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Posted 8/19/14
Good idea with bad execution. Hopefully it improves over time
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Posted 8/19/14
I think it is generally the same idea as CRUNCHYROLL and VIZ. They are limited to what they have so it makes you go to the illegal sights. I could gladly support a manga artist if the resources were there. For example I am absolutely smitten over the manga ReRe Hello. Most illegal sights only have the first 8 chapters translated into English. But I managed to find the next 10 chapters on another sight. I want to read the whole thing properly translated but can't find it anywhere except the illegal sights and I don't think its fair to keep us from great series like this just because English publishers haven't caught on. If they were readily available in all languages, illegal sights would stand as big as a chance as they have been. Great fans would gladly pay for a great series when given the opportunity.
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Posted 8/20/14

SoldierSangria wrote:


TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:
On the other hand Japanese people don't like confrontations whit other people since they believe in using more peaceful solutions on problems.


I lol'd so hard.



Hmm, what's so funny whit what I said?


Jonexe wrote:

It clearly needs some help, but at least they're trying. It's a lot better than, say, the music industry that tries everything in their power to shut down everything from huge sharing sites like Napster to a random mom that downloaded a couple children's songs. Then suing the hell out of them.

Hopefully people will use it (I know I will for things non-CR[) and it'll improve from feedback and popularity.


Not necessarily, depending on what feedback they get they might improve or get worse. Remember, there's a high amount of people out there whom believe in the notion "if I can get it for free then why should I pay?". Especially western anime/manga fans. Also, there's probably a high amount of people whom have sent hate messages as their feedback. Let's just hope they'll improve over time.
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Posted 8/20/14 , edited 8/26/14

TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:


SoldierSangria wrote:


TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:
On the other hand Japanese people don't like confrontations whit other people since they believe in using more peaceful solutions on problems.


I lol'd so hard.



Hmm, what's so funny whit what I said?


In the entirety of their history at least, Japan has been a giant asshole of a nation to say the least. Yes, nowadays they seem fairly reserved by our (American) standards but they are still pretty outgoing in terms of other cultures out there. They appear "timid" because Japan is EXTREMELY xenophobic, not to mention that speaking out of turn or expressing an unpopular opinion amongst your peers is basically a social death sentence over there. They really respect the western world but at the same time are scared shitless by us because a.) We are much larger to them and b.) We are loud and scary in terms of current Japanese Etiquette. Seriously we stand at times close to 8 inches over them and normally outweigh them by a solid 50-75 pounds and that's normally muscle difference. We're big people in their eyes at least for many cases.

We are bigger, stronger, smarter (despite what facebook may lead you to believe we do have quite a bit of smart people in the US, the dumb ones just shine through with their absolute retarded notions) and a lot of the times faster than them. To them, we are superhuman in a lot of cases.

Anyway, Japanese folks don't "believe" in peaceful solutions, they still have the mindset of fucking up China and North Korea, they just can't because we (the US) basically neutered their military into the laughing stock it is today. If they were allowed to up their military forces and actually use the equipment they've invested in with the US government, they'd probably be knocking over China or at the very least North Korea right about now, and would probably be one of the top 10 strongest nations in the world military wise.
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Posted 8/20/14
GreatLordBalzak prettymuch hit the nail on the head. Most of this piracy business that big media desperately tries to stamp out is due to a lack of accessibility. It's been well documented on this site that many non-American fans have trouble accessing anime through legal channels. In a world where borders become transparent at the touch of a keyboard, big media really needs to refine its' business model.

Several Japanese internet goers responded to this campaign stating similar notions.

As for the site itself, it really could use a better interface and it sure could work better. While the idea is a step in the right direction to curb piracy, it sure isn't going to do much about it if this is their best foot forward.
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Posted 8/20/14

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Why does it seem like all the major streaming sites are American, is there none in Europe etc to seek licensing for some of this stuff?


You could always use a Proxy and/or a VPN to bypass your country/region restrictions.

Btw, there're a lot of anime in Europe, you just need to know where to search for it... What European country are you from? If your country is a EU member then you could buy your anime from whitout having to pay import taxes. http://www.amazon.co.uk/, http://www.mangauk.com/, http://www.archonia.com/mangashop/en/ I'm sure there's other soucres where you can but anime... But these are the only once I've been avail to find.
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My opinion is that if i can support the creators of the shows i like by paying my sub to sites like crunchy roll then rock on man. But the fact is that i still get shows off of torrents and usenet because its simply impossible for me to get it thru legal means. Until anime is translated and available for easy streaming through sites like crunchyroll, fansubbers and pirates will continue to do what they do, not to say a number of people would not do it regardless of whether there where legal means. All i am saying is that taking down the sites and fansubber groups is not only impossible as any kind of long term plan but simply bad business sense.

