What's going on at crunchyroll?
they suddenly fired 90% of their staff and didn't give a reason.
Anyone got any clues?
Was just about to ask this actually, all of my friend's CR contacts just got laid off.
I'm trying to figure out what it means but I can't come up with anything and there's no news of it besides firsthand reports
The Anime Awards being so shit.
Kira lost best villain
You don't have to pay you moron. If you don't pay you're literally behind 1 week on releases.
Remember the whole Funimation-Crunchyroll team-up? There's probably some kind of merger or acquisition in the works.
They're shitty middlemen, they have very little need for staff other than the two translators and the shills like you who come on /a/ to advertise their shitty service that is an active detriment to the anime industry.
From what I've heard (it's all Twitter mumblings right now), Ellation's CTO (Ellation is Crunchy's executive team) is also an outsourcing company's CEO, so it sounds like they're outsourcing most of the work.
Because I like to support anime. The money CR gets from subscribers goes towards buying licenses for streaming rights. Then again I'm not some freeloader basement dweller without a job.
I graduated from a T14 law school and I currently work at my father's contracts firm. I have no financial issues whatsoever. Buying rights to view streamed anime isn't exactly conspicuous consumption. There's nothing to be gained from subscribing to CR when you can find a site that has a larger anime selection that is also completely free.
>The money CR gets from subscribers goes towards buying licenses for streaming rights.
You're joking right? Literally nothing of what you pay goes towards that, CR pays a ridiculously low flat rate that no one who actually makes anime would lose a dollar over, it's literally a pittance to the CEO of an overarching production company, most of CR's money goes to it's investors, and now almost all of it does since there are no employees to pay, the only thing your money you pay goes to is funding israeli settlements on the west bank since the major investor for CR is a zionist.
What's with people who think they're better than others for paying for p i x e l s?
Buy the manga/LNs.
Any sales related to the anime only help the studio and a negligible % of that money goes to the creator.
not really anything tangible like a press release but the usual up beat and cheery mouthpiece is rather brutally somber today since word is beginning to spread.
Expect further news in the coming days, my guess is CR execs are realizing that their efforts for actual same day simulcast are futile so the first move is to find people willing to work for less to cut their losses as much as possible. Expect TV tokyo or AT&T to take over and redistribute the service to various other platforms.
The days of somewhat decent speed subs from CR are gone. The fansubs will rise once again to take it's rightful place on the throne.
Reminder anime is just a way of publicizing the source material.
Depends what you mean by creator. Production committees get tons of cash from BDs and merch no matter what. Its still one the biggest sources of profit in the industry. Directors/Writers also get paid from royalities in BDs and merch. (I mean anime writers, not manga writers) Studios? Unless they are pretty high on the production committee or the show is a megahit get pretty much only get the contract fee.
Streaming rights have been cheap historically, but the cost has been increasing, as the various sites are starting to come into competition. The Crunchyroll-Funimation deal was a sign of that, licensing fees were finally starting to bite.
This is exactly what happened in the larger realm of streaming -- Netflix started out by scooping up cheap streaming rights, but eventually the studios began squeezing them for revenue, while they also tried to set-up a competing service they owned (Hulu).
Note that Netflix responded by padding out their selections with a lot of cheap B-grade content, combined with increasing amounts of premium Netflix Original content. Crunchyroll is probably going through a similar squeeze now.
Well, I might not be renewing my subscription.
Joke about "paying for streams" all you like, but it was a decent enough for service for me to fork over $60 for a year to watch on my PS4. But from the looks of this mess, I wouldn't want to give these people any more money. Lesson learned.
>Everyone on /a/ should have learned Japanese by now
Someone post some goddamn reliable source please.
>"I've been browsing post 2010": the post
>caring more about seasonal entertainment than the medium as a whole
Or you can watch HorribleSubs for free. Immediately and forever.
Or you could stop being a bottom feeder and learn Japanese.
