How would CR be affected by this whole 'economical crisis' stuff?
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So, I recently got on a small conspiracy theory binge, and it's gotten to the point where I feel a bit panicked.

As in 'Get out of the US now or there is a chance of death' panic.

I've been thinking about things, and part of me just seems to be thinking about stuff.

How would Crunchyroll respond to this? Would legal streams of anime just be gone and everyone just needs to go back to piracy, or would they somehow survive? If they did survive, how would this effect the CR streams of people who moved to get away from the crisis, say to Australia or Britain? Canada, perhaps?



Just something I'm trying to sort out. The whole panicking debacle is something I'm trying to find a solution to mentally, including convincing friends and family and gaining the funds necessary to make such a trip (LOTS OF GAME DEVELOPMENT INCOMING) but I'm just hoping CR will be able to survive whatever comes.

Thank you for your time.
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Well, to be honest, if there's a mass "escape the US or die" type situation, I think CR would be seriously hampered. Most of the staff live in the US, and most of the hardware used to serve up the anime streams are here as well - should a mass exodus be required, people will probably be more interested in transporting clothes, food, and other personal items over computer hardware or legal documents.

Also, the streaming agreements set up are with a legal US entity, so if the US falls, or enough CR staff has to leave, so does CR. Even if you could get the hardware and people out, they would have to create a new company in another country and begin contract negotiations all over again.

So, basically, if the US falls (via death or too many people running for fear of death), so does CR. And Funimation. And Hulu. And a wide variety of other companies, even those that provide services to other countries. Even more explicitly multinational corporations will experience severe impacts, and face possible bankruptcy because of the loss of US staff and the US market.

Of course, if a major world power like the US falls or has masses of its population die off or leave, we'll probably see an interruption in the creation of anime anyway. Things like that tend to have a ripple effect around the world.

All that said, this seems like it belongs more in extended discussion over general, so I moved it. It's also a pretty personal thread from what I can see, but for now I'll leave it open since it might generate some discussion.
Posted 6/14/14
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Posted 6/14/14

MakotoKamui wrote:



Well, to be honest, if there's a mass "escape the US or die" type situation, I think CR would be seriously hampered. Most of the staff live in the US, and most of the hardware used to serve up the anime streams are here as well - should a mass exodus be required, people will probably be more interested in transporting clothes, food, and other personal items over computer hardware or legal documents.

Also, the streaming agreements set up are with a legal US entity, so if the US falls, or enough CR staff has to leave, so does CR. Even if you could get the hardware and people out, they would have to create a new company in another country and begin contract negotiations all over again.

So, basically, if the US falls (via death or too many people running for fear of death), so does CR. And Funimation. And Hulu. And a wide variety of other companies, even those that provide services to other countries. Even more explicitly multinational corporations will experience severe impacts, and face possible bankruptcy because of the loss of US staff and the US market.

Of course, if a major world power like the US falls or has masses of its population die off or leave, we'll probably see an interruption in the creation of anime anyway. Things like that tend to have a ripple effect around the world.

All that said, this seems like it belongs more in extended discussion over general, so I moved it. It's also a pretty personal thread from what I can see, but for now I'll leave it open since it might generate some discussion.


Thanks. I guess I kind of calmed down after a good night's rest ><

It still worries me, but I suppose hopefully things will calm down without any serious issues. Wasn't really sure how personal it was since it's more about how it would effect CR than the personal stuff.

That said, thanks for the reply. Still thinking about whether or not getting out is a viable solution ><
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Zodai wrote:

So, I recently got on a small conspiracy theory binge, and it's gotten to the point where I feel a bit panicked.

As in 'Get out of the US now or there is a chance of death' panic.

I've been thinking about things, and part of me just seems to be thinking about stuff.

How would Crunchyroll respond to this? Would legal streams of anime just be gone and everyone just needs to go back to piracy, or would they somehow survive? If they did survive, how would this effect the CR streams of people who moved to get away from the crisis, say to Australia or Britain? Canada, perhaps?



Just something I'm trying to sort out. The whole panicking debacle is something I'm trying to find a solution to mentally, including convincing friends and family and gaining the funds necessary to make such a trip (LOTS OF GAME DEVELOPMENT INCOMING) but I'm just hoping CR will be able to survive whatever comes.

Thank you for your time.


What usually happens is that companies combine. So what if CR and funimation merged? That would be very interesting and from a business standpoint if the economy doesnt get better it would seem to make sense. Library would be really good.

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