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Update to the Crunchyroll x Funimation Partnership

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Posted 10/20/18 , edited 10/21/18

princeofrippers wrote:


l_oliveira wrote:

I actually have a HiDive subscription, too. I would have Funi if they weren't allergic to Latin America.


It is likely with new events, that funi is going to try to enter the Latin market very soon. I mean The whole point of them breaking off the current arrangement with crunchyroll is so that they can get their service to as many new countries as possible.

Sony Picture own Animax, Toai Animation, Sunrise, Toai Animation and TMS Entertainment

Sony Music own Aniplus and it’s version studios.

That a sh*t load of potential content that they are willing to but on a single streaming service




thats assuming they talk to each other. sony has a history of bad, or non existent, communication between different parts.
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Posted 10/20/18 , edited 10/21/18

princeofrippers wrote:


eathdemon wrote:


princeofrippers wrote:


l_oliveira wrote:

I actually have a HiDive subscription, too. I would have Funi if they weren't allergic to Latin America.


It is likely with new events, that funi is going to try to enter the Latin market very soon. I mean The whole point of them breaking off the current arrangement with crunchyroll is so that they can get their service to as many new countries as possible.

Sony Picture own Animax, Toai Animation, Sunrise, Toai Animation and TMS Entertainment

Sony Music own Aniplus and it’s version studios.

That a sh*t load of potential content that they are willing to but on a single streaming service




thats assuming they talk to each other. sony has a history of bad, or non existent, communication between different parts.


And AT&T and Warner Bros has a history of shutting down streaming services ie DramaFever

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from what we know, crunchyroll and vrv are rather profitable, so unlikely. seems like dramafevor wasnt doing well.
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Posted 10/20/18 , edited 10/20/18

eathdemon wrote:


princeofrippers wrote:


l_oliveira wrote:

I actually have a HiDive subscription, too. I would have Funi if they weren't allergic to Latin America.


It is likely with new events, that funi is going to try to enter the Latin market very soon. I mean The whole point of them breaking off the current arrangement with crunchyroll is so that they can get their service to as many new countries as possible.

Sony Picture own Animax, Toai Animation, Sunrise, Toai Animation and TMS Entertainment

Sony Music own Aniplus and it’s version studios.

That a sh*t load of potential content that they are willing to but on a single streaming service




thats assuming they talk to each other. sony has a history of bad, or non existent, communication between different parts.


And AT&T and Warner Bros has a history of shutting down streaming services ie DramaFever

Dark Days Ahead
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Posted 10/20/18 , edited 10/21/18

princeofrippers wrote:


eathdemon wrote:


princeofrippers wrote:


l_oliveira wrote:

I actually have a HiDive subscription, too. I would have Funi if they weren't allergic to Latin America.


It is likely with new events, that funi is going to try to enter the Latin market very soon. I mean The whole point of them breaking off the current arrangement with crunchyroll is so that they can get their service to as many new countries as possible.

Sony Picture own Animax, Toai Animation, Sunrise, Toai Animation and TMS Entertainment

Sony Music own Aniplus and it’s version studios.

That a sh*t load of potential content that they are willing to but on a single streaming service




thats assuming they talk to each other. sony has a history of bad, or non existent, communication between different parts.


And AT&T and Warner Bros has a history of shutting down streaming services ie DramaFever

Dark Days Ahead


I haven't watch K-Dramas for a long time but it kind of hurts that they are shutting it down from my understanding k-dramas are still really popular.
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Posted 10/20/18 , edited 10/21/18
I hope this drops Goblin Slayer so we don't have creepy ass wierdos talking and mememing the 1st episode all the time.
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Posted 10/21/18 , edited 10/22/18
Might as well drop in the exact comment I just put on Funimations' FB page...

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This will just help increase piracy. It's a simple as that.

I'm not saying it justifies it, but it will cause it.

The only way to combat piracy is through convenience. And the more subscriptions people need to keep up, the less convenient it gets. People won't subscribe multiple times.

The partnership, when it began two years ago, was one of the best things that had happened to the legal streaming scene in a while. Dissolving it is, quite simply, BS.

The other thing that the industry keeps forgetting is this...
The other legal alternative is not watching at all.

If people don't like the legal methods, they don't automatically pirate. Some of us stay legal and just watch less. Which also means discovering less. And, ultimately, BUYING LESS!

Of the stuff I've bought legally over the past 20 years, some of it was specifically because of having watched the fansubs. Also, some was because I was just in an "Anime Mood" - which can be caused by legal streams, TV showings and fansubs equally.

- I stopped watching fansubs years ago.
- I stopped buying anime because I wasn't discovering any.
- I joined a legal rental service and also Crunchyroll and started watching anime again.
- I started buying anime again.
- The streaming market got more fragmented.
- I didn't revert to piracy.
- I watched less anime, again.
- I bought less anime, again.
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I've been watching anime for over 30 years.
I remember the dark days.
I remember when it took months and years just to get a copy of a manga.
I remember when companies were charging 25 and $30 for three episodes of a show.
I remember having to hunt through the internet just to find a complete series of anime.
I remember buying burn CDs from eBay just watch anime.

