Crunchyroll brings anime streaming to PS3 and Vita
- Posted July 2nd, 2012 at 07:58 EDT by Steven Williamson
- 6 Comments
Free online anime video website, Crunchyroll.com has teamed up with Sony to bring its streaming service to PlayStation 3 and Vita shortly.
The app will be available to download via the PlayStation Store and will be free to download, though users will need to sign up to their premium service which costs $6.95 per month to take advantage of the full anime catalogue.
Among the anime offerings will be videos from popular shows such as Naruto Shippuden, Bleach, Skip Beat, and Shugo Chara.
The app will initially launch on the PS3 in the summer with the Vita app following later in the year.
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- 8:20am EDT - July 2nd, 2012
Holy Moly!!! Do CR offer jap language with subs??? This is AWESOME if they don't just have english dubs.
- 12:43pm EDT - July 2nd, 2012
I used to watch Naruto from Dattebayo Fansubs before they voluntarily (rightly so) stopped subbing the series when Crunchyroll obtained licencing rights. I found Dattebayo's translations very entertaining. However, I have seen other translations that just have an undramatic tone, which makes the show a little bland.
I also have to point out that the dubbed version from Crunchyroll is very bland. I detest dubbed anime, as they lose the intonation & emotion in the voices and for that reason avoid Crunchyroll. So unless Crunchyroll intend on offering Subtitled versions and done in a way that Dattebayo achieved, I would have to say I am not one bit interested.
But, in saying that, this is indeed a great addition to the PS apps.
- 7:48pm EDT - July 2nd, 2012
Not all dubs suck, have you watched Tenchi Muyo, Fullmetal Alchemist, Yu Yu Hakusho or Death Note?
Onto the topic of Crunchyroll, I refuse to watch anything from them or endorse them. Their subs suck and on top of that, their business model is nothing short of shameful.
- 3:05pm EDT - July 3rd, 2012
@2 That sounds like the battlecry of a weaboo. #3 is right. Not all dubs are bad. In fact I'd wager to say some SUBS suck. Quite often for example you find they use female voices for certain male characters and distractingly so when the characters aren't even young. Rurouni Kenshin for ex.
At any rate, I never really did use Crunchyroll for anything. Friend of mine recommended it many many years ago, tried it once and I dont remember why exactly but I just remember not being able to just watch a show, so I found alternative sites that allowed me to do that and stuck to those instead. Tbh I didnt even know CR was a legit streaming site...
- 7:52pm EDT - October 14th, 2012
This is old news, but I just saw the replies. ¬ ¬
@Honamaru .....no, Im not a Weaboo (I had to google the term). I started watching dubbed anime when I was younger and I was ok with it. At a later date, I found that I could only find subbed anime, and although it took practice to read & watch at the same time, it sounded right.
My 1st attempt to get back into dubbed anime was with Akira on DVD, and I have to say it was carbage. The idiotic american drugged induced redneck voice of Akira was absolutely horrendous. It was so bad you just had to laugh.
I also tried watching Deathnote dubbed) a month ago....I couldn't get past the 1st episode. Again, the ridulous accents added just destroyed the whole scene. Subs suck? Actually, no...they are very entertaining, although I would wager not all translations are 100% faithful. Although I dare say they are closer than that of dubbed, as they don't have to be condensed or managed to sinc with mouth movement of characters.
So no...Im not a "weaboo". I just find the misplaced accents, lack of intonation/emotion and the seemingly script-reading absoluetly horrible. I'll stick with the original Japanese because it fits & not from any delusions of who I am.
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