Post Reply The Data behind Anime Streaming
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Posted 8/16/17 , edited 8/16/17
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYmKCRRbTIM
First, let me just say in advance: I have no idea where to create this forum, so if I did do this in the wrong place, my apologies.

Ok, so this YouTuber called AniNews made a video response to Dijibro's unique opinion on anime streaming services. This video is not biased (for the most part), and I think this highlights the truth behind the Anime Streaming landscape that stirs up a lot of controversy here in the anime community. This is a bit of an underground anime YouTuber, so I decided I would help his video reach those it needs, so we can have a bit more of a deeper understanding on how anime streaming works.

I, personally, only support Crunchyroll; I buy anime DVDs/Blu-Rays and I DO NOT SUPPORT Anime Strike and Netflix.
I also want to expand a little on a point made by AniNews, as in AnimeStrike and Netflix will ALWAYS get the bigger series for streaming purposes, because all the streaming services are bidding for the series they want, and it is common knowledge that Amazon and Netflix have bigger pockets than the others. However, we shouldn't be supporting bad business models, that is my opinion, at least.

So, what do you guys think about this?
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For those of us who don't want to sit thru a rambling 15-minute Youtube presentation, can you give us the skinny? In plain, succinct language, please explain what you mean by "the truth behind the Anime Streaming landscape".

Maybe some related thoughts and questions...

Is the anime industry suffering somehow? No. Look at the sheer number of shows churned out every season. So what exactly are you worried about?

Is there something wrong with various streaming providers bidding for exclusive rights to a series? No, although it doesn't always work out for consumers. Sometimes I have to subscribe to another service to get access to certain content. That's the reality of markets and competition. For example, Disney is reportedly pulling their content from Netflix and starting their own streaming service. But look at the partnership between Funi and CR, it's a beautiful thing. Obviously some of them are listening, even if some of them are going in the wrong direction. If or when Disney's standalone service fails to perform, their content will get licensed to Netflix again.

Finally, anime is a niche market. It always will be. Nonetheless, Crunchyroll appears to be doing fine! Over one million paying subscribers, simulcasts straight out of Japan, tons of catalog content, and it only continues to improve. Again, what exactly is the problem?
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Posted 8/16/17 , edited 8/17/17
I've moved this to the Anime forum. (The Advice, Info, Recommendations forum is for requesting personal advice/info/recommendations and responding to those requests.)
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I have watched on Crunchy, Funimation, and Netflix and in my opinion Sena above here is right on the fact, "No place can have everything." And to me that's fine, that just means places will have to compete with each other to get the content they want and when they do they can often bring about shows none of the other sites may have or haven't had in a long while. It gives places a bit of variety every season.
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Posted 8/17/17 , edited 8/17/17
For those who don't want to skim through 15 minutes of content, I recommend to just watch the 2nd point, at 5:03.
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Posted 8/17/17 , edited 8/17/17
http://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/interest/2017-08-16/film-critic-responds-to-netflix-rise-in-japan/.119931
The anime industry is suffering. It needs money. Tons of shows are getting made, but the makers don't get paid for them.

Foreign money is being poured into anime by Netflix and Amazon, and because of this, the animators, directors, etc. can get paid for their work.

Why is this a bad thing?
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Posted 8/17/17 , edited 8/17/17
So why are you paying CR?

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Posted 8/17/17 , edited 8/17/17
I'm too lazy to watch the video right now, but I'm curious as to why you don't support Netflix
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Posted 8/17/17 , edited 8/17/17

PumaConcolor wrote:

I'm too lazy to watch the video right now, but I'm curious as to why you don't support Netflix


iirc Netflix has shitty delayed releases

Netflix got Fate/Apocrypha, yet the only way to watch it right now is via fansubs
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Posted 8/17/17 , edited 8/17/17

bobland wrote:


PumaConcolor wrote:

I'm too lazy to watch the video right now, but I'm curious as to why you don't support Netflix


iirc Netflix has shitty delayed releases

Netflix got Fate/Apocrypha, yet the only way to watch it right now is via fansubs


It's just that 'having to wait' does not seem like too much of a problem overall. It's still a way to legally watch it and support the industry, when we used to have absolutely none

I can see how it's not ideal, but it's not bad enough to not support it imo
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Posted 8/17/17 , edited 8/17/17

PumaConcolor wrote:

It's just that 'having to wait' does not seem like too much of a problem overall. It's still a way to legally watch it and support the industry, when we used to have absolutely none

I can see how it's not ideal, but it's not bad enough to not support it imo


There are many other ways to support the industry.

Buying merchandise is a fantastic way to support the industry, better than subbing to streaming services imo.
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