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Posted 3/24/19 , edited 3/24/19

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Oh, I certainly failed math there.


There was so much wrong in that one sentence I spent a while trying to figure where you were getting any of those numbers from.
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I’m fine in feeding their drive to make VRV a thing, if $10 a month can support handing out 2 anime services plus extra that is. The VRV app works pretty well too. I’d say Hulu’s is probably the best of all of them though.


TBH, I wouldn't be surprised if the VRV price goes up before too long.
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xxJing wrote:

I’m fine in feeding their drive to make VRV a thing, if $10 a month can support handing out 2 anime services plus extra that is. The VRV app works pretty well too. I’d say Hulu’s is probably the best of all of them though.


TBH, I wouldn't be surprised if the VRV price goes up before too long.


Honestly for all the services offered I’m wondering how they make a profit on a group package at $10. So I wouldn’t be surprised if it increased.
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Posted 3/24/19 , edited 3/24/19

xxJing wrote:


lorreen wrote:


xxJing wrote:

I’m fine in feeding their drive to make VRV a thing, if $10 a month can support handing out 2 anime services plus extra that is. The VRV app works pretty well too. I’d say Hulu’s is probably the best of all of them though.


TBH, I wouldn't be surprised if the VRV price goes up before too long.


Honestly for all the services offered I’m wondering how they make a profit on a group package at $10. So I wouldn’t be surprised if it increased.


I am uncertain if this sounds stupid, but I contrasted the pricing of membership with my $20 weekly visits to Sushi King. To which I believe that while for a sushi buffet where there is definitely a cost per tray in terms of materials and labour, but I cannot say the same principle applies to the number of shows I could watch, with the more shows I watch equalling higher costs, versus more shows being licensed in general, regardless of whether or not I myself have watched them.

I mean of course I take a drain on the servers, but the cost that arises from that drain can be considered negligible for any one individual I believe in terms of a basic examination of the "production cost" for running this service.
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Posted 3/24/19 , edited 3/25/19

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xxJing wrote:

I’m fine in feeding their drive to make VRV a thing, if $10 a month can support handing out 2 anime services plus extra that is. The VRV app works pretty well too. I’d say Hulu’s is probably the best of all of them though.


TBH, I wouldn't be surprised if the VRV price goes up before too long.


Lorreen-san! Why have you left us for so long?
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I’m going to use the hidive part of my VRV subscription to watch through all of Legend of the Galactic Heroes, I’ve seen the series before but not the ovas and movies. This is going to be like a 200 episode adventure lol, but one well worth it, that series makes me feel happy. It’s like a more somber Code Geass.
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You'd think I'd have learned after I watched The Exorcist by myself, at night — and in bed — but no. Well, I can confirm that Hereditary is really good, as it kept me up even longer than The Exorcist did.

I'd say my favorite aspect was that it was blaringly obvious the characters in Hereditary were rather empty, like the mother's figurines — but that their emptiness was entirely believable for our society. In The Exorcist, you knew the family was lacking something, but the mother still had enough of a grounding that she at least knew to get help from the church. In Hereditary there isn't even that: any sense of mental or spiritual health came only from the grief management meeting the mother went to but didn't take seriously, or the medication everyone in the family was on.



Speaking of recent anime news, your comment on the aspect of believable emptiness was brought to the forefront of my mind when I read that Dazai Osamu's seminal novel No Longer Human is getting another adaptation.



The previous adaptation was part of a highly lauded anthology anime series known as Aoi Bungaku. Have you seen it?

As far as depressing anime series go, this ranks up there as among the most heartrending things I have ever seen, for the same reason that the emptiness portrayed in Hereditary was your favorite aspect. It is a believable emptiness, possessing both a great relevance to our society and our innate desires as human beings.

Though I wouldn't say the main character was aimless as the family originally was from Hereditary, I think this adds to both the despair throughout the novel and the real-life relevance of its central conflicts.

I am honestly not kidding when I say this is among the most depressing anime I have seen. (In terms of the 3-4 episodes dedicated to No Longer Human) We are not talking sobbing or anything, we are talking about an anime that rips your heart out in episode 1, then stomps on it for the next three episodes. Utter despair.
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Posted 3/24/19 , edited 3/24/19

PeripheralVisionary wrote:


lorreen wrote:


xxJing wrote:

I’m fine in feeding their drive to make VRV a thing, if $10 a month can support handing out 2 anime services plus extra that is. The VRV app works pretty well too. I’d say Hulu’s is probably the best of all of them though.


