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So, with that being said, what are your reasons for choosing crunchyroll over other streaming services?


Simple.. There is no alternative.


That's downright frightening.
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kdroberts wrote:


ImperialDane wrote:


jjjjnn44 wrote:

So, with that being said, what are your reasons for choosing crunchyroll over other streaming services?


Simple.. There is no alternative.


That's downright frightening.


Indeed. Though so far Crunchyroll does not abuse it's position in my country. Thank the heavens.

But alternatives would be nice. Or just Crunchyroll getting more streams.
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Posted 12/28/14 , edited 12/28/14

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jjjjnn44 wrote:
When I first hear the prospect of Crunchyroll, I was overwhelmed with excitement. Unlimited anime in hd + simulcasting, "sign me up" is what I said. But days removed from the activation of my membership, I've come to realize that there are many older anime that simply are not available in this service. Personally, I find it deplorable that the world's premier anime streaming service does not provide the likes of Cowboy Bebop, Full Metal Alchemist (vanilla or brotherhood), Dragonball (any of it), Steins;Gate, Trigun, or Neon Genesis Evangelion to name a few.

And while I am aware that it may be difficult to acquire some of these titles, I would appreciate an explanation as to why so many bona fide classics are nowhere to be found. Specifically:

Does crunchyroll solely focus on recent releases?
Do they not care about establishing a robust back catalog?
Crunchyroll's mission is to get everything they can as it comes out. They do occasionally fill in with some catalog titles when and where they can, but most of what you mentioned above is held as exclusive licenses by Funimation, so they (mostly) can't get those

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


Crunchyroll tries to license everything

Inspired by a Twitter follower, I asked Gao how Crunchyroll picks which shows to license and stream. The answer: whatever they can get.

“Our licensing approach is very straightforward. We make an offer on every single title,” he said.

Of course, it’s not that easy. Crunchyroll has to pay up front and hope it gets the title—for every title it makes an offer on.


I would like it if Crunchyroll had a back catalog of alot of popular animes but to be honest I would much prefer them to bring out newer updated animes so I can enjoy what actually on the market to date. All the titles you have named I understand this may not apply to all but I could simply type them if to google and the entire series for free. granted they may not be in the best of quality but still good enough to watch.

So if the licences are own exclusively by FUNimation is it is going to be hard to acquire such animes to stream. it could be a possibly or end up charging more just to keep the catalog however they have just resently acquire the old series of yu-gi-oh . Loved that series as a child.

it would seem their is some hope of them acquiring a back catalog.
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