Friendly reminder that CR intentionally went around and hired translators out of active fansub groups and included "no independent work" in their employment contracts. They over-hired and ran at a labour budget excess for several years with the goal of greatly reducing the presence of free alternative translation sources.
They essentially payed translators to not translate so they could establish themselves as a go-to source with minimal free competition. The assumption would be that the loss would be recouped at a later date because the act creates a more profitable market for their services.
Now that they're thoroughly established and working on a partnership with Funimation, they no longer have a need to keep fansubbers tied up on payroll, so they're downsizing their labour department closer to what is actually necessary to meet their workload.
Studios generally don't fund anime anyway. When you buy BDs you give money to production companies who paid for the anime to be made, and may be inclined to make more of it in the future.
Servers can generally run a while without needing maintenance 24/7. It's most likely outsourcing for something cheaper, or get around some unneeded expenses they didn't want to pay.
>wanting Kira to place anything but third place
jojofags are full of autist nowadays, they lost sight of what was truly important, diluted out the real fans with Reddit/normies
For example chimping out over a popularity award by normieroll
Exclusivity rights are the cancer of streaming services. They should compete with features and plans, not the shows.
They're never going to fully replace television at this rate.
I wasn't talking about the west as a whole, I was talking about us, as individuals.
Sure we can get an anime here and there but it all ultimately comes down to whatever the big time CEO's feel like doing to get as much of that green while retaining their outdated shitty Japanese honorable business practices.
SysAdmins are almost always the last to go and usually get some bonus if they stick around till the company fully closes.
If anything I hope it was their marketing department getting axed because their TV commercials are confusing and shitty.
Alright faggots, here's a fucking lesson you should know if Crunchyroll is going the way of the Blockbuster.
There's gonna be a scramble to buy up those licenses. Expect a season of fucking no one doing translations for a bunch of shows. But eventually, someone will step up and become the big dog in streaming, because that shit would mean a fuckton of NEETbux and weeaboo funding, so someone's gonna want it.
Expect fansubs to be a thing again, but not good enough to please expectations of the old days. You aren't gonna see any top-tier subs coming out of a fangroup, and almost certainly not the week of release for a good majority.
I'd expect Netflix or Funi to become the next big dog, but hopefully it would be some kind of new startup that understands that it's retarded to try and scoop up everything, and stick to being translators for shit instead of a marketplace/anime translator/K/J-Drama translator/Community organizers/buyoff machine.
Now here's what you faggots who think buying Crunchyroll subs can actually do to support the creators of these things.
BUY THE MANGA. BUY THE LIGHT NOVELS. BUY THE BDs IF THEY'RE ANIME ORIGINALS.
Subbing to Crunchyroll did fucking almost nothing for creators. That money isn't going to manga authors or light novel writers, it was going mostly to Crunchyroll pockets with maybe 10% being used to buy licences.
Fucking learn to buy a tankoban every once in a while if you like something. It doesn't even have to be imported, buying the tankoban or volume will give the author more money than your sub ever did, and it's cheaper. Even more so for Light Novels, since most are online and the cost of publishing is lower, e.g. less kickback to the publisher than if it was physical.
Now fucking do that instead of funding the shit-tier streaming sites.
>people actually using CR
>these kinds of people being on /a/
Traditional networks make original programming, they are just buying up things that air in Japan anyways. Labeling anime licenses as "original series" is such a lame marketing ploy.
> if Crunchyroll is going the way of the Blockbuster.
Blockbuster didn't die because licensing, other comepitition in the same market, or anything like that. Blockbuster died because it failed to be innovative, streaming took everything by storm and required no physical locations and RedBox took the physical method of being able to burn hundreds of movies on physical formats.
If anything the company is just doing a massive restructure or shipping jobs somewhere cheaper
Buying manga/source materials in moon is a much better way. It even plays a part in influencing the possibility of anime getting sequels.
Oh wait, you're just an ESL who over inflates his own contribution.
