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You did good crunchy...you done did good. but seriously... year subscription easy
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AWESOME NEWS! CR will be my new home to watch One Piece every week!
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Oh man I said I would become a premium member if they had one piece and kamen rider. Crunchy Roll responded real quick.
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FINALLY!
I no longer have any reason to use another site for anime.
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Wow!, this grt. Lol.
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I have 1 - 618 episodes of one piece ranging from 360 to 720 on a separate drive, If anyone wants the sneak peek.
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Going to go ahead and watch ep 618 on hulu and say good bye to that annoying low quality service with annoying ads.

I always felt bad for anime on hulu. You'd see a barren wasteland of comments as compared to CR where series get the recognition they deserve. With the switch of HxH to Tuesdays, Saturdays are now awesome again.

Now you just have to try to get companies to start submitting Japanese versions commercials on this website with sub titles. lol I'm sure the non-premium fan base would die over it. Would be worth it even if you have to sub them yourself.
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So...this might seem like a silly concern, but I hope Crunchyroll actually got streaming-to-devices rights for OP. The fact that Funimation has had the series for ages now and still somehow hasn't been able to get those rights for their own EVS service makes me worried that maybe Toei went crazy and gave the device streaming rights to Hulu exclusively for some reason, or something.
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AlchemistHohenheim wrote:

So...this might seem like a silly concern, but I hope Crunchyroll actually got streaming-to-devices rights for OP. The fact that Funimation has had the series for ages now and still somehow hasn't been able to get those rights for their own EVS service makes me worried that maybe Toei went crazy and gave the device streaming rights to Hulu exclusively for some reason, or something.


All of our shows always available on any of our supported devices, so feel free to watch wherever, whenever!
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WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO YOU GUYS ARE THE BESSSST! now the membership is sooo soooooo totally worth it
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Thanks for the shout out, Tiff!

I'm so glad to see that I wasn't the only one freaking out when I first heard of it.
Crunchyroll has the BIG 3 now. FINALLY.

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kouk2002 wrote:

Can we add a new Subscription "We Don't Give A Damn Where You Live" plan. In other words the "No Borders" plan, basically you pay a stupid amount each month, to get everything regardless where you live. I'd pay £50 a month for something like that, which hell is more than we pay for Sky TV. If it got me all catalog titles and all Simulcast Content in Anime Drama and now manga it would be worth paying out £600 a year or $955.62 US Dollar says Google :)

I am 100% serious, I WOULD PAY THAT MUCH to get EVERYTHING!

That's one approach to the problem that it takes more revenues per person to get the attention of some of the licensors, when it comes to the countries with a smaller number of total members ... like KZPlayer.fr had "regular" subscribers and "premium" subscribers who got things like streams of anime movie releases.

There are two challenges to it:

(1) First, the basic challenge with any premium pricing scheme, is not whether there are any people willing to pay, but how many?

If UK subscribers around around 5% to 10% of subscribers, similar to their share of accesses to the site (according to Alexa, which might not be the best possible site traffic metering service, but its the freely available one), then 5% to 10% of 200,000 is 10,000 to 20,000. When Crunchyroll had 10,000 to 20,000 US members, it was getting something like a dozen simulcasts per season and much fewer catalog titles.

1,000 people willing to pay 50 quid would be like an extra 10,000 regular members, which might be substantial extra clout. But 100 people willing to pay 50 quid would be like 1,000 extra members, and wouldn't be very much impact at all.

(2) There are still going to be some blocked licenses, because its still a fact that sometimes the rights will already be committed in a country. That can even go back to the stage of forming the production committee, if international distribution rights are split up, say by BD regions 1, 2 and 3, or by language regions. It can be a standing contractual relationship of an international licensor with a regular licensee in a particular country. It can even be an ongoing business relationship with a regular licensee ~ the Japanese tend to take long standing relationships quite seriously, and will extend courtesies on the basis of a relationship that US media types would only do if forced by contract.

So it wouldn't be "access to all things available in the US", but on the other hand, if there were sufficient number of subscribers, it would likely include some things that are already licensed out in the US.

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does this mean that we can see the new opening?
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manic221 wrote: it's easy for you to blindly defend crunchyroll when your sitting on your throne isn't it? with everything Crunchyroll licences PLUS a million alternatives if for whatever reason you fall out for them.

You really shouldn't stereotype people and what they have experienced. I lived in Australia for a decade. Heck, I lived in Grenada for a couple of years, on the Grenville side of the island where there wasn't the single TV channel that the western side of the island had. And of course my wife is from the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is in the majority of Africa that gets far less than the UK gets.

The fact remains that UK members have better access than most of the world. You focus on the comparison to the Canada/US region, and simply ignore the comparison between most of Sub-Saharan Africa to the UK, or the main ASEAN countries to the UK.

Or the Middle East and the UK: Alexa's site rank gives 3.5% of Crunchyroll visitors from Saudi Arabia.

From most of the world, all of the complaints that the UK doesn't have 100% of the access available to the largest pool of subscribers basically sound like, "We deserve to get special treament because ...", except why the UK deserves special treatment compared to Latin America, the West Indies, the Middle East or Africa is never actually explained.


Lol only 2? Have you seen the UK's simulcasts this season? It's one of the worst i've seen we lost 6 due to competition not to mention the other ones we lost. but it's fine i can see Strike the Blood and Golden Time so i'm happy.

Yes, only two ~ for the past three years its been normal for the UK to get around 80% of series for a Fall season. The two that Wakanim licensed through AllTheAnime ~ Samurai Flamenco and KILL la KILL ~ are the ones that put the UK below 75%. Without those, it would be at 79%, which is normal for a Fall season.


Sometimes i wonder if Americans know any of the world apart from there own country... Do you realise how small the UK is even? Providing a million is correct which it is likely it isn't because they reported that a long while ago i'm sure it's got higher since 1m subscribers but even if it hasn't 1m is still 10% of the UK population! That is ALOT of people!

It may be a large market share, but what matters for the business deal is the total number. A pool of one million people cannot expect to get the same titles on the same terms as a pool of 20m people.

Same as here at Crunchyroll. If the members of every country paid a "fair price" based on sharing out the common overheads equally, and then sharing out the per-country contracting costs across the members in each country, the UK would paid a subscription fee substantially higher than US members pay.

Instead, Crunchyroll allows the US revenue cross-subsidize the contracting for the UK, Scandinavia, Latin America, Australia & New Zealand, the Middle East, etcetera, because Crunchyroll knows that charging those smaller markets their fair share of overhead costs would drive members from those countries away.

And its been a successful strategy, as we see by the fact that membership grew from 100,000 to 200,000 in just six months.

The end result is everybody gets more anime than they would have otherwise had access to, whether that is the 85% of simulcasts that the UK normally gets, or the 25% of simulcasts that Sub-Saharan Africa normally gets.

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PLEASE! Don't f*cked up the subtitle,I'm begging you :(
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