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Does anyone use Hulu Plus for anime?
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Posted 7/29/14
I'm not. Hulu does have easily the biggest anime selection, and a ton of Japanese movies though.

Commercials are the big deal-breaker for me, because they advertised the lack of commercials so heavily when they started H+. Then there's one of the worst search functions on Roku, horrid overall layout, and a relative lack of usable categories in anime.

If they offered commercial free -- even at a higher price -- I'd do it. I still might at some point, but right now I'd rather pay the same amount to for Funi despite all the latter's problems.
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All the ads are so annoying but I do use it from time to time since my tv has the hulu plus app. When I'm lazy and using my computer I just turn on my tv and watch some anime from hulu at the sametime.
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I use free Hulu when it has something that CR doesn't. Used to sub for Hulu Plus but since it doesn't even remove the ads, there's practically no benefit, as most new shows are on CR too so if you're just watching completed shows it's not like Plus will get you the show a week early. Until CR picked up One Piece, it was the ONLY thing worth getting Plus for. While we're on Hulu, go watch Seven Samurai, all of you, you won't be disappointed with the greatest samurai movie of all time!
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Posted 7/31/14
Not available in my country, although I wish I could access it.
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Posted 7/31/14
Yeah.
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AzuresShade wrote:


DeadlyOats wrote:

Forgive me if it seems I'm thread-jacking, but I'm wondering the same thing, but about Netflix. Knights of Sidonia is gonna play on Netflix, and I'm thinking I'll need to get a subscription for it to see it. Is Netflix good with anime and ads or is it much like Hulu has been described?


Netflix doesn't have many subbed anime that i've noticed. though it does have one or two gems. We don't usually watch Netflix for anime.

If CR doesn't have it we usually check Hulu.

I tried Funimation but I couldn't get anything to play, which is a cryin shame.

you don't need to pay for Hulu unless you want to watch it on a TV instead of PC.


Well you could do like me and hook your PC to your TV. I only go to Hulu as a last resort.Sometimes Crunchy only gets a license for the second season of a particular anime. Then I will look elsewhere to try to find the first season first. First I look here, then Netflix and then Hulu. After that then I might try youtube. (hey it's worked a couple times) I never use Hulu plus, only plain Hulu. I am fundamentally opposed to paying a subscription and still having to watch commercials. If they wanted to put an add in between shows I might put up with that but not interrupting in the middle of the show. By the way Netflix dropping a lot of those anime back when was absolutely what lead me to Crunchyroll.
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Posted 7/31/14
I had hulu, but the damn ads killed me >.<

I did just get a free month of hulu plus, just freebie stuff I got when I went to SDCC. the selection is ok...but ARGH!!!! I hate ads!!!!
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Posted 7/31/14

wickedproxy wrote:


AzuresShade wrote:


DeadlyOats wrote:

Forgive me if it seems I'm thread-jacking, but I'm wondering the same thing, but about Netflix. Knights of Sidonia is gonna play on Netflix, and I'm thinking I'll need to get a subscription for it to see it. Is Netflix good with anime and ads or is it much like Hulu has been described?


Netflix doesn't have many subbed anime that i've noticed. though it does have one or two gems. We don't usually watch Netflix for anime.

If CR doesn't have it we usually check Hulu.

I tried Funimation but I couldn't get anything to play, which is a cryin shame.

you don't need to pay for Hulu unless you want to watch it on a TV instead of PC.


Well you could do like me and hook your PC to your TV. I only go to Hulu as a last resort.Sometimes Crunchy only gets a license for the second season of a particular anime. Then I will look elsewhere to try to find the first season first. First I look here, then Netflix and then Hulu. After that then I might try youtube. (hey it's worked a couple times) I never use Hulu plus, only plain Hulu. I am fundamentally opposed to paying a subscription and still having to watch commercials. If they wanted to put an add in between shows I might put up with that but not interrupting in the middle of the show. By the way Netflix dropping a lot of those anime back when was absolutely what lead me to Crunchyroll.


true about that. We have a family of 5 so having a pc connected to the tv for viewing doesn't work too well. But we all watch CR first for anime. We're always crossing our fingers they get the animes we want to watch. lol They did pretty dang good this season. XD
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Posted 7/31/14
I use Hulu to watch anime that Crunchyroll can't get access to. I like to support the animators in any way that I can, whether it be through streaming costs, purchasing items, or even just reviewing the anime that I watch. I think it's a perfectly acceptable cost to watch anime and pay for my streams. That being said, seeing as I alone use the streams, as compared to a whole family who uses it for most people. My family is kind of.... Outdated, to say the least. I'm the most technologically advanced one in the entire family, and the only one with a college education.

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Everyone complains about the ads but they really arent that bad...At least not on xbox. Just fill that one minute of not watching anime with something else, like going to the bathroom or getting snacks or something. also, aren't you supposed to be able to choose what kinds of ads you watch based on what you like?
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Posted 7/31/14
I use Hulu when Crunchyroll doesn't have what I want, one example would be Death Note.
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I use Hulu a lot for various anime that Crunchyroll does not have. Of course, when/if Crunchyroll gets that anime I do switch it over to CR since there aren't any commercials.

For that commercials I just switch to another window on my computer and read a light novel or some manga while waiting for the commercial to go away.
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I haven't used Hulu in a while because I was mostly watching it for animé... however I did cash in on a promotion for a free trial of Hulu+ and having experienced, its better than most say but not quite good enough to go with it over Netflix (for general viewing) or CR (for animé). If their price was a bit lower or they could cut back further (let alone eliminate entirely) the ads, they'd easily equal out Netflix and possibly even CR.

Short version is: got kids? If you've got kids, note that whatever Hulu deems as "Kids programming" is ad free. As a general fan of animation, I am more than happy to enjoy episodes of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series commercial free, plus a good assortment of older stuff I also enjoyed. The subscription - at least when I tried it a few months ago - also seems to quarter or halve the commercial time; it might vary or I might just be incorrectly remembering the exact amounts. ;)

Of particular note, when I dealt with Hulu they had good customer service; my old computer was on its last legs, so even if I'd have had the cash to burn on another month of Hulu plus, there wasn't a point as it was getting hard to watch! Well my trial was ending and... I got the date wrong! I e-mailed them and they cheerfully refunded the fee (note that I had not watched Hulu at all since the billing date began). So... if you want a variety of shows, watch on multiple devices, and/or have kids, Hulu+ might be the best choice, and regular Hulu is more or less worth the ads. If its one service or none, stick with CR.
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Posted 7/31/14
I use free Hulu sometimes and if it is true Plus has ads well there is no point.
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Posted 10/5/14
Hulu plus has less ads by 2 and lets be honest we could get a snack during all those commercials or go to the bathroom strech its not that bad compred to actual tv commercials wich are 5 minutes long at shortest . Am I right . Also If you hate adds so much there are sites out tere that show some tv shows for free . They just take hell of searching . And those sitse dont give money to any of the company /slash creators so yea . If you want to saport anime or just great tv shows with out searching for hours go to legal sites pay or just deal with commercials .
If you have no money or time for ads well start searching . Its ok ive been their once .
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