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Posted 5/9/15 , edited 5/9/15
I've been on CR for years and I love the service they provide for many reasons like the fact that they keep supporting the anime industry. However there's one thing I've never liked about CR and that's their episode synopsis for each and every freaking episode where I've gotten spoiled countless times of what's gonna happen in the episode I'm about to watch.

So I was wondering have you gotten affected by this, what do you feel about this?


I personally think they should just have a show synopsis but NOT a episode synopsis.
Posted 5/9/15
Netflix has it, Hulu has it. TV Guide has it. A synopsis is commonplace for everything. You can just not read it if you don't wanna know what it's about
Posted 5/9/15 , edited 5/10/15
The synopsis is very vague, I wouldn't say it spoils it. I mean it doesn't say 'oh and by the way this character dies towards the end'.
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Posted 5/9/15 , edited 5/10/15
Hey I read those things. sometimes I want to know what I'm getting into.
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Posted 5/9/15 , edited 5/9/15

AiYumega wrote:

Netflix has it, Hulu has it. TV Guide has it. A synopsis is commonplace for everything. You can just not read it if you don't wanna know what it's about


I don't know how it is in your country, but Netflix, TV guide's and similar services and products over here have like 4 or 5 words if it's for a new episode which ensures you won't get spoiled... However CR goes into more detail on specific episodes meaning you might get spoiled in their episode synopsis.


papagolfwhiskey wrote:

Hey I read those things. sometimes I want to know what I'm getting into.


I never said they should remove show synopsis, I just said they should remove or make episode synopsis whit less information. And if you're on like episode 10 or 11 in a series then you won't need it since you've seen enough episodes to know what it's about
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Posted 5/9/15 , edited 5/9/15
I agree, sometimes there are spoilers. The blurb they give is not always a "teaser" like it should be, but a full blown summary.

EDIT: As an example, I've seen things like this:

"The gang is thrilled to find out that so-and-so is still alive, and they set off after the villain" when the previous episode ended on a cliffhanger of "Oh no, so-and-so was killed!"
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Posted 5/9/15

There is a solution. Don't read it.

If you go back and are looking for a certain episode these make it easier than skimming through all the episodes does it not?
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Posted 5/9/15 , edited 5/9/15
I'll admit i've been spoiled by the synopsis more than once . Did I really care? Nope. I definitely understand how irritating it would be to have an episode spoiled because of it though . the synopsis is a good detail but if it says what the ending is i think it's sort of annoying . It shouldn't go more than halfway into detail of the episode IMO.
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Posted 5/9/15
Now at days even Intros and Ending spoils themselves just does see or read the sypnosis and carry on.
2011 anime on cr have the longest sypsonis on this site compared to new ones.
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Posted 5/9/15
Not really related to the synopsis but I've noticed that if you're watching old episodes of a series that is still going, it's good to avoid reading "new episode is here, go watch it" promotions, which are shown at the top of the page. Got spoiled few times when I watched Sword Art Online and Crunchyroll promoted the latest episodes along the lines of "The latest episode of SAO is available! Will Kirito save this girl in time?!". I would've liked to watch these old episodes in peace without being spoiled by what will happen later in the series. (Then again, it was my fault for reading everything what I see.)

As for the episode synopsis, I don't remember seeing anything, which would have spoiled the whole episode badly.
Posted 5/9/15 , edited 5/9/15
Because the episodes are generally bland? xD. Yeah, it's a constant reminder of how boring the individual episodes tend to be xD

I'm kidding ;). Though, I am an ungrateful sloth haha
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Posted 5/9/15 , edited 5/9/15
I sort of know where a series is headed anyway, so there's no episode listing that's a major-spoiler shock. Okay, it may give away that "[xxx] reveals his true colors (meaning, he was the villain all along), and the final battle begins", but since I don't know who the characters are anyway, that doesn't spoil anything for me from the start. (And gee, I hope the villain doesn't turn out to be the snotty arrogant perfect-looking guy...)

Usually when I look over episode synopses, it's to see whether a comedy or romance series will have some clever development for their characters, or whether it'll end up being a pantyshot series, or a battle-of-the-week show or shonen serial, or whether anything interesting will happen on a girls' slice-of-life comedy. (I was already burned once watching Lucky Star after Azumanga Daioh, and nearly fell into Non Non Biyori, never again .)
Although there's fun in browsing, when CR gets every series before it even has a good or bad reputation, one has to be extra careful. Usually I'll just watch the 30-sec promo to get the judging flavor if I'm interested in a show I haven't seen, but if they don't post that, I judge by the stories it has to tell.
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Posted 5/9/15
I just choose not to read synopses most of the time; I prefer to be surprised when I watch something. However, I do read them occasionally, but generally it doesn't spoil anything. I've found it depends on the series, however. Usually the synopsis is just right, but for some shows the synopsis tells way too much of what's going to happen in an episode; an especially grievous offender is Hunter x Hunter.
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Posted 5/9/15
Like many people before me said.

Solution: DON'T READ IT.
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Posted 5/9/15 , edited 5/9/15

kaluk1321 wrote:

Like many people before me said.

Solution: DON'T READ IT.


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