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I have realised that there are many shows which i am unable to watch, ones like Magi, Blue exorsist and a lot more. And even a big one, One piece. Why? Because of "Sorry, due to licensing limitations, videos are unavailable in your region" There are many sites out there with like every anime and some even full HD. We are paying for us, I would expect to get a lot more anime, which there are but around half or something i cant view... Its sad because i really like this site, But it just feels like paying for nothing now.
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Posted 2/22/15
I can watch half of what i want each season at the least. It's worth it for me.
Posted 2/22/15 , edited 2/23/15
Why are you asking this? If you don't want to pay for it because it doesn't seem worth it then don't. The decision is completely on you.
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Posted 2/22/15 , edited 3/2/15
because its the forums, i want to see what other people think. And why are there so many shows blocked is what i would also want to get more depth.
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Posted 2/22/15 , edited 2/23/15
Of-course its still worth it, I'm contributing to the industry (however little it may be) and if i can't watch a show here, I can always watch it elsewhere.

(I live in the Caribbean so I normally dont have very many shows licensed every season, however crunchyroll has been really good to me this season and licensed atleast half of them here)

Crunchyroll continuously adds new regions to shows, and if your a premium member there are the premium member forums where you can request your region to be added.
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Def would drop if I were outside of the US. Licencing region problem that is plaguing the industry continues...
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I'm really mainly here for the forums anyway. But i think it sucks that they have such tight region restrictions, from what I hear Europe has far less content available on CR than it's American counterparts.
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So far its worth every penny for me so far. The only animes that i really want to see that isnt on here is A certain scientific railgun and K-On! so far. i have well over 20 Plus animes i got to watch in my que right now. and since they added manga to your account now i can now see what mangas are on here read a couple pages and if i like it buy it on my kindle or barns and nobel! For those two animes i really want to watch but not on here i can just either wait for them to get back on (doubt it) or just go somewhere else and watch it. but first i need to get my que down a little. lol My suggestion to you is just keep your account just in case (if your doing monthly i pay yearly) and just go watch the animes you want to see somewhere else!

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I have realised that there are many shows which i am unable to watch, ones like Magi, Blue exorsist and a lot more. And even a big one, One piece. Why? Because of "Sorry, due to licensing limitations, videos are unavailable in your region" There are many sites out there with like every anime and some even full HD. We are paying for us, I would expect to get a lot more anime, which there are but around half or something i cant view... Its sad because i really like this site, But it just feels like paying for nothing now.


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There really is no reason to use Crunchyroll. To avoid getting banned, I won't be specific, however, it should be said that anyone with even a low intellectual caliber should be able to figure how to watch anime (raws or subs) without paying Crunchyroll.

it should also be said that if you want to support the anime industry, you're better of buying a figure than paying crunchyroll.
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to me it does not matter if it is worth it or not. yeah you can watch a whole bunch of other shows on other sites and fansubs but if you don't realize it by now they are all bootlegged copies uploaded for free on the internet. let me ask you this don't you hate it when your watching a series and hoping for a second season but it never comes. the reason why is because of all the illegal unsupported and unsponsored uploads of the bootlegs. the production company will not ever have the funds for the second season that your waiting for. yeah there are a few shows that i wish were on crunchyroll like Amagi Brilliant Park but i pay for membership because i want to support the artist and the production companies so that they will have the funding for the anime/drama/ manga that they produce. its like if you went to a play and did not pay the actors for their time and money they will not have the funds needed to pay for prop, costumes and so on to keep the show going.
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Posted 2/22/15 , edited 3/2/15
I wont drop it even if i stop watching it for awhile at a time. $7 a month is nothing. Supports the anime industry in a small way, so i definitely dont mind it.
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Posted 2/22/15 , edited 5/28/16

Ember_McLain wrote:

There really is no reason to use Crunchyroll. To avoid getting banned, I won't be specific, however, it should be said that anyone with even a low intellectual caliber should be able to figure how to watch anime (raws or subs) without paying Crunchyroll.

it should also be said that if you want to support the anime industry, you're better of buying a figure than paying crunchyroll.


You do realize that there are tons and tons of unofficial manufacturers of merchandise that doesn't give a crap over to distributes, publishers or production companies (such as the animation studio). Buying merch such as a figmas won't mean that they'll get a thing, it's more likely that some no name company will get that money... Unless you make a direct import from Japan and the official stores that sell them. In other words, using Crunchy will and do help the industry more then buying figmas. The only thing you can do if you want to support the industry more then what CR can is to buy the Blu-Rays.

Also, raws and fansubs are killing the anime indestry outside Japan. Stop using those sites
Posted 2/22/15
I have about 10 new shows to watch, so i'm not complaining.
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Posted 2/22/15 , edited 2/22/15

Ember_McLain wrote:

it should also be said that if you want to support the anime industry, you're better of buying a figure than paying crunchyroll.


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Posted 2/22/15 , edited 5/12/16

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You do realize that there are tons and tons of unofficial manufacturers of merchandise that doesn't give a crap over to distributes, publishers or production companies (such as the animation studio). Buying merch such as a figmas won't mean that they'll get a thing, it's more likely that some no name company will get that money... Unless you make a direct import from Japan and the official stores that sell them. In other words, using Crunchy will and do help the industry more then buying figmas. The only thing you can do if you want to support the industry more then what CR can is to buy the Blu-Rays.

Also, raws and fansubs are killing the anime indestry outside Japan. Stop using those sites
I can't speak for all anime companies, however, in an investor phone call in 2013 Aniplex disclosed how their annual revenue (¥2,100,000,000) broke down that year: 60% overpriced Blu-rays, 30% merchandise, and 10% "other." Now that "other" includes event ticket and royalties from protected intellectual property, it also included foreign revenue from Aniplex of America Inc. (a subsidiary company used primarily for tax purposes), which contributed less than 1% of all earnings. That's virtually nothing in terms of income.

Additionally, A-1 Pictures Inc. (another subsidiary of Aniplex) claims that they earn 15% of figure sales, while "non-domestic sales" (read as streaming services) have a marginal abatement cost of only 2%. This is because, primarily, sites like Crunchyroll have a large amount of overhead, which is where most of your money is going when you pay them. It does not support your favorite anime studio. Again, a well known fact is this: if you want to support the anime industry, but a licensed figure or overpriced blu-rays. You do not support the animation industry in Japan by using Crunchyroll, you only support Crunchyroll.
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