I wish I could ear mark a show, to give it more money.
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Sometimes I wish I could mark a show as something I'd like more of my money to contribute to. Like, picking a favourite or something that gets a little extra. I'm not really someone who re-watches things, and I've watched a lot of 'Just okay' long animes that had more episodes than things I think really deserve my money. Not that I don't want to give to those okay shows, just wish there was a way I could say "Hey, this was the best show this year for me" "This was the best show this season"

Also, I don't want to buy merchandise.
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Don't worry, you just got to believe in me, who believes in you!

I'm sorry, I don't get what you are saying.
If people ask what anime I love, I would say Gurren Lagann because I love it.
You just have to contribute to the community, it doesn't necessarily have to involve money.
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Just guessing, but it sounds like the OP is saying they wish a larger % of their membership fees could go to specific shows. All I could say, word of mouth then. Just within the past month I've watched Miss Monochrome based on a suggestion from a thread related to Golden Time, and in that same thread others got a member to watch ef: A Tale of Memories. If you don't want to buy merchandise, your best bet is creating a larger fanbase by trying to talk up how good a show is.
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I suppose you could import the DVD/BR, and if you don't want a copy of it kicking around, just put it up on ebay. That seems pretty clunky though. I'm a little surprised these studios don't have a tip jar or something built into their websites, but then again, it's not like anime are made by a single studio either, with much of the worked divided up to different companies. It's also not uncommon for multiple parties to finance a given show, so I'd imagine figuring out which companies/people get what portion of such a donation would be a big hassle. Maybe that's why they don't have such a thing? Maybe they do and I haven't seen it?
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It is really interesting
According to this article...
http://otakujournalist.com/where-your-crunchyroll-dollars-really-go-an-interview-with-the-ceo/

/"If you watch just Naruto, your subscription money goes toward supporting that show. If you watch more than one show, the money is split proportionately among those shows depending on which ones you watch the most,” said Gao./
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AlexLaTerreur wrote:

It is really interesting
According to this article...
http://otakujournalist.com/where-your-crunchyroll-dollars-really-go-an-interview-with-the-ceo/

/"If you watch just Naruto, your subscription money goes toward supporting that show. If you watch more than one show, the money is split proportionately among those shows depending on which ones you watch the most,” said Gao./


Alex & the article speak the truth. Membership fees & ad revenue are split proportionally between the shows you choose to watch, and how often you watch them (compared with other shows) matters - so rewatching something you like will actually help the show.. though I know how it goes to really like something, but never have the urge to rewatch.

Some money is set aside for company costs, of course, but by far the bulk goes towards show licenses - I'm pretty sure they get more money from the streaming licenses like CR than they do in DVD/BD/merch sales, but that's just because there's no media cost involved for them.
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