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Post Reply Hulu has more anime than Crunchyroll?
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Posted 3/13/14 , edited 3/13/14
On one hand, since Hulu is unavailable, I'm not in a position to say.

On the other hand, since hulu is unavailable, I say Crunchy all the way.
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Hulu might currently have more anime, (Im not sure about this since I haven't been on Hulu in a while) but it seems like Crunchyroll usually gets more anime per season. Even if Hulu has more now, that will probably change as Crunchyroll becomes more popular and is able to get more anime. I prefer Crunchyroll over Hulu because I usually marathon anime and it is really annoying to watch the same 2 ads over and over again.
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Is it just my technological illiteracy, or does Hulu not provide its catalogue in a clean and effectively organized fashion? I won't necessarily champion one site over another for its content (except I bemoan Toradora being a member's exclusive here, but that's simply a trouble due to my miserly ways), but I'm relatively new to anime and don't follow it enough to seek many specific titles, so the organization of Crunchyroll that makes browsing all of its options relatively simple is a massive advantage in my mind. And as for streaming issues, Hulu has presented more headaches for myself than Crunchyroll, though I delay gratification and don't tend to watch anything from the current season, so I can't comment on what plagues others.
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I had subscribed to Hulu for about 3 months, but their service was awful and never working on my devices so I gave up on it. I'd rather have Crunchyroll.
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Theonesoywaldo wrote:

Is it just my technological illiteracy, or does Hulu not provide its catalogue in a clean and effectively organized fashion? I won't necessarily champion one site over another for its content (except I bemoan Toradora being a member's exclusive here, but that's simply a trouble due to my miserly ways), but I'm relatively new to anime and don't follow it enough to seek many specific titles, so the organization of Crunchyroll that makes browsing all of its options relatively simple is a massive advantage in my mind. And as for streaming issues, Hulu has presented more headaches for myself than Crunchyroll, though I delay gratification and don't tend to watch anything from the current season, so I can't comment on what plagues others.


Hulu is definitely way less organized than CR is, anime wise.
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Okay. Here's my take on this.

Crunchyroll in my opinion is better. Yes, Hulu may have a WIDER selection, but Crunchyroll has a BETTER selection. Not only do they do simulcasting(Which Hulu doesn't do btw), but also, as a premium member, you're ad-free. With Hulu Plus, you get ads no matter what. So it's actually kind of useless to pay for when you can hook your computer up to your TV and get the same service that you would from a PS3. Along with that, you get all kinds of news from CR pertaining to anime, but also you get a store with tons of cool stuff.

Hulu is a high-paid site that is mostly everything Funimation, with very few anime from other companies, whereas CR has shows from Funimation, Aniplex, and Kadokawa to name a few. Maybe they don't have OVA's or movies, but in reality, the only movie anime-wise that I've seen relevant to a series is the first Pokemon movie. Other than that, no other movie for any show that I've seen is really canon to the series. So watching the movies is really pointless too.

All in all, there's a lot to be said about both sites, but I can see the good and bad in both of them and I'm sticking with Crunchyroll. I'm happy with it and I'm going to stick with it as long as I'm allowed.
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We go for a lot of reasons LIKE

IT'S FUN

WE LIKE TO MEET FANS

WE ARE ALSO FANS

Also we want to come to UK cons! I think very soon~

And 35% seems very very very wrong to me ~


Haha hey SailorBee! Haven't been to an anime con yet (I don't have disposable income so I would feel so out-of-place) so I'll keep an eye out for when CR eventually does make it and come just to say hi
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Srslydude wrote:

I have both Hulu and Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll has no ads and an awesome community. I only go on Hulu to watch the anime that isn't on Crunchyroll. I believe it is worth having both.




Such truth! Much agree. Basically, I view crunchyroll as mainly Sentai Filmworks anime and Hulu as mainly Funimatiom


The Anime Network is basically sentai in more ways than one. More so than hulu...
Hulu has a large catelogue but no simulcasts. They get funimations on a 1-2 week delay and generally only after first few episodes come out does it get added. Same for sentai titles. Hulu gets Viz titles and a bunch of other companies too. Viz uses hulu pretty much as its video host.

