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Funimation doesn't censor anime series? Where did I hear that from? I thought High School DxD New was censored on their channel.


Not sure about that anime but I looked up anime for both gore and nudity censorship.

I looked up Blood C and it's normally censored for it's violence CR doesn't even have the series but when I saw it on Hulu it was censored Funimation didn't censor it.

I tried Girls Bravo too for the nudity and it wasn't censored on Hulu or Funimation. So I'm not sure what your referring to...maybe depending on the series but I tested out the videos for censorship of gore and nudity and for Funimation nothing is censored that I saw.

Hulu is depending on the source of the video.

And for Crunchyroll all anime I've seen with nudity or even panty shots was censored. I can't test out the gore aspect as I haven't seen any really gory anime on CR.
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KITTIERAMIREZ wrote:

Thanks guys for the quick response didn't realize Hulu had a good selection of anime from both Crunchyroll and Funimation unfortunately they still have the censored version of the CR selection but I guess for certain anime I'll just have to buy the dvd/bluray to get the full uncut greatness.

Keep in mind that just as with CR's titles acquired as simulcasts, Funimation's titles acquired as simulcasts are also the censored broadcast versions. Uncensored versions are not available unless and until the home video version is released.



I don't really watch any simulcasts I get too impatient waiting for new episodes I only watch anime that's either entirely or mostly finished or at least has the first season completed.
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KITTIERAMIREZ wrote:

I don't really watch any simulcasts I get too impatient waiting for new episodes I only watch anime that's either entirely or mostly finished or at least has the first season completed.

Another issue you might run into is that if you prefer watching subs, I'm not certain they regularly update the subtitled version of shows originally posted as a simulcast. I know they did that at least once (for Freezing), but otherwise you might be limited to dubs for uncensored versions.

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Some of FUNi's titles are censored, some are not, just as I have seen on CR some are uncensored (though that list is small).

CR is a bigger powerhouse when it comes to grabbing Simulcasts. As you can tell just from the last two seasons alone with over 20+ shows running.

The only Pro's I have seen from FUNi are if you like Dubbed, they do Dub. Also they are a bit better with home releases for DVD/BluRay.

To answer your question at the end though: Obviously having both with subscriptions is best. You get nearly all simulcasts every season (there are a few that never get announced or go to one of those other sites I don't really know of), you get all their titles with subscriptions so no having to worry about only getting a taste of a season by being a free member, and with Funi you get shows Dubbed and with CR you get the larger list of Anime.

But if you have to stick with just one, well that is personal. I like CR, larger list, more simulcasts, I don't care for Dubs. I could keep going obviously.
But I have FUNi too... they have shows I like watching (baka and test), they get simulcasts I want to watch (D-Frag), and once you get used to it their site isn't all THAT bad.

So it comes down to what you want and how much you are willing to pay. 7/8 bucks a month or 15 bucks a month.


Thanks I think your post helped me out the most. I already got the free trial just to test it out. I prefer subs but I'm such a slow reader I have to pause a lot that is why on certain occasions depending on the anime I prefer the dubbed version. Example Rurouni Kenshin I grew up watching the dubbed version and tried rewatching as subtitled but I hate the voice for Kenshin in Japanese that I did :)

They have both subbed and dubbed anime though that's why I thought it might be worth having also to watch uncensored anime that's not even on CR or Hulu for that matter (I Checked) like Blood C.
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I have both. They both have pros and cons, like you said, but whatever titles one doesn't have, the other one usually does.

I think it's worth noting that Funimation.com puts something in the cache that screws up their video player. Unless you clear your cache or open in a private window, it just won't appear. Keeps happening to me.


I honestly haven't had any problems with the player to be honest I noted that CR has had brain farts on me when I watch anime for an extensive time but I also haven't used Funimation long enough to know what some of the video player problems are. I have fast internet so maybe that plays a lot into most peoples problems with it. Apart from that I haven't experienced any.
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I use the subscription to Crunchyroll and the free version of Funimation. I don't care a ton about whether or not the series is dubbed unless I plan to buy it, and that depends on the quality of the dub. But with the membership to Crunchyroll and free Funimation account I can hit all the shows that have come out within a year and most seasonal shows as they release. Plus Crunchyroll's app is great.

