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Post Reply Steam and Crunchyroll partnership?
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Posted 3/30/17
I am all for people getting into Anime. If Steam can help , I am down.
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Posted 3/31/17
Notably they have virtually everything Ghost in the Shell related, which generally have been unavailable everywhere. This is rather frustrating to see CR partner with Steam and not even be able to provide it's own customers the entire catalog when the service is effectively identical (minimal quality difference between them, both are bad).
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Posted 3/31/17
Perhaps licensing is different for purchasing compared to subscription. On another note Ghost in the shell is not available in my region on Steam, most of it is available for USA only.
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Posted 3/31/17
but i cant use my CR account or link it to steam ,can i? dont want to pay for CR and than again for watching them on steam, e.x.
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Posted 3/31/17 , edited 3/31/17
A FAQ is up in a new site announcement thread:

-- Crunchyroll on Steam FAQ
-- http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-986427/crunchyroll-on-steam-faq

What am I paying for?
Purchasing anime on Steam gives you the ability to stream series through the Steam platform, whenever you want. You will have access to anime purchased on Steam without expiration.

These titles are not available for download at this time.

What is the video quality of these streams?
The videos provided to Steam are 1080p videos (when possible) encoded from the Crunchyroll masters.

Why isn’t X available in my region?
Anime on Steam is available in the regions that Crunchyroll has secured the rights to distribute in, and varies from title-to-title. Crunchyroll is always working to continue expanding availability for anime to the broadest global audience possible, and your feedback and support is helpful in our efforts to secure broader rights.
More at the link above...
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Posted 3/31/17
I am mostly interested in the Anime Weekend Sale for all those tasty VNs (see: Root Double for $9.99 U.S. instead of $34.99 U.S.), but it is neat to see anime available there, too.
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Posted 3/31/17
Here's a comparison of video encoding between Steam and Crunchyroll:

-- Crunchyroll vs Steam quality - Bungo Stray Dogs
-- http://imgur.com/a/hbGyy (images)
-- https://www.reddit.com/r/anime/comments/62grcl/crunchyroll_vs_steam_quality_bungo_stray_dogs/ (thread)

Consensus at Reddit is the Steam encodes are a little better quality than what you pay for here. A larger Reddit discussion on the partnership with some interesting observations can be found here:

-- https://www.reddit.com/r/anime/comments/62fcg4/crunchyroll_and_steam_partner_up/
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Posted 3/31/17
Interesting that this is being released right on the heels of vrv.co on pc beta.
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Posted 3/31/17
Yeaaaaah baby, I need MOAR animes coming to SteamUK.

I'm probably going to purchase Mob Psycho and Phoenix Wright cause I just need them even if my subscription of Crunchyroll expires.
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