This kills the fansubs...
>The online media service Crunchyroll has over 400,000 reported paid subscribers — doubling its total in about one and a half years. Crunchyroll previously announced that it had over 200,000 subscribers at Tokyo International Anime Fair in March 2013. It reported 100,000 subscribers in September 2012, and TV Tokyo reported that Crunchyroll had 70,000 subscribers in November 2011.
>The Anime! Anime! website estimates that Crunchyroll brings in 300 million yen a month (about US$2,780,000) in paid subscriptions, although this may vary depending on if a particular user also has Crunchyroll Manga and Drama subscriptions, or purchased a subscription on discount.
How does it? I haven't spent a single pound on their service and many haven't done so either. As we all know that paying for crunchy roll doesn't support the anime studios at all.
It's too early for fansubs die. Crunchyroll does not support the anime studios at all.
For a time I paid a few months, the service is not bad. I'm very lazy so it was good to watch the series in the PS3 app, but not more than that.
Even I knew that several fansubs were employed by CR
The majority is not the same as everything. They wouldn't get licenses if the license holders got nothing in return.
Only a fraction of nearly anything you purchase goes to the original creator.
I want to support the studios, but I do not wish to buy media from Japan that I don't understand, or figurines since I don't collect those. The only thing I buy are the OSTs. Japan needs to step it up of they want my money.
I don't watch much anime, but what the fuck is wrong with their manga service?
They have series missing chapters, but they continue to translate the latest chapters like it's no big deal.
Kawai-sou is missing like 5 chapters, soremachi is missing a whole volume.
What the fuck?
You think Japan asks for absolutely nothing for the streaming rights? Don't be daft. The more popular the service the more Japan can ask from the service. This is great news not only for Crunchy but for the Japanese companies.
All this money and they can't even sub the shows properly. I am still baffled at the fact that, historically, there have been many groups that did a much better job than CR ever has, and they all did it for free. Its not rocket science, there are people literally being paid to do what others do for free, for fun, and they can't even match their performance. Reason # 1 I'm not paying for CR shit.
Why would I want to support CR when I can just buyfag and more directly support the industry? And I sure as hell won't pay for a stream service, especially if I can watch it for free with a higher quality.
Because downloading a stream seems like a waste, especially since one can use livestreamer + mpv to stream from Crunchyroll directly, complete with debanding filters, color profiles, font overrides, etc. No shitty flash involved anywhere.
I do download funi rips but that's because funi's web player blows.
u know if Crunchyoll would have more of older anime,
and at least every of the new released anime each season.
i would totally sub them.
like this season they dont even have fking Gundam Try
Studios often impose a lot of limits on how their works can be translated, completely barring things like advanced typesetting and honorifics in some cases. Official subbers don't have the liberties that fansubbers do.
I was going to say Eclipse since that is the only one that comes to mind at the moment, but I don't need to point out all the typos and spelling erros CR is known to make.
It's also stuff like the quality of the translation, as in, did they check the grammar.
That's great! Keep doing it. Did you want a medal from /a/ though?
Realistically though, 400,000(more when you count streamfags like Kissanime) don't want to spend 500+ dollars(or equivalent) just to own a series. Otaku/buyfags are a niche audience and that's fine
>It's also stuff like the quality of the translation, as in, did they check the grammar.
That depends solely on the individuals contracted by CR. CR doesn't have any translators as employees, it's all contract work.
Interesting. I didn't know that. They should still have a guy on payroll who QCs the stuff. Its not hard to watch a show once or twice to catch any grammar or spelling errors, especially if you are being paid for it.
Using a Crunchyroll subscription to "support" the japanese anime industry is like mailing a few pennies every year to Japan (every month if you want to be super generous about what Crunchyroll pays). You pay more in "postage" than actual money sent.
Buying 1 BD from a series you like (not the localized BDs, the ones offered by the japanese publishers) will inject more money into the japanese anime industry than years of Crunchyroll subcription will.
The manga subscriptions are different due to the lower costs but buying the physical japanese copy will still give more money to the authors than the subscription will.
I buyfag because I like it. Not because some anonymous faggots tell me too. And I guess people use their money for their own things. I have yet to spend that kind of money on a series because I haven't enjoyed something that much.
>They should still have a guy on payroll who QCs the stuff.
>Its not hard to watch a show once or twice to catch any grammar or spelling errors, especially if you are being paid for it.
They don't do it for a manga chapter that would take maybe 5 minutes to read twice, do you really think they'd do it for a 20m anime episode?
I wouldn't mind buying a few BDs, but I'm at a stage in my life where I need to keep my possessions few in number so moving won't be a pain in the rear. For the time being the only thing I can do to contribute to the anime industry at all is to drop a few bucks on crunchyroll. Buyfagging will come once I'm more settled down.
What part of "That's still around" do you not understand?
Yeah CR is perfect, neither were fansubs during the golden days, but right now they're literally the only thing keeping us from a Commie monopoly.
No one is going to argue that buying overpriced japanese BDs doesn't support their local industry more than being subscribed to CR.
Being subscribed to CR you are still supporting the anime industry as a whole more than not paying for anything though.
>blurays from Japan don't have English subs
A few Sunrise shows do.
>*This Blu-ray Disc is region free and includes English Subtitles.
>*Subtitles: Japanese, English, French, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese)
This may start becoming a trend if Japan realises they're making money from dirty gaijin and can sell their BD's to them too.
Not to mention there's a fuckton of merch that isn't figs. There's keychains, body pillows, trading cards, coffee mugs, attire, etc.
don't give a shit about "supporting the industry". i buy consumable goods at the price i'm willing to pay.
BDs from japan = unfinished (untranslated) product at a price higher than i am willing ot buy
CR = translated product that i am willing to purchase
fucking business 101. unless CR is doing something unethical, i don't care how few "pennies per year" it contributes to the "anime industry"
Yeah, I buy those that I know have subs. Not a fan of gundam though. I also bought merchadise from Japan like calendars and other stupid shit. I really want to buy them blurays with subs though.
Yeah, that sucks. Well, if the physical stuff doesn't attract you, just buy any game tie-ins.
Well, they should, they don't but they should.
I can't argue with that too much, but I think CR helped put us in this position. When watching subbed anime was as easy as grabbing it from HS, the fansub niche just got smaller.
>tfw leeching off friend who buys annual crunchyroll subscriptions every Black Friday who allows me to use his account whenever
shit's useful on my phone nothing more don't even have to pay
>This may start becoming a trend if Japan realises they're making money from dirty gaijin and can sell their BD's to them too.
I cant't see this ever becoming a trend. The japanese prices are so far from what casual anime fans in north america and europe are used to paying for their entertainment.