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View Poll Results: Anime available on crunchyroll (legal) and fansub: What do you use?
Crunchyroll 14 24.14%
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Old 2009-01-21, 22:55   Link #1
bigsocce
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Anime available on crunchyroll (legal) and fansub: What do you use?

For example, do you use crunchyroll to watch Naruto, Gintama, Natsume, SKip Beat (all legal and free) or do you download the fansub of Naruto, Gintama, Natsume, Skip Beat?

This is for anime that are BOTH available on crunchyroll and fansub only. You have the choice of choosing to watch it on crunchyroll or download a fansub instead.

And explain your reasoning for why you choose that option.

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Old 2009-01-21, 22:57   Link #2
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If there's a legal way, I use the legal way. That's about all there is to it...fansubs are a replacement for a legitimate, artist-supporting release, not a viable option unto themselves.
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Old 2009-01-21, 23:56   Link #3
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As for right now, Im not watching any of the shows offered by Chruncyroll. However if one of the shows i was watching was streamed legally by Crunchyroll, i would take that option.
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Old 2009-01-22, 03:22   Link #4
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You need another option: both
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Old 2009-01-22, 07:46   Link #5
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You need another option: both
Agree.

If fansub wouldnt be aviable for a certain anime, i would use crunchroll, if they have it in their database. Same goes the other way.

But well.. I prefer to download and then watch for better quality(HD, too).

So from 100 animes, i have watched, i watched only one, on Crunchroll.
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Old 2009-01-22, 13:25   Link #6
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Fansubs. I like to keep an index... so when years pass by it can function as a mini-library.
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Old 2009-01-22, 17:25   Link #7
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You need another option: both
Agreed... this is exactly why I often end up scribbling rants in the margins on surveys and polls. I may watch a show streaming legally AND keep a fansub copy. This is kind of theoretical so far because Crunchyroll does not seem to present the genres of anime I care for. Streaming is also an issue for anyone who has a transfer cap, especially if they tend to watch an episode more than once (reaches for streaming capture tool).

Anyone know how big a stream transfer is from a Crunchyroll episode? If its, says, 50MB/episode, I'd be much more interested to preview series than say, 220MB/episode. But then I'd want Crunchyroll to offer quality files or DVDs as well (for "keeper series").
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Old 2009-01-22, 17:46   Link #8
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Fansub, because my anime club is screening the only show Crunchyroll does that I'm interested in.

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Streaming is also an issue for anyone who has a transfer cap, especially if they tend to watch an episode more than once (reaches for streaming capture tool).
To be fair, grabbing it off a torrent is probably even worse for bandwidth use because of the requirement to use both download and upload.

I love how my ISP's bandwidth use tracker doesn't seem to be able to pick up IRC transfers. Being able to use 500KB/s+ XDCC bots is nice.
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Old 2009-01-22, 18:44   Link #9
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Fansubs here, i have gotten use to downloading anime instead of watching it online and usually its better quality than whats being offered to view online. i like downloading from torrents
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Old 2009-01-23, 13:32   Link #10
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Fansub, because my anime club is screening the only show Crunchyroll does that I'm interested in.



To be fair, grabbing it off a torrent is probably even worse for bandwidth use because of the requirement to use both download and upload.

I love how my ISP's bandwidth use tracker doesn't seem to be able to pick up IRC transfers. Being able to use 500KB/s+ XDCC bots is nice.
The same here with my ISP, they throttle torrents but XDCC is fine.
If it's a series I'm interested in, I'll definitely get a fansub, preferably 720p, but I'd try an episode of something I'm not sure of on Crunchyroll.
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Old 2009-01-24, 06:52   Link #11
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why do we have so many discussions that are almost always the same o.o;
crunchyroll legal anime what do you think, anime streaming online do you watch them etc etc etc..
it is kind of annoying that my answer will always be the same, no I won't watch things on crunchy lol maybe a drama or a live action movie but no anime, why? cause I don't want to be stuck behind a computer to watch anime all day long or late at night, i have a divx dvd player and I intend on using it lol
and according to my country's law it is allowed to download movies, series etc. for personal use as long as you don't upload it yourself ROFL with a law like that why would i limit to Crunchyroll
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Old 2009-01-24, 10:06   Link #12
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I watch what is higher quality... which 99% of the time I find to be fansubs.

And downloaded episodes can still be watched without an internet connection.
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Old 2009-01-24, 18:53   Link #13
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The majority of the videos in Crunchyroll is not even available in my region...
So fansub for learning english in a good quality , and streaming for the rest .
I wonder how people can watch anime in Crunchyroll in this quality and not for free even though there will always be a site or torrent which will provide them with their need.
So streaming sites and downloads but surely not Crunchyroll.
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Old 2009-01-25, 07:40   Link #14
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My preferences go as follows:

DVDs (or any physical media)->Legal downloads (not much available afaik)-> Legal streaming (even though I hate streaming really)->Fansub downloads->Fansub streams (never)

So I really dislike streaming, however I still prefer legal streaming over fansubs though. Fansubs of shows I can't get any other way are as far as my morals will let me go (not judging anyone else). It's funny that after DVDs, fansub downloads are still my most watched format though, simply because those have the shows I want to watch compared to the available legal streams.

Anyway so yes, my answer is if it's available (to me) on a legal streaming site, I'll watch it there instead of downloading the fansub.
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Old 2009-01-25, 09:31   Link #15
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You need another option: both
Both is not a good option because you either

Download the Naruto fansub and skip Naruto crunchyroll all together

or

Watch Naruto on crunchyroll and skip the fansub of Naruto

Just using Naruto Shippuden as an example.

Because I doubt many would download a fansub of Naruto Shippuden ep 93, watch it and then watch Naruto Shippuden ep 93 again on Crunchyroll.
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Old 2009-01-25, 15:17   Link #16
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Both is not a good option because you either

Download the Naruto fansub and skip Naruto crunchyroll all together

or

Watch Naruto on crunchyroll and skip the fansub of Naruto

Just using Naruto Shippuden as an example.

Because I doubt many would download a fansub of Naruto Shippuden ep 93, watch it and then watch Naruto Shippuden ep 93 again on Crunchyroll.
You'd be suprised. I'm sure there are people out there who do just that, just as there are people who download the different groups subs of the same anime. Both would also cover people watching some series on crunchyroll and some with fansubs.
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Old 2009-01-25, 15:33   Link #17
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Though I am not against streaming I prefer subs .The reason being its more convenient to me and also I hate increasing my flash buffer The only problems I have with streams is exclusivity ....
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Old 2009-01-26, 02:49   Link #18
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I'm going to go put myself on the "both" bandwagon and also add the option of buying legal DVDs. What I tend to do is take fansubs and store them into personal DVDs, but also buy DVDs of the same anime in order to give the anime companies some monetary support, especially in the given economy. Not that I ever actually open the legal DVDs, but at the very least, I'm not exactly just 100% robbing.
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Old 2009-01-26, 05:25   Link #19
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If the anime I want to watch is available on Crunchyroll and not regionlocked, I will watch it there, but I would still download it, just for the sake of archiving.
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Old 2009-01-26, 10:10   Link #20
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Raw/softsubbed fansub releases. Streaming is shithouse. Anime's only just started to properly go HD for more than one or two shows a year, and now they want to revert back to worse than VHS quality? No thanks. I watch all of my media on HD screens, and streams upscale to them (to watch fullscreen) very, very poorly. It's not a viable option. And that's just the start of it. I could rant about a lot more, but I won't. This is the primary reason for my clearcut choice.
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