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Hi I found this app on my ps3 that I just recently got but I don't know is it worth paying for I have the free trial for 1 month and is it exactly the same as if I was to pay for a subscription? I love anime but I like mined dub most of the time and I looked at the variety and there isn't that much sure there is heaps of good anime but missing episodes in one piece and only subbed so what do you think is there any other apps on ps3 with anime available to australians or do you think this is worth it?
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Trust me, subs are much better in basically every case, I was like you before, Watched fairy tail dubbed, naruto dubbed, but I missed out on an entire world of anime that was before my eyes, i was too lazy to read. BUTTT Crunchyroll is amazing, HD videos, no download, %100 legal, supports the creators a little bit, and pls, do yourself a favour and watch these animes

ANGEL BEATS, Sword art online, Attack on titan, kuroko no basket, log horizon, golden time, strike the blood, Hunter x hunter, fairy tail, and magi,

those are the anime that I really enjoyed. Crunchyroll is a legal site, so they wont have a fully updated list of anime since they need to license the shows first, but they do have a decent amount of shows that are updated within an hour of japans release on TV, $7 a month is worth it.

Watch the subbed anime ive listen above, pick anyone doesnt matter, watch one of them and get hooked
Posted 12/27/13
It's supportive with benefits.
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You get anime in HD and are able to use Crunchyroll's apps across multiple platforms including game consoles, phones, etc. Also, subscribers get first dibs on new anime episodes, while free users have to wait several days for their share.
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Crunchyroll is one of the only sources for legitimate Anime, at least in North America. I definitely don't regret subscribing to it, as most of the material on the website is of high quality.
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yes main reason is not immediate release (bc there's other ways to watch it) but because it is, for one, high quality, and two, LEGAL. Because it is legal, you're supporting the anime industry. If you're like a lot of us and really enjoy anime, you should really support the creators, and Crunchyroll provides a great venue for that.
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Yes it's worth worth the money, although if you want dubbed anime funimation has alot on their site thats free to watch, I like dubs and subs so I use both crunchyroll and funimation
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Forbsz wrote:

Hi I found this app on my ps3 that I just recently got but I don't know is it worth paying for I have the free trial for 1 month and is it exactly the same as if I was to pay for a subscription? I love anime but I like mined dub most of the time and I looked at the variety and there isn't that much sure there is heaps of good anime but missing episodes in one piece and only subbed so what do you think is there any other apps on ps3 with anime available to australians or do you think this is worth it?


If you want more Dubbed options, check out Funimation, Netflix, Hulu, and Neon Alley.

Funimation does not have a PS3 app, but they have a large selection of dubbed anime.

Netflix and Hulu both have an app for the PS3 and both have a large selection of dubbed anime.

Neon Alley is more like a traditional cable channel. You have to watch your shows whenever they air them. There is no on-demand viewing like with Crunchyroll, Netflix, Hulu, or Funimation. There is also no way to record the shows like you can with a DVR. The only good thing about neon Alley is that it is another option for dubbed anime.

Crunchyroll's bread and butter is simulcasting brand new anime shows at the same time they come out in Japan, so it is impossible for Crunchyroll to offer dubbed anime as dubbing takes months to do. Another thing is that Funimation, which is the biggest producer of english dubbed anime, is competing directly with Crunchyroll on the streaming front. They aren't going to allow Crunchyroll to stream their dubbed anime because they want people to sign up for their own subscription service.


However, I will recommend that you spend some more time watching subbed anime. If you can get use to watching anime with the original voices, it will open up a much larger selection of anime that you will have access to much sooner than if you were to wait for a dubbed version (Especially since not all anime gets an English dubbed version created).
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Can't knock a man for what he likes, I can't comprehend liking dubs more than subs, but to each his own. But, I'll tell you this: You're missing out on some of the greatest anime of all time, because there are no English dubs for it. As far as a subscription, I don't buy them. There are too many legit places online that offer it for free with a few ads if you're willing to wait.
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I subscribe because:

1. I'm lazy and like having my anime spoon fed to me from one convenient location.
2. The quality is pretty high.
3. My teeny tiny Roku box streams everything onto the big screen tv for me. I hate watching anime on my laptop.
4. Ain't no one got time for advertisements.
5. Someone has to get paid to keep the anime pipeline open. CR is pretty cheap all things considered. Especially if you get the black Friday deal.
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I subscribe because:

1. I like supporting the industry.

2. I like the HD.

3. The Black Friday price for an All-Access Membership makes it worth it.

4. I watch a lot of Anime so it's put to good use.

If you watch a lot of Anime, a membership is worth it. (Although if you can afford it, I say get a yearly membership because it's cheaper in the long run, especially if you get the Black Friday deal). If you're only going to watch a few things--then maybe a membership isn't really worth the cost. My main reason (other than the price) is I want to support the industry. Everybody wins when you support the industry.
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Thanks for all the replies to be honest CR seems very good and there doesn't seem to be any other apps like it available in Australia anyway thanks everyone for your help I wish Aus could get neon alley, funimation but nope we can only get crunchyroll so I think that I will support them for offering their services to a country where no else does unless I find another app I will be getting a subscription
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Forbsz wrote:

Thanks for all the replies to be honest CR seems very good and there doesn't seem to be any other apps like it available in Australia anyway thanks everyone for your help I wish Aus could get neon alley, funimation but nope we can only get crunchyroll so I think that I will support them for offering their services to a country where no else does unless I find another app I will be getting a subscription



Sorry for dangling some carrots in front of you without seeing you were down south.

Hopefully the rumors about Netflix launching in Australia in 2014 come true.

I have a friend who lives in Toowoomba, and she has complained in the past about the lack of internet services when it comes to media in Australia. Not to mention that Australians pay out the butt for capped internet service.
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My entire reason to sub was it allows me to see new shows and not have to wait for them to come out on disc. Cost is way cheaper than buying. In fact today, I spend 170 on anime and manga. That is a couple years of crunchy roll. CR also needs financial income to keep it legal and add free. Supporting your suppliers is the only way.
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Forbsz wrote:

Thanks for all the replies to be honest CR seems very good and there doesn't seem to be any other apps like it available in Australia anyway thanks everyone for your help I wish Aus could get neon alley, funimation but nope we can only get crunchyroll so I think that I will support them for offering their services to a country where no else does unless I find another app I will be getting a subscription



Sorry for dangling some carrots in front of you without seeing you were down south.

Hopefully the rumors about Netflix launching in Australia in 2014 come true.

I have a friend who lives in Toowoomba, and she has complained in the past about the lack of internet services when it comes to media in Australia. Not to mention that Australians pay out the butt for capped internet service.


If the rumors are true this will please me so much! I love anime but when I think about sub isn't to bad I just hope they add all episodes from one piece and some other series like claymore, attack on titan, death note, fullmetal alchemist in the future heheh
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