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32144 No. 32144 [Edit]
This is what happens when you mix yuru yuri with a jrpg!
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>> No. 32147 [Edit]
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That was a whole lot shorter than I expected...
>> No. 32149 [Edit]
Oof. I didn't know this was on CrunchyRoll. I'll be sure to give this one a go.
>> No. 32150 [Edit]
It's not in my region...
>> No. 32151 [Edit]
Oh, I see. I didn't know CrunchyRoll did the region-blocking thing. I just tried to watch Endro just now and it loaded just fine. Sorry to hear some can't legally view this anime.
>> No. 32154 [Edit]
>legally view this anime.
This is some really low effort bait.
>> No. 32155 [Edit]
Okay, so a brief explainer on how this stuff works. Crunchyroll has admitted that they "bid" on every show in every region outside of Asia - this is why they get so many less-popular series worldwide for a good price. However, for popular/promising shows, they are more and more often outbid by competitors, such as European streaming companies (in which case their regional payment + CR's regional payment gives more money), other US companies which can pay more due to popular series being more likely to make home video release money, or the worldwide giants of Amazon and Netflix. Finally, sometimes licensors will simply insist on giving a license only to areas speaking a specific language in the first place, hoping to get more money later on from regional home video publishers if the show catches on - looking at where Endro! got licensed, this is most likely the case here. (This is, of course, for new shows - for old shows, regional availability is much worse. While US companies will often (especially if they're not Fuckimation/Sentai and don't have their own streaming service) give CR streaming rights, they don't hold worldwide rights - they never bought them, as they only wanted home video in the first place.)
>> No. 32156 [Edit]
huh... a wordfilter...
>> No. 32157 [Edit]
CR is CanceR, always has been always will be. What else is new.
>> No. 32159 [Edit]
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Disregard shit posts, acquire cute and fun anime.
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That first ep was pretty good. There was a lot of back and forth confusion, but by the end it was sorted out nicely and it feels like a decent enough concept. After they beat the deamlord I thought this was going to be a story of what happens to a group of heros after they save the world. So I started wondering why heros who were able to save the world and were publicly decorated/celebrated and so on were still going to hero school, it also struck me as weird that the teacher would give the main character such a hard time about being a hero after what she did. So I figured maybe she's going to try and fight another demon lord. Turns out there was just no indication the events after the credit roll took place in the past. I'm not sure if this was meant to be intentionally misleading or not. Still not sure why turning the clock back made the demon lord into a loli, how she managed to become a teacher, or why they showed the demon lord being carried off into another dimension but showed something very different during the flashback, but maybe we'll get more details on that as the show goes on. Whatever the case may be, the show is fun and that's enough for me.

Post edited on 20th Jan 2019, 6:10pm
>> No. 32161 [Edit]
I really, really enjoyed this first episode. With That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and this show, I feel like Isekai are going in a completely new, optimistic, positive direction now. I mean, technically, this show isn't an Isekai as the Hero appears to simply be native to this world but nonetheless, I do feel like there is some new turn towards positivity for shows of this nature. I am sincerely enjoying this and I look forward to more.

How can a show get both the regional payment of a European streaming company and CrunchyRoll's regional payment? Surely, if it's a matter of these companies bidding for the shows then there can only be one winner i.e. only one company can stream a show.
>> No. 32162 [Edit]
Each company does things differently. For example, Pop Team Epic streaming rights were allegedly sold at a flat fee to interested licensors - this is why Crunchyroll, Funi, AsianCrush and Sentai Filmworks all had it in their streaming catalogues. But I digress. The short answer is "we don't know". The long answer...
Generally, there are two reasons for which regional licensing exists. The first one is that, if licenses are sold per-area, each publisher can handle one location and handle it well with regards to distribution and marketing. The second and probably more important one in the Internet era is that this gives licensors more money, and your usual anime isn't that straightforward to make a good profit on.
