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Are we as anime fans through CR really helping?
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Posted 8/11/14

AnimeKami wrote:

I bought a ticket to japan, went to akihabara and spent a few hundred dollars. I helped.


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Posted 8/11/14

Brakkis wrote:

Whether or not Crunchyroll is a factor in an anime getting another season or not, I do not know. I do know we help the industry by using Crunchyroll, which is better than pirating. When I was debating on getting a subscription to the site or not I came across this article and made up my mind.

http://otakujournalist.com/where-your-crunchyroll-dollars-really-go-an-interview-with-the-ceo/


After reading that. The amount of anime's that I've watched the past year and a half. My money's been all over the place, which is a good thing.
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Posted 8/12/14
I like to think we do. Better than watching anime illegaly which actually kills the industry.

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Posted 8/12/14

ScandalStroll wrote:

Who is not here for anime?


Me, i'm here to troll on forums and watch anime that interest me. (the latter if I have too )
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I don't think it's a major factor in deciding what anime to produce at the moment but I do think we are helping by supporting things like Crunchyroll. If we keep supporting legal means to acquire anime then we are providing money to the industry and if the export market grows then producing companies are far more likely to pay attention.
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I think the popularity of CR has helped the Japanese industry see value in the foreign market. The Japanese have long been at odds with western companies who have a different audience and different expectations of price range. When acquiring a show one of the first things the Japanese production companies want to know is how you'll sell it and how much per unit. Often this won't fall in line with Japanese expectations who want 1-2 episodes a volume with a higher price tag.

CR delivers shows in streaming format so it's easier to swallow plus a subscription and advertising service means it can attract more viewers than a boxed set where people are paying a high price to take a chance on a show. The amount of viewers and popularity of shows means that Japanese companies can better market their products in the west and also get better offers from western publishers for shows since there is a high demand for it. Before streaming took off it was much harder to get shows in the west because the publishers were just not interested in going outside the domestic market.
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Posted 8/12/14
I say we help depending how many views it gets on here, probably depends what they are likely to release in America for DVD and stuff
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Posted 8/12/14
*reads the Otaku Journalist article*

Intriguing. Looks like the answer is yes, after all.
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Posted 8/12/14 , edited 8/12/14

Charizam wrote:but it's always best to import the BD/DVD/manga/LN of the Japanese releases.


Not specifically, while this certainly helps the local industry you're most defintely helping the industry more by buying your own local legal releases.
By buying local releases you help your local companies obtain the funds to licence more and ultimately bring more anime titles to the west.
Broadening anime coverage altogether.

You won't do that if you only buy from Japan directly.

As for the main topic at hand, by paying Crunchyroll you are indeed supporting the anime industry, most of the money you pay goes directly to the anime industry helping them to make even more anime which in return can possibly be acquired by CR for your viewing pleasure.
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Posted 8/12/14
Based on the article, yes!

But what about watching anime through Hulu or Funimation? Is that the same thing as Crunchyroll or is it different?
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Posted 8/12/14
I would assume it helps similarly with Funimation as you're paying directly to a studio responsible for a large portion of anime in the west, while Hulu likely takes a portion of those profits.
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Posted 8/12/14
what about older animes? wish crunchy roll would add some older stuff to the catalog
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Wow! I didn't think there would be so much feed back from my question/concern. A lot of you had some really great ideas. I wish I could respond to a lot of your answers.

Maybe I'm a little bit too passionate about anime and what I get out of watching it- but as my kids are watching Sponge Bob and comparing to the shows "Dad" watches, it's interesting how they find anime more entertaining than western animation. This slow gradual switch to anime in my house and other family members thanks to my Crunchyroll All-Access Guest Pass makes me feel like I've helped contribute. I just want to make sure that my kids will have good quality anime to watch some day with families of their own.

It would be really cool if some one from CR would make a statement like "this percentage of proceeds goes back to the studios".

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Posted 8/13/14
Of course I knew that being a CR subscriber would definitely help in at least a tiny way, but it's great to find out how in better details.

It's great to see that every year, more shows get licensed.
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Posted 8/14/14
Not as much as if you buy the DVDs.

Not near as much as if you buy the merch.

(For Americans) It's kind of like tossing a quarter--or even a dollar--in the pot when Salvation Army has their bell-ringers out during christmas. Sure you're helping, a little, but not much.

So don't just watch. Buy.
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