Post Reply Crunchyroll Awkwardness at Local Sakura Matsuri Festival.
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Today was our local Sakura Matsuri Festival that our local college's cultural department held. I gotta say, the staff didn't know what they were doing.

I went with my friend and 9 year old sister. We were encouraged to cosplay so my sister came as Yui from Sword Art Online and I came as Shiro from No Game No Life. My friend didn't cosplay.

My sister got into anime a year ago and was super excited to cosplay. At about 1 pm, they had a 25 minute screening of an episode of an anime. It was the first episode of Magi: Labyrinth of Magic. Both my sister and I had already seen the anime, but my friend hadn't so we all decided to go watch it.

Tickets to the festival were 20 $ each. Kids 13 and under however got in free so my sister didn't have to pay. For 20 dollars I was expecting the festival to be at least organised enough to have the episode up properly, but nope.

They were using a computer to navigate to the anime. They loaded up Crunchyroll (which actually surprised me since I thought they'd have a box set) and started the episode. Those 30 minutes were terrible.

The thing is, the person whose account was being used did not have a premium membership. It was super awkward to sit through three minutes of ads every 5 minutes. The audience (most of whom were in their 30s) got super restless and many started leaving midway. There were a lot of kids in there too, and it was really awkward when boobs just showed up on the screen.

I was pretty angry, since we'd paid for this and they couldn't even show an episode without ads. I would've gifted this person my guest pass I literally have lying around so they could show it without ads. Also, did they consider that 6-12 year olds may be in the room? Magi might not have been the best anime to show.

They had another screening of the first 3 chapters of RWBY later on, but I did not go, for obvious reasons.

There were lots of other things that happened during that festival that were terrible, but I thought this was especially funny, lol.
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helpmewoofy11 wrote:

Tickets to the festival were 20 $ each. Kids 13 and under however got in free so my sister didn't have to pay. For 20 dollars I was expecting the festival to be at least organised enough to have the episode up properly, but nope.

They were using a computer to navigate to the anime. They loaded up Crunchyroll (which actually surprised me since I thought they'd have a box set) and started the episode. Those 30 minutes were terrible.

The thing is, the person whose account was being used did not have a premium membership. It was super awkward to sit through three minutes of ads every 5 minutes. The audience (most of whom were in their 30s) got super restless and many started leaving midway. There were a lot of kids in there too, and it was really awkward when boobs just showed up on the screen.

They didn't even "borrow" it from their fellow seeders? How depressing.
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I would have told the Department that they should refund my money and my friends. And if they ask for reasons, I would have listed what your stated plus that they should have gone to a "real" anime convention to know what is all involved. For $30 more, you could have gone to ours and had a wonderful time. Sorry you had a terrible experience.
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I probably should've complained, but honestly I was so done with it at the end I just wanted to leave.
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Wow that sounds shitty, at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden right? This discourages me from ever going there haha.
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That...doesn't sound legal. I'm no expert on this, but don't you typically need to license something before selling the ability to see it? Like, a movie theater can't just broadcast any movie they want, they need to pay for the rights first. I know this is a smaller production, but they still aren't allowed to charge admission on something that isn't licensed. I feel like there would be further issues from the CR Terms of Service, but I don't feel like reading through all of that jazz @.@
Posted 5/1/16

sundin13 wrote:

That...doesn't sound legal. I'm no expert on this, but don't you typically need to license something before selling the ability to see it? Like, a movie theater can't just broadcast any movie they want, they need to pay for the rights first. I know this is a smaller production, but they still aren't allowed to charge admission on something that isn't licensed. I feel like there would be further issues from the CR Terms of Service, but I don't feel like reading through all of that jazz @.@


That is strange to charge admission for something that's free. They aren't even paying for it themselves. How's about using some of that money for that $6.95 premium membership.
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CR Terms of Service wrote:
you will not ... broadcast ... the Site, Services, Crunchyroll Content or any other content made available through the Site or Services."

For the avoidance of doubt with respect to any Premium Content that you purchase or access via the Site or Service, such content is only made available for personal and non-commercial purposes.

meaning, you cannot broadcast CR content. even if you have premium, that does not give you the right to broadcast CR content, and especially not charge people for it.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/tos

if CR staff wanted to, they could make a case against those who organized the event.
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helpmewoofy11 wrote:

Today was our local Sakura Matsuri Festival that our local college's cultural department held. I gotta say, the staff didn't know what they were doing.

I went with my friend and 9 year old sister. We were encouraged to cosplay so my sister came as Yui from Sword Art Online and I came as Shiro from No Game No Life. My friend didn't cosplay.

My sister got into anime a year ago and was super excited to cosplay. At about 1 pm, they had a 25 minute screening of an episode of an anime. It was the first episode of Magi: Labyrinth of Magic. Both my sister and I had already seen the anime, but my friend hadn't so we all decided to go watch it.

Tickets to the festival were 20 $ each. Kids 13 and under however got in free so my sister didn't have to pay. For 20 dollars I was expecting the festival to be at least organised enough to have the episode up properly, but nope.

They were using a computer to navigate to the anime. They loaded up Crunchyroll (which actually surprised me since I thought they'd have a box set) and started the episode. Those 30 minutes were terrible.

The thing is, the person whose account was being used did not have a premium membership. It was super awkward to sit through three minutes of ads every 5 minutes. The audience (most of whom were in their 30s) got super restless and many started leaving midway. There were a lot of kids in there too, and it was really awkward when boobs just showed up on the screen.

I was pretty angry, since we'd paid for this and they couldn't even show an episode without ads. I would've gifted this person my guest pass I literally have lying around so they could show it without ads. Also, did they consider that 6-12 year olds may be in the room? Magi might not have been the best anime to show.

They had another screening of the first 3 chapters of RWBY later on, but I did not go, for obvious reasons.

There were lots of other things that happened during that festival that were terrible, but I thought this was especially funny, lol.


Not at all surprised.
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Pretty sure that violates Crunchy's TOS.
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