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Posted 7/24/13
Less then tree Funimation for only one reason.


Murgurbo wrote:

us over here in Europe can't even watch it because it's limited to NA only

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Go Funimation you rock.
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Posted 7/24/13
I used to go to Funimation around this time last year but stopped since. (Their forum section is also down recently I think from what I've known).

I don't watch most of their dubs, their site lags constantly (video glitches too), and some of their videos crash in the middle for whatever reason. I also don't like their website design and also some of their episodes gets streamed late. Then, there's the region lock issue although it doesn't affect me much. I don't hate Funimation but just don't a fan of their site.
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Their website is probably the worst website I have ever used. Yes, to some people their site seems to work fine, but from what i've seen a large majority have the same problems I do. The site is frequently taken offline, along with major loading issues when the site is up. Another gripe is that their video player seems to be quite shoddy, seeing how there is no player controls when in fullscreen mode so everytime I need to change something in the player I have to back out to normal viewing to change any settings. It's all pretty bad

Funi's products and other services? I am absolutely fine with...it's just their streaming service and site that are ridiculously subpar.
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Posted 7/24/13

mipegg wrote:

If i could pay 5 quid/month for access to their online back catalogue I would. SEems they dont want my money though, even worse most of the stuff they get doesnt ever get released here so there is literally no legal way to get as so much anime. Kinda funny


You also have to remember that Funi likes to license series in the UK, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, and just sit on them for a few years. Eventually, they do sell a sub-license to specific distributors.
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I love Funimation, their prices are good considering what their competitors usually price for animes, their dubs are usually good and they have solid anime lineups. My one complaint might be their website but it's not that big of a deal as I can preview some of their animes on youtube to see if I like them or not (and if I like it I buy it from them)
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Posted 7/24/13
They use Hulu's service to stream, I don't like Hulu.
Too much ads.
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Posted 7/24/13
The only things I watch on Funimation right now are Danganronpa and Brothers Conflict. I would watch Fullmetal Alchemist, but I prefer the dubs for it and they only have subs for the people who don't pay.
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3. they are updating the website(i think)...


I've been hearing this for over a year now. I will believe it when I see it happen. I happen to work in the web industry (I've done everything from web design to web master). From what I've seen, the problem is not their site design. The problem is either their servers and/or internet connection can not handle the traffic they generate. This is not something that will be solved by redesigning the web site. This is something that will require them to invest a large amount of capital in hardware and/or a better internet connection.

I had a Funimation Elite membership until last week, when I canceled it. I just could not justify continuing to pay for a service that was down almost every time I tried to use it. I may start it up again, if they fix their problems.

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Posted 7/24/13
So...reading from the above posts, I'm assuming their website still isn't "fixed" yet

I kind of hope they change their mobile app policy to something like CR's. So far its more like TAN's app where almost every thing is locked out if you aren't a member. And even if you are an elite member for Funi, I think you still have to get the paid app ($10 last I checked) to watch all the shows and episodes.
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The site is getting updated here is the link http://www.funimation.com/rojas/blog/funimationcom-site-update/7759074 it says it will be up at the end of summer. I had problems with site as well, overload, slow, but lets see what they do with it
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Posted 7/24/13
They don't care about that the rest of the world wants to watch what they got on the site. So they have just themselfs to blame for the pirating of what they simcast and such.
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Funimation site sucks. They also arn't great with matching voices for a lot of dubs. Some they do a good job of getting a voice actor. But thats more of my opinion maybe.
Though however their site sucking is a fact im sure everyone agrees with haha.
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Des85 wrote:

They don't care about that the rest of the world wants to watch what they got on the site. So they have just themselfs to blame for the pirating of what they simcast and such.


I would imagine the main reason why they're still region-restricted would be how bad their servers are. It'd be pointless opening up their online streaming service to the world if it the service barely works for the North Americans who can use it.
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Posted 7/24/13
I at least still like Funimation morely due to what they add to the DVDs for special features (I am a type of person who enjoys watching special features on a dvd and I don't own a Blu-ray player so that's why I don't get the Blu-rays) compared to Viz Media (which most likely only has the episodes or movie with barely anything else added to it making it seem to me that some of their prices may be a rip-off, it's just me). I also like their dubs, yes they most likely use those that mainly work for Funimation only but most likely it's good. (I've watched more subbed anime compared to the dubs). I do have an account but I can wait until the website does it's upgrade. I do have one complaint about hulu which has at least 90 seconds per ad time (like at least 9 minutes of my time to watch something).
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Posted 7/24/13

Murgurbo wrote:

I love almost all the anime that they do and have produced




Funimation does not produce anime, they just license and dub anime.


1. While Funimation is not ideal, they are still one of the better English language anime licensing companies. If you want to complain, go complain about shitty licensing companies like Aniplex NA or Manga Video.

2. The reason they region lock is the same reason why everyone else region locks. Their terms of agreement for licensing requires them to region lock because other companies might hold the license to distribute in other areas. And the reason that they don't license everywhere is because most Japanese companies refuse to give another company exclusive distribution rights everywhere in order to make sure that they aren't getting screwed over.

3. When full price is only $40, I honestly don't care that it is full price. If you can't afford a 26 episode TV series for $40, go get a cheaper hobby. Hell, S.A.V.E. series are like $15. If you want cheap anime, go to Rightstuff or a used video store.


Although you guys are right about their site. They could really use a better host and a touch up on its layout and streaming.

Complain all you want, but Funimation is no where near as bad as Microsoft or Apple.
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