So in essence, Crunchyroll: FUNimation version?
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I registered with the beta site and I hope to get picked to be a part of the beta launch, that would be just awesome!FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – July 30, 2010 – FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Navarre Corporation, has announced that the anime leader is launching an anime-focused social media and video hub in an all new FUNimation.com. FUNimation is inviting fans to participate in a private beta test in September, with the public launch to follow in October.
FUNimation.com is an online video community designed specifically with the anime fan in mind. At FUNimation.com, fans will find the largest selection of streaming, on-demand, high-quality, premium anime programming as well simulcasts for series now airing in Japan. The site has also integrated more than 200 individual brand sites, each with its own look, content, message board, videos and more. New features offer tools for the user to interact with friends and forge relationships with other fans who share their passion. Whether it's posting on message boards, inviting friends, or uploading fan art or cosplay photos, FUNimation.com is the online destination for anime fans.
Membership to the FUNimation.com community is free and allows anyone the ability to create an account and personal profile and watch hundreds of hours of top anime content from FUNimation Entertainment, including exclusive content from top titles not available anywhere else.
Features of the site include:
* Improved video environment
* Exclusive content
* Ability to post comments and reviews on your favorite content
* Free account with customizable profiles
* Cosplay and fan art galleries
* Upgraded forums
* Weekly contests and polls
* More FUNimation news and event updates
Other features will be added in the future, including an Elite Membership subscription service launching later this year. The Elite Membership service includes everything mentioned before as well as access to ad free, high-quality English language dubbed episodes before they are available anywhere else, exclusive forums, additional contests, and more.
So in essence, Crunchyroll: FUNimation version?
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Unfortunately, I stopped when it said that elite members would get "ad free, high-quality English language dubbed episodes." What if elite members wanted to watch the original Japanese versions only? Or both? Thanks, but no thanks. I was hoping subs and dubs would be given equal opportunity, since some people prefer one or the other, if not necessarily both, but if it's just going to focus on dubs, then forget it. I'm sorry. Reading the press release, I've seen nothing that suggests otherwise. I'll go ahead and stick to Funimation Video. At least there we can choose between Japanese or English.
I'm not trying to be mean or anything, I'm just saying. Also, I'm not trying to imply that I'm "sub-only", I'm just saying that some elite members might want to watch subtitled anime, but the statement in question suggests that only dubbed episodes would be provided. Why can't there also be high quality subtitled episodes as well?
Cartoons aren't "just for kids"...but they're not just for adults either. They're for everyone.
So yeah, if you are not interested in watching dubbed anime before everybody else that's fine, just keep with the normal membership. I'm sure the site will have subtitled as well, they just prefer to keep Simulcasts free. Sounds good to me. Although I would like HD Simulcasts eventually. Hopefully this is leading that way.
Last edited by Dragonpiece; 07-31-2010 at 12:51 PM.
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Mandouga, this will clear things up from Funi's Otakon panel:
SourceSheehan then presented Funimation's upcoming new social media site, which will be housed at Funimation.com. The site is not publicly accessible but users can sign up for a chance to be in the beta test, which starts in September, at Funimation.com/beta. The site should launch in October, but a firm date will be announced after the beta test. Funimation will also launch an elite membership for the site which will grant users early access to English-dubbed releases, ad-free browsing and videos, exclusive forums and additional contests.
Hopefully, they can get a better video player.
FUNi just sent out e-mails requesting people to verify their e-mail address and provide a little more information (name, age, gender, state/province and country).
Dear FUNimation Fan,
We have received so many requests to be part of the beta team for the new FUNimation.com that we are now requesting people to verify their e-mail address and provide a little more information. This will help us ensure that no beta invites will go to automated e-mail accounts or spammers. We at FUNimation want to make sure that the real fans will get a chance at being the first to check out the new site. We apologize again for the inconvenience. Please click here to verify your e-mail address.
You can also copy and paste the URL into your browser: http://FUNimation.com/beta/update
The FUNimation.com Crew
Last edited by jlaking; 08-17-2010 at 05:17 PM.
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