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View Poll Results: Do You Watch Most of Your Anime Using Legal Methodes
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Jun 6, 2017 9:42 AM

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I was just wondering I am not judging
 
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Jun 6, 2017 9:49 AM

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The only methode I use is the online streaming (not CR or Funi) and downloading methodes.

I'm too poor to pay for legal sites. -__-

I do pay for my mangos though. But, that doesn't really help the anime industry.
 
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Jun 6, 2017 9:54 AM

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Sometimes I use Crunchyroll but that's only for a really nice season like Fall 2016, otherwise no
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Jun 6, 2017 9:57 AM

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The only legal method I had - watching on TV is no longer available. Now I just torrent.
 
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Jun 6, 2017 9:59 AM

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Nope, they don't have old Anime to watch.
 
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Jun 6, 2017 9:59 AM

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No
Most of the anime I want to watch has been out of print for years or flat out isn't licensed

And buying DVDs/BRs of something you haven't seen yet is a good way to waste your money

I do have a small DVD/BR collection, and eventually want physical copies of everything I've seen that I can manage to get my hands on.
 
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Jun 6, 2017 10:01 AM

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Why should I pay for something if I can get the same thing for free. The amount of money anime makes outside of Japan through legal streaming sites is close to nothing.
 
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Jun 6, 2017 10:01 AM

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The only time I've watched anime legally is through our TV at home. Since I live in the dorms now, no tv for me so i'm stuck with streaming/downloading my animu. Too bad xP.



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Jun 6, 2017 10:05 AM

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Not sure of what you meant legal methods, I almost used Nyaa.si as a substitute




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Jun 6, 2017 10:09 AM

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animax and local tv basically the legal way when i was still pleb
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Jun 6, 2017 10:09 AM

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I could pay for anime sites like Crunchyroll and Netflix, but their encodes are weak. I don't like watching pleb quality. Until they figure out how to upgrade their video quality I'm sticking to downloads.
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Jun 6, 2017 10:11 AM

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No, don't have the money to buy hd, when I can download or stream it for free

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Jun 6, 2017 10:21 AM

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No, the majority of content is not available in my country. I would not pay for it either way.
 
Jun 6, 2017 10:21 AM
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Is Youtube legal? If so, then yes, I do use legal methods.
 
Jun 6, 2017 10:23 AM
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Nope. I buy BDSs and DVDs but only from stuff I really like, definitely not more than half of my list. I don't sub to Crunchy or anything because their services in my country are questionable and more importantly because I hate streaming. I would download stuff I want to watch even if I had a Crunchy subscription.

And also like a a third of my entries are stuff that isn't even licensed anywhere. Oldies, OVAs, Movies, Shorts etc...
Even if I wanted the 'majority' is probably not even available legally.
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Jun 6, 2017 10:25 AM

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I consider Buying BD's and DVD's a legal method.
 
Jun 6, 2017 10:45 AM

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the only time i legally watch anime is when im watching reruns of mainstream anime on TV, otherwise that's it. i mainly stream. the only things i buy is manga, come to think of it
 
Jun 6, 2017 10:52 AM

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Nope, I hate streaming (low quality, works slow, no to even mention the region restrictions - if I ever use streams, I use the illegal ones which have older shows not available on legal sites and allow you to download the content), and I'm not going to blindly buy DVDs/BDs either. I've been saving some money and I'm going to buy the DVD versions of my favorite shows, but that's all. I buy a lot of manga though (way more than I actually read..gonna read them eventually) because they're cheap and easily accessible in my country - unlike DVDs which I'm going to buy from British online shop cause there is no better option.
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Jun 6, 2017 10:55 AM

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Banzybanz said:
The only legal method I had - watching on TV is no longer available. Now I just torrent.


Well, Indian people don't know what they had until it's gone.

Which was Animax. The only place where I could at least watch seasonal anime.
They even started JoJo now.
 
Jun 6, 2017 11:03 AM

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I do, i watch everything available on VVVVID (italian legal streaming site).

I wouldn't say the most even if there is a good number of anime.
 
Jun 6, 2017 11:08 AM

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Nah I dont use legal methods. No point in paying for them when I get the same service if not better for free.
 
Jun 6, 2017 11:18 AM

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Yes I do. 100% legal so far in 2017 and looking to continue that trend moving forward. Started transitioning to legal avenues back in 2015.
 
Jun 6, 2017 12:05 PM
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I usually stream anime in illegal sites.
I would truly like to help the anime industry through Crunchyroll or whatever, but here in Spain the catalogue of shows is very little.
I can't afford to pay other anime websites,neither to buy DVDs or menchandasing, they are really expensive and it's very difficult to find them here.
However, I'm very happy, because currently a Spanish anime distributor is offering the official simulcast of Shingeki no Kyojin (along with other shows) in their Youtube channel, with great quality, legally and totally for free!
I hope they do this with more shows.
(This channel only has the rights for my country, not for other spanish-speaking ones like Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia... Sorry for you guys :( ).
 
Jun 6, 2017 12:13 PM

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Pullman said:
Nope. I buy BDSs and DVDs but only from stuff I really like, definitely not more than half of my list.

tfw half your list would already require a sizable fortune. The way you said it made it sound like you're not even far from it, which is quite scary.

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I do, i watch everything available on VVVVID (italian legal streaming site).

I wouldn't say the most even if there is a good number of anime.

So you watch everything available on that streaming platform and it still doesn't make up the majority of what you watch. Really does say a lot about the legal offer, especially outside english-speaking countries, doesn't it...
 
