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My position on this hasn't changed since the early days. Make content accessible and affordable and I will gladly pay for it. Over charge or make me jump through too many hoops, and I'm out. There is so much shit to keep you entertained these days, letting an entertainment company hustle you is shameful.
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Humms wrote:

How can you predict what was already planned?

soo many people watch everything for free, and it will stay that way.

If it's put on the Internet, it's already being watched by hundreds of thousands of people for free.

And the fact these streaming sites are still making a huge amount of money.... hmmmmmm

Put a high pay wall for fuck all for the return, only a dumb ass would take the bait. Even if it's by popular demand, I'm not paying more than $6,99. I got plenty of anime I haven't even watched on CR.

Everybody wants a fucking piece of the pie, while they all laugh on the shoreline. People actually think they are struggling. Though it is an uphill battle, keep a straight face when you tell everyone times are hard for streaming businesses, I dare you.



Cause I said years ago streaming will oversaturate and plateau.
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MelvisDude wrote:


Ejanss wrote:Let's not mince words, people: The studios HATE subscription streaming. It's literally their "enemy", because we like subscription so much better than their attempts to force Digital Purchase on us when we don't want to.
And they're not giving up their dream without a fight.

(That's why we're getting Anime Strike on Amazon, btw: When studios started starving out Prime, and turning it into a back shelf of free $1.98 public-domain crap, the company hit upon the idea of selling other people's splinter-channels for additional paywall subscription money...Hey, they're Amazon, they sell other people's things, that's what they do.)


That's a really good point, I had not previously considered that its not just streaming services against each other, but also against the studios. Do you think this will noticeably hurt the streaming industry?


"Will", like in the future? No--It's noticeably hurting it NOW.

Any current discussion of Netflix tends to fall into either
A) "I'm so coolly addicted to Daredevil!" (or, alternatively, "Geez, the last season of Daredevil was crap!"), or
B), "More Bollywood and gay-indie?...Where the hell did the movies go?? "
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kinga750 wrote:

My position on this hasn't changed since the early days. Make content accessible and affordable and I will gladly pay for it. Over charge or make me jump through too many hoops, and I'm out. There is so much shit to keep you entertained these days, letting an entertainment company hustle you is shameful.


Pretty much this for me as well. Been a CR member since I left Funi back when their website/streaming just stopped working for a bit a few years back.

Amazon getting their hands in this industry is not surprising or unexpected either. Not sure if many people have noticed, but the Westernized "okatu" culture is growing at a huge rate, this will lead to more suppliers as the demand increases, at least until it balances itself out. Just keep in mind, buy to support what you like. Don't be stupid about it, and the market takes care of itself.
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Not like any of this will affect me, but w/e


SupahHamster wrote:

To be honest, with the anti-consumer actions of Anime Strike, a certain site is looking more and more appealing for the shows that are on Anime Strike only.


Hmm the one that must never be named, gotta love that place.


MelvisDude wrote:

Does anyone else think VRV (once it gets fully developed) will pretty much be unstoppable as a streaming service? As long as the dynamic duo (Crunchyroll and Funimation) keep working together, I don't think many other streaming sites will stand a chance



I hope so. Say what you want about CR and Funimation, but does anyone really want Netflix destroying simulcasting? You know the company that purchases a license, sits on its ass all season and then finally uploads all the episodes at once. I hope they can hold this type of stuff back, but now they are going against the heavy hitters and while they may not be all that invested in the anime market, they basically have infinite money in comparison to these two sites. Let's hope you're right for all of our sakes.
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Wow i leave crunchyroll for 10 years and come back to this shit, i was wondering why i was getting copyright notices on series that weren't even licensed yet. While i feel warm and fuzzy inside anime is finally getting the recognition it deserves, is this the price we have to pay to reach that state?
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Arr maties, there be a ripe merchant vessel o the horizon! I want all men on deck, ready the port side cannons, and load em with grapeshot. We going in close for a smoking broadside board! Any left alive shall be sent to Davy Jone's locker! Plunder the bootee, twice so for non-native goods, and if by some chance you find a perfectly alive wench, stuff her into a pillow and claim her as your own!


Translation from exaggerated pirate speech: Pirate these exclusives held hostage, don't pay a dime to those aren't willing to share anime without a massive exclusive service paywall, and if you find a new waifu under any of these new anime, show your support (to the people who made the anime) by buying waifu stuff, like pillows, figurines, etc.
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