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What do you guys and girls think?
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crunchy and chill? I know what you'd think, a library of content ready to stream. but now there's lots of those. if you want to be like netflix, you'd got to have a huge expansive library with a huge amount of that content being available in most regions. crunchyroll just doesn't have that, so no, the availability of netflix makes it different
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omlettespammer wrote:

crunchy and chill? I know what you'd think, a library of content ready to stream. but now there's lots of those. if you want to be like netflix, you'd got to have a huge expansive library with a huge amount of that content being available in most regions. crunchyroll just doesn't have that, so no, the availability of netflix makes it different


Most Netflix stuff isn't internationally, the only thing natflix has worldwideare their exclusives. Crunchyroll doesn't really have any exclusives, so you can't really compare the two.

Plus Netflix doesn't operate in as many countries as Crunchyroll does, even tho mist would consider them much bigger then CR
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omlettespammer wrote:

crunchy and chill? I know what you'd think, a library of content ready to stream. but now there's lots of those. if you want to be like netflix, you'd got to have a huge expansive library with a huge amount of that content being available in most regions. crunchyroll just doesn't have that, so no, the availability of netflix makes it different


Most Netflix stuff isn't internationally, the only thing natflix has worldwideare their exclusives. Crunchyroll doesn't really have any exclusives, so you can't really compare the two


that is true. I was going to cite the UK problem with dubs. as you've said, none of the shows are exclusive to crunchyroll, their pretty much constantly in a huge fight over who gets what licenses. all of the simulcast stuff is generally shown internationally on CR, but I'm from the UK and I never get dubs on CR. there's not enough UK users that would watch dubs for the site to extend the rights
Posted 5/30/16
No. When CR star making his own anime then it will be.
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What Omega Force said makes a lot of sense. Crunchy isn't as restrictive to content as Netflix. You can stream virtually any anime on Crunchy (aside from Fairy Tail for example which isn't available everywhere) while in Netflix' case every region has a different library
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Funimation
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Funi is US only so CR wins by a mile
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Darcorn wrote:

Funi is US only so CR wins by a mile :)


WHAT? the CR dubs come up as funi. I considered it once as it'd work about the same price as CR, so I still won't get those dubs? or funi's lineup?
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I don't like Netflix but I like Crunchyroll. They both offer a similar service but Netflix doesn't have the shows I like while Crunchyroll does. Netflix seems good for cable TV shows who don't care if it is a couple months or a few seasons behind. I like Crunchyroll because it is 1 hour after it airs in Japan and they have a huge catalog. I've been on this site since 2009 and during that time I marathoned a lot of times and have yet to exhaust the shows they offer. In fact, my queue grows more and more rather than shrinks.
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omlettespammer wrote:


Crunchyroll also have to license with more then one company, since let's be real here... Anime isn't as big as Hollywood, which just so happened to be the major stuff Netflix picks up. What this means is that Netflix just has one company to negotiate with, while crunchyroll doesn't. So let's say Netflix wants a star wars series on their service, then they just need to hit up Disney and make a deal, while it's more complex for anime since a lot of companies own anime in diff countries.

For instance Yugioh is owned by 4kids in the US (and have made a horrible job at their dubs), while Manga entertainment owns it in the UK and Svensk filmindustri SF owns it in sweden. So if Crunchyroll wants to license it then they have to make deals with each and every company that have bought the rights for it in each individual area in addition to the anime studio/right's holder.

But there are hopes for making this sort of business practice illegal, at least in the EU. There's a organization trying to make geoblocking illegal in the EU for streaming services, if that organization get more political power and influence, then anime studios won't be able to license streaming rights to other companies in the same way as they currently do and will have to handle things directly with each and every streaming service. Which probably means more stuff since there won't be as many companies trying to cash in on the streaming rights
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Netflix itself doesn't have forums like these
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Darcorn wrote:

What do you guys and girls think? :)


Well, I don't know, Captain No-Context:
Do you mean Netflix in a good way (plenty of selection), Netflix in a current-industry way (getting themselves ambitious to be a new "network" for original series), or Netflix in a current industry-pessimistic way (content is becoming extinct because studios are getting greedy and snubbing subscription services)?

IMO,
1) Yes,
2) I'm more worried about Netflix than CR, but it's still nice to watch Seven Deadly Sins, and
3) Not YET. Anime has almost zero market for Digital-Cloud VOD, and unlike Warner, has parent companies that know their bread is almost completely buttered on subscription-streaming, which they symbiotically need for the lifeblood of disk sales. Funi, though, I.......dunno, and that Hulu thing is sending up signals.
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That the main reason I went to Netflix in first place was first Anime. That was way before I found out about this site. Since I pretty much watch every Anime Netflix got for many years.. Than someone told me about Crunchy Roll..

Its been a while since I watch any anime or Tv show series on here. Last one I watched it was Gate.

I just finished watching Supernatural season 11 on Amazon. So now Amazon are what I'm into now.
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Not until they have their own original series
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