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Posted 2/23/18 , edited 2/23/18
Damn, I don't think I have time to catch up on Princess Jellyfish in time, much less Yamada-kun.
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Posted 2/26/18 , edited 2/26/18
Fortunately I've only ever considered the manga here to be a bonus, and my to-read list is a million miles long with fiction, nonfiction, comics, AND manga. So this doesn't hurt me much.

It's still a shame. : /
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Posted 2/27/18 , edited 2/27/18
Pff...
It's a shame that CR are cutting - little by little - the "features" that offer to their "Suscriptors".

I'm not used to pass by the Forum, just by chance I entered today and found this nefastest news - just like, when finally I decided read "momokuri" and found that neither was completly released and suddendly dissapeared (SAME FOR RE:LIFE!)!
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Posted 2/27/18 , edited 2/28/18
so nearly you entire catalog is just going bubuy, that is not good, crunchyroll was losing value with the introduction of vrv, now with this, why would you buy an exclusive crunchyroll subscription?
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Posted 2/28/18 , edited 3/6/18
I feel as if Crunchyroll's subscription service becomes less in value every year.

I don't know why this company has such a hard time with keeping a large catalog of media with all the funding they receive.

With Netflix and Amazon catching up fast in terms of anime catalogs, and other subscription services with manga,
it's only a matter of time before Crunchyroll becomes a last resort type of subscription.

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Posted 2/28/18 , edited 2/28/18
But Princess Jellyfish isn't finished yet, why is it being removed?
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Posted 2/28/18 , edited 2/28/18

enochkim wrote:

I feel as if Crunchyroll's subscription service becomes less in value every year.

For the others in this thread who highly valued the manga library, sure. For many (most?) of us, CR's value skyrocketed with the 2016 Funimation deal. The simulcast selection wouldn't be as strong if that hadn't happened.


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I don't know why this company has such a hard time with keeping a large catalog of media with all the funding they receive.

If you mean manga only, that's a fair question, though as for myself I marvel that publishers would agree to participate in the first place. Anime removals are rare, much rarer than anime additions.


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With Netflix and Amazon catching up fast in terms of anime catalogs, and other subscription services with manga,
it's only a matter of time before Crunchyroll becomes a last resort type of subscription.

Netflix is not acquiring a large catalog. Here are CR representatives on Netflix: https://www.inverse.com/article/37729-crunchyroll-anime-strike-streaming-netflix-amazon

“If Netflix wanted to have every anime title, they could. They have enough money to do it, but I just don’t think that that would be in the cards for them…they’re never going to go really deep ‘cause it doesn’t make sense,” Arlen Marmel, General Manager of VRV, told Inverse in a separate interview. “If you think about the Crunchyroll subscriber base, or frankly any of the channel partners for VRV, whether it’s like a Shudder or Rooster Teeth, they all subscribe to Netflix,” Marmel added. “There’s a hundred percent overlap. So…they already have them if that makes sense.”

Well, it's not 100%; for years I've only subscribed to Netflix for a month every year (maybe more this year, but not for anime). But I'm the exception.

Netflix is doing this: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2017-11-01/.123445 but even if Netflix put out 30 anime every year, that's still a small selection compared to CR's simulcast offerings.

Amazon does have a huge back catalog of classic anime, but with the death of Anime Strike and the resulting end of their deal with Sentai Filmworks, their Prime Video simulcast selection is very small.

Anime simulcasts are actually the most important, most valuable part of what CR offers. Popular simulcasts get far more views and draw far more traffic (and subscriptions!) than even the biggest classic shows:

Cowboy Bebop, available since September 2016. Episode 1: 629 votes.
The Ancient Magus' Bride, available since October 2017. Episode 1: 3,796 votes. Episode 19: 1,238 votes.

I probably wouldn't even be an annual CR subscriber if I didn't enjoy following simulcasts, even though there are hundreds of catalog shows I want to see on CR.