The reason the anime industry prefers to do bidding wars for exclusive rights over flat licensing fees is, again, simple: they found it gives them more money. I mean, right now it even gives them more than Daisuki did. (Many industry observers argue that we're in a streaming bubble, not unlike the home video release bubble of the mid-00s. The connecting factor seems to be Western companies - back then ADV, now Crunchyroll - joining Japanese production committees; it's expensive, so it happening can be interpreted as the cost of bidding for a license becoming noticeably higher than the cost of investing as part of production committes.) Obviously, if the licensor has a disjoint set of rights (say, "streaming rights in mainland Europe" and "streaming rights in the USA and Canada"), there's nothing stopping them from handling them separately, like setting up separate bids for every set of licenses, or leaving the European license to a regional company which in their belief will net them more money from royalties. We just don't know these kind of details publicly, as such, unfortunately, the long answer is "we don't know for sure".
>> No. 32163 [Edit]
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>I mean, technically, this show isn't an Isekai as the Hero appears to simply be native to this world
That's not technically at all, it just isn't isekai. Having console RPG elements isn't what defines isekai.
>> No. 32164 [Edit]
Have there been anime with console RPG elements before the popularity of Isekai? Did they do well?
>> No. 32165 [Edit]
Off the top of my head I can think of Mahoujin Guruguru, side from literal JRPG adaptations.

Post edited on 20th Jan 2019, 11:01pm
>> No. 32166 [Edit]
What is a "flat" licensing fee? And what are the other types of licensing fees?
Isn't Daisuki the fellow that kept pushing for Hi10 or something? How did Daisuki make money when fansubbing is meant to be something done for free? (Other than adverts on the home webpage I guess)
What defined the Home Video Release bubble of the mid-00's?
What's a production committee?
>> No. 32167 [Edit]
I believe Daisuki is another streaming site, not sure if it still exists.
>> No. 32168 [Edit]
I used "flat" here to stand in opposition to "bidding"; as in, a licensor could just bring forward X money and get non-exclusive rights. Generally, in the anime world, rights which are being sold to the West are exclusive (for instance, only one company can stream a given show), but there are some exceptions.
Daisuki? No. Daisuki, in short, was an anime streaming website for Western audiences founded by a Japanese consortium of publishers, as opposed to a Western company. You might be confusing it with Daiz.
The rise and subsequent downfall of DVD sales, really. You know, the days before online video streaming was a thing - renting and buying movies or anime being the only way to watch them legitimately outside of a cinema or TV.

And finally, the long one:
A production committee is, in short, a group of companies which band together to fund an anime. Essentially, a bunch of executives decide to invest money on a given series, in some proportion - some companies give more, some give less. In exchange, those companies get to do things like decide on the anime's direction or get early exclusive rights or start making figures way before anyone else is aware about the series... all of those things which come with foresight.
The reason anime is produced this way is simply of risk management. Before the committee model (which caught on in the late 80s-mid 90s), companies tended to fund anime by themselves - this meant great rewards if they hit a goldmine, but significant losses if the series or movie flopped. The committee model allows companies to split that risk - first of all, as everyone only contributes a comparatively small slice of the pie, the risks (but also gains) are also smaller. Second, a company can and will often invest in multiple anime projects at a time, so they're far more likely to hit at least one series that makes a nice return in revenue.
An important thing to remember is that anime studios are not often parts of the production committee. Therefore, a common saying that "paying for Crunchyroll supports the studios" isn't exactly true - but it's not a lie either. In essence, studios are contracted a set amount of money to produce a given amount of anime episodes. They, however, don't partake in the revenue significantly - they can occasionally get a small cut from Blu-Ray or anime-specific artbook sales, and key animators will sometimes print booklets of their work on Comiket, but overall they don't get paid directly from the money you pay. However, as you've hopefully seen by now, anime relies on investors to be done. By pushing more money into the industry, you're making anime a more profitable venture (as the costs don't change just because there's more people), as such promoting the creation of more anime and - possibly - more seasons of your favorite show, where your beloved studio gets paid after all.
