>We believe anime fans deserve the best, and we hope you’re as excited as we are for what’s coming up next!
>Get ready anime fans, 2016 is gonna be a big year!
>And what better way to celebrate the start of a big year than with some big changes? You may have already seen one of them: our new logo! You’ll see more of this rolling out during 2016 as we unveil the new look of Funimation. That being said, our new look is only the beginning. The changes we make from here on out aren’t just skin deep – they’re all about giving you a more intuitive, reliable and FUN experience to discover, watch and connect with anime. We believe anime fans deserve the best, and we hope you’re as excited as we are for what’s coming up next!
>As we move through the month you’ll start to see this new logo popping up everywhere we are. But in the meantime, keep an eye out for some more big news coming later today: there’s much more news in the New Year for Funimation, and we want to keep you in the loop!
>We're gonna release DBZ again with AT LEAST one major video fuckup!
I keep seeing the word "intuitive" everywhere and by context I can only assume it means nothing.
What is it supposed to mean here? It's just one of those advertising words to make a sentence slightly longer.
>Heh heh heh, keep that money coming you retards. You're "supporting the industry" after all and we're giving you "quality subs", heh heh.
It means the service will become even more dumb-user friendly, like 4chan became more intuitive with auto-noko, catalog and all that crap.
Having the worst subs in the industry for starters.
>Saturated to FUCK video
>Horrible video player
>Site is coded terribly and takes up way to much resources
>Subs themselves are one of the worst, horrible typesetting, translations etc.
>Their dubs are constant trash, they also input their own spin on the shows, like putting in GamerGate comments in Prison School last season which was gut-wrenchingly cringy.
What's not to hate!?
Their stock price is so fucking low, hopefully they go out of business this year.
How to support the industry:
1. Buy anime merchandise directly from Japan, preferably BDs but if you're poor then instead get figures, daki covers, even official keychains and mugs if you're stingy. All of those support the industry more than Funi.
2. Watch fansubs for subtitles.
>With FunimationNow the newest shows are just the beginning. Our library also features a wide variety of classic anime series like:
>Attack on Titan
>Attack on Titan
Funi hasn't made a decent dub since Birdy the Mighty.
So we're at five logos right?
-The Dragon Ball VHS one
-The "whispering" Funimation red white and blue one
-The "You should be watching" one
-The one they recently had that removed the colors completely
And now this one that has absolutely no stylization at all
There's a bunch of trailers for the new service and site on their Vimeo page. The branding and ad is so crazy, why the hell did they make the primary wordmark such a bore. Also fuck that purple, jesus.
>Upscaled Blu rays
>cropping to 16:9
>encoders that make YIFY look good
If they fix all of those things I will actually buy their products. But they still have the same problem as CR and basically any other anime distributor: I can get higher quality products for free from fansubbers.
It really sucks that Funimation was the one studio to survive the crash and get stronger because of it.
ADV turned into Sentai and become garbage. Bandai is basically tits up. Geneon and CPM are tits up.
>Hey Jim, wanna be in the new ad?
>Sure, what do I have to do
>We're just gonna dump panties all over you
I think it's some meta commentary of their fanbase, their releases are so fucking terrible yet the fans are too blind to see it and are happy with the shitty quality they get hence the smiling face.
>Fansubs slow, but comfy
>Crunchyroll and Funimaton show up with simulcasts, destroy fansubs
>Instead of competing with each other, Funi and Crunchy for a cartel and split the season's shows so you need to subscribe to both
>Because the have no competition, Funi and Crunchy begin to slide in quality, even giving up the simulcasts that made them. Some shows are days behind the raws.
>Speedsubs come back
It's going to happen
Almost all fansubbers today use CR/Funi subs instead of translating the show 100%. It's much easier for a translator to correct/edit an already done script than it is for them to translate the entire thing.
I tried CR's free trial, but cancelled it after a day.
Worse than nyaa/10
It's really humiliating when people that do things in their free time as a hobby for free are better at your job than you are.
