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Posted 6/29/15
Man Funi already has a ton of shows I've been looking forward to. Hopefully Viewster can at least grab a few of them.
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Funimation keeps getting more and more simulcast shows. Crunchyroll needs to step up their game or they are going to lose a lot of people to Funimation. Funimation has better customer service already, all they need is a few more shows over Crunchyroll and then Crunchyroll's majority in the simulcast market is going to fade. It will probably be good for Crunchyroll to have some tough competition. Maybe Crunchyroll will have to lower their prices and improve customer service to remain competitive. Honestly, I have both subscriptions, but I currently enjoy my Funimation subscription more since it works perfectly fine on my Roku while Crunchyroll still ignores my RW/FF issues on Roku.
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Khaltazar wrote:

Funimation keeps getting more and more simulcast shows. Crunchyroll needs to step up their game or they are going to lose a lot of people to Funimation. Funimation has better customer service already, all they need is a few more shows over Crunchyroll and then Crunchyroll's majority in the simulcast market is going to fade. It will probably be good for Crunchyroll to have some tough competition. Maybe Crunchyroll will have to lower their prices and improve customer service to remain competitive. Honestly, I have both subscriptions, but I currently enjoy my Funimation subscription more since it works perfectly fine on my Roku while Crunchyroll still ignores my RW/FF issues on Roku.


So how would remain for international users Funimation blocks worldwide license if funimation simultaneous transmissions start intensify us we will lose, mientra you enjoy more licenses we will be sad because of funi.
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Well, I just got my Funi subscription activated once again.

But that doesn't mean I'll deny Crunchy my patronage, either. I like CR more, but Funi is too much of a monolith to ignore sometimes.
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They keep snatching more and more and more for profit, I assume. Cha ching. And if it's the content they think people want, then they'll probably get a dumptruck full of money for it.
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Khaltazar wrote:

Funimation keeps getting more and more simulcast shows. Crunchyroll needs to step up their game or they are going to lose a lot of people to Funimation. Funimation has better customer service already, all they need is a few more shows over Crunchyroll and then Crunchyroll's majority in the simulcast market is going to fade. It will probably be good for Crunchyroll to have some tough competition. Maybe Crunchyroll will have to lower their prices and improve customer service to remain competitive. Honestly, I have both subscriptions, but I currently enjoy my Funimation subscription more since it works perfectly fine on my Roku while Crunchyroll still ignores my RW/FF issues on Roku.


Hit the nail on the head. I also use Roku for most of my anime streaming needs and whenever there is a problem Funimation is quick to give me a response to the issue and have it fixed in no time. Plus Funi does a great job at listening to user feedback in my opinion seeing a lot of the suggestions in their forums actually being put into the site. They're pretty active with the community on there and actually take the mseriously with suggestions. Kind of makes me excited for an ineventable website overhaul which it could use.

CR either has to get more agressive with licensing or maybe even get into the DVD/BD like someone else mentioned and maybe even the dubbing bussiness. They seem to be experimenting with Madoka Magica, SAO, Fate/Zero, and DRR! Because Funi certainly has the dub only crowd locked up with their Broadcast Dubs. It'll be interesting to see how the next few seasons play out for both Funi and CR.

Also, hasn't Funi mentioned they are interested in international bussiness or am I just crazy?
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Khaltazar wrote:

Funimation keeps getting more and more simulcast shows. Crunchyroll needs to step up their game or they are going to lose a lot of people to Funimation. Funimation has better customer service already, all they need is a few more shows over Crunchyroll and then Crunchyroll's majority in the simulcast market is going to fade. It will probably be good for Crunchyroll to have some tough competition. Maybe Crunchyroll will have to lower their prices and improve customer service to remain competitive. Honestly, I have both subscriptions, but I currently enjoy my Funimation subscription more since it works perfectly fine on my Roku while Crunchyroll still ignores my RW/FF issues on Roku.


i think Funimation tries to keep mainstream for the most part. and Crunchy keeps it very Japanese. to tell you the truth i was going to get a Funimation subscription but i didnt like anything on there. im not on the pulse but wouldnt this be Funimations best outing?
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VZ68 wrote:

Sentai picked it up? I didn't know that.

But yeah, like I said before, Crunchy needs to get into the BluRay game as well.


If Crunchy got into the distribution business that would really cause companies like Funimation and some of their partners (Sentai) to press even harder on their own material. Maybe even some other production companies would stop doing business with Crunchy if it rivals the existing giants in this field. They'd be taking business away from Aniplex and others that produce and distribute their own anime as well.

