Anime Consortium Japan Streaming Service
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Posted 10/30/14
A new streaming service is coming to the United States.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-10-30/bandai-namco-adk-aniplex-establish-anime-consortium-japan-streaming-service/.80509

I for one will not be using the new service. There are many streaming platforms out there already. Why not use those? Cause they want the whole pie and not a piece of it. If they want me to watch their crap, they are gonna have to put it on Crunchyroll or Funimation. I created this post to spread awareness and hope yall also do the same of not using their service. Stay with Crunchyroll and Funimation and make them come to us, not us to them.
Posted 10/30/14
i too will probably not be using this
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I'm holding out to see if they enable streaming to the uk. If they do (and it's simulcast not half a year later or so like local streaming services do) then I am fully on board. If not then I can't use it which settles that. Anyway personally, given how funimation and hulu don't allow streaming to the uk, any new company looking at international streaming is news I'm excited for.
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Posted 10/30/14
I'm not paying for three different streaming services. I pay for one and find other means to watch anything not serviced by the one.

If these companies were smart, they'd put whatever differences they have aside, and combine their services into one site and share the profits. Most people are not going to pay for multiple services. IMO, it's better to suck it up and get the sale, than lose out on the money because people like myself are going to find ways to watch what we wanted to watch, legally or otherwise.
Posted 10/30/14
is this a reverse psychology kind of thing?

I wouldn't have known about this if it wasn't posted here. now that i know about it, i feel like checking it out
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Posted 10/30/14
They would need a Roku app to get me to use their service. Otherwise, no thanks. And since Daisuke only ever got an ios app as far as I know, I'm not going to be expecting see that happen.
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Posted 10/30/14 , edited 10/30/14
So another useless streaming site to try claim 'rights' for some animes, keep them exclusive to that site, and locked to one country, yeah I doubt that will even get to launch.
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Posted 10/30/14
Interesting. I'm already paying for Crunchyroll and Hulu, so this does not interest me very much at all, including the fact that what they will be streaming will be very limited. This might be useful for people outside of NA though, who don't have access to Hulu or Funimation. It would be pretty annoying if they started streaming their own stuff (anime) exclusively on their website and not allowing Funi or Crunchyroll to stream it. Anyway. thanks for sharing!
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Posted 10/30/14
I hope CR keeps licensing the same amount of series. This kind of news makes me fear for the future.
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Posted 10/30/14 , edited 10/30/14

anikevin wrote:

I hope CR keeps licensing the same amount of series. This kind of news makes me fear for the future.


Then stay with Crunchyroll and don't spend even go to their site. Speak with your wallet or by not visiting their site so they can't get ad revenue. It will give them a wakeup call that we don't want to watch anime on their platform.

I would rather torrent than go give them views for their service.
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Posted 10/31/14 , edited 10/31/14
I will wait and see how it turns out. Generally I will go for the best product available but I refuse to support anti-competitive practices. If they can provide a good enough service without money-hatting too many exclusive licenses I may consider it.

Judging by the shareholders I would say it is unlikely they would remain unbiased with licensing so my initial stance against it is a somewhat firm "...no"
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Posted 10/31/14
I remember going on Daisuki for one or two times in my lifetime. But I wouldn't pay for the new service. I like Crunchyroll and they offer most of the seasonal anime so I'm fine with what I have.
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Posted 10/31/14
Cr, Netflix, and Hulu is all I can handle.
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Posted 10/31/14
Hmm, I would rather not dismiss this right away. As others have said, there is a chance that this could be good for non-US/Canada anime fans. Also, neither Crunchryroll nor Funimation is perfect. We can always hope that increased competition will create a drive for each company to improve themselves and strive for quality.
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