Post Reply Do studios get money anyway when I watch anime on my 14 day trial?
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Hi, I joined crunchyroll because I wanted the animes I enjoy to get money for my views and I've been wondering how's the trial working
Is it paid by crunchyroll for 2 weeks or do they just not get money from my views these two weeks?
Because I'll have to watch thise all over again if my goal is to give them money and right now I don't
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I'm pretty sure the rights are already paid for. Popular animes probably fetch a higher contract. Your subscription money goes to pay for more series. Crunchyroll eats the free 2 weeks/guest passes as a free trial to get you subscribed.
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I think someone gets money because of the ads.
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glenn119 wrote:

I'm pretty sure the rights are already paid for. Popular animes probably fetch a higher contract. Your subscription money goes to pay for more series. Crunchyroll eats the free 2 weeks/guest passes as a free trial to get you subscribed.


This is my understanding as well.

Also, higher viewership numbers make it more likely that a contract will get renewed--even if those viewers are trial members. Licensing contracts are temporary (which is why shows get taken off CR sometimes), and renewal is going to be, in part, dependent on CR's ability to generate viewers for that content. If no one is watching a show on CR, then CR has less incentive to renew it, and the Japanese license holder has every incentive to go elsewhere to find viewers (possibly to Hulu, Funimation, or Netflix... or possibly to other countries, foregoing the North American market altogether).
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This is an excellent article on how the Japanese production side deals with digital distribution, even if it's a bit out of date. Basically, the Japanese company handling the international rights, typically not the animation studio, is paid a minimum guarantee, with profit sharing of ad and membership revenues paid on top of that, based on series viewership numbers.
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glenn119 wrote:

I'm pretty sure the rights are already paid for. Popular animes probably fetch a higher contract. Your subscription money goes to pay for more series. Crunchyroll eats the free 2 weeks/guest passes as a free trial to get you subscribed.



ILuvCats11 wrote:

I think someone gets money because of the ads.


You see, the comment above me is right, I saw an interview with CR's president or something and he said your money goes to the studios of the shows you watch depending on how much of your time you spend watching each one
For example if you watched Nisekoi 50% of the time and Naruto the other 50% Naruto will get 50% of the money that goes to studios from your payment and Nisekoi will get the other 50%
I'm watching shows that I'd be very very happy to see another season of and know I helped it happen and I want to make sure I actually give them moeny by watching and not just watch it without anyone paying them
If I find out they don't get paid for my views I'll stop watching until my trial is over and in the minwhile watch shows that aren't all that important to me and I know get a lot of money and views anyway
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