The only thing I've heard of is people being loyal to specific dubbing actors, much like how others get really attached to certain seiyuus. I've never heard of people being attached to one specific company, though if it would be any, it would be Funi, since they use their own roster of actors who hardly show up in anything else.
Until they get big enough to move to LA and never return to Texas for recording.
Do you really think that's a valid reason? The people who get paid to sub provide worse quality because they're not having fun?
That's not a valid reason. They get paid to do the things they supposedly love.
I've heard in various places that CR is sometimes under contractual obligations to use certain translations, but that still doesn't make it right to just accept them when you know the translations are garbage.
>even pay to be aired on TV
While I understand that late night anime isn't exactly lucrative advertising time, there is no way in hell that a studio would PAY to have their work broadcast. They'd make more money putting it for free online and then selling the BDs.
Why not? Often times the ad breaks you see are just advertising merch from the show, or other shows by the same studio.
Why would the TV station give them the whole block. including ad breaks if they weren't being paid?
Their announcement is that they are finally trying to get into typesetting their videos?
This segment of the market is really fucked up.
When someone makes a yogurt if it's good I buy it if it's shit I don't, if the store selling it is shit I can go to another one that's probably also stocking it, that's free market.
Here the product itself might be good, but the company delivering it does it in the absolute worst way and there's no (legal)alternative to them since they have the licensing rights and basically a monopoly for selling this particular show in the region.
Funi is literally only surviving thanks to the licenses they are able to get, the quality of their own work is irrelevant.
>Wasting money on a worthless corpse for Chinese cartoons
What caused that sudden drop in 2015? Dubbing shovelware like Denpa Kyoushi and Sky Wizards or the GamerGate line?
That was me who posted that. Those companies are completely un-related and funimation is privately owned. For some reason when you google "funimation stock" that's what comes up.
The Yahoo logo looks better than this Funi logo honestly.
There's a lot more to answer for than just this. What the fuck happened in fall season with a bunch of their shows? Not that they aren't consistently mediocre but it was even worse than usual. Where is the QC?
How does burning subtitles darken the video? Don't tell me they do it intentionally so that white subtitles would be easier to read.
>easier to read
That's what the black stroke around the text is for. It's not the 90s anymore or a poor DVD release, we don't need brick yellow subs or darkened visuals for readability. Do they think the brightness/saturation will make viewers go blind?
They should, especially if they're being paid for a logo. They'd be able to get away with uniform height if the logo was all-caps, but I guess all-lowercase is more fun.
I actually don't mind the indigo, but yeah, that lowercase t especially looks fucked up.
>the catalog made /a/ trash
>being able to search for threads instead of spamming your own made /a/ trash
Let me guess, you're one of those who believes that any thread about a show that is currently airing is a general (even if it aired the same day), and people should make more and more threads about anything they watch instead of looking for a thread that already exists because "fuck generals".
You seem to have made a bit of a mistake in your post. Luckily, the users of 4chan are always willing to help you clear this problem right up! You appear to have used a tripcode when posting, but your identity has nothing at all to do with the conversation! Whoops! You should always remember to stop using your tripcode when the thread it was used for is gone, unless another one is started! Posting with a tripcode when it isn't necessary is poor form. You should always try to post anonymously, unless your identity is absolutely vital to the post that you're making!
Now, there's no need to thank me - I'm just doing my bit to help you get used to the anonymous image-board culture!
taken from ANN
>FUNimation Entertainment announced on Thursday that it is launching a revamped streaming service called FunimationNow in February. As part of the renewal, the FunimationNow app will launch on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Windows 10 Universal.
Redesigned iOS, Android, and Kindle apps are also slated for February. Funimation will launch a redesigned website and updated gaming console and Roku apps in May.
In addition, Funimation announced that the app is slated to launch in the United Kingdom.
Funimation partnered with Sony DADC New Media Solutions to utilize the company's Ven.ue channel creation service. Sony and Funimation are offering demos of FunimationNow at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The current Funimation streaming app is available on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Roku, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.
