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*SOME* anime fans are idiots
Posted 11/8/14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMj_P_6H69g

Listen and learn, children...
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Posted 11/8/14 , edited 11/8/14
i use adblocker so i don't get adds on my screen, am i killing the internet!? oooh god! im so ashamed of my self.......

same thing with torrenting.
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The only stupid people are those in the industry who chose to sit on their thumbs and ignore a growing problem. I remember as far back as the late 90s/early 2000s anime fans have been asking for ways to watch anime without waiting several years for it to become available by an English company. Fans wanted to pay to watch online, a network, anything and people were more than willing to pay for their favorite shows, but back then companies could charge nearly an arm and a leg for just one DVD with three episodes on it. They felt no reason to change. Anime fans got sick of getting ripped off and turned to watching their shows online where they could marathon watch and catch up to the Japanese audience. The Japanese chose to ignore the growing trend and now streaming sites like Crunchyroll have jumped on the wagon to offer us something we asked for years ago. In a way it's too late. Then look at sites like Hulu. I pay for Hulu plus yet I still have to resort to watching anime online for free because they'll have episodes 6 to 11 but not the rest of the episodes, or they'll have 5 episodes in english dub and the rest in Japanese. They don't even give you value for your money. Crunchyroll is okay but I wouldn't rely on this site for all my anime watching as they don't have every anime I like. So you're stuck paying multiple sites and companies just to watch anime or you just find one good site online for free. I don't think the choice is a hard one.

I see similar patterns with the gaming industry. Offering digital games for 60+ bucks, broken down into dlcs, and online pay walls. And they wonder why fans would rather pirate the game. smh
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Posted 11/8/14

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globenstuff wrote:

I honestly don't care about the methods people use to watch anime.

That is just my 2 cents.



Same.



Exactly, my thoughts.
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Posted 11/8/14

TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:

Ok, kids gather around the bonfire it's time for me to tell you a short story.

T he story begins with me talking to a friend on Skype regarding a anime that I've watched called Chaika on Crunchyroll. So then I tell him that he can watch this wonderful anime on CR... Then I get the reply it's not free in witch I answered you can watch a episode one week later for free... And then I get the answer "pirate of nothing" and answers like that pisses me the hell off since things like this will one day be the demise of the industry.

Anyhow, what do you think about people like that?


Lend the accaunt to them so they can have a try and feel the diference
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Posted 11/8/14
lol other people can watch however they want IMO.
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Posted 11/8/14 , edited 11/9/14

Hazegurl wrote:

The only stupid people are those in the industry who chose to sit on their thumbs and ignore a growing problem. I remember as far back as the late 90s/early 2000s anime fans have been asking for ways to watch anime without waiting several years for it to become available by an English company. Fans wanted to pay to watch online, a network, anything and people were more than willing to pay for their favorite shows, but back then companies could charge nearly an arm and a leg for just one DVD with three episodes on it. They felt no reason to change. Anime fans got sick of getting ripped off and turned to watching their shows online where they could marathon watch and catch up to the Japanese audience. The Japanese chose to ignore the growing trend and now streaming sites like Crunchyroll have jumped on the wagon to offer us something we asked for years ago. In a way it's too late. Then look at sites like Hulu. I pay for Hulu plus yet I still have to resort to watching anime online for free because they'll have episodes 6 to 11 but not the rest of the episodes, or they'll have 5 episodes in english dub and the rest in Japanese. They don't even give you value for your money. Crunchyroll is okay but I wouldn't rely on this site for all my anime watching as they don't have every anime I like. So you're stuck paying multiple sites and companies just to watch anime or you just find one good site online for free. I don't think the choice is a hard one.

I see similar patterns with the gaming industry. Offering digital games for 60+ bucks, broken down into dlcs, and online pay walls. And they wonder why fans would rather pirate the game. smh



Dude.. thank you so much. I seriously feel like I'm one of a very select few that feels like companies are out to rape us of our money, should they be given a chance.. And the industries that cater to rabid fandoms are by far the worst
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Posted 11/8/14

globenstuff wrote:

I honestly don't care about the methods people use to watch anime.

