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This is heartbreaking to say the least
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so...all the catalog/older titles will be gone. nice, really really nice. am already behind on my anime viewing, don't have time to binge several thousand hours in 2-3 weeks on top. yup, money talks. and it's saying F YOU
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Classic arrogant Sony at work! The same Sony that was against cross-play with other video game platforms, until they finally caved because of the immense backlash.

This is great for Funimation and Sony, but awful for consumers. Even more fragmented libraries. And less shows coming to Crunchyroll, since they now have to compete with Amazon/Sentai, Netflix, and back to competing with Funimation. A damn shame.
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Nailed that one right on the head..
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Schiltron wrote:


krihan66 wrote:


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.


i guess that makes sense. sony is a huge company with a lot of history. i guess it also makes it more of a bigger chance that funimation will indeed go global, as the market has gotten bigger. however, it seems to me that even big companies are unwilling to expand outside a few territories, because they don't know if the investment is worth it. does it make sense business wise ? yes. but it makes it so inconvenient for those that is not lucky enough to be spoiled by the fact they have access to everything. wouldn't it make more sense to offer services Globally ?wouldnt it make it easier to earn the big bucks for both the anime industry and the companies that provide said content ? i guess there is alot of other factors that come into play that i most likely dont know about, but this is something that i am never able to grasp no matter how much i try. competition is fine, but it should never be about how or who gets to enjoy it.
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So, what's going to be the fate of a show like "Testament of Sister New Devil", which is licensed by CR, and published by Funi, and is available only as a dubbed version on Funi, and is also uncensored on Funi? And despite CR having the license for it, it is STILL censored here on CR? Does it go buh-bye on Funi? Does it gain a subbed version on Funi? Does it FINALLY get an uncensored subbed version here on CR? As someone who has long held memberships with both CR and Funi, it's really only titles like this that I'll be impacted by as I'm a sub-watcher who prefers my shows to be uncensored. It's a shame this partnership has come to an end, but I certainly understand the reason it has; business is business, and I've no problem with that.
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this bites. but we where told almost a year ago this would happen. so it no real surprise. I just hope we are not losing any big anime that are on-going.
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The dream of a decent, legal one-stop-shop drifts ever further away.

As the companies seem to want to make it harder and harder to watch new shows conveniently, it's becoming a choice between discovering stuff legally and giving up on anime entirely.

And in my case, it's kind of closer to the latter. The more I watch, the more I buy.including buying stuff I've not watched before, as I'm just in a general "Anime" mood.When I'm not watching new stuff, I'm not buying older stuff.
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You say funimation has chose to go its own way. Im curious on there take on this
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This is very bad for Funimation. Having your titles available on multiple services allows more people to view them and increases revenue. Only having them on a single, publisher controlled site, would be like selling DVDs only through your own store rather than distributing them through other retailers. And who does that? The idea is that they'll get more money by being the exclusive source for some titles, but it's not going to work that way. This is bad for everyone.
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Also HULU has stepped up their game on anime. They actually have some title that CR and funimation dont have like To love Ru and maid-sama
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dpdhawk wrote:

Also HULU has stepped up their game on anime. They actually have some title that CR and funimation dont have like To love Ru and maid-sama


Maid Sama is on Hidive

To Love Ru is on VRV's CR channel
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Eh, doesn't impact me too much since I personally prefer watching my anime in Japanese with subtitles. But I can understand how this can impact a ton of people, as I have friends that prefer dubbed. So heart goes out to anyone affected by this.

While Crunchyroll and Funimation are parting ways, there's no reason to think that the doors aren't open for them to join forces once more sometime in the future.
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Very Sad News for many Anime fans on Crunchroll... Me however I'm already subbed to both sites ???? all joking aside though I do wish that instead of anime being split between 5 or 6 different services I do wish there was one worldwide service to bring it all together.

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Sony and CR in 2019: "Why are people turning to piracy to get their anime?"
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