Jun 6, 2017 12:21 PM
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the us needs a steam like thing for anime yes i knw steam sels some anime but imean a proper anime steam thta has al 12000 anime titles that are out and wadily avaible
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Jun 6, 2017 12:24 PM

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I watch everything I can on the free version of CR and the stuff that's on the dutch version of netflix legal, the rest illegal.

Funimation doesn't work and I don't like watching stuff with german of french subtitles so there isn't really a choice

ow, and sometimes I watch the dutch dub of Youkai Watch on tv
 
Jun 6, 2017 12:40 PM

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No legal methods are available in my country. Sooooooo
 
Jun 6, 2017 12:45 PM
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Watch all my shows on online streaming sites such as kissanime and 9anime I don't have the money to pay for subscriptions to Funi, Crunchy etc
 
Jun 6, 2017 12:49 PM

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I used to say sony for animax, but those faggots closed it down, so now, its pricacy.
 
Jun 6, 2017 12:51 PM

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I used to use crunchyroll but now mostly just use streaming sites to watch whatever I want. I've also seen most of the things on netflix but that selection is so limited theres hardly any on there.
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Jun 6, 2017 12:54 PM

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I mostly watch on illegal streaming sites. Torrenting could be put under fair use as being "available to develop an opinion on" since the hosts aren't making money from it, but I question the legality of that as well. I have Netflix, but not enough is on there.
 
Jun 6, 2017 12:57 PM

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There is no reason for legal methodes so no.
 
Jun 6, 2017 1:03 PM

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I torrent everything. I don't have spare money to waste on cartoons.
 
Jun 6, 2017 1:11 PM

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Give me a legal source with not localized, not simplified, faithful subs (including honorifics etc), ability to download (with decent quality) and without regional lock. I will subscribe instantly.
Dub = fake crap. Always.
 
Jun 6, 2017 1:15 PM

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No, for various reasons is completely stupid to watch anime legally here in Spain.
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Jun 6, 2017 1:19 PM

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Not anymore. Used to watch anime in TV, but now I live in a dorm without one.
 
Jun 6, 2017 1:35 PM

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Graumann said:
Yes I do. 100% legal so far in 2017 and looking to continue that trend moving forward. Started transitioning to legal avenues back in 2015.



Glad to hear! It's important to support the industry.
 
Jun 6, 2017 1:35 PM
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tfw >80% no's

and people complain about how their favorite anime never get sequels

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Jun 6, 2017 1:42 PM

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tfw >80% no's

and people complain about how their favorite anime never get sequels
yea because crunchyroll will be the reason anime is saved right? lmao
anime is japanese product for japanese, just like crunchy is american product for americans. everything outside is just some silly worthless bonus
maybe you should go threaten some americans to subscribe instead
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Jun 6, 2017 1:43 PM

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there aren't a lot of anime products here and all i can watch on tv is ctv news or cbc news.
 
Jun 6, 2017 1:46 PM
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HaXXspetten said:
tfw >80% no's

and people complain about how their favorite anime never get sequels
yea because crunchyroll will be the reason anime is saved right? lmao
anime is japanese product for japanese, just like crunchy is american product for americans. everything outside is just some silly worthless bonus
maybe you should go threaten some americans to subscribe instead
When and where did I say anything about Crunchyroll? I meant more like actually buying BDs and stuff

Not that I do that either mind you. I'm as much of a pirate as the average MAL user. I just meant that I find it ironic when people complain without even trying to do anything to encourage the industry to oblige them either

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Jun 6, 2017 5:16 PM

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Not me, as like some others above, i am too poor for paying any streaming services.And even if i did pay, streaming it legally would require a better internet connection, which my country does not really provide that much.
As a result, i look to the second options provided to me, which is to download it from other websites.
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Jun 6, 2017 5:19 PM

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I go wherever I want, wherever I can find what I want to watch.

But will normally see what's on the legal anime sites I am Subscribed too first. :3
 
Jun 6, 2017 5:22 PM

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I'd say 15-25% of the anime i've watched was seen legally



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Jun 6, 2017 5:29 PM

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Nope! I'm a dirty, dirty pirate. >:{D

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Jun 6, 2017 5:38 PM

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100% legal for me. Although, in the cases of nichijou and eva, I used illegal streams. I'm currently watching NHK on gogoanime because funimation's video player won't load it. So I guess I'm not completely legal, but I already gave them my money so I doubt they care if I use their player or not.
 
Jun 6, 2017 5:46 PM

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I honestly try.

Frequent guest pass user for CR. Wish they put their focus back on smaller shows that need a good legal streaming option (Dennou Coil anyone?) instead of just streaming Funimation's subs, but beggars can't be choosers.

I dumped $60 into a year of Funimation and regret not going for CR. I can't get the video player to play a video without buffering at SD or simply just not responding altogether more than half of the time.

But yes, sometimes I do stream/torrent through illegitimate methods. It is much better to torrent than to stream in my opinion if you care about the industry, making sure that you're not giving ad revenue to an illegal streaming service.
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Jun 6, 2017 6:09 PM

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Yeah, most of it at least.

Except when I'm watching some old ass ecchi show that never got officially released.
 
Jun 6, 2017 6:13 PM

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Nope. Because in my country (Indonesia), there's no legal way to watch anime.
Yes, Animax already broadcasted in Indonesia but their anime are just rebroadcasted again and again, so i get bored and used the illegal ways.
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Jun 6, 2017 6:15 PM

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KissAnime is a pretty legal method, right? Right people?
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