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Posted 29 days ago , edited 28 days ago

CastellanetaF wrote:

Sorry for the ignorance but have Funimation licensed any of theirttitles in Europe?If Yes,what conseguencies Will have over the cancellation of the titles?Sorry for bad English,I'm from Italy


yeah they've licensed plenty of stuff for CR in Europe
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Posted 29 days ago , edited 29 days ago

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KanameYuuki39 wrote:

Never understood how the partnership actually affected people outside US but i guess it is safe to assume nothing good for us on South America, now there is Netflix with shows super late, Amazon that steals some shows, hidive that is picking up some steam and with that announcement funi might finally go global, too many services to pay now, every company decided to have a piece of the cake but can see how piracy for anime will rise once more, quite a shame.


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. i dont know what to think of this, it might be as you say, but considering how long funimation has been around , i can't see them going global .


Remember that this change is happening because Sony is keen to compete for the market, rather than simply sharing it. They've shuttered their Animax service in a lot of areas to focus on Funimation. Being in competition with Crunchyroll creates incentive for them to expand to further territories.

Frankly, I think the two companies going back to being competitors is a good thing, on the whole. Can't be as complacent about your infrastructure or video player or fund shows no one wants like High Guardian Spice if you have to fight to maintain your market share.
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Whelp no point to my VRV sub now.
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I have subs for both, but, Funimation's website is absolute cancer.
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What about physical media, for example, the Gintama blu-Ray sets? Will those be 100% cancelled, or are you or Funimation going to continue those of your own?
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I want to say this is terrible news but I can imagine if I went back to view the "shows coming over from Funimation" news posts over the years I would find very little in my region!

CR never picked up shows as part of the deal for my region, and I wasnt going to pay again for a Funi sub to watch everything dubbed (seeing as CR would handled the subs in my region....but didnt).

Would explain why Animax is shut down, if they are shifting its library to Funi....maybe I can finally watch Raildex now (CR only has Index S3 and Funi has only the first epi of Index S1).
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i feel there is a bit of an overreaction to this whole situation at the moment when we don’t have a list of what’s coming off CR or vice versa, although now I’m in a bind if I should float back to CR service itself or what, worst case with MHA and AOT they will still be on Hulu
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Posted 29 days ago , edited 28 days ago

caledric wrote:

Whelp no point to my VRV sub now.


Well, HIDIVE is going to replace them on VRV, so at least there's still some incentive to keep the VRV sub.
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Posted 29 days ago , edited 28 days ago

Dr_Cheesesteak wrote:


Bourmegar wrote:

Yh the only way for me to legally watch Funimation shows is now going away.

yaaaaaaay....................

Isn't using the Funimation website legal?

It is but Most Funimation shows aren't available in my country......
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It was good while it lasted. Sad news indeed.
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Nogara-san wrote:

I'll see what happens next month...but if I don't like what I see?

That's it, CR. I'll take my business to HIDIVE.


Huh? This is Sony’s fault not Crunchyroll’s, plus HIDIVE is joining VRV.
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This really sucks, It was huge in the huge anime community when you two joined forces, its a shame to see you guys go sperate ways now, hopefully this wont affect too many shows though
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How horrible! I won't be able to watch shows anymore that weren't available in my region anyway.
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prh99 wrote:

No doubt this is Sony's idea and would be typical of Hollywood studio thinking, if we can't have all the money we're taking our ball and going home. Mean while consumers are increasingly annoyed by the fragmentation of streaming services. At least according to Sandvine BitTorrent piracy is on the rise again after years of decline.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/d3q45v/bittorrent-usage-increases-netflix-streaming-sites

Just when I started watching anime again to.


Of course it is and all these companies are getting greedy and will fail.

The only streaming service I legitimately see succeeding is Disney Now. All those other new streaming services WILL fail.
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Man this suck. I just started Eureka Seven. I can barely watch an episode a day.
Guess I gotta sub to Funimation
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