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Posted 1/26/15
The worst part of this is CR's lack of letting us know in advance what their plans for dramas were or even to have an official response (other than the removal announcement) at the time of the loss of so many dramas to justify the change without a change in the all-access pricing or an announcement of what they are replacing them with. It says a lot about CR management's attitude toward their customers and leads to unnecessary speculation on the forums. What they come up with as replacement might be great but people hate to be left hanging.
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Posted 1/26/15 , edited 2/23/15
I feel like saying... "I want my money back"
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Posted 1/26/15
I would have appreciated more of a heads-up on this. I have to marathon Dr. Jin and High Kick with a likely power outage due to the coming blizzard in the northeast. As far as migrating to Soompi, I don't think so. I watch on tv via ps3 and with no apps, no thanks. Plus the site is uninviting. I'm not interested in Kpop or following the actors particularly. That seems to be the emphasis.

I've been All Access for years and, with the recent disappointing anime offerings, have actually considered the Funimation subtitle subscription, even with Funimation's less that stellar performance. But the back catalog of K drama was always my fallback. Many of the current Jdrama offerings are fine (with the exception of Why Can't Seiya Todoin..." awful) but there is little back catalog.

As for the manga, I read a lot but electronically on a kindle. With CR manga, I read on a laptop which I don't do so often I should fire up the old Samsung tablet, I guess.

My yearly All Access is up in April so I have some time to see what will happen. But I have agree that, at this point, All Access has no benefit over the Anime subscription.
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Posted 1/26/15

FolkstadOhm wrote:

2. Crunchyroll the site/service will substantially beef up its J-drama offerings (both catalog and simulcast) and will make premium access to them the key feature of a revamped All-Access plan. Current CR All-Access members can continue with their plans as is or (if K-drama is more their thing) downgrade to Anime+Manga and then sign up for SoompiTV.


This would be the ideal for me. I have enjoyed the Jdramas I have seen on CR, for the most part, and would like to see more, especially older series. I will miss my Kdramas on CR but until Soompi gets more apps it may be a no-go, at least for now.

As a former very satisfied and very saddened subscriber to the JManga, I can appreciate a lot of the line-up that is currently available in CRManga, but manga as a large component of my subscription isn't quite what I'm looking for, especially at the expense of drama.

So, I just need to wait and see what CR has in store for us All Access subscribers.

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Posted 1/27/15
I had a Soompi membership, but I cancelled it because there was no Roku support. I really want to reactivate but I would like to know if the Roku support is coming soon? I would really appreciate a reply
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Posted 1/27/15 , edited 1/27/15
Are you working on bringing Soompi-TV to Scandinavia and the rest of Europe? I'll hope you are!

I mean, you have the licenses of these shows for Europe on Crunchyroll so I hope you can come up with something on Soompi-TV.
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Posted 1/27/15
Wow. Y'all got screwed. Way to care about the consumer, again, crunchy.
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Posted 1/29/15
I'm very lucky that a few things happened to me:

1.) My credit card had run its course and expired normally
2.) I forgot to update Crunchyroll
3.) This drama thing happened
4.) I signed up for a free 30 day anime-only trial after and set my recurring back to yearly (at $60/yr).

Comparing here:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/premium_comparison

You literally get nothing for all access, assuming drama is essentially gutted.

So, by being lazy, I saved $40 and delayed paying an additional $12.
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Posted 1/29/15
Does anyone know for sure if crunchyroll all access will always give you premium account at Soompi? If so I might give it a chance and hope they come out with a ps3 app soon. Otherwise my yearly subscription is being renewed in about a week and can't decide whether I should cancel it.
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Posted 1/29/15

StarMasayume wrote:

Does anyone know for sure if crunchyroll all access will always give you premium account at Soompi? If so I might give it a chance and hope they come out with a ps3 app soon. Otherwise my yearly subscription is being renewed in about a week and can't decide whether I should cancel it.


I don't think anyone knows anything for sure, even CR. I would have thought that if there were a plan for the All Access subscribers, it would have been announced. I think someone had asked and SoompiTV said no.

However, given the length of time that CR knew about the eventual move of the Korean titles and for which nothing was done with respect to apps at SoompiTV, I would not expect a ps3 app anytime soon. Heck, if they had one, I'd subscribe.

It's been stated in the manga announcement for premium members that there would something 'special' for the all Access subscribers in the coming weeks. Who knows what it'll be? I wouldn't count on anything,

My yearly is up in April and I'm not expecting anything of value for the rest of my subscription. . But since your subscription is up next week, I'm not sure I would re-up without knowing. You can try to ask CR but those who have didn't get much of a response.



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Posted 1/29/15
Well, I finally made the decision to give up the All-Access Membership in favor of an Anime one. Sucks because I've been an All-Access ever since I joined. If Soompi had Roku support I just might go for that, but right now that's a no-go.

I didn't watch dramas all the time, but I didn't mind paying a bit more to support CR. Now I'll just wait and see what they have to offer.
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Posted 1/30/15 , edited 1/30/15
I wont be getting a Soompi TV subscription because I already have a DramaFever.com account and I am grandfathered in at $35 per year.

I have also canceled my CR subscription and will renew it at the Anime only level once the current subscription expires.
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Posted 2/2/15 , edited 2/23/15

drowny wrote:

So the new reward for All Access Members was to take away more value for having a subscription?


Edit: I posted this below originally but this will help people to see which shows they still have a chance to watch...

I've compiled a list since Crunchyroll won't do it of all the titles that will be disappearing due to license expiring, along with how many episodes you have to watch here:

http://pastebin.com/ED0zNjbL

There's 107 drama shows that will be gone as soon as the license expires.
That will leave around 25 Japanese shows, 14 KBS shows, 5 or 6 Chinese dramas that aren't really good at all. And a few movies (that also aren't - to put it midly - exactly riveting)



Thanks for this info. At least now I know what happened to the drama I was watching. This really blows -_-
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Posted 2/3/15
I'm not going to renew my all-access account anymore. Maybe I will go anime-only if I do resubscribe because the value has diminished tremendously.
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