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Posted 1/27/17 , edited 1/27/17

eyeofpain wrote:


ARKriderMax wrote:


eyeofpain wrote:


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I would love to, if they would give us a way to pay that doesn't include attaching a credit cad to their site, like oh, I don't know, pre-paid cards perhaps? I would even pay the extra processing fee that pre-paid cards entail.


They have gift memberships in the store, as well as payment options through PayPal and iTunes.


Gift memberships require a credit card to be attached, PayPal has it's own legal issues, and iTunes requires me to make an Apple account, which theres no way in hell I'm doing, as there are too many privacy and legality issues involved in dealing with Apple.


You don't need a CC on file in order to apply a gift membership to an account, and can be purchased using a prepaid card enabled for online shopping.


You should also be able to find CR (or VRV) gift cards at brick-and-mortar GameStops: /forumtopic-980837/introducing-vrv-brought-to-you-by-the-people-behind-crunchyroll.
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Posted 1/27/17 , edited 1/28/17

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Happens when you have a bad internet connection a lot but still plays decently if you have a stable connection.



It only happens ON CR / Funimation other sites pay w/o no glitches . There are so many problems on thbe help forum people cant pay fot their memberships or cancel !

Now my Sub was just dropped because I was out of $$ / calling people cheapskates is kinda insulting / if they watch for free the ads pay for them ( not a lot ) but CR gets paid !

Now I actually was going to uprade to Premimum plus to watch on the HTML.5 when they rool the new VRV plan which dont work on PC's for now ? No mention of HTMl.5 etc I was going to renew but CR has to fix eb=verythin right

Even members who are subscribed cant change over to VRV / CR should have a lot of issues going on right now as new enignners werre brought in .

I have been a CR member since 2011 and the whole CR experience has bee a downward slide !

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nah I'm good I get premium when Anime industry stops region blocking.
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It's absolutely not worth it if you live outside the US because you get geoblocked for every other series and just see a stupid "Sorry, due to licensing limitations, videos are unavailable in your region."

I pay for it just because I want to support the industry, but since I get blocked on so many series (Fuuka being the newest), I still have to watch somewhere else.
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Not worth it if you're an Australian.

I'm Australian, and the amount of shows that are restricted because of "Licensing" are just.. ugh.

Not worth, this is why we pirate. Yarrr.
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Posted 2/19/17 , edited 2/19/17

Tuiat wrote:

Not worth it if you're an Australian.

I'm Australian, and the amount of shows that are restricted because of "Licensing" are just.. ugh.

Not worth, this is why we pirate. Yarrr.


By continuing to pirate, you are in effect telling the Japanese licensors that your market is not worth licensing to. CR also has to compete with AnimeLab, for which they don't have a partnership with, like with FUNimation in the United States.
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Posted 2/19/17 , edited 2/19/17

eyeofpain wrote:

By continuing to pirate, you are in effect telling the Japanese licensors that your market is not worth licensing to. CR also has to compete with AnimeLab, for which they don't have a partnership with, like with FUNimation in the United States.


Well the CR and Funimation partnership seems to have actually affected Animelab negatively. This season there is 6 simulcasts and at least 3 are found on here as well. So seems Funimation are doubling up or providing CR over Animelab. I really wish funimation would move more shows over here just so they could confirm some of my theories lol.



Tuiat wrote:

Not worth it if you're an Australian.

I'm Australian, and the amount of shows that are restricted because of "Licensing" are just.. ugh.

Not worth, this is why I pirate. Yarrr.


Which shows do you want exactly? If you are after the "A grade" titles those are normally restricted to whoever has gotten the home video rights. As they are worth more to the distributor then to CR as CR doesn't distribute shows outside of the North America. .

The following is how the Australian distributors release/d their shows.

Hanabee: uses Netflix. They used to have their own free streaming service but turned it off for some reason.

Madman Entertainment: uses https://www.animelab.com/shows/all and a few titles on Netflix.

Siren Visual: uses both CR and Animelab for a couple of their shows.

Sony universal pictures: Only does home video releases and region blocks their shows. All the shows listed on http://www.crunchyroll.com/publisher/nbcuniversal are SUP's titles. Are these by chance the ones you are after?

So unless you are after Sony's titles they are likely found somewhere else.
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Posted 2/19/17 , edited 2/19/17
Worth it... except on Saturday nights, when their CDN can't handle the volume of viewers.
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Which shows do you want exactly? If you are after the "A grade" titles those are normally restricted to whoever has gotten the home video rights. As they are worth more to the distributor then to CR as CR doesn't distribute shows outside of the North America. .

The following is how the Australian distributors release/d their shows.

Hanabee: uses Netflix. They used to have their own free streaming service but turned it off for some reason.

Madman Entertainment: uses https://www.animelab.com/shows/all and a few titles on Netflix.

Siren Visual: uses both CR and Animelab for a couple of their shows.

Sony universal pictures: Only does home video releases and region blocks their shows. All the shows listed on http://www.crunchyroll.com/publisher/nbcuniversal are SUP's titles. Are these by chance the ones you are after?

So unless you are after Sony's titles they are likely found somewhere else.


Well, I only very recently started the 14 day trial, and I'm already extremely unimpressed. There are a few animes off the top of my head that are totally unavailable, and only able to be watched through a Proxy.
First off was Full Metal Alchemist, all versions of it. Brotherhood and so on. None of that is available.

