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Funimation and Crunchyroll merger. What do you think people ?
Posted 9/13/14 , edited 9/13/14

kevz_210 wrote:

What competition? As long as most shows are only licensed to one site there will be no true competition.


Crunchyroll and Funimation are direct competitors in the licensed anime distribution scene. Things like quality and speed of streaming, customer service, available titles and overall reputation of the company adversely affect which company someone would lean on. Without competition there would an absence of drivers that make a company improve its services, and as the consumer has no other choice it becomes what you call a monopoly. Monopolies decrease innovation and qualities of services, as they are essentially kicking back comfortably with no commercial threats.
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Posted 9/13/14 , edited 9/13/14

kevz_210 wrote:

What competition? As long as most shows are only licensed to one site there will be no true competition.


The Big Mac and the Whopper are very different sandwiches, and each is only legally allowed to be sold at either McDonalds restaurants or Burger King restaurants. Are Burger King and McDonalds not in competition?
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Posted 9/13/14

x-Cellar_Door-x wrote:

Mehhhh...It SOUNDS good...But I'd rather keep Crunchyroll as it's own special little thingamajig.


couldn't have said it better myself
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Posted 9/26/14
yes would be grate, more anime and fourms like cr would be sweet as long as its cr style
Posted 9/26/14
No. Just no.
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Posted 9/26/14
keeping the two separate creates competition.
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Posted 12/3/14
For me it would be cool, since funimation has shows that are not playable in Canada from crunchy rolls. Also, it would only be one billing to pay, lol.

BUt I agree with previous posters. Funimation is greedy.
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Posted 12/3/14
It would be awesome if they merged and then everyone who had been working for Funimation immediately got fired, including their CEO.
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Posted 12/4/14
Eh..I'd probably just go back to piracy if that happened. Funimation is terrible.
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Posted 12/4/14
It would be nice if they would collaborate on some sort of package deal... like the Crunchimation Funroll Anime Overload Pass. I hereby give permission to use that name.
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Posted 12/4/14
Funimation is a major cash grab though, jacking up monthly rates and removing deals from the shop would be their first order.
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Posted 12/4/14 , edited 12/4/14
I don't really care… *stares at downloaded anime with tinge of guilt -- well… most of em aren't liscensed anyway.… soooo*
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Posted 12/4/14 , edited 12/4/14
And yes
Funi is greedy. Haven't bought or streamed from 'em in forever. I don't like LQ streams and I don't want to nor do I have to pay for it. Call me a pirate who is "stealing " all you want but I'd rather download fansubs from illegal sources if the series is liscensed and streamed by FUNI. Because they are greedy. I think they prioritize earnings above actually doing a good job with their subbing of certain series and listening to their customers.

*braces self for "omfg u pirate" comments and then doesn't care
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Posted 12/4/14
I prefer to keep my nice free CR. Granted I have plenty of backup sites I can visit instead
Posted 12/4/14
YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!
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