TBH, I wouldn't be surprised if the VRV price goes up before too long.


Lorreen-san! Why have you left us for so long?


I've abandoned anime and am spending all my time in movie theaters.

(Partly joking; partly true. I still watch some anime and I do check in on CR's forums most days, even though I don't post a lot.--And I do usually see several movies every week (which are occasionally anime--will be seeing Nausicaa in a few weeks, for example.)
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Nutty conspiracy theories aside, I would like to see more quality dubbing like what was done for Ghost Stories. It's understandable a producer or creator would hesitate on an idea like that, but there are certainly a lot of shows that could use some liberally injected humor to score a crowd it would never see otherwise. Now that I think about it, I wonder if there are any good fan dubbing groups out there throwing out dub files you can plug into your .mkv files. I suppose everyone of that aspiration is likely trying to be Team Four Star and the like though.

All this stream pricing talk makes me hopeful more people will catch on to the kind of compensation TRIGGER has started with Patreon. Patreon has an ugly dark side of collusion with payment companies that should see revolt, but everyone selling a product should have something like it. A big reason I like streams is because I don't like having a bunch of "stuff." Sharing media on the high seas and buying a model is a lot less attractive to me than sinking some cash right into a creator or company's pocket of something I enjoyed and walking around with a few more 1's and 0's.
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xxJing wrote:

I’m fine in feeding their drive to make VRV a thing, if $10 a month can support handing out 2 anime services plus extra that is. The VRV app works pretty well too. I’d say Hulu’s is probably the best of all of them though.

CR seems like a scam to siphon money all to one (US-only) service while maintaining exclusive market share that negates entry of competitors to CR's platform with potentially better services though, which feels very scummy.

If Ellation actually maintained both services at a professional level instead of leaving CR in this state it'd be different.

Although I still wouldn't like the idea of exclusives as a licensing model for the long-term health of an industry.


xxJing wrote:

I’m going to use the hidive part of my VRV subscription to watch through all of Legend of the Galactic Heroes, I’ve seen the series before but not the ovas and movies. This is going to be like a 200 episode adventure lol, but one well worth it, that series makes me feel happy. It’s like a more somber Code Geass.

It's a trip, have fun.

I actually haven't watched the movies or Gaiden OVAs.
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Posted 3/25/19 , edited 3/25/19
CR gives us perfect reasons to trust them with our money.

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Whenever patch 8.2 drops it might drag me back into WoW for a while.

  • New zones for the Naga Empire.
  • 8-boss Azshara raid.
  • Flying in BFA zones (flipping finally...).
  • Transmog will allow hiding all equips except pants.
  • Some Titan stuff leading to Mechagon.
  • More other stuff I personally care about less.

Hopefully the armor sets from the raid are cool, last couple have been oddly samey/lackluster.

Will be the difference between playing for 3 weeks and bailing for another year or 3 months to grind armor sets.


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CR gives us perfect reasons to trust them with our money.


I was going to pick out some of my winter 2019 nominees for the thread but then the forums crashed so I didn't.
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Revenge is a dish best served doused in the blood of your enemies. I love stories about ambitious men, Lotgh and God Father 2 are two of my favorites.
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Posted 3/25/19 , edited 3/25/19

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TBH, I wouldn't be surprised if the VRV price goes up before too long.

I quite agree. Wouldn't make sense for the VRV service that offers more content than their CR counterpart does to maintain a cheaper fee. Unless they do really plan on killing crunchyroll entirely in the next few years. I don't know what their sales figures are like enough to draw any meaningful conclusions about whether or not that would be that big of a detriment to their sales. All we can infer is that they make enough from VRV where they can mostly leave this site to slowly wither away.

And all that I know is that I am canceling my current VRV subscription (which I had no real reason for using in the first place since I already have a Funimation subscription anyway), and getting an annual subscription that I will cancel as soon as my payment processes. I don't like their model of throwing all of their resources at VRV and ignoring the service that they bought out. So it seems I will be looking elsewhere for anime in about a years time :L
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Posted 3/25/19 , edited 3/26/19
80s anime are great in their own right. I love the atmosphere, especially the sci-fi stuff.
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