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OK, so Cruncyroll hasn't been able to source any new catalogue titles for those outside the US and Canda yet...
Maybe Viewster can get these instead


But then Viewster charge almost as much per two months that CR costs me for the year, and force physical goods on you for the privilege.
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jto1 wrote:

OK, so Cruncyroll hasn't been able to source any new catalogue titles for those outside the US and Canda yet...
Maybe Viewster can get these instead


But then Viewster charge almost as much per two months that CR costs me for the year, and force physical goods on you for the privilege.


ONE 30-40 second ad and you can watch it all free no restrictions (compare that to non-sub viewing CR)... still, your missing the point here are you not?
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I just finished watching Dog Days last night, so right now I really want them to add the third season of it ASAP.
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ONE 30-40 second ad and you can watch it all free no restrictions (compare that to non-sub viewing CR)... still, your missing the point here are you not?


yeah, if you want to watch something so low-resolution and blockily encoded that you'll end up being nostalgic for 90's-era vhs rip fansub quality

viewster is not going to become a serious option for anyone but rich hyper-otaku types until they pull their heads out of their asses and offer a streaming-only subscription option at a reasonable price
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ONE 30-40 second ad and you can watch it all free no restrictions (compare that to non-sub viewing CR)... still, your missing the point here are you not?


I have a premium subscription on here. I have a premium subscription on Spotify. I like to pay for premium subscription so that I never have to sit through a single bloody advertisement for something I either already like or don't give a damn about.

Seriously, to hell with advertising. Especially when it's completely disconnected to the actual content.

Oh, and Viewster's premium OMAKASE service will also be the only way to watch their content in HD, once they finally get off their arses and implement it. Again, HD Video a big part of why I pay for Crunchyroll.

So, in summary, although Viewster's non-paying option is better than CR's, that means precisely nothing when it's the premium video features you're after and have no interest in a box of crap.
SD with ads? The hell with that.
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*shudders* looks like I'm going to have to start watching some anime on different sites
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It costs $6.95 for a premium membership in the US. Premium costs £4.99, which is $7.50, in the UK. So exactly why am I paying more for a smaller catalogue?

Maybe you'd like to pro rata your international memberships down based on the number of titles in the catalogue available to each region?
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Posted 11/29/15

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Maybe you'd like to pro rata your international memberships down based on the number of titles in the catalogue available to each region?

One problem with that is people do travel or even move.

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One problem with that is people do travel or even move.



And when they move, they get charged in Euros or Dollars so pay less. We are penalised purely because we live in the UK. We pay a fair amount more for access to a hell of a lot less content.

As a North American, with literally every series you could ever want and then some streaming, you don't understand the frustration of not having something stream in your region, purely because Crunchyroll can't be arsed, and then having Crunchyroll proceed to ram it down you throat at every possible opportunity as if you do have it available.

As much as I do like the service, and do feel the price is worth it. I do not feel valued as a customer.
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Posted 11/30/15 , edited 11/30/15

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And when they move, they get charged in Euros or Dollars so pay less. We are penalised purely because we live in the UK. We pay a fair amount more for access to a hell of a lot less content.

You completely failed to address traveling, which is far easier between countries in Europe than between countries for most people in the US (and traveling to Canada wouldn't really count, as for anime it is the same license).


When I joined in Fall 2009, there were a total of 11 titles listed as simulcasts for that season (and I believe 1 or 2 of those were shorts), but everyone paid the same price they do now. Like most subscription services, it is a flat fee that isn't based on the number of available titles.

Keep in mind that Netflix, which is far larger than CR, also has disparity in the number of titles available in different regions, but apparently the fee charged is similar. This is just the way the video subscription service works.

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Looks awsome, i will watch it soon.
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I wish you guys could get some catalogue Gundam titles( like 00 and seed) and Macross stuff. I know Macross can never happen because of harmony gold, but one can dream.
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Posted 11/30/15 , edited 11/30/15

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You completely failed to address traveling, which is far easier between countries in Europe than between countries for most people in the US (and traveling to Canada wouldn't really count, as for anime it is the same license).


When I joined in Fall 2009, there were a total of 11 titles listed as simulcasts for that season (and I believe 1 or 2 of those were shorts), but everyone paid the same price they do now. Like most subscription services, it is a flat fee that isn't based on the number of available titles.

Keep in mind that Netflix, which is far larger than CR, also has disparity in the number of titles available in different regions, but apparently the fee charged is similar. This is just the way the video subscription service works.