>he thinks CR money goes to the anime industry
>Getting to enjoy the tears of all the anime neophytes as they don't get instant subs
It's very nice really. Maybe they'll actually learn Japanese like I did so they can watch raws back like I had to.
>Traditional networks make original programming
So do Netflix and Amazon
>they are just buying up things that air in Japan anyways
Netflix in particular is funding some Japanese shows though, like Terrace House. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if they one day do end up on the production committee for an anime.
Oh, it's this meme again.
>I support anime by using a cheap services
>even though I don't buy figurines, plamo, or BDs, which make up for roughly 90% of a studio's income
Fuck it, I got a question.
How long does it take to learn Japanese, how would you go about doing it, back then and now?
It seems more complicated than the usual Western languages, and seems to have three different sets of alphabets. Is that a big issue?
To me, being able to read a wider range of manga is much more satisfying. At least most seasonal anime do get subbed till the end. Meanwhile, there's like hell knows how many dropped projects and interesting manga that never even gets 1 ch TL'd.
Come on, anon, between my busy high school life and posting on Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter I just don't have time to do crazy complicated tasks like managing individual fucking files >>152411787
yfw Crunchyroll is going to die in your lifetime
>Subbing to Crunchyroll did fucking almost nothing for creators.
Yeah, because it couldn't even keep Crunchyroll afloat, if the premise of your post is correct. You're fucking retarded if you think that little money would do anything for the industry if it went directly to the creators. Something like Crunchyroll working out is a necessity in order the tap into larger markets. That would do much more for the industry than just us sending money to the creators.
It has more to do with the time and effort required just to be able to watch/read something that is already being actively translated. If you had a proper life with an actual busy schedule you would understand why learning Japanese without having any further goals like living in Japan is a dumb idea.
Though now that I mention it you probably want to do that to you fucking weaboo.
Find some sort of class that can teach you the basics. Actually pay attention, don't half ass it. Practice. Practice is GOD. Then make use of the "Learn Japanese" threads on /int/
You gotta put in the time. After a year or so, you can start watching shows meant for children RAW. You still won't understand everything but if you've been diligent you should be able to understand what they're saying and it's basically a bar. If you can't understand the dialogue in something like a Super Sentai show by the 2 year mark, then you've not been trying.
Reading and Writing will take a lot longer though.
That's why you learn it to watch a bunch of children's superhero shows, instead.
If Netflix starts taking a bigger piece of the licenses, fansubs could return in a big way since Netflix would just hoard episodes for like 3 months and if CR dies so does Horriblesubs.
Actually quality would probably increase, but it would definitely take longer. I was just mocking the Papika poster for saying "you only have to wait a week to watch for free!" when it's trivial to watch for free immediately if that's what you want.
Who cares? CR has basically no effect on anime in the industry of japan and is an idiot cull for normies
Ideally no, but a monopoly is better than the current system in which you need subscriptions to multiple services to get access to all programming.
We are at a point where a monopoly would be an improvement.
That's a long post for making excuses. I guess all those people who can speak multi languages are weebs who don't have a busy schedule as well, huh?
>learning Japanese without having any further goals like living in Japan is a dumb idea
Man, you're so ignorant, it's sad. Well, like I said, you're narrow minded. You don't need to live in Japan in order to need to justify learning moon. They do businesses overseas too and yes, liaison with their moon businesses/departments require moon, not english.
Netflix is shameless with pretending they do shit.
Like Sidonia was called Netflix's first original anime series.
Netflix put their name in their advertisement of Sidonia instead of the Anime Studio's name.
For the causal normalfag in America, they would be misled into thinking Netflix created the Sidonia anime.
Welp, thats enough to convince me. I hope that blonde got the axe so she can go back to working the corner. She had nice tits I'd throw done 50 for some paizuri. The people that worked there were all SJW faggots anyway. Fuck em'.
>people say toku isn't /m/
>toku gets to stay because mental gymnastics let it be /m/
>somehow tokushitters think that karate bugmen are acceptable to post on /a/
>They do businesses overseas too and yes, liaison with their moon businesses/departments require moon, not english.
