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This is in no way good for the consumer. If you want to watch a specific anime, you have to get a specific service. There is no competition.

You only have a choice if you count pirating as one.
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Looks like more licensing restrictions for europe and UK once that date hits
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w8 dos this mean you guys wont send anymore from funanimation like hero acodemy and food wars?
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Erebus25 wrote:

This is in no way good for the consumer. If you want to watch a specific anime, you have to get a specific service. There is no competition.

You only have a choice if you count pirating as one.


Your statement contradicts itself. Competition is often very good for the consumer Vs a monopoly one place stop for all anime - CR has dominated anime for years but it took the nerd rage over a High Guardian Spice video to finally get an updated player. Why? There's no rush if there's little concern for losing the consumers.

Most interesting thing will be seeing how serious Sony are with this. They were hilariously bad at helming Animax so will they step Vs the CR existing user base (with its VRV overlords now pulling in Sentai to sweeten the deal) as well as Netflix an ever present threat to the heirachy based on it could win outright on a whim if it's serious enough and Amazon are still looming too.
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well this is a disaster. My main fear is how crunchyroll licenses many anime that funimation dubbed and sold, will that no longer happen now?

what ever happened to the english release of re zero? is this agreement ending why the release has been delayed?
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Skode24 wrote:


Erebus25 wrote:

This is in no way good for the consumer. If you want to watch a specific anime, you have to get a specific service. There is no competition.

You only have a choice if you count pirating as one.


Your statement contradicts itself. Competition is often very good for the consumer Vs a monopoly one place stop for all anime - CR has dominated anime for years but it took the nerd rage over a High Guardian Spice video to finally get an updated player. Why? There's no rush if there's little concern for losing the consumers.

Most interesting thing will be seeing how serious Sony are with this. They were hilariously bad at helming Animax so will they step Vs the CR existing user base (with its VRV overlords now pulling in Sentai to sweeten the deal) as well as Netflix an ever present threat to the heirachy based on it could win outright on a whim if it's serious enough and Amazon are still looming too.


netflix dosent care about the western market, and they have made it quite clear that they don't really going to change their model . their binge model makes it even more obvious that they have no idea how anime fans want to enjoy the content. heck, netflix even admited that people prefer simulcasts, but that they simply don't think it would make sense outside of japan. the problem with netflix is that they have an really high number of subscribers , so they don't really have to put out more content faster because it won't make them lose money in the long run. netflix has to be the worst thing to happen to anime because they are just too stuck up with their idea on how they think people prefer to watch anime .
i mean, look at hisone to masotan, the show was done airing on the japanese netflix in end of june, and got added to netflix worldwide on september 21st. thats almost 3 months, and by the time they added the show its allready too late.
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I suppose nothing changes for European users, as Funimation is an US only service.
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is this why Digimon Season 1 and 2 are removed except for Digimon Tri? If possible, can you please bring back Digimon Season 1 and 2? Thanks.
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https://www.crunchyroll.com/publisher/Funimation

Looks like at least 13 shows in my queue will be affected if this is the list of titles that will be leaving. Glad I started re-watching Noragami the other day, since it's apparently a Funimation title as well. Maybe I can finish it before this deal goes into effect.

I noticed a few titles that I was surprised were on here like The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. and Ouran High School Host Club, I thought they were exclusive to Netflix. Makes me wonder if Netflix will be losing them soon, too.
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Not good for consummers.

too many streaming place will result in people pirating.
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Oof. Not nice news.

So ... how many animes are we talking here in terms of removal?

Edit: Just saw above a user said 13 of the shows he's watching are affected. I have the feeling this incoming sting is like a knife slice rather than a needle
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CrackedLCD wrote:

https://www.crunchyroll.com/publisher/Funimation

Looks like at least 13 shows in my queue will be affected if this is the list of titles that will be leaving. Glad I started re-watching Noragami the other day, since it's apparently a Funimation title as well. Maybe I can finish it before this deal goes into effect.

I noticed a few titles that I was surprised were on here like The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. and Ouran High School Host Club, I thought they were exclusive to Netflix. Makes me wonder if Netflix will be losing them soon, too.


With Disastrous Life of Saiki K, Funimation had Season 1 which then came to Crunchy. Netflix has Season 2.
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Had a gander through that list, and out of about 30 shows I am interested in only around 5 are available here in Ireland on CR (and I am lucky that Ireland gets above the average # of shows in Europe). We also dont get VRV here so that doesnt affect me one bit!

So with the shuttering of Animax and the (I can assume ) consolidation into Funimation this means its actually better for me now, as there are less platforms to have to view shows on!

I think everyone needs to start adapting their comments of "hurting customers/consumers" to "hurting US/Canadian customers/consumers"....as they are the only people really affected here.
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stark700 wrote:

Dang, this is bad news to see but nonetheless, the partnership between Funi and CR has been a pleasant experience these past two years.

Any specifics on what titles will be removed from CR's library?


We'll be getting the list to you as soon as we can!


Miles,

While Funimation is owned by Sony Pictures and Aniplex is owned by Sony Music Entertainment, will this have any affect with your relationship with Aniplex USA and possibly any future Aniplex titles that may or may not end up on CR?
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TheAncientOne wrote:

Thus ends a golden era for anime streaming. I knew it wouldn't last forever, and I supposed 2 years wasn't a bad run.

It is too bad that Funimation won't be removing their catalog titles as slowly as they were added.




antoniorand wrote:

Now latam and europe will be getting more series and shows

I'm curious why you believe this will result in more series for either of those regions, rather than fewer (due to returning to the days when CR and Funimation competed for series).




krihan66 wrote:

last time i checked , funimation is a us only service, so it DOES indeed suck for people outside us. the only way for us to watch funimation titles was to watch it on crunchyroll, and with the partnership gone that option has been taken away.

Funimation originally streaming only in the US & Canada, but before the partnership with CR, they had expanded to the UK & Ireland, and since the partnership, to Australia & New Zealand, although their catalogs for both regions are smaller. I believe the people that will be most impacted by this are those in some of the nordic countries some of Funimation's shared titles included.




NagisawaRei wrote:

Not unexpected by a AT&T/Warner Media company.

Did you miss that part where this was Funimation's decision?


Somehow, because funimation only licenced in USA, latam and europe were getting restricted
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