First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  Next  Last
Post Reply New Winter Titles: Magic Kaito 1412, Absolute Duo, Yurikuma Arashi and Kamisama Hajimemashita
33806 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
26 / M / Poland
Offline
Posted 1/2/15
So no English subs for those two, right? CR you should put info in announcement about subtitles.
13027 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 1/2/15 , edited 1/2/15
too bad about yurikuma not being available in scandinavia, especially since crunchy is the only anime streaming operator here, well I have faith that you will get us other series instead
46382 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / M / Sweden
Online
Posted 1/2/15 , edited 1/2/15
Looks like it's time to start using my proxies...
36946 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / F
Offline
Posted 1/2/15

mendo_shutaro wrote:

Off to a good start for us UK subscribers with zero titles available for us.

Great stuff, keep it up!


Super annoying :/ I just wish it could be easier to share titles, rather than one streaming site to hold titles exclusively which stops others from watching it
30318 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
104 / M / Tomobiki-cho
Offline
Posted 1/2/15

amyhasabowtie wrote:


mendo_shutaro wrote:

Off to a good start for us UK subscribers with zero titles available for us.

Great stuff, keep it up!


Super annoying :/ I just wish it could be easier to share titles, rather than one streaming site to hold titles exclusively which stops others from watching it


When CR doesn't get something for the UK it wouldn't be so bad if it were available elsewhere, such as on Animax. More often than not though, it just isn't available anywhere to stream. I assume the rights were bought by some legacy physical media company who might release DVDs several years later.

I remember when the main anti-piracy lot in the UK kicked up a fuss about music torrenting they said the solution (after the realised how futile legal action is) was to make music available cheaply, DRM-free online. They did that and low and behold, iTunes, Spotify and the rest are doing very well. Video still feels like it's years behind the music guys, decades behind even, meaning piracy is still king.

It's too bad they're too stupid to see that.
36946 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / F
Offline
Posted 1/2/15

mendo_shutaro wrote:


amyhasabowtie wrote:


mendo_shutaro wrote:

Off to a good start for us UK subscribers with zero titles available for us.

Great stuff, keep it up!


Super annoying :/ I just wish it could be easier to share titles, rather than one streaming site to hold titles exclusively which stops others from watching it


When CR doesn't get something for the UK it wouldn't be so bad if it were available elsewhere, such as on Animax. More often than not though, it just isn't available anywhere to stream. I assume the rights were bought by some legacy physical media company who might release DVDs several years later.



I tried Animax and thought it was awful compared to Crunchyroll, especially the HD quality. The only other site I know of is Wakanim which only has like, 5 series. They're a part of Anime Limited/All the Anime, they realease the DVDs and they're great for that, bought from them a few times and will buy again from them in the future. They just need more shows :p
75656 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
55 / M / Northeast Ohio, USA
Offline
Posted 1/2/15 , edited 1/2/15

ziemiak wrote: So no English subs for those two, right? CR you should put info in announcement about subtitles.

They definitely should, especially since they don't actually put "more info" like languages and region availability in the "more info" page. For a big slice of the potential audience in both Europe and the Middle East, if there are only German and French subtitles, but not English subtitles, its the same as not having subtitles at all, so making people wait until the first video is up to find out for sure is just cruel.


iceman009 wrote: Cmon crunchy roll we need more anime in united states! Isn't that w[h]ere a good amount of subscribers are?

What's puzzling is how you got 60,000+ CR points without realizing that when the season announcements is finished, there will be certainly be more series available in the US than in either Latin America or in Central / Southern / Eastern Europe and the Middle East. There's zero doubt that there will in the end by "more" anime in the United States.