I had Hulu Plus for awhile, too, but got sick of the ads at some point and the fact I was paying for it. I just wanted the Funimation titles on the big screen so I did that for awhile.
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Funimation completely blows, its just that simple.
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I think a big over-looked elephant in the room here is also device support. Funimation does any programming on the cheap and has a pretty small selection of apps made by third party developers. I don't think it's really worth subscribing to them unless you have a Roku.
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I use the subscription to Crunchyroll and the free version of Funimation. I don't care a ton about whether or not the series is dubbed unless I plan to buy it, and that depends on the quality of the dub. But with the membership to Crunchyroll and free Funimation account I can hit all the shows that have come out within a year and most seasonal shows as they release. Plus Crunchyroll's app is great.

I had Hulu Plus for awhile, too, but got sick of the ads at some point and the fact I was paying for it. I just wanted the Funimation titles on the big screen so I did that for awhile.


Hulu still had ads with a paid subscription?!?! That's TERRIBLE!!! I can't stand commercials or ads.
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biopower wrote:

I use the subscription to Crunchyroll and the free version of Funimation. I don't care a ton about whether or not the series is dubbed unless I plan to buy it, and that depends on the quality of the dub. But with the membership to Crunchyroll and free Funimation account I can hit all the shows that have come out within a year and most seasonal shows as they release. Plus Crunchyroll's app is great.

I had Hulu Plus for awhile, too, but got sick of the ads at some point and the fact I was paying for it. I just wanted the Funimation titles on the big screen so I did that for awhile.


Hulu still had ads with a paid subscription?!?! That's TERRIBLE!!! I can't stand commercials or ads.


It does. Hulu Plus reduces the amount of ads from normal Hulu from five to three per break, I think, and there are less breaks, but yeah. It can get pretty annoying. Ad Block doesn't work on their site either. Like I said, the only reason I even tried it was because I wanted the mobile app on my TV, but it wasn't really worth it.
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I like Funi and CR, so it really dosent matter to me as long as they do anime justice ya know
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For me the answer is both! They both have good back catalogs, good simulcasts and sure while it would be nice if there was one company with all 700 titles and all the simulcasts and home video and dubbing... some competition can be healthy too I guess.

So I subscribe to both. Simple enough. Some days that means I can watch Nobunagun 10 hours earlier on Funimation, other days it means I can watch AoT earlier on Crunchyroll. I can turn off the subs here, Funi has dubs (not my favorite but my kids and wife don't like subs).

Viz can drop right out of anime for all I care, hate their Hulu garbage ads.

And AoD can just be for Sentai dubs too as I don't want to pay for a third thank you and with Chuunibyou Ren going to Crunchyroll after IS2 and BTB came here it looks like they are truly out of the simulcast biz, phew!
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Balzack wrote:

I think a big over-looked elephant in the room here is also device support. Funimation does any programming on the cheap and has a pretty small selection of apps made by third party developers. I don't think it's really worth subscribing to them unless you have a Roku.


I don't plan on watching anime on my phone but the app is supported on my kindle fire and my pc what else could I want. I don't have a tv, my computer is my tv.
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biopower wrote:


KITTIERAMIREZ wrote:


biopower wrote:

I use the subscription to Crunchyroll and the free version of Funimation. I don't care a ton about whether or not the series is dubbed unless I plan to buy it, and that depends on the quality of the dub. But with the membership to Crunchyroll and free Funimation account I can hit all the shows that have come out within a year and most seasonal shows as they release. Plus Crunchyroll's app is great.

I had Hulu Plus for awhile, too, but got sick of the ads at some point and the fact I was paying for it. I just wanted the Funimation titles on the big screen so I did that for awhile.


Hulu still had ads with a paid subscription?!?! That's TERRIBLE!!! I can't stand commercials or ads.


It does. Hulu Plus reduces the amount of ads from normal Hulu from five to three per break, I think, and there are less breaks, but yeah. It can get pretty annoying. Ad Block doesn't work on their site either. Like I said, the only reason I even tried it was because I wanted the mobile app on my TV, but it wasn't really worth it.


Man that really sucks I was hoping to go with Hulu+ instead of Funimation paired with Crunchyroll, but thanks to you I won't get Hulu+ now. LAME
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I like Funi and CR, so it really dosent matter to me as long as they do anime justice ya know


Glad you feel that way I don't know why so many people hate Funimation, I like their dubbed anime. They are going to take on Attack on Titan dubbed. I hope they do a great job so I can actually watch and enjoy the amazing art style
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