Blue Exorcist is something that's so much more insulting.. Season 1 isn't available, but Kyoto is. I started at Kyoto thinking that it's a fresh and new anime, never heard of it before. But then I log in with a Proxy, and it shows over 50 videos I'd never seen on my Australian IP.
Unforgivable.

Assassination Classroom, Unavailable.

Fate/Zero, Unavailable.

I did some searching around the forums last night, looking to see if anyone else was having this issue. I found threads from 2015, and nothing has changed in that time.
People were complaining about not being able to see FMA back then, and evidently CR has done nothing to fix it.

I admire what CR is doing, really. I want to support my favourite animes, but the sheer amount of Anime that's "Unavailable" to me is the most insulting thing. I can get around it by using a proxy, sure. But if I'm going to have to do that, then what's the point? I might as well just continue doing what I've been doing for years.

I mean, Even Netflix is Anti-Australian, and I'd never sign upto that because of it.
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Tuiat wrote:

Well, I only very recently started the 14 day trial, and I'm already extremely unimpressed. There are a few animes off the top of my head that are totally unavailable, and only able to be watched through a Proxy.
First off was Full Metal Alchemist, all versions of it. Brotherhood and so on. None of that is available.

Blue Exorcist is something that's so much more insulting.. Season 1 isn't available, but Kyoto is. I started at Kyoto thinking that it's a fresh and new anime, never heard of it before. But then I log in with a Proxy, and it shows over 50 videos I'd never seen on my Australian IP.
Unforgivable.

Assassination Classroom, Unavailable.

Fate/Zero, Unavailable.

I did some searching around the forums last night, looking to see if anyone else was having this issue. I found threads from 2015, and nothing has changed in that time.
People were complaining about not being able to see FMA back then, and evidently CR has done nothing to fix it.

I admire what CR is doing, really. I want to support my favourite animes, but the sheer amount of Anime that's "Unavailable" to me is the most insulting thing. I can get around it by using a proxy, sure. But if I'm going to have to do that, then what's the point? I might as well just continue doing what I've been doing for years.

I mean, Even Netflix is Anti-Australian, and I'd never sign upto that because of it.


Netflix isn't anti Australian. Netflix sub licenses (meaning they aren't full license holders. They rent it from whoever is the full holder.)
If a show isn't licensed in Australia or the licensed holder says no it isn't on Netflix. Not much Netflix can do about that.
Australian companies love exclusives and don't like sharing. As that is how their businesses are.

For the majority CR works on the same way. Most of their shows are sub licensed from the following Sentai filmworks, Nozomi entertainment, Aniplex of America, DISCOTEK etc..

One example is Blue exorcist season 1 and 2 is a sub license from Aniplex of America.
Assianation classroom Is sub licensed from Funimation.

FMA's until last year was licensed by Funimation which was until recently a rival of CR. Funimation would say I want this show in all English regions exclusively locking CR out.
Now that the FMA's are now Aniplex of America titles. Who loves sharing provided they have the region/s for it.

FMA:B is on Animelab same as Assassination Classroom, Blue exorcist season 1 and 2 and Fate/Zero.

Animelab only services Australia and New Zealand so what you see is what you get. So while you may not like CR you could like animelab.
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Tuiat wrote:

Well, I only very recently started the 14 day trial, and I'm already extremely unimpressed. There are a few animes off the top of my head that are totally unavailable, and only able to be watched through a Proxy.
First off was Full Metal Alchemist, all versions of it. Brotherhood and so on. None of that is available.

Blue Exorcist is something that's so much more insulting.. Season 1 isn't available, but Kyoto is. I started at Kyoto thinking that it's a fresh and new anime, never heard of it before. But then I log in with a Proxy, and it shows over 50 videos I'd never seen on my Australian IP.
Unforgivable.

Assassination Classroom, Unavailable.

Fate/Zero, Unavailable.

I did some searching around the forums last night, looking to see if anyone else was having this issue. I found threads from 2015, and nothing has changed in that time.
People were complaining about not being able to see FMA back then, and evidently CR has done nothing to fix it.

I admire what CR is doing, really. I want to support my favourite animes, but the sheer amount of Anime that's "Unavailable" to me is the most insulting thing. I can get around it by using a proxy, sure. But if I'm going to have to do that, then what's the point? I might as well just continue doing what I've been doing for years.

I mean, Even Netflix is Anti-Australian, and I'd never sign upto that because of it.


Netflix isn't anti Australian. Netflix sub licenses (meaning they aren't full license holders. They rent it from whoever is the full holder.)
If a show isn't licensed in Australia or the licensed holder says no it isn't on Netflix. Not much Netflix can do about that.
Australian companies love exclusives and don't like sharing. As that is how their businesses are.

For the majority CR works on the same way. Most of their shows are sub licensed from the following Sentai filmworks, Nozomi entertainment, Aniplex of America, DISCOTEK etc..

One example is Blue exorcist season 1 and 2 is a sub license from Aniplex of America.
Assianation classroom Is sub licensed from Funimation.

FMA's until last year was licensed by Funimation which was until recently a rival of CR. Funimation would say I want this show in all English regions exclusively locking CR out.
Now that the FMA's are now Aniplex of America titles. Who loves sharing provided they have the region/s for it.

FMA:B is on Animelab same as Assassination Classroom, Blue exorcist season 1 and 2 and Fate/Zero.

Animelab only services Australia and New Zealand so what you see is what you get. So while you may not like CR you could like animelab.


Well thank you for that. ^^ Perhaps while Netflix doesn't control the licences, they do decide to ban Australians that use VPN programs. Although that's a very unrelated topic.
I'll check out Anime lab for sure :D
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