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Posted 5/30/17 , edited 5/30/17

TheAncientOne wrote:
Ask yourself this: If CR wasn't available in your country, but a service that offered you the same titles as CR now offers you existed in your country, at a similar price, would you subscribe to it?


Most of the titles I'm interested in are not available in my region, so no, I wouldn't subscribe to that other service either.


Haikyuu, Shokugeki, KonoSuba, Fate/ series, Attack on Titan, Grimgar: Not available.
Litle Witch Academia, Hero Academia, Kabaneri: Not even on CR.

Yay, I pay $7 a month to watch a bunch of shows I'm not interested in, but at least Gabriel Dropout's available!


Sorry, but that's not how economy works. I have a demand, I see no supply. Why should I pay for it?
And why do I have to keep justifying how I choose to spend my own hard-earned money? Who are you people, my accountants?
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None of these are new titles.

They are new on Crunchyroll. If they weren't, there would be no need for an announcement, or did I misunderstand something?

That they are "new on Crunchyroll" doesn't change that they are catalog titles, not new shows, and they are not new licenses.


I feel like Crunchyroll is very bad at communication in general. I mean, what's up with the manga reader? Is it dead? Is it being worked on?
Am I seriously expected to keep paying and not even know where my money goes?

I not only wouldn't pay a subscription for the manga service ... I don't pay a subscription for the manga service. If the manga service actually worked over my (frequently poor) internet access, I'd still be subscribed. Given the way that their database gets hammered by popular shows premiering, they ought to feed manga pages in bundles of eight pages, with a buffer of three bundles, to give both much fewer database accesses and much more opportunities for fail to load recovery without interfering with the reading experience.

The threshold for me was three or more simulcasts. If I was not in Asia ... for instance, if I was in the Democratic Republic of Congo ... I'd be there, since there are at least three I'd follow that are licensed Worldwide ex-Asia.



On the other hand, mid-season catalog title announcements for other countries don't change the amount of content you have.

And that's precisely the problem.
If I don't want the amount of content to change, I'd buy DVDs or Blurays. I am subscribing specifically because I expect new shows, which aren't coming.

But Japan's broadcast schedule works on calendar seasons ... Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall. There are very rarely many if any new shows that start airing in the middle of the season.



Reacting to a mid-season catalog title announcement as if there has been a drop in the content you get is a bit silly.

First of all, I don't see why announcing my dissatisfaction mid-season or off-season would change anything about the fact that I am dissatisfied.
Secondly, I am not sure why you presume I am acting like I suddenly lost access to previous shows.
What part of "new titles that aren't available in my region" and "give me something worth spending [my money] on" looked like "I have now less shows to watch"?

Because these are not announcements for the new series licenses, these are the announcement that someone who already holds a license has decided to stream on Crunchyroll.



You are announcing that you are punishing one of the few streaming sites trying to get content for your country because other licensors, years ago, did bid for the rights to your country when they bid for the rights to these series.

No, I am announcing that the subscription I pay for is no longer worth the money, because I feel like most of the new titles coming to Crunchyroll aren't available in my region.

You can feel it, but unless you are in Asia, it is simply untrue. Over half of new titles are available for every region outside of Asia.


Just because I chose to do so mid-season doesn't make my reason to unsubscribe any less justified than yours, or is it?

All I can go by is what you said, and what you said is that it's the lack of new titles, in response to an announcement of a collection of old titles coming to Crunchyroll.


And it doesn't matter what Crunchyroll tries or not. I pay Crunchyroll for showing me what I want to see, not for trying. I may not be dirt poor, but I am certainly not wealthy enough to waste my money with something that doesn't even meet my requirements.

If you were paying for Crunchyroll for the new titles coming to your country ... that hasn't changed.

If you were paying for Crunchyroll for titles in their back catalog, which you have now worked through ... if they don't have any more you are interested in, that would be a reason, but you were talking about new titles, not catalog titles.


Besides, there are plenty of other reasons why I chose to unsubscribe. Those regional restrictions are just the icing on the cake.

I only had what you said to go on.


- Poor communication.
I still don't know where my money goes. Only that half of it is spent on licenses for shows that I'm either not interested in, or aren't available in my region.

I don't see how you get that ... your license money goes to the shows you watch. It doesn't go to the shows you are not interest in, and it doesn't go to series that are not available to you. If you only watch a few shows, each of those shows get a bigger chunk of change from you than from someone who follows ten or twenty shows during the season.


Where does the other half go? A Manga Reader app that looks like it's been abandoned for years? Events that are only held in the US? An Anime Viewing app that won't let me watch No-Rin unless I change the app's language? Partnerships with other licensors, which doesn't benefit me in any way?

If you are using the Anime Viewing app that won't let you watch No-RIn unless you change the app's language ... that'd be the one. It's an idiotic design decision, obviously.