That's not strictly true, I've read email correspondence between the Japanese and American offices of a Japanese company that were conducted in imperfect English. In-person meetings had a translator though.
>If you had a proper life with an actual busy schedule you would understand why learning Japanese without having any further goals like living in Japan is a dumb idea.
It's never a waste of time to learn something new! Learning languages keeps your brain sharp and lets you connect with new people and understand different parts of the world. Never stop learning, and don't let anyone keep you from expanding your horizons.
They did produce the dub, and they do own the license to stream it.
>For the causal normalfag in America, they would be misled into thinking Netflix created the Sidonia anime.
Your first mistake was assuming any normie is that informed about who or what produces anime, or even cares.
Look, I don't make assumptions on /a/ poster intelligence. I recommend a class for foundation because some people on /a/ are just too stupid.
Tokusatsu is important to the history and culture of anime and manga, so it's not out of line to bring it up once in a while.
Actually, I think that toku should either go on /jp/ or have its own board, but I'm not the one who makes the rules.
Really. Paying only gives you a "premium" service, which is watching simulcasts. Otherwise, you just watch them a week after (and it's not like you'll watch EVERY single show right on time all the time).
You can pretty much watch their catalog for free.
Not him, but it's a waste for me. Everything learned seems to slip away so fast, life has just become an indistinguishable blur where something that happened barely moments ago was forgotten like it was nothing. What the fuck happened?
Listen you stupid motherfucker, do you understand shit?
If 100,000 people each gave Crunchyroll 60 a year to fund a subscription, that's 6 million dollars. Assuming Crunchyroll keeps (and these are going to be some low ass numbers) 50% of the money for themselves, that means 3 million dollars go to buying licences. Of that, split across two dozen different studios or so, that would mean each studio got 125,000 dollars. It ends there for anime originals, and MAY be worth it, but not likely, considering that's about the budget of two workers, yearly.
Now let's say each studio then keeps 50% of the money, leaving 75,000 dollars to go to their manga adaption sources. Assuming each studio does one adaption a season, that means you split it into fourths, which leaves 18,750 dollars to go to each person. This is assuming that publishers don't also take a cut, which they almost certainly do, which would cut it in half again to 9,375 dollars a year.
That isn't even enough to pay rent for a whole year in most cities, let alone all the other bills the creators would have.
Now let's say 10,000 people each pay 15 dollars for an anime volume. That's 150,000 dollars. Assuming the publisher takes half of that, that's 75,000 that goes right to the creator of the work.
Which fucking one sounds better?
There are two phonetic alphabets, hiragana and katakana. Study them both. If you can learn them well enough in one week to read slowly then you're not too stupid to learn Japanese. If it takes you longer than a week, give up now and save yourself time. Next, you have to decide whether you want to spend the next 4 years becoming fluent. If you decide you want to, /int/ has all the resources in their Daily Japanese Thread.
Normalfags know about Studio Ghibli.
Netflix not advertising Polygon Pictures as well as their own name hurts Polygon Pictures.
From now on, when you mention Sidonia to American normalfags, they will be Oh Yeah, that Netflix anime.
Polygon Pictures will never enter their heads at all when mentioning Sidonia.
I think it is a dickbag move in a way.
Some shows require you to take it easy.
So who here actually has a CR account? We're supposed to be kinda relevant, since we spend so much money on weeb stuff.
I have one, but I never use it. I lend it to my friends.
reminder crunchyroll is just trying to scare everyone to think they are going bankrupt to trick people into thinking buying a premium membership can help. it's the same tactic hiro is using with 4chan right now
>Anime is a niche market
You have no idea how popular anime is internationally. It is huge and you'd know that if you went outside and talked to people. The vast majority of people use local streaming sites.
