whats your thoughts on CrunchyRoll?

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i think its hot garbage, makes me not want to watch anime anymore.

i gave tower of god a chance and damn that shit was so bad i almost cried

any thoughts ?

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I don't really see what the quality of one specific anime has to do with the streaming service as a whole. They don't make anime, they just license and sub it to stream it.

And that being said, I find them to be a pretty good anime streaming service, at least compared to their competition. I don't have much trouble smoothly streaming stuff I want to watch, while Funimation or Amazon always feel lackluster and janky by comparison.

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Literally the best thing to happen to anime in the last 20 years.

The pirates who don't give a SHIT about the industry, being greedy fuckers still won't use it though, even for like 6 quid a month. In terms of supporting legal, streaming anime, it's absolutely the best thing to happen in all my time watching anime.

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I used to use it but so much stuff I wanted to watch just isn't available there and I cancelled. It's the best option we have in terms of streaming but it's not especially good unless you have very broad tastes and/or want current season stuff imo.

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#5  Edited By spacemanspiff00

I used it for a long time and would agree with the others that its one of the best legal options out there. Anime is pretty scattered though right now so I find it best to just sub and cancel to whatever service has a show that you want to watch. Most services are less than 10 bucks for a month so its pretty cost effective to jump around if you find your interests in multiple places.

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I really should give it a go, i've only ever watched anime that only has 1 or 2 seasons so i can buy them on dvd and be done in a couple of weeks, and i don't really want to watch episodes of anime every day so i can't qualify subscribing to something or buying massive box sets... but i've always wanted to try watching Lucky Star.

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@cikame: It's 100% worth a try, the barrier to entry is so low that if there's anything you wanna watch on there it's very good value and you may well find a bunch of other stuff too.

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Its good. Watch less garbage stuff.

Try Space Brothers, Somali and the Forest Spirit, Demon Slayer: Kimetso no Yaiba, Kill la Kill, Keep Your Hands of Eizouken, or My Hero Academia if you haven't.

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I tend to lean funimation just because I prefer dubs and they have a few shows I like but it seems like a great thing to me. Very low subscription cost (every time I consider pausing funimation I remember how dirt cheap it is) and just browsing can be really fun.

Mostly it sounds like you discovered the dark secret: Anime is not inherently better or worse than any other form of media. It is just that when it usually takes a massive fandom to be aware something exists you tend to have a lot better curation than if you flipped on saturday morning cartoons.

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Low cost, tons of content, I really don't see how all that much to find fault in.

Not all that much into the anime scene these days but I would have killed for it back in the day, beats the hell out of digging on IRC channels.

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I don't follow the logic here. This is like declaring that Netflix is a garbage service because you hated the first thing you watched on it.

I'd probably watch Crunchyroll - and anime in general - a lot more often if they had more English dubs. Sorry, sub fans. It's not that I'm slow, it's that I'm lazy. I also don't like peeling my eyes away from what I'm watching to read something, even if it is for just half a second.

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@sombre said:

Literally the best thing to happen to anime in the last 20 years.

The pirates who don't give a SHIT about the industry, being greedy fuckers still won't use it though, even for like 6 quid a month. In terms of supporting legal, streaming anime, it's absolutely the best thing to happen in all my time watching anime.

What this person said!

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I'm not completely convinced of streaming in general. I like my DVD's and Blu-rays, and I gained a pretty sizable collection since 2007. Streaming options come and go, and there are some things here and there that you can only get on disc, such as the ADV and Bandi dubs for Evangelion and Escaflowne respectivly. That, and I like editing videos every once in a while.

That said, I'm all for streaming options offsetting torrenting when possible.

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You watched a bad anime. It's still a pretty solid streaming service.

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I’d love to give it a shot, but due to where I’m currently living any time I check out an anime’s page, I’m always told that it hasn’t been licensed for my region. Maybe one day when I move back home... maybe...

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It’s a fine service that’s also fairly cheap. Only thing I’m aware of they helped actually make is they had a hand in the Shelter music video which is flippin’ great.

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@wchigo said:

I’d love to give it a shot, but due to where I’m currently living any time I check out an anime’s page, I’m always told that it hasn’t been licensed for my region. Maybe one day when I move back home... maybe...

Just get a vpn. Many many better reasons to have it than this.

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They're probably one of the better ways to (legally) watch anime on the internet these days, and they have a pretty solid library and back catalog of stuff. Their web player can be a little janky, but it's at least better than VRV's (which is somehow worse despite being owned by the same company) and miles better than Funimation's.

As for bemoaning Tower of God, the secret is to watch stuff that is good instead of the "flavor of the season" hype show.

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I like the service in theory, and I've enjoyed using it, but man can it be a stuttery mess at times. This is not an issue with my Internet connection because other streaming services don't have the problem, but if I try to use Crunchyroll during peak times it just does not work for me. Considering that I pay for the service that is no bueno and I may cancel because of it if they can't get their shit together in terms of streaming. I don't demand perfect quality but it has been unwatchable for me quite a bit during the pandemic.