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But that's capitalism. It's all about competition and having the shiniest new thing.
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They are competitors so it makes sense.
That being said Amazon's double paywall is complete bullshit and
Netflix's back assed launch dates for exclusive titles is something I will never get on board with.

On one hand competition should in theory help keep prices low and improve services, but on the other hand those 2 companies dwarf CR and Funimation and I'd hate to see either one of the latter two lose their importance since they seem to actually understand anime fans unlike their competition
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The more fragmented the market, in terms of both region locking and exclusives locked behind multiple vendor paywalls, the more difficult it becomes to actually pay for the anime you want to watch and the more piracy becomes a viable option.

That cannot be good for the long term viability of the anime studio's or the industry as a whole.

I don't live in the states, Crunchy roll is the only paid anime service I can access legally.

And even then region locking means I can only access about 25% of what I want to watch.

No easy solutions...


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I don't mind if a show becomes an exclusive, especially in Netflix's case. They're helping fund the projects and the studio doing the work. I think that's a wonderful thing. Not sure how Amazon or other companies contribute. My problem with Amazon is more with the double paywall. I wouldn't mind Anime Strike if it gets polished and I could subscribe to it without needing Prime.

Having all anime in one place might seem convenient, but that would just be a monopoly. Meaning that CR could price its subscription at its own discretion, and also in license negotiations, CR would have all the leverage in setting the price. That's lost money for the studios.
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Not really a fan of just one streaming service hogging all the shows..
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Posted 7/22/17

jtjumper wrote:
What's your opinion anime series being Amazon or Netflix exclusives?


I am very supportive of whoever makes a thing being able to sell it to anybody they want, and nobody they don't, at whatever price is mutually acceptable.

Anyone who doesn't support this idea should immediately give me all of their stuff for free.
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Posted 7/22/17 , edited 7/22/17
I don't like competition over exclusives, I think it is petty of them. They should all get the same anime and the competition could be their customer service, website, price, up-time, look and feel, etc. If company A treated their customers horribly, they would go bankrupt and people would use company B, instead because anime series is exclusive, companies like them can get away with what ever the heck they want because they have the majority of series.
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Posted 7/23/17
It is their product so they can do what they want. The downside is that, say i don't have an active netflix account. I may resub for a month just to watch your exclusive show, but then you need to find a way to advertise said show to me so I will want to watch it. On top of that, if you are netflix, you also have to interest me enough to pull me away from my truly massive crunchyroll que.

So it is a big gamble for them in terms of getting their product out there, but I don't feel strongly about what any given company should do with their product. As a fan I will buy official merch to support the release of shows I love, so for a consumer like me, if you give me easy access to the show I will volunteer my money in support of future seasons if I like it. If you gate a crap show that I regret paying for access to, enjoy your 8 dollars or whatever, because that is all I'm shelling out.
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Posted 7/23/17
I'd like to see Funimation replaced, Crunchyroll can stay or go.

Competition is great and I think Amazon and Netflix are better equipped than Crunchyroll and Funimation will ever be.

Amazon Strike being a separate thing is where the issues come in, as it doesn't seem to make sense to charge extra for including anime, since other genres aren't charged extra.

Ideally Hulu, Netflix and Amazon will be the new providers. I never liked Funimation or Crunchyroll as companies that much.
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I am not sure why any of this matters. The all-consuming BLU-RAY, defiler of DVD, denouncer of VHS, conqueror of BETAMAX will eventually release everything.
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Netflix's big issue is that it forces people to binge watch instead of giving an episode week by week for the sake of impatient people. It's not an issue for their original content, but it encourages piracy for third party content like anime.

Amazon's double paywall isn't immoral, but it's silly. Maybe we don't want amazon prime benefits along with anime. I don't think it's a good deal, and definitely over priced if all you want is anime. Also encourages piracy.

Technically speaking, being split among multiple paid channels does encourage some sense of piracy, but not quite as much as most people think. Amazon's seasonal selection is enough to at least rival Crunchyroll's. Also, competition encourages the companies involved to try to improve themselves, maybe one day, Amazon will drop the double paywall if there are enough complaints. If Crunchyroll was the only simulcasting company, it might get lazy because there becomes no other way to legally watch anime as quickly as possible.
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Posted 7/23/17 , edited 9/1/17

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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.


What makes me feel this way?

Let's just say I have a gut feeling whenever I decide to make a decision.

They don't care anymore, let's be honest with ourselves here, they don't. Why make 1 million when you can make 5 million? It's a business, not a family business. You will never have an honest interaction. What we think is convenient isn't our decision anymore, we are forced to accept what they want to be convenient.

Call me crazy, but I would rather be crazy than to lay down and accept what is happening around me.

People don't work for the fans anymore. Whatever's easy, whatever's faster, efficient, that's what they do. This is our world. We slowly begin to forget what makes something unforgettable, because we feel we aren't making enough money from it.

That's not why I enjoy stories, shows, Anime, movies, and that's not what I want out of one. People see it as charity if they don't see a massive profit for themselves, so what do you think the result is going to be for the viewer when profit gets in the way of bringing a story to life, you get lies, you get people lying to themselves for the sake of profit, but they don't care because they have money. So in the end that's all they want, not to make something for the people, but to make something for money, and they know people will pay for it.

Call me a delusional insane basket case, but I know when my entertainment is being insulted. I don't need to agree or disagree, all I can do is keep working for what I want instead of what they want
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Netflix is great but not for anime. They have like 20 shows, half mainstream stuff half random shows with Netflix involvement like Kuromukuro.
https://www.bestadvisor.com/how-to/hulu-vs-netflix-a-decisive-look-in-these-streaming-services
Even Hulu has a better collection if I recall correctly.
AnimeStrike is just Amazon being greedy, plain and simple.
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Posted 9/1/17
Depends on the anime. If I don't like it, then I don't care that I have no access to it. I have no objective opinion on this matter.
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I've never liked exclusives, so I don't like it now. I hate when Netflix gets a series, because I'm not subbed to Netflix, and even if I was, I pretty much wouldn't be able to watch the series in the season it comes out since Netflix has a massive release delay. With Amazon, I don't have any issue with the "double paywall", since I am subbed to Prime for shipping and discount reasons anyway. In fact, it means I get the anime cheaper than when it was on Funi. The only thing I dislike is the navigation for locating series to watch.
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