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Should CR add Manga to the site? [OMG They Did!!!]
TEX75 
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Posted 9/5/13
That would be a great idea. Being able to watch shows like "The World Only God Knows" "Sword Art Online" and the "Monogatari" series manga and light novels would definitely worth the extra fee.
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I definitely think CR should add manga....er....."streaming".

Viz has a subscription service where you can read the various series they license, so it can be done.

Manga is a big part of the industry(I don't know many anime fans who don't read manga as well), and just like anime it is heavily pirated.
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Ettoo......bring back all the original anime instead?

Lolol, wishful thinking....manga would be cool so YES
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It would be great that CR would do that, but I think that would be a big underpinning for them to take. Not that they can't do it, but they'd have to get in touch with a lot of publishers, have to buy the licenses from the manga currently available on other sites, etc.

I'd love to see them add that service, but I don't think we'll see it anytime soon. Plus, there's already Shonen Alpha
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Honestly, I'd probably just buy my manga in print or read it on SJA. Keep CR for anime, and let the other sites do what they do.

Although to be perfectly honest, it would be pretty awesome
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Posted 9/6/13

cheapshotfail wrote:

Although to be perfectly honest, it would be pretty awesome :P


neeeeeeeeeeeeee?
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Posted 9/6/13


That wasn't us, fyi.
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Posted 9/6/13 , edited 9/6/13

Bjaker wrote:



That wasn't us, fyi.


I'm pretty sure Shinji himself advertised it and asked for suggestions.

Edit: Just so I don't look like I'm lying: http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-729549/jmanga-launches-817
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It was a complicated relationship, but it wasn't really Crunchyroll.
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Given all the free sites out there, I don't think they could manage it with taking a huge loss.
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Posted 9/6/13 , edited 9/6/13
No, history has shown on multiple occasions that unless you can download DRM-free manga to your own system under the pay system then it is not profitable or sustainable. Either way the ability to read certain few manga online will not really make Crunchyroll that more appealing to new customers that don't already have membership now.

Crunchyroll has been recent years becoming the dominant licensor of many seasonal titles of anime each year, with the licensing regions increasing and presumably membership numbers growing in response. I wouldn't want the most likely highly profitable and very important to the anime industry, company of Crunchyroll to fail because of a bad business move such as the one being proposed here.

Just my opinion...
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Posted 9/6/13
Yes.
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Posted 9/6/13
I'd lose my shit, if I could pay to read manga AND watch anime on the same site.
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I don't really think it would be a good idea. If you really want to read manga online there is tons of free sites already out there. I purchase a lot of manga because I like to have the books because a lot of manga has nice artwork. I would never really want to buy manga that was online only. Now if you could add manga reading to your current subscription I would probably pay for it just to support the site. But I wouldn't want to buy single volumes of manga online.
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yes, yes, yes.... hai, hai , hai, ...oui, oui, oui....si, si, si......and I keep going! get the point?
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