Could get messy
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JAJAJAJA, threw a good joke, Funimation never be interested in the international market
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iker_casillas wrote:


Khaltazar wrote:

Funimation keeps getting more and more simulcast shows. Crunchyroll needs to step up their game or they are going to lose a lot of people to Funimation. Funimation has better customer service already, all they need is a few more shows over Crunchyroll and then Crunchyroll's majority in the simulcast market is going to fade. It will probably be good for Crunchyroll to have some tough competition. Maybe Crunchyroll will have to lower their prices and improve customer service to remain competitive. Honestly, I have both subscriptions, but I currently enjoy my Funimation subscription more since it works perfectly fine on my Roku while Crunchyroll still ignores my RW/FF issues on Roku.


So how would remain for international users Funimation blocks worldwide license if funimation simultaneous transmissions start intensify us we will lose, mientra you enjoy more licenses we will be sad because of funi.


You don't have Funimation access in your country? /comfort
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Khaltazar wrote:


iker_casillas wrote:


Khaltazar wrote:

Funimation keeps getting more and more simulcast shows. Crunchyroll needs to step up their game or they are going to lose a lot of people to Funimation. Funimation has better customer service already, all they need is a few more shows over Crunchyroll and then Crunchyroll's majority in the simulcast market is going to fade. It will probably be good for Crunchyroll to have some tough competition. Maybe Crunchyroll will have to lower their prices and improve customer service to remain competitive. Honestly, I have both subscriptions, but I currently enjoy my Funimation subscription more since it works perfectly fine on my Roku while Crunchyroll still ignores my RW/FF issues on Roku.


So how would remain for international users Funimation blocks worldwide license if funimation simultaneous transmissions start intensify us we will lose, mientra you enjoy more licenses we will be sad because of funi.


You don't have Funimation access in your country? /comfort


I can go to your website to review its list of series, read news, etc; but when I give it to play a series tells you that the video is blocked for my region; why it bothers me that hog Funi licenses for Latin America if never going to use.
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Khaltazar wrote:

Funimation keeps getting more and more simulcast shows. Crunchyroll needs to step up their game or they are going to lose a lot of people to Funimation. Funimation has better customer service already, all they need is a few more shows over Crunchyroll and then Crunchyroll's majority in the simulcast market is going to fade. It will probably be good for Crunchyroll to have some tough competition. Maybe Crunchyroll will have to lower their prices and improve customer service to remain competitive. Honestly, I have both subscriptions, but I currently enjoy my Funimation subscription more since it works perfectly fine on my Roku while Crunchyroll still ignores my RW/FF issues on Roku.


Hit the nail on the head. I also use Roku for most of my anime streaming needs and whenever there is a problem Funimation is quick to give me a response to the issue and have it fixed in no time. Plus Funi does a great job at listening to user feedback in my opinion seeing a lot of the suggestions in their forums actually being put into the site. They're pretty active with the community on there and actually take the mseriously with suggestions. Kind of makes me excited for an ineventable website overhaul which it could use.

CR either has to get more agressive with licensing or maybe even get into the DVD/BD like someone else mentioned and maybe even the dubbing bussiness. They seem to be experimenting with Madoka Magica, SAO, Fate/Zero, and DRR! Because Funi certainly has the dub only crowd locked up with their Broadcast Dubs. It'll be interesting to see how the next few seasons play out for both Funi and CR.

Also, hasn't Funi mentioned they are interested in international bussiness or am I just crazy?


Funimation used to have absolutely horrid customer service and their site was buggy, but they stepped up their game and so can Crunchyroll. I won't take Crunchyroll out, but they have a tough hill to climb to do better. I think Funimation typically in the past has gone for US territory access, but I wouldn't doubt that they will want to expand anytime now. I'd like to see what Funimation getting more territories does to the anime simulcast industry. Currently Funimation is only available in US and Canada based on their FAQs. Crunchyroll started off small too, Funimation has more money backing them and are a pretty large anime company. I think they need more international demand before they make the business decision to allow other countries.
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Well to me with their streaming service really taking off and making that deal with Universal for DVD/BD distribution it only seems logical the next step is going internationally. Just take a look here. There are tons of people here that want Funi shows internationally. I think the appeal is there but it's just about getting licenses and expansion at this point.
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I agree, I think it's just a matter of time before it happens. Funimation just recently got into the simulcast scene and they do distribute DVD/BD internationally like you said so getting licenses for international viewers does seem to be their next step. Unfortunately, the license business is pretty slow and they need to go through a lot to get rights but I think it will happen.
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MysteriousTsubaki-Kun wrote:

If Crunchy got into the distribution business that would really cause companies like Funimation and some of their partners (Sentai) to press even harder on their own material. Maybe even some other production companies would stop doing business with Crunchy if it rivals the existing giants in this field. They'd be taking business away from Aniplex and others that produce and distribute their own anime as well.

Could get messy


True.

*sigh*

I'm just trying to be a GOOD LEGAL PERSON damn it!
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