So we should pay more because some people travel? That's a weird argument that just seems like an excuse to charge the UK more (and it's a UK specific thing as Europeans get charged in Euros and pay less). Also European countries tend to be grouped together for licensing agreements, so instead of just buying the UK, you generally buy the UK, Ireland & Scandinavia. You don't just get Germany, you get German-speaking Europe and occasionally Poland as well. So inter-European is not really as much of an issue as it could be.

The difference is Netflix actively search out new content for all of their audiences, so it isn't just a constant stream of North America only announcements (there are huge titles available in the UK, but not necessarily in the US), and Netflix won't constantly promote their NA-only acquisitions, they won't email you specifically about acquisitions not available in your region, they don't put acquisitions not available in your region on their homepage and each country has it's own social media feeds (so you don't have to see other country's announcements unless you specifically choose).

Viewster manages to do almost all of that list (they just limit the visibility of their Facebook, rather than having a different page for each region), there is no excuse for Crunchyroll not to.
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So we should pay more because some people travel? That's a weird argument that just seems like an excuse to charge the UK more (and it's a UK specific thing as Europeans get charged in Euros and pay less). Also European countries tend to be grouped together for licensing agreements, so instead of just buying the UK, you generally buy the UK, Ireland & Scandinavia. You don't just get Germany, you get German-speaking Europe and occasionally Poland as well. So inter-European is not really as much of an issue as it could be.

If what meerman has stated is true that you have to pay 4.99 GBP for a premium membership, which is roughly 7.51 USD at the moment, then I definitely understand the anger of the people from the UK. It's ridiculous that people in the USA have to pay less than you guys to get far more.

But I totally disagree with your assumption that the inter-European license market as from this day isn’t really much of an issue. To be frank, it’s a HUGE mess right now. Like you stated, some countries got lumped together with other countries. But sometimes this leads to ridiculous situations. For instance, what about Eastern Europe? I presume they don’t like it when they got lumped to German-speaking Europe once again.

As for my country and Switzerland (which I visit from time to time) which have multiple official languages, you can’t simply lump them into a single language region too. Sadly, this is the case however since we got lumped to French-speaking Europe each single time. What about the other people who don’t speak French natively? This includes around 60% of the people in Belgium and around 75% in Switzerland… Does this make any sense? The EU clearly needs a single license market where people can buy language rights for the whole EU, instead of lumping them together in obnoxious "regions".
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Posted 11/30/15 , edited 11/30/15

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Buzz201 wrote:

So we should pay more because some people travel? That's a weird argument that just seems like an excuse to charge the UK more (and it's a UK specific thing as Europeans get charged in Euros and pay less). Also European countries tend to be grouped together for licensing agreements, so instead of just buying the UK, you generally buy the UK, Ireland & Scandinavia. You don't just get Germany, you get German-speaking Europe and occasionally Poland as well. So inter-European is not really as much of an issue as it could be.

If what meerman has stated is true that you have to pay 4.99 GBP for a premium membership, which is roughly 7.51 USD at the moment, then I definitely understand the anger of the people from the UK. It's ridiculous that people in the USA have to pay less than you guys to get far more.

But I totally disagree with your assumption that the inter-European license market as from this day isn’t really much of an issue. To be frank, it’s a HUGE mess right now. Like you stated, some countries got lumped together with other countries. But sometimes this leads to ridiculous situations. For instance, what about Eastern Europe? I presume they don’t like it when they got lumped to German-speaking Europe once again.

As for my country and Switzerland (which I visit from time to time) which have multiple official languages, you can’t simply lump them into a single language region too. Sadly, this is the case however since we got lumped to French-speaking Europe each single time. What about the other people who don’t speak French natively? This includes around 60% of the people in Belgium and around 75% in Switzerland… Does this make any sense? The EU clearly needs a single license market where people can buy language rights for the whole EU, instead of lumping them together in obnoxious "regions".


I believe Switzerland is generally split into two for rights agreements and then packaged with French or German speaking rights. It sounds like the problem is with whoever holds German speaking rights.

The EU's single digital market initiative is going to backfire spectaclularly for anime fans.FUNintion buys English-language rights to series, many of those will no longer be streamable in Europe, as European companies can't have UK rights and UK companies don't want to renegotiate for all of Europe. It will be a disaster for imported content, and the cynic in me thinks the EU are doing it deliberately.

And it will disproportionately affect the British media more than any other country, but lets not go there.
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