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Posted 1/6/14

mrya21 wrote:

Funimation has a number of titles I really like/want to see, but (at least last time I was on) it is slightly more expensive and the the sight navigations is pretty bad and takes forever to load. I've also had a lot of video playback issues.

If one caught their Cyber Monday deal, a year of Funimation Elite was actually about $2 less than CR's Black Friday 12 month membership deal.

The site navigation is much faster on the new version of the site, but I still use their Roku app for viewing videos. Except for a period early in 2013, it has been problem free.




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Yea basically anything they dubbed themselves is going to be on their in other words what they licensed. Which might be a blow to CR in the near future because they are going to dub the anime Attack on Titan so CR might have to take it down from their site. I think that's why Fairy Tale isn't on CR anymore. But don't take my word for it I'm just pondering out loud.

Fairy Tail would have been gone anyway, as even from the beginning (well before Funimation licensed any episodes), it had an unusual license in that episodes were not only available only to premium members, but also only for 30 days.

As to Attack on Titan, if it had been licensed from Kadokowa, it could be counted on to eventually disappear from CR. As it instead Kodansha, it is something of a toss-up. At worst, I expect it would at least be here until Funimation is about to release it on home video.

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hpulley wrote:


mrya21 wrote:

Funimation has a number of titles I really like/want to see, but (at least last time I was on) it is slightly more expensive and the the sight navigations is pretty bad and takes forever to load. I've also had a lot of video playback issues. These are all issues I've never had on crunchyroll, which is why I've stuck with it.
Have you tried Funimation lately? Their old site was terrible. Their new one isn't the best but at least they seem to have solved the performance issues, both navigation and streaming that they had before. It could still be organized better but really, it is quite usable now so give it another try if you haven't been there since the summer.


Oddly enough, it's actually the new version that doesn't jive with my computer. I had an account on funimation briefly this november to watch a series and it was really slow compared to the last time I had been, which was about a year or so before. But, it might just be my computer. It's new, but refurbished and really inexpensive so it may just be my computer. Also, once I got a video going on funimaiton I was usually able to watch the whole thing through no prob (except a few occasion but I attribute those to high traffic), it was just getting to the video at all. With ads it was impossible to watch anything.
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mrya21 wrote:... Also, once I got a video going on funimaiton I was usually able to watch the whole thing through no prob (except a few occasion but I attribute those to high traffic), it was just getting to the video at all. With ads it was impossible to watch anything.
I hear you on the ads. Before they fixed the ads I was OK with crummy quality but once they fixed their ads I went EVS in a heartbeat...
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Crunyroll is far better the comparison of the two IMO is a joke. I have nothing really good to say about Funimation when comparing it to CR, but I'll list a few of the things I like to see in a website.

Easy to use (Both sites aren't hard to browse around in)
Support (CR has far better support)
Site issues (Funimation has constant website issues)
Anime selection (As my taste differs from some but both sites have many anime i enjoy CR may be leading now though)
And CR has a much better messaging system or forums.

*NOTE* Referring to the much better forums... a topic like this one wouldn't be allowed on Funimation the forum would be locked in less than an hour.
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Funimation ruins the colors on almost all their streams. They set the wrong color range so dark scenes will be darker (you can't even tell what's going on sometimes) and bright scenes will be brighter.

This is what I mean (for some reason Funi's ep 12 of BlazBlue was fine, but the previous episodes were bad):



As I said before, this happens with almost everything they stream. All of their streams last season except for Machine Doll were like this, while this season Nobunagun is the only one that isn't affected (so far). This isn't a new problem either, it's been like this since their simulcast of The Legend of the Legendary Heroes (if not earlier).

Edit: Here's an example of the brightness problem: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/56358
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Adblock Plus:Removes all kinds of ADs (except for Hulu).I recommend you stick with CR because they give the best options for almost everything at a fair price,and offer as much as possible. (at least in my opinion).
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I just use the free versions of both. I also use Hulu, Netflix, ANN, The Anime Network and few loose studios that put their stuff on their sites, here and there. I'm patient. I can wait a week to see the anime behind the premium folks if I can get it for free. But then again, I'm also the type who waits for three months for an anime to finish its season, because I hate having to wait a week for the resolution of cliffhangers.

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Crunchyroll since it gives you access to more new anime as they get more simulcast each season and have more continuing ones as well. Funimation gets much less simulcast per season. The both have big backlogs of anime that you can't watch on the other and vice versa. and a third service to consider for an anime backlog is theanimenetwork.com.
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KITTIERAMIREZ wrote:


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Ah, tyvm, I see. So most of what Funie might offer is the Blu-Ray/DVD which they'd licensed. Still useful. Neat.


