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fighterholic



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:00 am Reply with quote
I'm not understanding how the premium service part works but it's probably not relevant to me since I'm not a Crunchyroll subscriber. But we still get to watch these series, correct?
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jsevakis
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:08 am Reply with quote
Basically, certain newly posted episodes are available to Crunchyroll subscribers only. They also get access to the 480p and 720p streams of Crunchyroll shows when available.

If you're logged into Crunchyroll and you're a subscriber, those extra features will be unlocked when viewing those videos through ANN. Simple, no?
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fighterholic



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:15 am Reply with quote
jsevakis wrote:
Basically, certain newly posted episodes are available to Crunchyroll subscribers only. They also get access to the 480p and 720p streams of Crunchyroll shows when available.

If you're logged into Crunchyroll and you're a subscriber, those extra features will be unlocked when viewing those videos through ANN. Simple, no?

Okay, so the streams are not much of a concern to me, rather than the episodes. So what you're saying is that there may be certain episodes here on ANN that will only be viewable if you're a Crunchyroll subscriber. If you click on the link of a Crunchyroll subscriber only episode you're going to get a unavailable message or something to that extent. If that's the case then you have cleared up my confusion, thank you.
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Mad_Scientist



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:18 am Reply with quote
Nice, nice, once all their shows are available it will make browsing much more convenient.

One thing that I really suggest now though is that you redo the main anime page here so that it only shows some of the series at one time. Allow people to browse animes series A-M, N-Z, for example. It takes forever for the page to load now with over a thousand images having to load, and as more and more episodes get added it will just get slower.
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GeneralArrow



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:32 am Reply with quote
saw this one coming a mile away.
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kokuryu



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:21 am Reply with quote
I never saw this one coming... I am actually pretty surprised by this... But it's great marketing to get people in to CR's site.
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Analog_Now



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:58 am Reply with quote
I was hoping that you didn't need to be subscribe to watch them but I guess you need to, what a bummer. Beside that I didn't see this coming.
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Mistypearl



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:02 am Reply with quote
Analog_Now wrote:
I was hoping that you didn't need to be subscribe to watch them but I guess you need to, what a bummer. Beside that I didn't see this coming.


You only need to be a subscriber to watch newly added episodes an hour after they premiere, so if you were to say wanting to watch a show that just had an episode aired, you would have to wait a week to watch it. All of the previous episodes are still able to be watched.

I never thought that crunchyroll would agree to this, but I guess it is good publicity.
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Espeon



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:39 am Reply with quote
Burn in hell Crunchyroll. Never liked them never will.
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CaptainAvatar



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:21 am Reply with quote
Say, would it be possible to get ANN to review the various streaming services? Who has what available, what you get for the subscription rates, and (most importantly to me) what platforms are supported? I have a PS3 and would be interested to know what services would work with it since I refuse to watch on my PC, but if I can stream through my PS3 on my HDTV, I would definitely be interested! Just wondering...
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The_X_box_360



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:16 am Reply with quote
Way to keep the pressure on the "you know whos" CR!!

Crunchyroll really is doing everything in it's power to push the new LEGAL streaming/downloading revolution forward, which pressures certain publishers to file in line right behind them. Anime hyper

At this rate, we'll have LEGAL options to stream/dl all the latest series from Japan, sooner rather than later.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:28 am Reply with quote
The_X_box_360 wrote:
Way to keep the pressure on the "you know whos" CR!!

Crunchyroll really is doing everything in it's power to push the new LEGAL streaming/downloading revolution forward, which pressures certain publishers to file in line right behind them. Anime hyper

At this rate, we'll have LEGAL options to stream/dl all the latest series from Japan, sooner rather than later.


I doubt all new shows will find legal means, and even then, streaming isn't what a lot of consumers are looking for.
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mandisaw



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:57 am Reply with quote
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of Crunchyroll's service, but like many others, I'm not too keen on streaming as a format. I don't care about seeing new shows as-they-air, so the premium service would only be appealing if it included some faculty to download-to-own, even at medium-resolution.

Anyone know who actually produces the translations/subs? I thought that such a quick turnaround would mean crappy Engrish, but the couple shows I checked out (Ristorante Paradiso & Natsu no Aichi) seemed pretty damn clear. (My oral Japanese isn't good enough to check the veracity of the translation/adaptation though.)

One drawback though, is no dubs as yet, but I don't think they should offer those for free. And I've gotten used to better-quality dubs over the years, so I think they should still be produced by local/N.Am. companies, but it'd be handy to have a one-stop portal for all/most anime online, esp. cross-linked with reviews & descriptions. If the quality holds, and more relationships can be made w/ producers on both sides of the pond, I say huzzah! to ANN.
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Josh7289



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:01 pm Reply with quote
Very cool.


Convergence!
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The_X_box_360



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:04 pm Reply with quote
walw6pK4Alo wrote:
The_X_box_360 wrote:
Way to keep the pressure on the "you know whos" CR!!

Crunchyroll really is doing everything in it's power to push the new LEGAL streaming/downloading revolution forward, which pressures certain publishers to file in line right behind them. Anime hyper

At this rate, we'll have LEGAL options to stream/dl all the latest series from Japan, sooner rather than later.


I doubt all new shows will find legal means, and even then, streaming isn't what a lot of consumers are looking for.
"Streaming not what a lot of consumers are looking for"?
-Well that's apparent to most anybody with an internet connection and an affinity for anime, including me. Thanks for stating the obvious, for no reason what-so-ever, though. (maybe, you misread my earlier comment??)

Moving on, I can clearly recall posting in some random threads, that were about Gonzo streaming it's new anime, last year.
Oh, the flames and trolls I received when I posted comments like "It's only a short matter of time before we see long running shows like 'Naruto' and 'Bleach' be streamed legally over the nets with subs close to airtime in Japan!".
-Pessimists are most always caught under the stampede of change, during a revolution. Very Happy

Of course, shows that absolutely are too inappropriate, too targeted at a demographic that doesn't exist online, or that just plain suck to the tenth power would likely not find a home in the emerging legal stream/DL submarket (noun). -_-


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