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I hear that Crunchyroll will be losing quite a bit of dramas and that they now own Soompi so I have a couple of concerns.

1. Since Crunchyroll now owns Soompi are they expecting us to go there to watch our drama?
2. If number one is true are they expecting us to pay for both services?
3. I know that Crunchyroll has added some new dramas but will they continue in the long run?

I really hope Crunchyroll adds a lot more dramas I really wouldn't like the thought of paying for two services and I would like all services to be in one location how it has been on Crunchyroll thus far.

(I know I am a bit late in asking these things )
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This might help with 2

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-885455/soompicom-not-honoring-my-subscription-through-crunchyroll

For a limited amount of time last year, kdrama offered a discount for crunchyroll for a trail of 90 days. Then you add to pay to continue membership. Now that it merged with soompi you’ll have to consider which site you want to watch your drama on.

No idea for questions for 1 and 3.
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micmatty wrote:

I hear that Crunchyroll will be losing quite a bit of dramas and that they now own Soompi so I have a couple of concerns.

1. Since Crunchyroll now owns Soompi are they expecting us to go there to watch our drama?
2. If number one is true are they expecting us to pay for both services?
3. I know that Crunchyroll has added some new dramas but will they continue in the long run?

I really hope Crunchyroll adds a lot more dramas I really wouldn't like the thought of paying for two services and I would like all services to be in one location how it has been on Crunchyroll thus far.

(I know I am a bit late in asking these things )


1. What I've observed is that Crunchyroll is beefing up getting JDramas, including simulcasts, and while there are still a few KDrama catalog titles still on CR, Soompi is the place to go for KDrama simulcasts as well as many of the KDrama catalog titles CR used to have.

2. Yes, though they are "sister" companies, they are separate services with separate subscriptions. As CR has, Soompi does have free memberships -- there are ads, and there may also be delay on simulcast availability (I'm not as sure about that last one, but I can vouch for there being ads). Even though I had had a promotional subscription that had carried over from KDrama (which then became Soompi), it had lapsed and I was trying to decide whether to resubscribe as premium. Turns out I was able to sign up for a new trial and it was quite generous -- I got two months free, so won't have to decide until May 12 whether it's worth it for me to pay for.

3. See 1.
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lorreen wrote:


micmatty wrote:

I hear that Crunchyroll will be losing quite a bit of dramas and that they now own Soompi so I have a couple of concerns.

1. Since Crunchyroll now owns Soompi are they expecting us to go there to watch our drama?
2. If number one is true are they expecting us to pay for both services?
3. I know that Crunchyroll has added some new dramas but will they continue in the long run?

I really hope Crunchyroll adds a lot more dramas I really wouldn't like the thought of paying for two services and I would like all services to be in one location how it has been on Crunchyroll thus far.

(I know I am a bit late in asking these things )


1. What I've observed is that Crunchyroll is beefing up getting JDramas, including simulcasts, and while there are still a few KDrama catalog titles still on CR, Soompi is the place to go for KDrama simulcasts as well as many of the KDrama catalog titles CR used to have.

2. Yes, though they are "sister" companies, they are separate services with separate subscriptions. As CR has, Soompi does have free memberships -- there are ads, and there may also be delay on simulcast availability (I'm not as sure about that last one, but I can vouch for there being ads). Even though I had had a promotional subscription that had carried over from KDrama (which then became Soompi), it had lapsed and I was trying to decide whether to resubscribe as premium. Turns out I was able to sign up for a new trial and it was quite generous -- I got two months free, so won't have to decide until May 12 whether it's worth it for me to pay for.

3. See 1.


Thank you for the detailed info!

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