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By now I'm sure that anyone who has been on crunchyroll or has been a fan of anime for more then a week realizes that animes get LICENSED. And if you don't know what this is you've probably seen one of these things here on cruchyroll:

-LICENSED PLEASE REMOVE
-Shinji REMOVE
-LICENSED REMOVED

SO, do you hate it? Love it? Respect it? Obviously I doubt that any will love it but it's an option. If you hate it, WHY? If you respect it, WHY?

Some facts for you:
-A single episode of an average anime costs about $70,000 to make.
-An average 26 episode anime costs about $800,000-$2.5 million to make.
-Akira, a more popular 'Classic Anime' had a budget of $8 million.

Makes you wonder what the heck Sailor Moon cost to make with it's 200+ episodes...

Did that change your opinion on animes being removed once licensed? If not, why? What was your opinion before and after knowing these facts?

POST IT ALL HERE!

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i don't like licences because of them being removed,
but even though i do find somehow to watch some licenced animes online, i do think it's right that at least crunchyroll respects the licences

i do have a hate-respect feeling

i hate it because anime's being removed
but it is good to have them licenced (for the company who makes them) I mean if they don't get there budjet of what it made to make it, on day nobody will be making animes

....this prolly sounds stupid lmao
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I don't really hate it, but it somehow annoys me because I can't watch the show I want. Though I just tend to respect it "Not all that is free is good. Death is free after all."
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I can't say that I like it, but I do respect it do to the fact that if I made the anime I know that I would want to get my moneys worth from the project. Now maybe after its been out for 10 or more years and I got most of the money I can from it I wouldn't care as much that it was being viewed for free do to the fact that I know not everyone can buy anime, and a lot of animes do not get to other nations sept through internet. I would like to let everyone have a chance to enjoy my anime.
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Fahro wrote:

I can't say that I like it, but I do respect it do to the fact that if I made the anime I know that I would want to get my moneys worth from the project. Now maybe after its been out for 10 or more years and I got most of the money I can from it I wouldn't care as much that it was being viewed for free do to the fact that I know not everyone can buy anime, and a lot of animes do not get to other nations sept through internet. I would like to let everyone have a chance to enjoy my anime.


DANG, I keep pressing the EDIT button instead of the quote button on you guy's posts, lol. I guess I've got to get used to the 'forum moderation' option. Heh, but anyway, YEAH, it should be able to be enjoyed by other countries, but I would want to get PAYED. However, if it became freakishly popular over time (as per you said 'after time and once I'd been payed') I would want to gain royalties for it again since it was being viewed so much. Obviously Rurouni Kenshin would be a good example of this, lost popularity and then regained it. I wouldn't want to be ripped off because of this.

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no comment cause I can't say that I like it, but I do respect it do to the fact that if I made the anime I know that I would want to get my moneys worth from the project.would want to gain royalties for it again since it was being viewed so much. Obviously Rurouni Kenshin Etc..

be cause I don't really hate it, but it somehow annoys me because I can't watch the show I want.but even though i do find somehow to watch some licensed animes online, i do think it's right that at least crunchyroll respects the licenses it....

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Hmm, so I was surfing the web, what, two weeks ago? And I came across this thing that stated that crunchyroll was about as close as it could get to being wiped off the web or being sued for quite a large wad of cash due to such huge copyright infringements... I think that the only thing that keeps this place running is the fact that they take the animes down once they are licensed... It kind of makes me gain and lose respect for crunchyroll at the same time, if that is possible. What do you guys think; do the anime creators really need to be so harsh on crunchyroll, since they DO take down the animes once they are licensed and all?

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top on my list of things that shouldn't exist
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Crunchyroll hasn't removed Naruto or Bleach even though it has been licensed..
Crunchyroll is playing favorites..

Either Shinji refuses to remove them, or the company is being a complete moron for not asking for its removal..
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So, I've got a new, slight, pet peeve... I was going through the animes today on crunchyroll trying to find some more oldies, right? And, of course, I come across a few of them. Guess what I find on some? Comments along the lines of: I can't believe this is licensed! Well... Here it comes... If it isn't licensed then it obviously isn't good, correct? Besides that, if it's old, should it not be licensed, especially if it's something such as Ranma 1/2? It just inevitably (for some) prooves that oldies can pass the test of time, and far easier then the newer ones. Hmm. These are complaints tha crunchyroll could live without.

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A Tokyopop representitive told me that when people don't BUY the anime & watch it for free, it hurts the Japanese animetion studio's budgest for future projects; planned sequels get cancelled as a result.

When it gets licenced & removed, I buy it. But I'm still not crazy about paying $26 for a DVD with only 3 episodes on it. I need to conserve space in my. I want slimpack boxed sets. Those would be worth paying for.
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onyx_pearl wrote:

So, I've got a new, slight, pet peeve... I was going through the animes today on crunchyroll trying to find some more oldies, right? And, of course, I come across a few of them. Guess what I find on some? Comments along the lines of: I can't believe this is licensed! Well... Here it comes... If it isn't licensed then it obviously isn't good, correct? Besides that, if it's old, should it not be licensed, especially if it's something such as Ranma 1/2? It just inevitably (for some) prooves that oldies can pass the test of time, and far easier then the newer ones. Hmm. These are complaints tha crunchyroll could live without.

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I've noticed that only the crappiest animes get licenced for television. The people who licence shows are only concerned with profits & merchandising & ratings. Noobs make up most of the ratings. Noobs will watch anything & aren't at all picky about what they watch. When they stop being noobs, they look back on what they watched 10 yers ago & ask themselved "Why the hell did I ever like this?" Wen I look back on what was popular when I was in highschool, I realize the ones that they put on TV were bottom-of-the-barrel compared to ones you could only get on VHS & "new fangled DVDs." The ones that would appeal to the tinyest of children & the censors hacked them to pieces to dumb them down even more.
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onyx_pearl wrote:

Hmm, so I was surfing the web, what, two weeks ago? And I came across this thing that stated that crunchyroll was about as close as it could get to being wiped off the web or being sued for quite a large wad of cash due to such huge copyright infringements... I think that the only thing that keeps this place running is the fact that they take the animes down once they are licensed... It kind of makes me gain and lose respect for crunchyroll at the same time, if that is possible. What do you guys think; do the anime creators really need to be so harsh on crunchyroll, since they DO take down the animes once they are licensed and all?

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Crunchyroll is the safest anime site, because it takes down licenced shows. There are at least 20 other sites out there with more to fear. Veoh & YouTube have been deleting content. Anime6 & Pisoga show nothing but licenced anime, so they'd have the most to fear.
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LikaLaruku, this is all VERY good input. With your first quote I started to become discouraged as I was thinking that you were dissing the oldies. However I then realized that you were just saying that they are better on DVD and what not because they are not as sensored as they would be on television. I agree. For your second quote: yes, this is true. But if this is so, then why is it that so many people disrespect crunchyroll and say otherwise. If you are a true anime fan you would get to the anime before it is licensed, so it is not a big deal. Other then that, just rent it everyone!

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