I really hate this minimalistic trend we're in right now. It makes everything look all boring and shitty and flat. I want my lively colorful 2000s design scheme back.
But flat design with 'personal' graphics is even more colourful and lively!
I like it, but I also find it has a tendency to look fucking boring if you don't set it up in an interesting way.
>not missing the UBER RAD designs of the 90s
It's official. They are dying, aren't they? Stocks all time low, no one is bothering with their shitty shows, dubs fucking suck ass. How long will they still try to suck our dicks?
>toonami was a mistake
Yeah, pretty much. However you're giving them too much credit. For starters, unless you're some retard from /co/ they don't need Toonami to survive in the slightest. Secondly, i highly doubt that anyone who watches shit on Toonami buys DVD/BD. They probably just watch whatever shit is on with a smug sense of self-assurance that they're "supporting the industry"
>People who buy shit from NA distributors only support that company
In all fairness the Japanese companies probably receive SOME form of compensation. However importing obviously gives them more money, but they most likely don't check where the money comes from (but it's more money all the same). My old roommate imported a bunch of Cross Ange shit with the misguided sense of showing the fact there are American fans, which is dumb as fuck
Toonami worked in 1999-2002ish because you had it on at the right time: when middle schoolers came home. Midnight Run helped as well because it was daily, but just moving to Saturday doesn't really make for the same level of growth.
I mean it's hardly worth the effort. Literally.
Toonami is a rusted car they brought back for shits and giggles, and is a shitty idea. There is literally no reason to watch it in this day and age. Hell even streaming is better. Why watch a show that came out years ago that everyone knows about when it's probably on Crunchyroll or Netflix anyway? Plus you have the options of subs and being able to watch it whenever.
From the looks of it /co/ does nothing but complain that they don't air "good" stuff anyway, or are appalled that Family Guy is obviously more popular over here than anime. What a fucking shocker.
This is partially why I was excited for when Sci-Fi had that Ani-Monday block. Too bad that channel sucks at programming and is more ads than content, because I like the enjoy of constantly playing OVAs and films.
Only time I used CR was when the last 2 episodes of Oreimo 2 aired.
I think one of the reason I don't use CR is because of Oreimo's last episodes. My brain made the
>CR = bad shit
>Classic anime series
>Attack on Titan
>Dragon Ball Z
Introduce Operation: Double Agent.
We place a spy in Funimation's headquarters in which he'll plant a Hi10p bomb causing every computer in the area to BSOD, and wipe their HDDs on shutdown.
With this, Funimation has no choice but to receive help from their rivals Crunchyroll.
Our spy is then employed by Crunchyroll, gaining access to their headquarters in which he can plant a similar bomb and shut them down.
With FUNimation and Crunchyroll gone, Fakku is in deep water.
Our spy is then ordered to get behind enemy lines and plant a remote listening device to gain knowledge of their nefarious plans.
Then he is to exfiltrate by sea in order to not be detected.
Fakku knowing it is the last of its kind will have tightened up security, patrolling guards and cameras.
Wait a second... It's like they're trying to tell us something.
As an oldfag, this is the first thing that pops to mind if I see that in front of my cartoons.
>Rampant sexism both from employees and in content.
>Content is increasingly pornographic.
Why the hell would you work at a fucking anime localization company if sexual content offends you? I've heard some horror stories about the employees though.
While the typography is pretty bad, that's not a very high salary for a graphic designer. Also if this person is on staff then logo design is probably not their main job. They probably do all their web design too. A "graphic designer" is not a "logo designer." They probably don't specialize in branding. If funimation wanted to actually invest in a comprehensive rebrand they would contract a third-party firm for at least a hundred thousand and a couple months' work. This designer is probably an overworked grunt with a whole committee of executives giving them line-readings constantly. If this is actually the only "graphic designer" they employ, as your post implies, then it's highly likely they are overworked and underpaid.