- Weird business plan.
Crunchyroll apparently has a manga shop. Seriously? Am I honestly spending $7 a month so I can buy manga? I can buy them on Amazon already, why would I buy them from Crunchyroll? If they have the money to waste competing against Goliath, they have money to acquire more licenses for my region, so why don't they do just that?

If that weird business plan works, it would be self-funding, so people who don't use it are not funding it.


- Full of excuses.
For a long time I was wondering why I could add "No-Rin" to my queue, but not watch it. Windows, Windows Phone, Android, no matter which app I used, I was met with "This show is not available in your region", seriously? I eventually decided to contact support. Support told me to change my app's language to French or German. Apparently, No-Rin is one of the rare shows that aren't available in English. I asked them: "The browser player just falls back to another language automatically with the option to choose another language on the fly. Why can't the app do it?" They answered: "Just change your app's language, and we are better than Funimation!"
Is this seriously how you reply to a customer's reclamation?

On the one hand, they are better than Funimation ... but on the other hand, that is a laughably low bar to set, and nothing to brag about.


Like I said: I am fed up with this.
On the bright side, my current subscription is ending in December. That's almost 7 months time to convince me I was wrong cancelling my subscription renewal. Considering what I've seen of Crunchyroll, however, I doubt 7 years would be enough.

If not watching any of the new titles that get licensed for your country on Crunchyroll is a smaller sacrifice than $7 or so a month, then you should cancel your subscription.

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Gundam Seed wasn't only about clones and genetically modified humans. It was also, like Gundam 00 a war over resources. Also "Coordinators" or genetically modified humans are seen as an entire different race, which is very relevant in today's world.You know BLM, White supremacists killing people of color. Very relevant. Also corporations and dictators fueling the wars in Gundam Seed. You have Refugees in Gundam Seed due to war. You have Terrorism which started the war in Gundam Seed.We now have Trump as President which can be seen almost as chairman Zala in Gundam Seed. I can keep going on and on about how relevant it is in Today's world. You should re-watch the series .
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Nolonar wrote:

Haikyuu, Shokugeki, KonoSuba, Fate/ series, Attack on Titan, Grimgar: Not available.
Litle Witch Academia, Hero Academia, Kabaneri: Not even on CR.

My Hero Academia should be on the first line, as it is on CR (but apparently not in your country).


And why do I have to keep justifying how I choose to spend my own hard-earned money? Who are you people, my accountants?

Part of the hazard of posting on a forum is you are thereby inviting comments and questions by others. It is akin to standing on a sidewalk and voicing your thoughts to the passing crowd.

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****, Sweden and other nordic countries be getting nearly all the animes I want to watch and here I am in Finland.. disapointed... Finland didn't get anything added that I would love to watch ONCE AGAIN.
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Is there any reason why RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ isn't available to free users? I checked each episode and all are supposed to be available for free users based on date when they are up.

Also, for some reason, I can't play sample videos. I checked sample and full videos of other shows and they play fine. Speaking of videos, why isn't RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ available in HD? There are Blu-ray of the show so HD should be available?
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Is there any reason why RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ isn't available to free users? I checked each episode and all are supposed to be available for free users based on date when they are up.

Also, for some reason, I can't play sample videos. I checked sample and full videos of other shows and they play fine. Speaking of videos, why isn't RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ available in HD? There are Blu-ray of the show so HD should be available?


There simply are occasionally shows like that which are premium-only. Time of Eve, Toradora, Arakawa, Kimi no Todoke, maybe a couple others....Any guesses why would just be guesses, but either an incentive to get users to sign up or maybe more expensive licensing, or even contract terms, who knows.
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Thank you to whoever fix video issues for RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~.

Now, it would be nice to have HD available for premium members as well. Obviously, I am a free user right now, but I'm looking out for premium members too.

I'm out.
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Posted 6/2/17

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jakewil85 wrote:

Is there any reason why RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ isn't available to free users? I checked each episode and all are supposed to be available for free users based on date when they are up.

Also, for some reason, I can't play sample videos. I checked sample and full videos of other shows and they play fine. Speaking of videos, why isn't RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ available in HD? There are Blu-ray of the show so HD should be available?


There simply are occasionally shows like that which are premium-only. Time of Eve, Toradora, Arakawa, Kimi no Todoke, maybe a couple others....Any guesses why would just be guesses, but either an incentive to get users to sign up or maybe more expensive licensing, or even contract terms, who knows.

Contract terms would be the most likely. The contracts are on a royalty share basis, and the royalty share from the free streaming ads would be much less per view than the royalty share of the subscription payments of the subscribers who watch it. It's likely that occasionally a licensor decides their target revenue per view is only going to be hit by the subscription revenue share.
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