>just to be able to watch/read something that is already being actively translated
You say that like there aren't plenty of anime and fucktons of manga that aren't being actively translated. Just because you're a casual faggot who only cares about new TV anime and WSJ manga doesn't mean everyone else is.
When you download 12 episodes you are in complete control of when you watch those 12 episodes. For slower stuff like aria I would usually watch an episode per day, in between all the other anime
If thats actually true thanks for the tip. Its just to get my feet wet and to see the learning process for a different language. I'm a fuckin workhorse baby, when I put my mind to something that shit gets done.
>all this hypothetical stuff
>Forgetting about taxes
>forgetting about infrastructure
>forgetting about SanFrans stupid costs and salaries
>Thinking licensing only will stop at 50%
AHAHAHHAHAHAH, read how the author of Gintama's rant on how much they get from a well selling anime. They ain't getting shit at the end of the day.
>which would cut it in half again to 9,375 dollars a year.
which is ~780 a month, THEN you have to split it over the whole studio which if we assume is only 10, that's 78 bucks a month pretax
Does this mean we'll go back to the (not so) good 'ol days of watching TV-rips?
Are fansubs coming back?
Will gg and Eclipse come back?
Will moot ever come back?
Langauges are difficult relative to each other. Japanese is considered a Tier 5 anime by the US government- the most difficult for native english speakers to learn. (Its actually starred because of its complexity) but you probably won't need the same level of japanese as a US ambassador to watch anime. English is easy to get basic conversational speaking (even easier for langauges like mandarin that aren't related but have similar word order) but is notoriously difficult at higher levels because of how context sensitive (read:punny) and completely illogical it is. I find this is true with a lot of langauges. You can learn enough to ask to use the bathroom or to watch anime and even read manga well enough just fine. Anything more than that and you need to go to Japan or take intensive courses.
This image and some reading practice is enough to learn kana in a couple of days. It will take a few weeks to really hammer them in but after that you won't forget them. Just see the guide on /djt/ on what to do
Why the fuck do you think Crunchyroll is shit, licensing has only gotten more expensive recently. Before it was barely shit, because the Japanese studios considered anything from the west to be a bonus.
The point I was making was that the first option is trash that doesn't help creators at all. That's why the second option is so much better, it has less money at the start, but more goes to the creator in the end.
That was the initial part where half the money got split.
>it's another "NEETs insisting that paying for anime magically doesn't support it" episode
You forgot the part where CR is able to market their shit, become big enough to fund high-budget Disney-level productions, and do it because there are returns to their investment. But no, let's just send a few bucks to random mangaka every now and then, that'll totally help.
>Japanese is considered a Tier 5 anime by the US government
Why doesn't Japan make their own streaming service, so they can actually earn money outside their ultra niche otaku audience?
Yeah, makes me wonder why Crunchyroll and Funimation haven't closed up shop by now.
I heard Funimation only exists due to Dragon Ball Z dubs but the era of Dragon Ball is starting to fade away.
And face it, Crunchyroll ain't no Netflix.
I always wondered why Crunchyroll had an office in San Francisco anyway.
Doesn't it cost multiple arms and legs to live in San Francisco.
Makes you think that Crunchyroll subscribers are paying for the cost of Crunhcyroll having an office in a place like San Francisco than the actual anime producers because San Francisco ain't a cheap place to live at all.
>CR fired all its subbers
FANSUBBING IS BACK BOYS AND GIRLS
It happens a lot.
The company I work at contracted to have their products sold at virtually every competitor's store then pawned off their B-stock and opened their own stores where they undercut all the people they let sell their inferior products.
Our competitors did all the brand exposure for us and now they can't compete with our prices while we steal all of their business. It's a doggy-dog world out there.
>The Anime Awards
Has mankind finally made something more disgusting and worthless than video game awards?
If you're smart and lazy, you'll succeed in a week. If you're dumb and hardworking, you'll succeed in a week. If you fail at learning kana in a week, for whatever reason, you're not going to be able to learn the rest.
>That was the initial part where half the money got split.
