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Posted 7/22/17 , edited 7/23/17
What's your opinion anime series being Amazon or Netflix exclusives?
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My opinion:
Amazon usually allows episodes to be purchased individually as well as free with Prime, but they haven't been doing this with all of their anime. Also, why pay for Strike + Prime, just to get their exclusive anime? Personally, I would prefer to have one service to get all anime, but that's not going to happen. Also, I hate Netflix.
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What would be truly awful is if device makers like Sony, Microsoft, or Apple got ahold of Anime and made it exclusive to their platforms. For example, if you could only watch Pokemon on iPhone or DBZ on a PlayStation.
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Posted 7/22/17
Personally, I don't care. I don't watch anime on Amazon or Netflix.
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I've stopped supporting any upcoming anime, and I pay no mind to it anymore.

I just enjoy what I have, what I supported, and what I loved about anime.

It's up to me now, there is no direction for anime right now.
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Posted 7/22/17

Humms wrote:

I've stopped supporting any upcoming anime, and I pay no mind to it anymore.

I just enjoy what I have, what I supported, and what I loved about anime.

It's up to me now, there is no direction for anime right now.


What makes you feel this way? I'm curious.

Personally I don't like exclusive anime, one day there will be some dope ass show that I can't check out *legally* because it's on Amazon. Netflix idc because I have it. It's bad, and it'll start divvying up anime in alot of different outlets. Having most of the anime coming out on one site like CR is convenient.
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I don't like it, it's like bringing television channels to the internet. If you want everything you have to fork over a stupid amount of money, even if you only want to watch one or two shows from a list of other boring stuff.

Anime should be centralised to a single place, sure its a monopoly on anime but its incredibly convenient to the user instead of a massive punch in the face. That being said there are still plenty of places to watch anime without paying at all and unless the internet changes a lot I don't see that changing anytime soon.
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I don't mind, I pay for Netflix and Amazon Prime monthly so it's of no consequence to me.

And I noticed that Netflix Original Anime's tend to be of much higher quality and better production due to the Juggernaut that is financing the studios. In no way is that considered a "loss" or something "bad". If you don't like it wait till it's on the internet so you can watch/obtain it illegally, or pay up the subscription fees for a month or two and watch all of the shows you want in that period of time.

To be honest the only issue anybody can have with these shows being Exclusives is that people aren't willing to spend the money. Which is 100% fine in my opinion just don't complain about how it's exclusive and blah blah blah mah poor muny. I cannot afford to spend 8$ for a months worth of entertainment.

Really I feel this competition between sources due to exclusive rights will only better the market. Don't wanna pay, then wait.

No pay, no say
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I already have Netflix because of non-anime shows and movies, but the lack of simulcasts means that even as a paying customer you get the episodes a lot later than the pirates, which I find absolutely ridiculous. I had to wait months for Little Witch Academia to be released legally, and even when it was, it was only half the episodes. So the people who prefer to support the industry and get their entertainment legally are the only ones getting screwed while the pirates are enjoying their anime much sooner without paying a dime.

I realize that the reason for this is because it takes time to dub, but why not release the subtitled episodes first and THEN add the dub when it's done? Funimation did that for years and it was a great system that pleased everyone.

What these streaming services need to realize is that even if they have exclusive legal rights to a show, it doesn't mean they are the only game in town for people get those anime from. The reality is that the only way they can survive is by competing with illegal streaming sites, so that there is value is paying up as opposed to getting a better product for free. Crunchyroll is doing so well because they offer simulcasts, which illegal streaming sites cannot. They don't just buy up rights and sit on them for months, they COMPETE with the pirates.
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Amazon's payment model can sit and spin. I'm subscribed to netflix, but their release schedule for anime is steaming garbage.
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Not good with the way things currently are. While I like that the anime industry is getting a huge payday so that they can make high quality productions in the future, I just don't like the way Amazon and Netflix have been handling things. Now, if they put out their stuff like how Crunchyroll does things, then I think it's a great thing. However, I just don't like how they have handled these shows.

For Amazon, Anime Strike is just a slap in the face for Americans as it doesn't exist anywhere else where only a Prime subscription is needed. Either fold it into Prime just like how it is for everybody else or offer Anime Strike without Prime, maybe charging a slightly higher rate than those with Prime. And then, there is their player that just isn't built to handle anime as the subtitles can only appear at the bottom, one at a time causing problems with on-screen text. And for Netflix, they simply need to put episodes up weekly to crack down on piracy, as well as to convince anime watchers to continuously subscribe rather than to binge on a month's subscription.

That said, I do subscribe to Anime Strike as I'm using my family's Prime account, thus putting me on the hook for only the monthly $5 fee, while I subscribe to Netflix off and on, usually twice a year (though I haven't subscribed since November of last year, and I plan to subscribe again in November when Fate/Apocrypha comes on Netflix). Like I said, it's great that that big name companies are taking great interest in anime so that the industry gets a huge revenue boost, but they need to change the way they do things.
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TELL ME THIS ISNT GOING TO START HAPPENING

I mean I have Amazon Prime.. but I do not have nor do I really want Netflix..
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I'm not bothered by more players in the game, but I don't like seeing the way the game itself change so much for the worse.

So the fact that Amazon is licensing anime isn't a bad thing in itself. But they needed to either include it with Prime, or make it a separate entity. By introducing a double paywall for all future Noitamina series, unless we pony up 16 dollars a month (which I will be damned if I do just to get some new Sentai titles) we will have to go to illegal sources for future titles that have been preceded by a lot of hits such as Erased, and Your Lie In April. I'm already feeling that annoyance myself from missing out on Saekano season 2. I just imagine it will only get worse as more and better series continue to fall under this curtain of exclusion.

Netflix is probably to blame for introducing this concept of exclusion a couple years ago. But their execution of it this far hasn't really affected me since they haven't taken many titles I'm interested in (or really very many titles at all).


Sadly, the best days of legal streaming anime are now behind us. I just don't see how things can improve much from here on out for us consumers. It sucks because we early adopters are the ones who made the conscious choice to do the right thing and start paying into this industry; but are now getting screwed over by that choice because we grew it too big and garnered too much attention from companies who are only out for a profit with zero understanding of the community, and now anime streaming licenses are a hot commodity with high stakes bidders in the west. So even our ultimate fall back option of returning to fan-subs is drying up due to a huge increase in take downs from copyright claims.
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For the most part, majority of what I like I can find here or for free on shady websites. The other subscriptions services are just trying to appeal to wider audience which is becoming more popular in recent years. They haven't put out anything that would want to make me cough up 10 extra bucks a month yet, though they may progress to having simultaneous ongoing seasons of anime eventually like here on Crunchyroll
Posted 7/22/17
I dunno i don't use those services
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I don't mind with Netflix as if its exclusive to Netflix its usually something they helped produce and they have even started simulcasting some titles.

Amazon Prime can sit on it and spin though. Prime splintered the market again ( just after CR and Funi started playing nice ) and costs more to boot.
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