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It's great to see an expansion, but I hope they aren't losing sight of the need to reinvest some of that money into the site as well. Because it's been due for an over-haul for years.

They also need to hire more support staff- nobody has gotten anything except canned email responses now for a long long time, and technicians to fix all the persistent issues with the various streaming apps.
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It's great to see an expansion, but I hope they aren't losing sight of the need to reinvest some of that money into the site as well. Because it's been due for an over-haul for years.

They also need to hire more support staff- nobody has gotten anything except canned email responses now for a long long time, and technicians to fix all the persistent issues with the various streaming apps.


This. Just this.

I think that they need to really develop the community and community experience. I can see that they are trying with some of the side projects like the contest with Hime's Corner and a couple of SailorBee's stuff, but if crunchyroll is really trying to be that defacto Anime place, which is oh so apparent with the store and news and such, the real action is at the community and the engagement of the community. Sad that the volunteer staff have to carry the burden and such. It should be strong enough that it enough pulls people from the "Darkside" into doing discussions here.

Happy to see crunchy's progress as I've been a fan for a while now. Hope to see more activity on these parts.
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I'll just be here watching from sidelines eating my popcorn.

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I'm hoping it's more like what happened with Big O. Where it was really popular in the west but not really in Japan. So Adult Swim helped with making season 2.
Imagine if that happenes with something like Rokka that floppes on Japan but seems popular here.

As for being PC, that has never affected animation aimed at adults in the US. If anything, stuff like Archer and Family Guy strive to be not PC as possible. As long as cr realizes that it's audience is adults, it should be fine.


Was Rokka brave of six flowers really a flop in Japan? That just blows my mind if it's true considering how good/ unique it was... This isn't just me right?
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LokiLB wrote:

I'm hoping it's more like what happened with Big O. Where it was really popular in the west but not really in Japan. So Adult Swim helped with making season 2.
Imagine if that happenes with something like Rokka that floppes on Japan but seems popular here.

As for being PC, that has never affected animation aimed at adults in the US. If anything, stuff like Archer and Family Guy strive to be not PC as possible. As long as cr realizes that it's audience is adults, it should be fine.


Was Rokka brave of six flowers really a flop in Japan? That just blows my mind if it's true considering how good/ unique it was... This isn't just me right?


It did flop quite badly.

And seeing how they're selling it in the west (80$ 4 episodes disc), I doubt it will perform much better over here.
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Le_Dom wrote:


HoldenSamuel wrote:

Was Rokka brave of six flowers really a flop in Japan? That just blows my mind if it's true considering how good/ unique it was... This isn't just me right?


It did flop quite badly.

And seeing how they're selling it in the west (80$ 4 episodes disc), I doubt it will perform much better over here.


Yeah with prices that high I don't see it recovering, but what was the reason for the flop I thought the sound, story and animation were all above average, there wasn't really anything wrong with the pacing or characters, did it just not appeal to Japanese audiences? I know this is off topic but do american audiences/ Japanese audiences tastes really defer that much? Is it just a cultural thing or am I missing something?

Also regarding the forum topic, how much say does a co-producer have concerning the anime they are producing and what determines what material they have access to?
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HoldenSamuel wrote:


Le_Dom wrote:


HoldenSamuel wrote:

Was Rokka brave of six flowers really a flop in Japan? That just blows my mind if it's true considering how good/ unique it was... This isn't just me right?


It did flop quite badly.

And seeing how they're selling it in the west (80$ 4 episodes disc), I doubt it will perform much better over here.


Yeah with prices that high I don't see it recovering, but what was the reason for the flop I thought the sound, story and animation were all above average, there wasn't really anything wrong with the pacing or characters, did it just not appeal to Japanese audiences? I know this is off topic but do american audiences/ Japanese audiences tastes really defer that much? Is it just a cultural thing or am I missing something?


Rokka animation was poor. It was a new studio running on a low budget, though they did well considering that.

It also may not be because the Japanese didn't like it, maybe they were just priced out as well.
EDIT: Amazon.jp gives me ¥5500 per 3-ep Blu-Ray (runtime: 60 mins).
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Don't know why Crunchy still hasn't posted the news themselves, yet. You'd think this would be pretty big for them.
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Good news if true, but don't hold your breath waiting for the announcement. But if I was to push for anything it would be an Ai Yori Aoshi OVA* to wrap everything up. But that is just because I am a big softie and an idiot.



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Well. This could be interesting depending on how it ultimately goes down. The reason Crunchyroll isn't talking about it is probably because they aren't ready to.

And the reason they are making a company with some corporation is probably to lessen the risks. IE if the anime they are backing flops. It won't be too bad for Crunchyroll. Gains will also be minimal of course. But seeing as one of the reasons to do this is probably to secure licences and from what i can understand could end up being better this way.

I don't think we should expect much of a western influence into anime through this. they might back anime which they perceive us the consumers to have an interest into. But they'll probably also try to go for stuff that might just work well and net them some money. They are a business after all.

But i imagine we'll learn more once Crunchyroll is ready to talk about it.
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And how does any of that change anything I said?

It does not change anything.

Just stating that it was inevitable.



Ah, now I understand.

I'm just hoping some of my bigger worries don't end up occurring. We all know how PC America is trying to be right now. Anime doesn't need any of that.




Then join the Republican party.



Congrats to Crunchy.


Nearly doubling subscribers in a year, and potentially breaking the grip otaku have on the industry.
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Nearly doubling subscribers in a year, and potentially breaking the grip otaku have on the industry.


And who do you think those subscribers are, Max?

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HoldenSamuel wrote:


Le_Dom wrote:


HoldenSamuel wrote:

Was Rokka brave of six flowers really a flop in Japan? That just blows my mind if it's true considering how good/ unique it was... This isn't just me right?


It did flop quite badly.

And seeing how they're selling it in the west (80$ 4 episodes disc), I doubt it will perform much better over here.


Yeah with prices that high I don't see it recovering, but what was the reason for the flop I thought the sound, story and animation were all above average, there wasn't really anything wrong with the pacing or characters, did it just not appeal to Japanese audiences? I know this is off topic but do american audiences/ Japanese audiences tastes really defer that much? Is it just a cultural thing or am I missing something?

Also regarding the forum topic, how much say does a co-producer have concerning the anime they are producing and what determines what material they have access to?


It is entirely possible they just didn't like the show. Like maybe it going from a fun action-adventure fantasy to a locked room mystery turned many of them off, because they were expecting the former type show and were only interested in the show for that reason and when it stopped being that kind of show they lost interest in the show.
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maxgale wrote:
Nearly doubling subscribers in a year, and potentially breaking the grip otaku have on the industry.


And who do you think those subscribers are, Max?





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