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Post Reply New Catalog Addition - Samurai Pizza Cats!
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Posted 1/28/16
Wow, I haven't been on the forums for a while and I come back to people still endlessly complaining that titles are licensed in their territories?

People, you are all looking at the in the wrong way. Crunchyroll is an American based company their primary business model is to provide content for America! Instead of complaining that X title isn't available in your region, be happy that you have anything at all. The reason all of the catalog titles are only available in the US and Canada is because the companies they are getting them from are Nozomi and Discotek, which only distribute in the US and Cananda. So how does that become a insult to people outside of those territories? If Crunchyroll decides to go out and pursue the licenses in your areas, then awesome for you. But if they don't get over it.

Crunchyroll isn't purposefully not getting these titles for your area, they are getting these titles for the areas that are readily available to get in their core market. What they are doing is purposefully getting the titles that are available to you, for you, in your area!

Don't get me wrong, I hope they can make deals to ultimately get every title they acquire in every region worldwide. But I just don't get this hostility directed toward them.

At the end of the day Crunchyroll is business, and they have to do what makes the most since for their business. It's all about ROI, or return on investment. If a license doesn't have the potential to grow their business, they won't pursue it. That is how business works.

As you've probably noticed over the last year or so, even their simulcasts in the US have gone way down. This is due mainly to FUNimation actively pursuing more simulcasts. I was an active CR premium subscriber since pretty much the beginning of their premium service. But I canceled my CR account a little while back because I couldn't afford to have a FUNi and CR account, and I see more value in the FUNi account at the moment.

So why am I telling you this? Because, if you are not happy with the service CR is providing you, than cancel your service. It's that easy. Now I understand a lot of other regions don't have any alternatives, and that is unfortunate. But that should be a testament to what CR is doing for you. They are trying to bring content to you where no one else is.

I know I may sound biased because I am from the US and have many options for streaming anime, but I'm not mad at CR because FUNi is snatching up more and more titles. It is a business and I understand the way business works.

So again be happy that CR is getting you anything at all. If you're unhappy don't pay for it. It's that simple people!
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Posted 2/9/16
I'm surprised how much Pizza Cats stuff was at Wonder Festival this last weekend! One line with 4 different figures on display (Speedy, Polly, Guido, Catatonic), another line with a Catatonic, and two different garage kit dealers who were each selling multiple Pizza Cats-related kits. A lot of love for such an old show, it's great to see it's still getting support both from companies and fans.
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Posted 3/1/16
Looks like the ES Gokin Cataonic has been set for a May release. There are promotional photos out and a few places are starting to take preorders.
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Posted 3/3/16
Started a CR fan group for Pizza Cats. I've collected all of Tenko's blog art, my model sheet scans, some photos of upcoming merchandise, and two staff interviews there.
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