There is a demand, Company's need to stop trying to stop pirates and simply provide people a way to not need them. simple as that dudes/dudettes.
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Posted 8/20/14
I think it will improve over time.
Posted 8/20/14

TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:


SoldierSangria wrote:


TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:
On the other hand Japanese people don't like confrontations whit other people since they believe in using more peaceful solutions on problems.


I lol'd so hard.


Hmm, what's so funny whit what I said?


Pick up a non-Japanese written book on the history of Japan and Japanese War Crimes and you'll see why. Also check out Xenophobia, suicide rates, racism and social pressure while you're at it. Seriously, I like Japan but people making it out to be this perfect paradise...LOL.


Posted 8/20/14 , edited 8/20/14

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In the entirety of their history at least, Japan has been a giant asshole of a nation to say the least. Yes, nowadays they seem fairly reserved by our (American) standards but they are still pretty outgoing in terms of other cultures out there. They appear "timid" because Japan is EXTREMELY xenophobic, not to mention that speaking out of turn or expressing an unpopular opinion amongst your peers is basically a social death sentence over there. They really respect the western world but at the same time are scared shitless by us because a.) We are giants to them and b.) We are loud and scary in terms of current Japanese Etiquette. Seriously we stand at least a foot over them and normally outweigh them by a solid 50-75 pounds and that's normally muscle difference.

We are bigger, stronger, smarter (despite what facebook may lead you to believe we do have quite a bit of smart people in the US, the dumb ones just shine through with their absolute retarded notions) and a lot of the times faster than them. To them, we are superhuman in a lot of cases.

Anyway, Japanese folks don't "believe" in peaceful solutions, they still have the mindset of fucking up China and North Korea, they just can't because we (the US) basically neutered their military into the laughing stock it is today. If they were allowed to up their military forces and actually use the equipment they've invested in with the US government, they'd probably be knocking over China or at the very least North Korea right about now, and would probably be one of the top 10 strongest nations in the world military wise.


You're going to get so much hate for your post. But anyway, I agree with you for the most part - I've traveled to many countries and I've family living overseas in many places - the States are still a great place to live in even with its current crap government and other problems. And yes, stupid imbeciles exist everywhere - the world just likes to pretend that they only live in America, or in this case, 'murica.

Japan's a great country too - just not for the outsider to live in ever. And yes, it has a load of problems, social problems and denials (coughwarcrimescough) - but since they keep so hush hush on this, people tend to forget what it is really like and just raise it up to be a paradise while bringing everyone else down (including their own countries to boot).

Utter nonsense if you ask me.
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Posted 8/20/14 , edited 8/20/14

Ehh, I'll take the hating and flaming as it comes.



Ah, I referring mostly to European countries closer to up north for the height but it was somewhat of a racial stereotype as one of my college buddies who's 5'11" went to Japan and was a title head above everyone else with the area he went to having an average height of 5'4". His experience was more or less probably a regional coincidence more than anything in that case. Thank ya for the correct info, I don't want to spread misinformation.
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Posted 8/20/14
It was an idea that looked great on paper.
Posted 8/20/14 , edited 8/20/14
You cant fight piracy really.. this is really a stupid idea that probably didnt have a ton of industry support.. Getting their anime and movies on sites like crunchyroll, netflix, etc is probably the best anti piracy effort any copyright holder could hope for. At least they can make money from it. its a digital world, get used to it and use it. If the stuff is easily available at a reasonable(cheap) price who needs to download it?
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Posted 8/21/14 , edited 8/21/14

querkle wrote:

You cant fight piracy really.. this is really a stupid idea that probably didnt have a ton of industry support.. Getting their anime and movies on sites like crunchyroll, netflix, etc is probably the best anti piracy effort any copyright holder could hope for. At least they can make money from it. its a digital world, get used to it and use it. If the stuff is easily available at a reasonable(cheap) price who needs to download it?


I know a lot of people whom believe in the notion "why should I pay if I can get it for free?"

This is just my theory... But companies NEED to learn consumers of how much money they accully do lose when people pirate their content. On the site it said that 17% of Japanese consumers pirate anime and manga illegally, and yet anime and manga is one of the easiest things to obtain in Japan. And if you think it for a second then 17% of the total consumers count of a product is a massive number, let's say a million people buy anime and manga (Just because it's easy let's say they cost 1$ each) and then 17% of that is 170.000 people whom could have used their money to improve the industry... And then the industry lose 170.000$ off of that.
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Posted 8/21/14
Horrible execution of idea because so many places there are no subs or dubs for certain regions.
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