Yea basically anything they dubbed themselves is going to be on their in other words what they licensed. Which might be a blow to CR in the near future because they are going to dub the anime Attack on Titan so CR might have to take it down from their site. I think that's why Fairy Tale isn't on CR anymore. But don't take my word for it I'm just pondering out loud.


I'm just taking a wild guess but I think that Kondansha owns the master license for AOT so they are having CR have streaming rights and Funimation with streaming and home video rights. So it's all up to Kondansha if they want to take AOT off of CR (not funimation) but I dought they'll take off AOT since I guessing CR and Kondansha are partners especially due to the manga section of CR.

It's kind of like Nobunagun. YTV most likely has the master rights for international release. YTV and Crunchy mus have some type of deal to have CR simulcast their shows. Funimation just bought the rights too so Funimation shouldn't be able to keep it for them selves.

Fairytail was on CR before Funi licensed it and I guess Funimation bought off the rights from TV Tokyo so they have the sole right to stream it now.


I knew something like that must have happened because CR had Fairy Tail for a while then it just wasn't there anymore. But I read somewhere on CR News that Fairy Tail is coming back on CR in April 2014. So I'm not sure how Funimation and CR work out the licenses, maybe they don't mind sharing some content..I don't know?

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mrya21 wrote:

Funimation has a number of titles I really like/want to see, but (at least last time I was on) it is slightly more expensive and the the sight navigations is pretty bad and takes forever to load. I've also had a lot of video playback issues.

If one caught their Cyber Monday deal, a year of Funimation Elite was actually about $2 less than CR's Black Friday 12 month membership deal.

The site navigation is much faster on the new version of the site, but I still use their Roku app for viewing videos. Except for a period early in 2013, it has been problem free.




KITTIERAMIREZ wrote:
Yea basically anything they dubbed themselves is going to be on their in other words what they licensed. Which might be a blow to CR in the near future because they are going to dub the anime Attack on Titan so CR might have to take it down from their site. I think that's why Fairy Tale isn't on CR anymore. But don't take my word for it I'm just pondering out loud.

Fairy Tail would have been gone anyway, as even from the beginning (well before Funimation licensed any episodes), it had an unusual license in that episodes were not only available only to premium members, but also only for 30 days.

As to Attack on Titan, if it had been licensed from Kadokowa, it could be counted on to eventually disappear from CR. As it instead Kodansha, it is something of a toss-up. At worst, I expect it would at least be here until Funimation is about to release it on home video.



Yea I think once Funimation dubs it they spend more money to be the only ones that can stream it unless they share the media which is up to them. And Fairy Tail is returning CR in April 2014 but it might be like before to only have a couple episodes instead of the whole series.
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Posted 1/6/14

Allonan wrote:

Crunyroll is far better the comparison of the two IMO is a joke. I have nothing really good to say about Funimation when comparing it to CR, but I'll list a few of the things I like to see in a website.

Easy to use (Both sites aren't hard to browse around in)
Support (CR has far better support)
Site issues (Funimation has constant website issues)
Anime selection (As my taste differs from some but both sites have many anime i enjoy CR may be leading now though)
And CR has a much better messaging system or forums.

*NOTE* Referring to the much better forums... a topic like this one wouldn't be allowed on Funimation the forum would be locked in less than an hour.


I think a lot of the free spirit of CR compared to Funimation is that Funimation doesn't just stream the anime they are a tv and film production company which means most of their decisions are corporate ones as CR started out as a website that hosted media illegally without permission from the rights holders they probably do things their own way...not the corporate way.
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Posted 1/6/14

supasoggyrolle wrote:

I just use the free versions of both. I also use Hulu, Netflix, ANN, The Anime Network and few loose studios that put their stuff on their sites, here and there. I'm patient. I can wait a week to see the anime behind the premium folks if I can get it for free. But then again, I'm also the type who waits for three months for an anime to finish its season, because I hate having to wait a week for the resolution of cliffhangers.



I know that's me too I'm so impatient but that's why i stick to anime that's completed or older. I don't mind watching older stuff until the newer anime is completed.
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I only watch through Crunchy for the soul reason that I live in Australia, and Funimation does not allow me to watch any of their shows. But there is Madman entertainment to pick up a few over here.
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Posted 1/7/14

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horrorshow77 wrote:

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 :D


yeah i know! Funimation's have done great dubbed jobs, they're alright
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I actually support CR and Funi. The reason is simple. I like supporting legal anime and they both give me things the other doesn't have. I work from home most of the time and like to have something playing on my laptop as I work on my desktop. Funimation is great for this because I can have something dubbed playing while I work. And, they both have shows the other doesn't. I will say that the CR web site is vastly superior to Funi's (even after the recent upgrade). Also, Funimation does not have enough actual technical support in the off hours. It is ridiculous that a site that is selling streaming video does not have 24/7 support.
With CR, I just wish I could get my slection on quality (SD) to stick.
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