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Post Reply I'm new to CR... I'm concerned about the anime/manga industry...
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Posted 3/22/15
Aight not worrying. I'm just a fanatic for anime >.>
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Posted 3/22/15
Back in my day... *cough, wheeze* I joined Crunchyroll when it was illegal. It was a powerhouse and usually the first website that had full anime episodes subbed and streaming after airing in Japan.
They already got in trouble a long time ago for that, and now are an important partner to the foreign companies. No reason for them to get shut down. The only thing they have to worry about is their competition, Netflix and Hulu.
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Posted 3/22/15 , edited 3/22/15
Peh Netflix has a horrible selection of anime. It PALES in comparison, as well as no manga. Hulu I know nothing about sooo.

EDIT: I should clarify something, I don't mean horrible as in bad anime, I mean horrible as in horribly small >.>;
Posted 3/22/15
Netflix went down hill after 2012, Hulu pretty much killed them in anime. Hulu is a trade off though, they have a lot of anime but you still have to deal with the ads with a paying sub.
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Posted 3/22/15 , edited 3/22/15
Well it looks like my friend wasn't the only one who thought CR couldn't be fully trusted. I was really surprised when he said that he refused to support CR simply because of the premium system. Still don't really understand him, but that's beside the point.

Anyways, I think that CR is doing just fine business wise. I'm seeing more and more advertisements that always make free legal streaming a point. If they were to make premium a mandatory thing CR would effectively lose a vast majority of its support. So I would say you shouldn't worry about having to pay for streaming, just dealing with the inevitable advertisements.
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Posted 3/22/15
well this might qualify to be put in the Help Section of the forums, but anyways as others have pointed out Crunchyroll pays for a Streaming licence for each and every show they stream, half the profits made go straight back to the people they licensed the show from so no worrying over if CR gonna get shut down as long as its all legal and legit its all good.
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Posted 3/23/15
Actually, a lot of what is being said is in the Help section.
Posted 3/23/15
misleading title
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Posted 3/23/15

GayAsianBoy wrote:

misleading title


Might I ask how is the title misleading? This is exactly the question and concern I had when writing this thread.
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Posted 3/23/15 , edited 3/23/15

HuastecoOtaku wrote:

Crunchyroll is a legal site, there is no reason the Manga-Anime Guardians are going to take this site down.


yeah, exactly. OP sounds a lil mixed up~

No worries though OP. Joining CR is certainly a step in the right direction. Buy liscensed goods and the like and use sites like CR and Funimation, Hulu, etc.
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Posted 3/23/15

justanotherguy_2005 wrote:

Someone can correct me if I am wrong but CR buys the licenses for the shows they air. You can't sell someone something and then still tell them they can't air it. The license can expire and not get renewed and such and you would lose your show that way but there still isn't much to worry about.


I think it depends on the terms of the license. IIRC, a few years back when Funimation was simulcasting Fractale, the Japanese publishers were concerned that Funimation was leaking shows to pirate sites and not taking any action to shut them down. They were able to suspend Funimation's streaming rights until Funimation made an effort to prove that they were doing something about the piracy.

Just a few seasons ago, CR attempted to simulcast Encouragement of Climb season 2, but for reasons unknown to me they only got the first episode. It took several months to get the rights to the rest of the series.

So things like that can happen.
Posted 3/23/15

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GayAsianBoy wrote:

misleading title


Might I ask how is the title misleading? This is exactly the question and concern I had when writing this thread.


I thought u were going to talk about anime getting fewer productions or something.

Getting rid of piracy website is not a cause for concern for anyone other than the pirates...
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Posted 3/23/15 , edited 3/23/15

GayAsianBoy wrote:


Octopus-Pancake wrote:


GayAsianBoy wrote:

misleading title


Might I ask how is the title misleading? This is exactly the question and concern I had when writing this thread.


I thought u were going to talk about anime getting fewer productions or something.

Getting rid of piracy website is not a cause for concern for anyone other than the pirates...


Well my concerns are what isn't going to be licensed vs what is already licensed and what is planned to be licensed so in essence this does apply. I apologize if this was misleading to anyone as I didn't intend this to be misleading.
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Posted 3/23/15
This news is old.

If a site has a Advertisement it's legal, simple as that.
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Posted 3/23/15 , edited 3/23/15
What? Crunchyroll is a legal anime company, wich means that they pay to the japanesse (at least since 2009...) for the shows that are streamed here. So there is not reason that Crunchyroll will stop streaming or will start to streaming less anime just because the japanesse companies are trying to close the ilegal streaming sites. And by the way, I doubt that they actually can eradicate those sites.
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