku3. It sucked at first (wireless connection) but after I hardwired it, it worked perfectly.
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Posted 7/23/13
The only reason I have a paid account is, just to get rid of the ads.

The other perks are nice addons.
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Posted 7/23/13 , edited 7/23/13
I've been an anime lover for many years and for the past year I've been using a friends account to access Crunch. I had a Netflix membership that I never watched cuz it had nothing but b-movie crap and movies I'd could just torrent. A few days ago I cancelled my Netflix acct. and switched my $$ to Crunchy. Much better use of my money and I like to support the industry and chat with other anime heads.

Plus watching Naruto in 1080 on time makes me happy
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Posted 7/23/13 , edited 7/23/13
I pay because

a) I like getting it as quick as possible

b) I don't have issues streaming since I moved into a fiber optic area, before in my apartment built in the 70s, the net could handle 720 at best and suffer the same problem you are describing at worst. (I refuse to drop into SD unless that is all that is offered.)

c) I wanted a legal service that paid back to the companies. If you want, do the research, when anime went international it really helped with an influx of cash flow to help them through the nineties into the 2000s. When downloading became popular, all of a sudden a lot of cash flow left (domestic and international) and forced studios to outsource the animation. If you look at the names of animators nowadays, most of them are korean. I thought it was unfortunate that the paying wage for a skilled labor animator in japan dropped low enough that people will not work the job anymore. I'm hoping with services like CR, if enough people get into it, we can ensure quality anime for the foreseeable future.
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Posted 7/23/13
The problem is your ISP, bud. CR loads everything just fine for me. Upgrade your internet.
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Posted 7/23/13
You shouldn't. This is the last month I pay for this member ship
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Posted 7/23/13
I am not a premium member, but I kinda want to.
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Posted 7/23/13
Because I like to watch episodes the day that they come out and have a sweet little star next to my name
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Posted 7/23/13

Zeronite wrote:


EmperorPogi wrote:

I don't mind spending money, but I want to spend it on something that's atleast reliable. Why should I pay for Crunchy Roll to watch the videos when there are other streaming sites that I can watch them from, and are far more reliable. I've had Crunchy roll for a bit now and all it does is load and load and pause and go for 5 mins and then load again. It's really annoying and it makes me wonder if I should subscribe to it's services, because it doesn't seem that wise of a decision to make.


Reliable 1080p simulcasts. I doubt you will find a legal HD stream of your favourite show elsewhere, from the very minute it is released for the first time.

On top of that, you are supporting the industry as a whole.

So, let's review:

1. Your shows are available in HD the minute they're broadcast in Japan.

2. You are supporting the growth of the industry,

3. It is very reasonably priced.

4. You can watch it on your Xbox 360 or Ps3, thus on your big screen TV.

Why shouldn't you?


And soon your PS Vita as well
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