There are some exceptions to this, of course. Many recent "mobage"-based anime series are majority, if not fully-funded by the company producing the game - they're sufficiently lucrative for them to get away with this. Kyoto Animation is another one worth mentioning - as they very often now own the IP (light novels, say) that their anime is based on, they get to be a major part of the production committee and reap the rewards. And sometimes a studio will sit as a small member of the group! Anime credits always include a list of the members of the committee, traditionally ordered from most to least important companies; you can, there, more or less find out who paid for the anime and who presumably gets the money.
>> No. 32169 [Edit]
That show actually seems like fun. I think I'll check it out.
>> No. 32171 [Edit]
So she's not a demon lord anymore! So that means she's only a cute loli teacher now!
There's a good side and bad side to this.
Good side is: she's cute AF and I want to hug her n shiet and now that she's not evil, she might allow me to do it.
Bad side is: secret demon lord loli teacher who wants to get rid of the hero students would've been a pretty funny plot.
>> No. 32172 [Edit]
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I thought escaping the time loop of being defeated and returned to the past forever by just nonchalantly quitting was hilarious, especially the way she said it.
>> No. 32175 [Edit]
Yeah, you're right, it was pretty funny.
>> No. 32233 [Edit]
Saying 'this is my favorite anime of the year so far' might not sound like much considering it's January, but at this point I legitimately expect to be able to repeat this statement in December. I had very high expectations for this show and it really met them, hell, mayb even exceeded them. At this point I just wish they'd keep having these meaningless fun little adventures for the remainder for the year. Having to say bye in 2 months will really suck.
>> No. 32257 [Edit]
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There is something charming about it.
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I thought the quest giver was going to pop up and tell them this was the real quest all along or something.
>> No. 32280 [Edit]
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I love how even when you know what's going to happen it still manages to be entertaining.
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>> No. 32309 [Edit]
You'd think there would be some form of magic that could fix that.
>> No. 32342 [Edit]
Must be an ultra-rare cartado.
>> No. 32346 [Edit]
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They kind of imply she's a weirdo nerd for being so obsessed with those cards, but can anyone blame her? They seem like the single most useful thing to have in this world. Those cards can summon everything from tools and food to magical attacks and spells. Who wouldn't be obsessed with them?
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I think the thing is she doesn't actually want to use them. She simply holds on to them. Still, I find that charming about her.
>> No. 32351 [Edit]
Only if they're super rare. Those only get used in case of absolute emergencies and there's no other option. I'd like to think any sensible person would do the same.
>> No. 32370 [Edit]
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What's up with the socks?
>> No. 32372 [Edit]
Keeps his feet warm.
>> No. 32373 [Edit]
Aww, this new episode, where they were taking care of Mao was so cute my heart almost exploded!
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When it first came about that Mao is a teacher I wondered to myself how in the hell some little girl who showed up out of nowhere with no ties to anyone in town could have possibly become a teacher, but I shrugged it off as being one of those things you're probably not supposed to think too hard about.
I wouldn't have guessed they'd actually explain it in a somewhat reasonable way. That was a pretty neat detail.
>> No. 32427 [Edit]
This episode was strange. I thought it was hinted that Rona knew the teacher was the Demon Lord. This episode however, Rona seemed completely oblivious.
>> No. 32460 [Edit]
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How the heck did the princess endure all that without coming back a complete mess? Does her body and dress have some sort of magical mud repellent?
>> No. 32546 [Edit]
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These cards literally grow on trees?
How does that work with the item spawning ones? Wouldn't it mean those items indirectly grow on trees too?
>> No. 32603 [Edit]
If I had the photoshop skills, I would edit this image so that Yusha's head faces the viewer. Now her shoulder blades look like saggy breasts.
>> No. 32604 [Edit]
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>> No. 32605 [Edit]
I can't unsee this.
>> No. 32609 [Edit]
>> No. 32610 [Edit]
Meant for >>32604
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