That is just my 2 cents.



Same here.
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Posted 11/9/14


You're not very smart, are you?

They never reveal how much they've payed for something since that is potential meteral another company can use against them. Also, as I said... If you buy unlicensed merch then no publisher earns a thing out of you. How do you know that http://myfigurecollection.net/ is linking to legit sites, where's your source that claims that every vendor linked within there are selling licensed products?

Here's a bunch of legit services;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/
http://www.amazon.com/
http://www.daisuki.net/shop/
http://www.archonia.com/mangashop/en/
http://www.crunchyroll.com/store

And guess what, non of these sites were mentioned on your so called bootleg check site... Try harder next time #AssHat.
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Posted 11/9/14

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You're not very smart, are you?

They never reveal how much they've payed for something since that is potential meteral another company can use against them. Also, as I said... If you buy unlicensed merch then no publisher earns a thing out of you. How do you know that http://myfigurecollection.net/ is linking to legit sites, where's your source that claims that every vendor linked within there are selling licensed products?

Here's a bunch of legit services;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/
http://www.amazon.com/
http://www.daisuki.net/shop/
http://www.archonia.com/mangashop/en/
http://www.crunchyroll.com/store

And guess what, non of these sites were mentioned on your so called bootleg check site... Try harder next time #AssHat.


'They never reveal how much they've payed for something '

B-b-but im still right!



http://myfigurecollection.net/ has information about probably every figurine ever made, users make pictures of the bootlegs themselves and they will be added to the website.
If you look up the figurine that you are planning to buy most of the time there will be a picture of what the bootleg version looks like.


Posted 11/9/14
Good per cent share considering most people are.
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Posted 11/9/14 , edited 11/9/14
As far as pirating goes... I only pirate the things that I can't get access to any other way. My policy otherwise is "If it's not worth paying for, it's not worth breaking the law for."
People who pirate when they don't have to really annoy me.

I prefer to think of the weeks delay between sub and non-sub watchers as if you pay you get it a week earlier.. Rather than if you don't pay you wait a week... After the first episode airs you're getting the episodes at the same interval anyway *shrug*
Of course, I'm subbed to CR, so maybe me thinking that doesn't mean much...
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Posted 11/9/14 , edited 11/9/14

damonthegreat wrote:

i use adblocker so i don't get adds on my screen, am i killing the internet!? oooh god! im so ashamed of my self.......

same thing with torrenting.


It's not killing the internet so much as harming content creators...
Ad revenue is actually a really good way to pay content creators without spending a penny yourself. As long as the Ads on the page aren't terrible/loud/flashing ones there's no reason not to white list pages of content that you go to often/really enjoy.
*shrug* that's what I think anyway.
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Posted 11/9/14 , edited 11/9/14

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Dude.. thank you so much. I seriously feel like I'm one of a very select few that feels like companies are out to rape us of our money, should they be given a chance.. And the industries that cater to rabid fandoms are by far the worst


Yeah, it's sad because fandoms will pay the money no matter how much it rapes their wallet. Companies know this and use it to their advantage and fans think that just because they are paying money for it that it doesn't hurt the industry, it does. It allows CEOs to do whatever they want and push the limits further to make as much money as they can out of the fandom. I would say it destroys the industry far worst than pirating ever could. Pirating offers competition for value, innovation, opens shows to a wider audience, helps companies understand what customers want et al. There is a reason why HBO promotes pirating Game of Thrones. http://www.npr.org/2013/04/07/176338400/pirates-steal-game-of-thrones-why-hbo-doesnt-mind

Those here complaining about pirates seem to overlook that it is because of online pirating that sites like Crunchyroll exist. If anime fans kept on paying 30 bucks a pop for three episodes DVDs of a 400 episode show that's been out for years in Japan then no company would have seen fit to sign up with this site.

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Posted 11/9/14
I hate when people don't use services like Crunchyroll for no good reason. Also, I managed to convince one of my friends to use Crunchyroll, next day he was singing it's praises.

Few days ago, I'm at his house and see him watching Sword Art Online. With ad-blocker...it defeats the purpose of using a legal streaming site.
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