Hulu started adding anime aggressively about 2 years ago and have been each season. My guess is they made a deal with the anime companies. I assume it is meant as a way to reduce the cost of hosting episodes on their site (anime companies) since they just embed them into their pages and hulu likely pays a license fee so the anime companies are not really losing anything in the deal.

I don't mind hulu ads because im not paying for it. Would not get hulu plus as it is now! I have a crunchyroll subscription for the simulcasts mostly and they have no adds.

I put together a list of sites with legal anime streaming: http://www.crunchyroll.com/user/Assassinx89/pages/legalsites


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Hulu has deciphered Adblock. It knows when you use it....

I've always said there's a link between piracy and distribution. If it's not on Crunchyroll or Hulu, people are gonna pirate. But I'll still check those sites first. So as you can see, your question does not really exist, because you presented it as though either site has all the anime you'll want to see. Someday though, you're gonna run into a show one or both sites don't have. Setting that aside, I imagine Crunchyroll would have more of the other anime-related elements like news and such.


Actually Hulu had a different message way back when but they realized that adblock was the most popular and most effective. Probably mostly due to peoples comments on the site. You can watch without the ads which I tried at first but that same advertisement blocked message gets annoying after a while. I ended up enabling ads on hulu. It was smart on their part. Hulu is the one site I have not been able to get around the ads which is basically because whatever sytem they use basically adds that blank for the advertisement into the video. Most sites add the advertisement video over the original video so it can be blocked. Some try to be tricky but only hulu has been successful so far and I watch a lot of tv on the internet.


Theonesoywaldo wrote:

Is it just my technological illiteracy, or does Hulu not provide its catalogue in a clean and effectively organized fashion? I won't necessarily champion one site over another for its content (except I bemoan Toradora being a member's exclusive here, but that's simply a trouble due to my miserly ways), but I'm relatively new to anime and don't follow it enough to seek many specific titles, so the organization of Crunchyroll that makes browsing all of its options relatively simple is a massive advantage in my mind. And as for streaming issues, Hulu has presented more headaches for myself than Crunchyroll, though I delay gratification and don't tend to watch anything from the current season, so I can't comment on what plagues others.


If the organization is something you don't like try anime-planet.com. They created a system where you can watch hulu and CR videos from their site.
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Hulu sounds good if you watch A LOT of anime. Crunchyroll has a large selection, but if that doesn't cut it for you than that sounds like a good alternative.
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Posted 3/14/14

Broshmosh wrote:


SailorBee wrote:

We go for a lot of reasons LIKE

IT'S FUN

WE LIKE TO MEET FANS

WE ARE ALSO FANS

Also we want to come to UK cons! I think very soon~

And 35% seems very very very wrong to me ~


Haha hey SailorBee! Haven't been to an anime con yet (I don't have disposable income so I would feel so out-of-place) so I'll keep an eye out for when CR eventually does make it and come just to say hi :P


Yay!!!! Don't worry, I'll make a big deal of it when we finally get to come ~
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Posted 3/14/14
Hulu is ad city and because of that i never use that site.
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i live in canada...sooooo CR
i think someone mentioned netflix...thats a story full of sighs
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Posted 3/14/14
Hulu has lower resolution, and stops every two minutes for three minutes of commercials even if you buy Hulu Plus. Their ten second rewind button is the one good feature, and it goes haywire if you press it more than twice.
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i live in canada...sooooo CR
i think someone mentioned netflix...thats a story full of sighs


They have in total like 60 animes on netflix(US), in which they lack many episodes on quite a few of the shows. Also not sure if there are any other countries with access to anime, not Norway at least.
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I like hulu but the HD quality I get on CR is awsome,but do watch some animes on hulu or Funimation if CR doesn't have the anime
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