Anime

Topic   RIP Amazon's Anime Strike Channel

Ranchan
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
7-Jan-2018(#1)
https://www.yahoo.com/tech/amazon-folds-little-kno...

The channel's anime shows have been folded into Amazon Prime Video offerings. So a Prime membership will allow subscribers to watch those exclusive shows now. Woot!
dunno001
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
8-Jan-2018(#2)
In a sign of how poorly this was marketed, I never knew they had licensed some series for streaming directly, including a few that interest me. But I don't think it's worth paying $11/month for those few series...

tonymack21
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews
* 8-Jan-2018(#3)
it seems that it should have already been included anyway, locking the anime behind a double paywall really seemed like a middle finger to the customer. I just wish I could use prime video as a prime share slot.

Ranchan
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8-Jan-2018(#4)
The subscription was 5 bucks a month. But paying another 60 bucks annually for a few exclusive shows just didn't make sense to most people. Especially with you could watch Crunchyroll for free.
tonymack21
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8-Jan-2018(#5)
Ranchan wrote:
> The subscription was 5 bucks a month. But paying another 60 bucks annually for a
> few exclusive shows just didn't make sense to most people. Especially with you could
> watch Crunchyroll for free.

right. is there any advantage to crunchyroll premium? I started the 14 day trial because I was looking for something for something and it said premium gets access to everything, but there didn't seem to be a difference in whats available. is it just ad removal?

dunno001
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8-Jan-2018(#6)
tonymack21 wrote:
> Ranchan wrote:
>> The subscription was 5 bucks a month. But paying another 60 bucks annually for
> a
>> few exclusive shows just didn't make sense to most people. Especially with you
> could
>> watch Crunchyroll for free.
>
> right. is there any advantage to crunchyroll premium? I started the 14 day trial
> because I was looking for something for something and it said premium gets access
> to everything, but there didn't seem to be a difference in whats available. is it
> just ad removal?

It's mainly ad removal, having access to the current episode of simulcasts (free accounts are 1 week behind), and a few series that are subscriber only. There are a few other perks, too, like discounts in their store, but it's still usually not a good enough deal to be worth it.

tonymack21
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8-Jan-2018(#7)
that's kinda what I was wondering, its only 6.95 a month but I don't know i'll get that out of it for just ad removal.

dunno001
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8-Jan-2018(#8)
tonymack21 wrote:
> that's kinda what I was wondering, its only 6.95 a month but I don't know i'll get
> that out of it for just ad removal.

I think it's worth having the current ep and no ads, but I never use the store discount. I also do longer term memberships also to save a few more bucks.

tonymack21
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9-Jan-2018(#9)
ads are pretty crap, and when I get caught up on some stuff the current eps will be nice

Ranchan
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
9-Jan-2018(#10)
re: CR subscription. It includes access to their mangas, which may or may not appeal to you.
tonymack21
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9-Jan-2018(#11)
oh really? that is a nice feature

SirConnery
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19-Jan-2018(#12)
Or get VRV which combines crunchy and funimation.
tonymack21
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19-Jan-2018(#13)
Oh? Will have to look into that.

Ranchan
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
20-Jan-2018(#14)
Does anyone subscribe to VRV? I see that they include DramaFever as a listed channel. Curious to know if VRV subscriber gets access to all DF shows or just a selection. And does VRV give access to manga on CR?
SirConnery
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20-Jan-2018(#15)
VRV is only streaming content, no manga. I think there was some issue about anime only having american dubs, not original Japanese voices with subtitles or something like that.
SirConnery
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20-Jan-2018(#16)
Actually I take that back, it comes with manga. I looked it up:
https://flixed.io/vrv-crunchyroll-funimation-best/...
Ranchan
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
20-Jan-2018(#17)
The guy who wrote the article should have created a chart. That would simplify things a lot. :D But according to him, yeah manga is included.

re: dubs. Funimation's main draw is offering dubbed version of animne shows. It does cost quite a bit of $$$ to create dubs, but Funi was able to turn it into a profitable business somehow.