The CR user base has a long history of doom-prognostication that leads to nothing. People used to say that CR was doomed because of Funimation.


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...crunchyroll was losing value with the introduction of vrv, now with this, why would you buy an exclusive crunchyroll subscription?

Rather, why would I buy a VRV bundle? The only appeal to me is the ability to watch Funimation offline, but I rarely watch dubs, and Funimation is a subscription I'll only have for a month or two at a time. As an annual CR subscriber, I'm not even considering a VRV subscription as things stand.
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Posted 2/28/18 , edited 3/1/18

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But Princess Jellyfish isn't finished yet, why is it being removed?


It finished last August according to https://myanimelist.net/manga/17904/Kuragehime. Was it not fully translated before removal?

Well, with such a little advance notice, I have no qualms about finishing reading the last 30 some chapters on the high seas.
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Posted 2/28/18 , edited 3/1/18
I find that "on the high seas" euphemism amusing, since I just got a physical manga volume published by Seven Seas Entertainment. ("Giant Spider & Me")
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Posted 3/1/18 , edited 3/1/18

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Putzrick wrote:

But Princess Jellyfish isn't finished yet, why is it being removed?


It finished last August according to https://myanimelist.net/manga/17904/Kuragehime. Was it not fully translated before removal?

Well, with such a little advance notice, I have no qualms about finishing reading the last 30 some chapters on the high seas.


Here on crunch they were at chapter 75 I think, and the manga finished at 93 so I would have liked to read all of it here, but I guess I'll have to buy the final volume
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Posted 3/1/18 , edited 3/2/18

Putzrick wrote:


kalirion wrote:


Putzrick wrote:

But Princess Jellyfish isn't finished yet, why is it being removed?


It finished last August according to https://myanimelist.net/manga/17904/Kuragehime. Was it not fully translated before removal?

Well, with such a little advance notice, I have no qualms about finishing reading the last 30 some chapters on the high seas.


Here on crunch they were at chapter 75 I think, and the manga finished at 93 so I would have liked to read all of it here, but I guess I'll have to buy the final volume


Actually on CR the last chapter was 83 or so, but there were a lot bonus chapters - .5s etc. I think if you combined them all, you might've gotten the total chapter count to be in the 90s.
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Posted 3/3/18 , edited 3/31/18
I don't think the last bit of Princess Jellyfish was here on Crunchyroll, or I'd have read it.

I'll be investing in the manga anyway, so at least I can get it all at once.
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Posted 3/7/18 , edited 3/7/18
95% of what I use Crunchyroll for is the manga. Now I come back after a couple weeks off and half the manga is gone with no notice.

I had to find out what happened by rummaging through forums and google results.

Extremely poor professionalism. You should strive to do better crunchyroll.
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Posted 3/7/18 , edited 3/7/18

Where_is_the_Manga wrote: I had to find out what happened by rummaging through forums and google results.

It's been on the front page of the site nearly three weeks now under the site news section. There's also a site news RSS feed if you want to get notifications for announcements here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/crunchyroll/rss/news
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Posted 3/7/18 , edited 3/7/18

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Where_is_the_Manga wrote: I had to find out what happened by rummaging through forums and google results.

It's been on the front page of the site nearly three weeks now under the site news section. There's also a site news RSS feed if you want to get notifications for announcements here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/crunchyroll/rss/news


Thank you but as someone who just logs onto the iPad app that is not a fantastic method of communication.

An email blast telling people to read manga before it disappears in 12 days is more ideal.

This has been bungled by CR and it's reps as evidenced in this forum thread, with no response or apology from CR addressing the issues people brought forward.

If comixology unlimited was available in Canada I would jump ship. I'm considering cancelling now because they pulled the first couple hundred chapters of 7 Deadly Sins.

As it stands, CRs manga library and how it decides to store/pull content is unacceptable. I don't think that can be disputed.
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