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I understand that some anime cannot be available in all regions and I'm not disputing that. However, the fact that everyone pays the same amount for premium membership but not everyone receives the same service, I find quite unfair.

Let's take One Piece for example. It is one of the big four and longest running anime. Yet, it is only available for certain countries. I'm not sure exactly which ones but I can say for sure that the UK does not have it.

I find this quite unfair and I know that Crunchyroll is keeping it legal. I'm sure that Crunchyroll are working hard to persuade licences to make more anime available in different regions but my point stands.

If I'm paying the same, I would like the same or close to the same service. If you cannot make more anime available in different regions then you should charge each region an amount that is appropriate to the amount of anime the region can see.

This is just my opinion. Please be respectful to Crunchyroll if you agree with me. They're trying their best. And please be respectful of my opinion, if you disagree and I will respect yours.

-Haunting
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Posted 5/18/17

HauntingYou wrote:

I understand that some anime cannot be available in all regions and I'm not disputing that. However, the fact that everyone pays the same amount for premium membership but not everyone receives the same service, I find quite unfair.

Let's take One Piece for example. It is one of the big four and longest running anime. Yet, it is only available for certain countries. I'm not sure exactly which ones but I can say for sure that the UK does not have it.

I find this quite unfair and I know that Crunchyroll is keeping it legal. I'm sure that Crunchyroll are working hard to persuade licences to make more anime available in different regions but my point stands.

If I'm paying the same, I would like the same or close to the same service. If you cannot make more anime available in different regions then you should charge each region an amount that is appropriate to the amount of anime the region can see.

This is just my opinion. Please be respectful to Crunchyroll if you agree with me. They're trying their best. And please be respectful of my opinion, if you disagree and I will respect yours.

-Haunting


I believe that the cost in Euros actually is cheaper than paying in USD and converting to your local currency.
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Unless CR breaks its site up into UK has its own site US only has its site type of thing also when you are outside of that country your membership becomes useless. Making regions with less shows pay less would cause everyone to pretend to be there on signing up.

For example if the Phillipines only has to pay ~$1 usd a month due to them getting next to nothing what would stop people pretending to be there or paying people from there to make accounts from there and selling them? People could sell them for 3 or 4x per month of paid membership and still be better value then current prices for the main regions NA UK IR SA AUS and NZ.

Also as other people have said if they used a per show price each season the price would increase or the back catalogue would shrink. It would be like they did with fairy tail origionally 30 days and then the show would expire. Each season the price becomes better value unless there is a massive expiry of licensees during the pervious season.

Then there is stuff like would sub licensees. Should they be considered in prices? As the UK region has shows not found outside of the UK...

It's way more of a minefield then saying I need to pay less because I get less.
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Posted 5/18/17

HauntingYou wrote:

I understand that some anime cannot be available in all regions and I'm not disputing that. However, the fact that everyone pays the same amount for premium membership but not everyone receives the same service, I find quite unfair.

Let's take One Piece for example. It is one of the big four and longest running anime. Yet, it is only available for certain countries. I'm not sure exactly which ones but I can say for sure that the UK does not have it.

I find this quite unfair and I know that Crunchyroll is keeping it legal. I'm sure that Crunchyroll are working hard to persuade licences to make more anime available in different regions but my point stands.

If I'm paying the same, I would like the same or close to the same service. If you cannot make more anime available in different regions then you should charge each region an amount that is appropriate to the amount of anime the region can see.

This is just my opinion. Please be respectful to Crunchyroll if you agree with me. They're trying their best. And please be respectful of my opinion, if you disagree and I will respect yours.

-Haunting


GBP 4.99 is actually slightly less than the $6.95 due for US customers.
You have to keep in mind that Crunchyroll only receives half of your fee, with the other 50% being forwarded to the Japanese producers of the shows you are watching.
This means that Crunchyroll only receives GBP 2.50 a month from a subscriber in the UK. All the fixed costs like translation, personnel, bandwidth, transaction fees, etc. have to be paid with those GBP 2.50. As you can tell, lowering the price isn't really going to work out with the small sums involved.
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