Forum - View topic
NEWS: GONZO's Romeo × Juliet Streaming Online for Free




Note: this is the discussion thread for this article

Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Deltakiral



Joined: 07 Oct 2004
Posts: 3338
Location: Glendora, CA (Avatar Hei from Darker than BLACK)
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:18 pm Reply with quote
I'm assuming this is RAW. Also did it not score well it's first week out? Is that why there giving people the chance to see the first and second episode. I hope that it's doing well in Japan I must say that I am throughly enjoying it, I hope Geneon also gets this show, seeing as how they did a good job with Count of Monte Cristo.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail My Anime My Manga
Egan Loo



Joined: 25 Feb 2005
Posts: 939
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:46 pm Reply with quote
Deltakiral wrote:
I'm assuming this is RAW.


That's right; it's in the original Japanese with no English translations, since it's mainly aimed at Japanese broadband viewers.

Quote:
Also did it not score well it's first week out? Is that why there giving people the chance to see the first and second episode. I hope that it's doing well in Japan I must say that I am throughly enjoying it, I hope Geneon also gets this show, seeing as how they did a good job with Count of Monte Cristo.


GONZO actually planned the free streaming as early as March. The main point of interest in this news piece is the confirmation that overseas viewers are not blocked from watching the stream. Many of Japan's free streaming anime services do block foreign access by IP address or verification of credit card billing addresses.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Deltakiral



Joined: 07 Oct 2004
Posts: 3338
Location: Glendora, CA (Avatar Hei from Darker than BLACK)
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:07 pm Reply with quote
Egan Loo wrote:
GONZO actually planned the free streaming as early as March. The main point of interest in this news piece is the confirmation that overseas viewers are not blocked from watching the stream. Many of Japan's free streaming anime services do block foreign access by IP address or verification of credit card billing addresses.


Yeah that is very cool, I know when Toonami Jetstreamz and [AS] streaming online programs started many people were upset that they couldn't see this or that show because they weren't located in the US.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail My Anime My Manga
whoisfriend



Joined: 06 Oct 2006
Posts: 366
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:52 am Reply with quote
Even if you can't understand Japanese, I reccomend you watch this (if you are opposed to fansubs, otherwise.....).

You can get a summary of events over at http://randomc.animeblogger.net . The blogger there, Omni, does good summary posts that encompass the entire episode.

Plus the episode itself is great.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Anime My Manga
LoOpiNg



Joined: 04 Jul 2006
Posts: 16
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:51 am Reply with quote
wow letting people stream for free?
has this happened before?
and of course it is raw... why would they bother to spend the ressources to sub it?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kokuryu



Joined: 07 Apr 2007
Posts: 915
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:40 am Reply with quote
Yeah I complained to Bandai about them blocking viewing of their episodes to foreign viewers with all of the newer stuff. I used to hang out there alot to see the episde previews and whatnot, but they started blocking the IPs.

So this is nice having Romeo X Juliet for public consumption.

The show is excellent. After seeing several episodes of it, I am hooked now. I think it's a nice take on the fairy tale.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kokuryu



Joined: 07 Apr 2007
Posts: 915
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:45 am Reply with quote
Note: If you have problems with WiMP getting the licenses, just close the viewing window and select the stream you want to view again. It will work the second time around.

They seem to be getting a ton of hits on it though - I'm getting some serious lag issues at just 500K.

AND it's in widescreen format! Very nice!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
aluria



Joined: 11 Nov 2005
Posts: 367
Location: New Westminster, B.C., Canada
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:37 pm Reply with quote
Well that's quite cool! I've already seen the first two episodes and I just love it! Really reccomend it to everyone, its a good take on Romeo and Juliet.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website My Anime My Manga
Nerv1



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
Posts: 601
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:40 pm Reply with quote
LoOpiNg wrote:
why would they bother to spend the resources to sub it?


That's what fansubs are for.(I watched episode 1 and 2 via fansubs)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail My Anime My Manga
LoOpiNg



Joined: 04 Jul 2006
Posts: 16
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:50 pm Reply with quote
yes exactly i watched both on fansubs as well. I was referring to the stream and GONZO that they wouldn't bother to sub it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group