>3 million dollars and run multiple datacenters with engineers and staff to support the company
Ain't going to happen kiddo, that number needs to be much higher
If you mean Crunchyroll, you aren't paying for anime you dumbfuck, you're paying for access to Cruncyroll's higher quality anime streams.
You are not paying for the anime. You are paying for the privilege to watch a stream of anime to a service that licenses the anime.
>Cruncyroll's higher quality anime streams
>it's a "nigger has no clue how licensing fees work" episode
>these anons trying to grow their e-penis saying that they know how to speak japanese
Daisuki is shit though.
Anybody here who lives in Japan or browsed Japanese websites in Japan.
What do Japs use to stream anime in Japan.
I doubt it is Daisuki.
And I feel it isn't Nico Nico either.
>pajeets take over crunchyroll
Flawed comparison. In the CR case, 2 dozen studios are being funded so naturally its less per individual series. I'm sure the more popular series have much higher license fees so in the end it all balances out.
The only real difference is the 50% (or whatever it ends up at) cut that CR keeps for themselves and their employees.
The advantage of CR is the same as with netflix: People would rather pay a single monthly fee for convenient and immediate digital access than buy physical discs. Most people don't care about building a "collection". Crunchyroll's subscribers provide funds for future anime that otherwise never would have existed.
Here's their resource page. I haven't looked at the threads lately but the resources are pretty good. Give it a look if you survive learning the kana.
Is this the end of reliable fast subs?
Decent software engineers aren't cheap anywhere, but the entire bay area is going to be pretty pricy with lots of companies competing for talent--it's next to impossible to find people to hire even while paying rather nice salaries.
I don't think you quite understand here.
We're both right. CR has the advantage of streaming multiple things instead of buying one thing at a time. That IS more beneficial to customers when it comes to amount put in vs amount gotten.
I know that. But the point I'm trying to make is that, while all of that is true, if you're truly trying to "support the industry," then you want to put money to the source material, because then a higher cut goes right to the creator, instead of such a low amount.
I've been studying for over a year, but I use the CoR the most. I learned hiragana and kana in a week.
I was just wondering which thread is better, but I guess they're mostly the same, just one has flags.
>Legitimately thinking CR actually give back even 10% to the anime industry
kek. TV syndicated anime in native dubs and Animax are much better alternative if you actually wanted to support anime.
>translators can't speak Japanese
>translators can't speak English
>random Hindi words spattered throughout the script
It's gonna be like Hadena 1.5
>You're a hikki and don't understand it's the current year
No, enough with your assumptions. Anime is niche as fuck, no matter how you see it.
Go ahead and ask someone if they're watching anything this season. Chances are, they don't even know a new season started.
Then again, Japan is really dumb when it comes to computers and would rather just use their TVs.
I don't think the Crunchyroll engineers would have worked at Crunchyroll if they could have worked at another big name like Google.
Crunchyroll doesn't exactly seem impressive on a resume.
HR person would be thinking of Sushi or a Japanese Restaurant first before an anime streaming company at first glance.
>you want to put money to the source material, because then a higher cut goes right to the creator, instead of such a low amount
Only in the short term. Something like CR is required for a long-term constant flow of money from mass audiences to creators.
Nobody's saying all jap business function the same. There are still plenty where the gaijin firm needs someone who has a commerce background and knows jap to translate documents, etc.
>had a translator
That just adds to my point. Especially if it's an in-house staff who take on multiple roles. See above.
In all honesty, if some streaming network could use the steaming technology that Netlfix uses, I would gladly pay for a streaming service. Netflix uses some type of advance wizardry with streaming, their streams look as good as the BD source itself. Crunchyroll has awful bandwidth and banding on their streams. They put almost no effort into the image quality of the shows.
So it seems Japs favor decentralization when it comes to official streaming sites in Japan.
Meanwhile, in America, it seems like centralization has begun with Netflix and Amazon appearing now.
