Post Reply "Simulcast" is misleading
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So, I just found out that crunchyroll 4 episodes behind on God Eater. I pay for premium so I can watch new anime, when it airs, legally. So, when an anime says it is simulcast, I expect it to show up on crunchyroll at approximately the same time it airs in Japan. Can you really call it a simulcast, if you're not simultaneously streaming the same episode that's airing? A simulcast is: a simultaneous transmission of the same program on radio and television, or on two or more channels. Not the episode from 3-4 weeks ago. It feels super deceptive, bordering on outright lying. Crunchyroll did the same crap with kuroko's basketball. It was "simulcast" 3 episodes behind. If they aren't actually simulcast, I'd appreciate these animes just being listed with, "New episodes XX-day @ XX:XX time". Don't sugar-coat the shit sandwich you're feeding me. Be honest. I pay for your service for christ's sake.
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Posted 9/27/15

ogrepyle wrote:

So, I just found out that crunchyroll 4 episodes behind on God Eater. I pay for premium so I can watch new anime, when it airs, legally. So, when an anime says it is simulcast, I expect it to show up on crunchyroll at approximately the same time it airs in Japan. Can you really call it a simulcast, if you're not simultaneously streaming the same episode that's airing? A simulcast is: a simultaneous transmission of the same program on radio and television, or on two or more channels. Not the episode from 3-4 weeks ago. It feels super deceptive, bordering on outright lying. Crunchyroll did the same crap with kuroko's basketball. It was "simulcast" 3 episodes behind. If they aren't actually simulcast, I'd appreciate these animes just being listed with, "New episodes XX-day @ XX:XX time". Don't sugar-coat the shit sandwich you're feeding me. Be honest. I pay for your service for christ's sake.


Since the majority of shows aren't made available until about an hour past broadcast, those also aren't "simulcast." The delay, like with Kuroko's Basketball, is due to an exclusivity window on Daisuki.net, which is owned by a consortium of anime production and advertising companies.
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As a general rule, "simulcast" tends to mean day-and-date. If not, especially with anime, it is very often same-week-as. Especially as, apparently, the Japanese regional networks don't necessarily show everything on the same days across all regions, so sometimes CR's simulcast is synced with one of the later showings.

To be fair, it's also often used (rightly or wrongly) to describe a significantly overlapping showing. Going outside of anime, I'd probably count Torchwood: Miracle Day as a simulcast. UK was one week behind America but, on the whole, the ten episodes were broadcast over a window that very significantly overlapped.

It may not count as strictly "simultaneous" but I can't really think of another term that would work for shows that, when you get down to it, are still getting an international showing that starts well within the series' original broadcast window as opposed to airing weekly but not even starting until after the original region has completed.

"Delaycast" would have negative connotations. (Often used for a service that consistently uploads episodes days/weeks late, despite apparently having the correct schedule.) Ditto "Lagcast".
And it sure as hell wouldn't be "Catalogue", as the show is still airing and incomplete (even in Japan) at time of CR beginning their run.
Anything else would also sound... dumb. (Followcast, SlightlyBehindCast, SecondRunCast?)
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Count your blessings. Over in the manga section, "simulpub" is usually "WhenWeFeelLikeItPub" and often "TheDeadTreeVersionWouldBeFasterPub". CR's own translations are late about as often as not, the update schedule is about as reliable as a politician's word, and other weird issues, all of which is "known and documented". (At my work that usually means "tough crap, it's not going to change".)

To boot, CR lets Squeenix do their own (often poor) translations, and doesn't appear to mind that they're generally several weeks or months behind. I haven't tallied all their titles, but for Kuzu no Honkai (Scum's Wish), what we have (thru volume 4) has been out in Japan since November of last year. Volume 5 has been out since June.
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I'd like to point out that, as a Hulu subscriber, they have God Eater up on the dot every single time.... A company that doesn't even specialize in anime does it. I've seen it come out a day late at times and that is acceptable to me. This shit? Absolutely not. The site is crumbling...and has been for a while. I really, really love to support the almost-always stiffed manga artists, authors and anime hard-as-hell workers alike very, very much. It truly gives me a sense of pride and pleasure knowing they're getting paid (maybe...at this point I'm thinking CR is taking the money and stuffing it into their pockets and running around with assless chaps whilst drinking SKOOMA). Except now I can't even use their sub-par service and they're quite literally giving us the coldest fuckin' shoulder possible. I've been with the site since the beginning. The very beginning. I've been paying the highest I can pay for quite some time as well and have given a good amount of money to the site and until this past week, haven't uttered a single word of complaint even when I probably should have. I get the amount of work it takes, but now it's becoming a loogie in the face.
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Posted 9/30/15

zarakijorge wrote:

I'd like to point out that, as a Hulu subscriber, they have God Eater up on the dot every single time.... A company that doesn't even specialize in anime does it. I've seen it come out a day late at times and that is acceptable to me. This shit? Absolutely not.

God Eater is published to Hulu by Daisuki...the very same site that has the 4 week exclusive on the series which is the reason CR is that number of episodes behind.

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Ah, didn't know that. Welp. I don't watch it anymore, not really my kind of anime, I was merely responding the guy that apparently does. But now he knows. His point stands. It shouldn't be listed under the simulpub category if it's not, which it very clearly is not...

Semantics. And yet...it matters.
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