Before the internet got big one of the only ways to watch anime was to see what they had at Blockbuster and other video renting centers. Many of us had to go to Barnes & Noble, borders, Spencer's, Suncoast, Hot Topic and Best Buy to find anything anime related.

Back in the day it took months and sometimes years to even get a dubbed anime and you really had no idea who was doing what. You had places like ADV films doing a good deal of that kind of work. Over the years things got better. Streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu used to have a huge selection of anime. Hulu used to have the best selection of streaming anime for a long time but then major corporations got in the way and things got fragmented all over again. For years I paid for several subscriptions to be legal. I stopped doing that because it just cost too much money. I only have one subscription right now. This partnership was the best news in a long time and now things seem pretty dark. I don't like jumping the gun but I really don't have hope that Sony will do the right thing. Sony on the whole has a history of ruining things on many different fronts for the people involved. If this turns out that Sony does right by Funimation I'll gladly stand corrected.

I'm from the generation that bought the hard copy of a manga and the actual box set of the anime I liked. I slowly got used to streaming and it became a means for me to enjoy the medium that I love. Financially speaking streaming has been a lifesaver for many in the community.
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Posted 10/21/18 , edited 10/21/18
Business politics alway putting consumers last...
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Posted 10/21/18 , edited 10/21/18

princeofrippers wrote:


Sony Picture own Animax, Toai Animation, Sunrise, Toai Animation and TMS Entertainment.

Sony Music own Aniplus and it’s version studios.

That a sh*t load of potential content that they are willing to but on a single streaming service




Sony Pictures does not own all of those companies. Toei Animation is independent, Sunrise is a subsidiary of Bandai Namco, and TMS Ent. is owned by Sega. They all share a stake on ANiMAX, though.

While Aniplex is the anime puplisher/distributor of Sony Music Entertainment Japan it doesn't freely share that content with SP. The Sony Corporation would have to reorganize their consumer entertainment branches into a single entity so that they can easily manage their catalogues.

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Posted 10/21/18 , edited 10/21/18
Oh so that's why cr was down last night.
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Posted 10/21/18 , edited 10/21/18
i know one piece is funimation.will it be gone or not
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and for one thing Sony does not own TMS Sega does
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hope they come up with a list of removed shows real soon i was always cr>funi because i hated the sound of the sound of dubbed anime i dont want to start a show then have it removed randomly maybe i should just not watch anime until november 9th lol i dont have time for binge watching
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Posted 10/21/18 , edited 10/21/18
https://www.crunchyroll.com/publisher/Funimation

Saw this on reddit post about the partnership, would this be all the shows removed
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Posted 10/21/18 , edited 10/21/18
Sure would be nice if they showed people an in progress list even noting it's subject to change. It doesn't have to wait to be done or finalized before you give people a more solid idea.


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

Saw this on reddit post about the partnership, would this be all the shows removed

You can probably expect the bulk of those shows to be gone from CR, but from what it sounds anything produced while the partnership was ongoing will likely stay. (seems like in the last 2 years)
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iowagurl wrote:

I've been watching anime for over 30 years.
I remember the dark days.
I remember when it took months and years just to get a copy of a manga.
I remember when companies were charging 25 and $30 for three episodes of a show.
I remember having to hunt through the internet just to find a complete series of anime.
I remember buying burn CDs from eBay just watch anime.

Before the internet got big one of the only ways to watch anime was to see what they had at Blockbuster and other video renting centers. Many of us had to go to Barnes & Noble, borders, Spencer's, Suncoast, Hot Topic and Best Buy to find anything anime related.

Back in the day it took months and sometimes years to even get a dubbed anime and you really had no idea who was doing what. You had places like ADV films doing a good deal of that kind of work. Over the years things got better. Streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu used to have a huge selection of anime. Hulu used to have the best selection of streaming anime for a long time but then major corporations got in the way and things got fragmented all over again. For years I paid for several subscriptions to be legal. I stopped doing that because it just cost too much money. I only have one subscription right now. This partnership was the best news in a long time and now things seem pretty dark. I don't like jumping the gun but I really don't have hope that Sony will do the right thing. Sony on the whole has a history of ruining things on many different fronts for the people involved. If this turns out that Sony does right by Funimation I'll gladly stand corrected.

I'm from the generation that bought the hard copy of a manga and the actual box set of the anime I liked. I slowly got used to streaming and it became a means for me to enjoy the medium that I love. Financially speaking streaming has been a lifesaver for many in the community.


I remember those days well. Going to conventions and buying bootleg DBZ movies cause the first three were the only ones officially released. FYE was the place in my area to get anime. They even had adult stuff like Urotsukidōji. I'm glad the days of $25-30 for three episodes of a series are over.
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