>apparently every single penny I've gave to the industry went to publisher/distributor/company bosses/taxes/yakuza/zionist jews/everyone who isn't the artist
Alright smart guy, then how the fuck am I supposed to actually support the author. Do I have to mail the goddamn cash straight to their postbox? Maybe I should just cross the fucking ocean and move in with them, cook, clean, hold hands and make sure they don't drop dead on me.
How the fuck can I support those goddamn nips /a/? Eh? Tell me, since apparently you're so goddamn smart?
Motherfucker I've stolen money from the government, tell me how to spend them well, TELL ME NOW
And you're living in a fantasy world, kiddo.
Importing BDs and mech helps, but most of that money goes to the production companies. Animator life is suffering no matter what, but projects like the dorms make it less so.
So what's going to happen to Horriblesubs now? Will I still get my speedsubs?
>thread has people saying it's much better to buy the source materials/BDs, products that cost more than CR subs
>hurrr they just don't wanna pay!
You are either a CR shill or retarded (which is expected of the typical CR user, I guess)
>you can stop the mental gymnastics now
Take you own advice, faggot.
>Every millennial watches anime
Netflix looks good because they cut deals with Intel.
I think Netflix won't release 4K unless you have a certain Intel chip.
So yeah, don't think Netflix is some savior.
Netflix caters to richfags first before the casualfag or poorfag.
Anime is niche. Back in college a few years back like 1 out of 15 people I've talked to even knew what anime was. And when they did it was extremely casual shit tier anime like DBZ or One piece.
Netflix and Amazon are going to kill anime in the west again. Every show will be a cockblocked exclusive like LWA. We're just gonna have to weather the storm I guess.
How do you figure?
If we consider the dilution of money, creators are getting jack shit from a Crunchyroll subscription. Hell, creators of source material already get jackshit from a successful anime, so why would a Cruncyroll licensing fee give them any more than maybe 50 bucks?
Whereas paying for the source material right away gives a creator around half the money off the bat? A creator could get 3 to 4 thousand dollars a volume if a small percentage of people payed for the source material, whereas they get almost nothing to actually nothing from a Crunchyroll sub.
BUY THE FUCKING SOURCE MATERIAL YOU DUMBASS. ANIME IS A FUCKING ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE SOURCE MATERIAL.
...which is what they're doing with China...? Sorry, murricans, your market matter less than the chinks, SEA and other europeans. The only reason why they even bother to go through the US is because of the service/technology like Netflix etc since asia is kinda still shit at it. For anime itself, the US is very behind.
>Netflix uses some type of advance wizardry with streaming, their streams look as good as the BD source itself.
It's not advanced at all, it's just adaptative bitrate, and they have good quality videos. You can even press ctrl+alt+shift+s and select the quality yourself if your net connection isn't too good.
It's basically the same as youtube but they keep high quality source material and use modern video compression, while most regular video streaming sites kills your quality to save on bandwith.
Plus a bunch of proprietary garbage DRM on top that they add for no reason as everyone rips the videos anyways.
>lays off a fuck ton of staff in SJW central San Francisco
>jobs are going to be outsourced to another country for cheaper prices
>SJWs hate Trump
>Trump is against this kind of practice, wants jobs to stay in the US
>they still hate Trump and call him Hitler
>still shitposting on /a/
I thought I'd have left this shithole by now, but I'm still fucking here.
>we're gonna have more waiting for sub threads
>mfw Eclipse-subs come back
>gg subs suddenly becomes big because of memes
Some monkey paw shit right here
>Alright smart guy, then how the fuck am I supposed to actually support the author. Do I have to mail the goddamn cash straight to their postbox?
Pretty much. There's really not much else to do. Single artists on the west embraced Patreon, most mangakas would be happy with a salary of 3k, but I doubt japs will get on the Patreon train. Studios can kickstart their shit, but few have done so far, and KS rewards make a lot of the money go to waste too.
These boards are funny. First you hate them, then you get used to them. Enough time passes, you get so you depend on them.