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Crunchyroll raises its monthly subscription price to $7.99 (US)

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    Whom Link
    They lost the extra things they had from the Funi deal not too long ago right? Must be a pretty awful blow to people using it now that they have to pay more for less.

    They lost the extra things they had from the Funi deal not too long ago right? Must be a pretty awful blow to people using it now that they have to pay more for less.

    8 votes
    1. clerical_terrors Link Parent
      For me that hey stopped being interesting a while ago, they were missing key licenses in Europe and the lack of downloadable offline episodes meant that they were simply less convenient than...

      For me that hey stopped being interesting a while ago, they were missing key licenses in Europe and the lack of downloadable offline episodes meant that they were simply less convenient than torrenting or even buying DVDs outright.

      3 votes
  2. moocow1452 (edited ) Link
    Takes: This has been a long time coming if they haven't budged on pricing since 2006. With Funimation and Netflix among others buying up licenses and bumping prices, we might be into a licensing...

    Takes:

    • This has been a long time coming if they haven't budged on pricing since 2006.
    • With Funimation and Netflix among others buying up licenses and bumping prices, we might be into a licensing war soon.
    • r/anime is going to be salty. Not about this necessarily, but something is probably pissing them all off for some reason.

    Edit: One more for the road, VRV may be looking to make a move internationally, since its still $10 and includes Crunchyroll and all sorts of niche material. At least, VRV is where they're putting their web designers and marketing budget, so maybe the one will eat the other soon?

    6 votes
  3. Sheep Link
    This is even worse if you don't live in an English speaking country, as the catalogues outside those regions are already incredibly limited. This is a really big blow after the Funimation break...

    This is even worse if you don't live in an English speaking country, as the catalogues outside those regions are already incredibly limited. This is a really big blow after the Funimation break up, though I do understand this kind of stuff is to be expected at some point with subscription models.

    4 votes
  4. aniMayor Link
    Interesting how this coincides with Funimation's announcement of their deal with Bilibili. The CR catalogue stays as limited as ever since the split with Funi, while Funi's catalogue is about to...

    Interesting how this coincides with Funimation's announcement of their deal with Bilibili. The CR catalogue stays as limited as ever since the split with Funi, while Funi's catalogue is about to balloon with donghua, and yet it's the CR price that goes up. If High Guardian Spice is a flop and tanks CR's plans to produce+fund more original content, what does CR have left to compete on and make money from?