And even if it was not "more", its not as if Crunchyroll would get more anime for the US by not picking up European or Latin American streaming rights when they happen to be available, so it still wouldn't be any loss to US members.
16088 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M
Offline
Posted 1/2/15 , edited 1/2/15

amyhasabowtie wrote:

I tried Animax and thought it was awful compared to Crunchyroll, especially the HD quality. The only other site I know of is Wakanim which only has like, 5 series. They're a part of Anime Limited/All the Anime, they realease the DVDs and they're great for that, bought from them a few times and will buy again from them in the future. They just need more shows :p


Animax do get some good shows but their service is so poor there is no point in giving them any money. The HD service they provide is not HD and they release episodes on a delay which means they are hardly simulcasting.

CR is by far the best service out there, this said though, it seems CR haven't actually licensed too much this season so its not just the UK that is going to miss out. The real issue is that when funimation license something for the US crunchyroll seemingly give up obtaining licenses for other regions. Now this may be because the Japanese studios do not yet see other regions, like the UK, as a place to carry out viable business and so don't offer licences for them at all. (I think there were a couple of podcasts done by the MangaUK guys, great company btw, where they spoke about this topic in detail.) So we, as the consumers, need to first prove that the UK is a market Japan should expand into and then we might start to see some real growth and development.
kennk5 
60056 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
66 / M / Milwaukee, Wiscon...
Offline
Posted 1/2/15
I am saddened by this start for the US
Posted 1/2/15
I really hope CR that you manage to work a deal with FUNi like you have with Akatsuki no Yona and Free! ES and will be able to stream the magical boy anime everywhere. It's really the only thing I want to watch and it ticks me off that FUNi picks now to think about women who want to buy anime and license releases for them.
19406 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M
Offline
Posted 1/2/15 , edited 1/4/15
Ugh...did I really spend $20 on this season...FUNi seems to have everything already..
36946 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / F
Offline
Posted 1/2/15

Sonicrainbooom_BOOM wrote:


amyhasabowtie wrote:

I tried Animax and thought it was awful compared to Crunchyroll, especially the HD quality. The only other site I know of is Wakanim which only has like, 5 series. They're a part of Anime Limited/All the Anime, they realease the DVDs and they're great for that, bought from them a few times and will buy again from them in the future. They just need more shows :p


Animax do get some good shows but their service is so poor there is no point in giving them any money. The HD service they provide is not HD and they release episodes on a delay which means they are hardly simulcasting.

CR is by far the best service out there, this said though, it seems CR haven't actually licensed too much this season so its not just the UK that is going to miss out. The real issue is that when funimation license something for the US crunchyroll seemingly give up obtaining licenses for other regions. Now this may be because the Japanese studios do not yet see other regions, like the UK, as a place to carry out viable business and so don't offer licences for them at all. (I think there were a couple of podcasts done by the MangaUK guys, great company btw, where they spoke about this topic in detail.) So we, as the consumers, need to first prove that the UK is a market Japan should expand into and then we might start to see some real growth and development.


Yeah I know, that's why I tried Animax out in the first place because they had a few shows I wanted to watch while I don't have my Premium Membership here. I noticed straight away that the HD wasn't HD at all, and went to another site that provided better quality. Also I didn't like the layout or the navigation of the site and there was no queue either.

I hope one day there's someone/some company who can help expand the UK Anime market. The conventions in the UK have been growing so much too, that's a good sign at least.
jto1 
6901 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
45 / M / UK
Offline
Posted 1/2/15
Not good news for new streaming titles in the UK this season if Funimation licences lots of shows . Any chance of them sub-licencing for streaming in the UK on Crunchyroll? (I know Animax has some, but I haven't tried a subscription with them yet, especially with their poor reputation, and I'm not sure if I'll have the time watch shows there as well as on Crunchyroll (and they don't have any JDrama).) I probably won't get to see those shows any time soon (and less likely to see them at all if they are not available streaming in the UK).
It's still early for this season, so I expect there will be shows available for the UK in forthcoming announcements .
14470 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / I D ho
Offline
Posted 1/2/15
I love how everyone hates on CR every season for not being rich enough to outbid Funimation on anime licenses.
25821 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
33 / M / Kentucky
Offline
Posted 1/2/15
2 for 2 not in the US eh.
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.