Post Reply An odd suggestion for commercials
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Posted 12/31/13
Hello there, I was wondering if Crunchyroll had tried talking with international advertisers to possibly air Japan's version of their commercials? Or even create a separate section where we might see advertising from Japan.

I have long enjoyed watching KFC Japan's Kentucky Christmas celebration advertisement, and since a certain other website, the one where you google the tube, seems to have changed the search methods to direct you only to in your own country's material, I've yet to see this year's. Which got me wondering, why doesn't CR use the Japanese ads?

I know as a premium subscriber I don't see ads, but I'd be willing to look at them if they had their own section and I'm sure others would too. Perhaps a trial run to see how many hits you get on the "imported" ads and use as a revenue booster, i.e. we had 25,000 people watch the Japanese Coke commercial by choice, pay us please?
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Posted 12/31/13
Japans commercials weird me out, I would rather sit through commercials that are relevant.
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Posted 12/31/13

Shishiosa wrote:

Hello there, I was wondering if Crunchyroll had tried talking with international advertisers to possibly air Japan's version of their commercials? Or even create a separate section where we might see advertising from Japan.

I have long enjoyed watching KFC Japan's Kentucky Christmas celebration advertisement, and since a certain other website, the one where you google the tube, seems to have changed the search methods to direct you only to in your own country's material, I've yet to see this year's. Which got me wondering, why doesn't CR use the Japanese ads?

I know as a premium subscriber I don't see ads, but I'd be willing to look at them if they had their own section and I'm sure others would too. Perhaps a trial run to see how many hits you get on the "imported" ads and use as a revenue booster, i.e. we had 25,000 people watch the Japanese Coke commercial by choice, pay us please?



Kraisis wrote:

Japans commercials weird me out, I would rather sit through commercials that are relevant.


And to add to what Kraisis said, none of those commercials are aimed at non-Japanese consumers, so aside from international brands like KFC or Coca-Cola (which may even be different companies), showing those to people outside of their intended audience wouldn't have any value besides entertainment value. If you really want to find some, I'm sure there are a number on YouTube and other video sharing sites.
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I don't think people are following what I mean. It was New Year's Eve and well, I had a little mental distortion in effect and it made more sense to me then. Let's try a different example.

The Toyota Corolla is pretty much the same car around the world. It is currently being advertised on this site, I get it everytime before I log in so I'm pretty sure it is. Before I started subscribing I was bombarded with the Toyota Prius V ad, again, pretty much the same around the world. And I am pretty sure that ad was the Japanese one with an English announcer overlay. These are products sold where you are, the commercials usually reedited for the region you are in.

Why not show the Japanese version, not all the time mind you, once in awhile because inconsistency grabs more attention than repetition. Don't lie, if you're watching your anime,a regular commercial comes on and then after but a subtitled one in Japanese pops up, you're going to look back at the screen a little faster, and that's how the advertising helps CR make money.

We're watching our shows here subtitled, with some exceptions, why not throw in a subtitled ad every so often too.
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If we're going for different advertisements I would like them to actually be relevant to the site. You know like popular new anime or anime's that will be released in English dubbed soon. Though I have seen some Japanese food commercials before and they where pretty funny (I think it was about udon or something)
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Posted 1/5/14
One sticky wicket with foreign commercials is that they can have their own rights issues related to music, performer residuals, etc..
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Posted 1/7/14

TheAncientOne wrote:

One sticky wicket with foreign commercials is that they can have their own rights issues related to music, performer residuals, etc..


Have the commercial server located in Japan...issue solved ;)

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Posted 1/8/14

Shishiosa wrote:


TheAncientOne wrote:

One sticky wicket with foreign commercials is that they can have their own rights issues related to music, performer residuals, etc..


Have the commercial server located in Japan...issue solved ;)



That is not how the laws work...
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Posted 1/8/14
I'm aware of that, hence the * wink* at the end of it
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