The problem for me is that I already subscribe to Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. I barely have the time to watch the shows on my watchlist for those 3 sites. I would be interested in VRV for crunchyroll and the korean dramas (which DramaFever has the best selection available). But I would probably need to pause my Hulu sub before I do a VRV sub. lol
Porksta
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20-Jan-2018(#18)
DramaFever is free, isn't it? I have it on my Roku.

Ranchan
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
20-Jan-2018(#19)
Porksta wrote:
> DramaFever is free, isn't it? I have it on my Roku.
>
Some shows are free, yes. But certain shows are "premium" and require a subscription. Like Goblin:

https://www.dramafever.com/drama/4914/1/Goblin:_Th...
Porksta
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20-Jan-2018(#20)
Maybe I am just lucky? I don't even have an account and I just now turned it on and started watching. AFAIK, a subscription is only required for commercial-free.

tonymack21
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20-Jan-2018(#21)
Ranchan wrote:

> re: dubs. Funimation's main draw is offering dubbed version of animne shows. It
> does cost quite a bit of $$$ to create dubs, but Funi was able to turn it into a
> profitable business somehow.

it def is, its why we are getting more niche japanese games without dubs now too, tokyo xanadu, blue reflection, all these VNs that have been coming. if its a choice of bringing a game to an already niche crowd as it is, who are probably ok with the subs anyway, or not bringing it out at all since non weebs arent going to play it anyway dub or not, why not just go with it with subtitles? i play games and watch anime with subs anyway, its part of the charm and captures the tone better i think most of the time, so maybe crunchyroll is good enough for me and i dont need funimation unless funimation has anything available that crunchy doesnt?


Ranchan
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
20-Jan-2018(#22)
Porksta wrote:
> Maybe I am just lucky? I don't even have an account and I just now turned it on
> and started watching. AFAIK, a subscription is only required for commercial-free.
>
>

Think whatever you want, bro. ^^ I try to watch only the "better" shows and Goblin is actually a good one. It was pulled from the US market briefly for whatever reason (I suspect a dispute over licensing fees) but it's back now for U.S. audience. Still require a sub to watch beyond a handful of eps. T_T
Ranchan
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* 20-Jan-2018(#23)
tonymack21 wrote:

>
> it def is, its why we are getting more niche japanese games without dubs now too,
> tokyo xanadu, blue reflection, all these VNs that have been coming. if its a choice
> of bringing a game to an already niche crowd as it is, who are probably ok with the
> subs anyway, or not bringing it out at all since non weebs arent going to play it
> anyway dub or not, why not just go with it with subtitles? i play games and watch
> anime with subs anyway, its part of the charm and captures the tone better i think
> most of the time, so maybe crunchyroll is good enough for me and i dont need funimation
> unless funimation has anything available that crunchy doesnt?
>
>
For whatever reason, I noticed that CR is showing a ton more ads than before. This past week, I had to watch (& skip) like 4 ads before the 20 mins ep even starts. Then more ads in between. CR used to be better than that. And I'm still encountering the occasional playback issue, too. I was an initial subscriber when CR launched in 06. But it has not kept up with investment in the infrastructure, imo. So I'm not a big fan of crunchyroll for this reason.

That said, personally I prefer subs over dubs. And if the choices are either sub only release or no release for a title, I would go for the sub only. If there is ever enough interest to do a dub, then that could be arranged at a later date.
tonymack21
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews
20-Jan-2018(#24)
ya i can see how if a show gets popular enough and they think it has the appeal i can see them dubbing later.

i tried a crunchy sub to see how id like it, so far i do pretty well, i wish it had an interface a little more like hulu, but maybe im just used to theirs, their "keep watching" tab is great in that i can just pick up right where i was, you have to search it out again on crunchy. i havent had playback issues and even before i subbed i was only getting one ad inbetween shows.

Topic   RIP Amazon's Anime Strike Channel