Crunchyroll Sale to Sony Delayed by ANTITRUST Investigation! Anime MONOPOLY?!

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Clownfish TV
Clownfish TV
4 months ago

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Louie Cruz
Louie Cruz
4 months ago

I was wondering when your going to cover this. I was fucking laughing when this dropped. All I can say is, AT&T, merge it to HBOMAX or sell it to tubi if you're that strapped for cash.

PFT Burchell
PFT Burchell
4 months ago

Is this in response to Disney owning everything?

Adam MadMan
Adam MadMan
4 months ago

That The Information is attacking the DOJ's investigation into Sony/Crunchyroll just bugs the hell out of me. I mean, to call Sony a small player in the entertainment industry requires a massive leap of logic. After all, while they don't have a major streaming service (seriously, why'd they dump Crackle?), they certainly control a lot of popular content, to say nothing of the PlayStation brand. The antitrust probe is about keeping Sony from pushing smaller players like Viz and Sentai Filmworks out of business, plain and simple. If Sony loses, every other major player in anime on both sides of the Pacific benefits.

SteamMachine
SteamMachine
4 months ago

I honestly hope Sony doesn't get its hands on crunchyroll. Admittedly it's not an app iv bothered much with. But Sony is ruining everything it touches lately with their woke bullshit. It shows how weak Sony are when they'll censor shit that a family friendly company like nintendo doesn't have an issue with. There's a reason they have failed in their native country. And their native country will have fuck all to do with the interpretation of what Sony thinks anime should be either.

Vernon Smith
Vernon Smith
4 months ago

Sony may as well be a Japanese Disney! Irresponsibly shallow and self loathing.

fnumbuh
fnumbuh
4 months ago

Good

Stupid Rage Rant Roast of Takes by Jamel Rudd
Stupid Rage Rant Roast of Takes by Jamel Rudd
4 months ago

Flexing my brain and sticking E-Flix. Piss off, Sony.

ThunderGod Cid
ThunderGod Cid
4 months ago

Crunchyroll and Funimation are the two largest anime streaming companies. And yeah, there are other options, but those options don’t have the same revenue streams as the big two, and acquiring those streaming rights costs money, money their competitors either don’t have or refuse to spend. And some of the more popular shows have a ridiculously high streaming and distribution cost. Just look up the reason why practically no one has the western rights for Macross Frontier.

They’re also the only two that offer Simulcasts with shows currently airing in Japan. While most of their competitors usually wait a year or two after the fact to acquire their shows because it’s usually cheaper. And most anime fans want their anime ASAP, not a year from now.

SilverSidedSquirrel
SilverSidedSquirrel
4 months ago

GOOD. SONY have lost their way.

Arcademan09
Arcademan09
4 months ago

Crunchyroll isn't perfect but I don't trust Sony for a second, especially with how censorship happy they are for the PlayStation consoles, not to mention they flat out gave up on Japan and moved to California

Incap
Incap
4 months ago

Yar har fiddly dee dee

demon2441
demon2441
4 months ago

Curious as to why this and not many other things, but I'm not complaining either. The further sony is from a deal the better.

Bob Smith
Bob Smith
4 months ago

Get on Lbry, Odyssey or Bitchute. Protect yourselves from platform nuking.

Kyle Corwin
Kyle Corwin
4 months ago

The service created by the fusion of crunchyroll and funimation should be called "Funyun".

seankkg
seankkg
4 months ago

With all the censorship on Playstation I'm sure anime is in good hands with Sony.

Levino
Levino
4 months ago

Oh please get blocked Sony… please…
They have left their home coutry without respect… now it want to go back like nothing happen… please get block…

Wes Janson
Wes Janson
4 months ago

HAHA!

ray taylor
ray taylor
4 months ago

i hope sony never touchs Macross (thats the photo they used at the right)

Gary Sprandel
Gary Sprandel
4 months ago

Ah us oldtaku just sitting back in preparation to teach the young true believers the old ways of the hobby's roots.
They all seem to forget or are unaware of the outlaw roots of this fandom and apparently in their own egos do not want to acknowledge they didn't crush the gray/ black market nature of of old school fandom instead we wanted our hobby to thrive and become legit and voluntarily set aside the old ways to support the budding legit US anime industry.
That worked fairly well in a symbiotic relationship for a good number of years until the woke cancer began to spread.
It's looking more and more like we're going to have to go down into basements and up into attics and bring out dusty trunks and bring out the ol Jolly Roger and prepare to set sail again.
We were cutting edge of tech with high speed VHS dubbing decks and CD/DVD burning so we can now really adapt. The old days spending hours dubbing tapes with a couple episodes are now a quick transfer of data from flash drive to flash drive of an entire series or more.
Yeah I hate to see the wokusts trash multiple fandoms and franchises and as long as the source anime studios can be kept free of wokusts and even better they can set up legit distribution lines great but if need be we can weigh anchor, hoist the the banner and set sail for open waters.

Conrado Javier
Conrado Javier
4 months ago

Sony will put all of CR's Skeleton to the Funimation Name.

lostinseganet
lostinseganet
4 months ago

Hmm.. I wonder if this is the real reason they were calling all animation anime… So as not to be accused of a MONOPOLY on actual anime…

Indian 2080s
Indian 2080s
4 months ago

Soyny deserves this.

MaverickhunterXZero
MaverickhunterXZero
4 months ago

When 4Kids went under Funimation became the biggest "Localizer" Anime fans are privy to the horrors if Sony is allowed to have so much of the market.

Adam Mohammed
Adam Mohammed
4 months ago

Itll be easier for sony to censor anime if they control the supply to the western market.

Dac
Dac
4 months ago

Some good news

No
No
4 months ago

Sony hates anime and japan, it's crystal

A L
A L
4 months ago

I wouldn’t want Sony to own Crunchyroll anyway. So it’s good news to me.

Dragon Landlord
Dragon Landlord
4 months ago

The Japanese anime companies need to sweep in and buy it so their work doesn't get sensored by the SJW.

Eva 01
Eva 01
4 months ago

Sony getting blocked for anything is always good news

Sowel 44
Sowel 44
4 months ago

GOOOD they need to be stopped! we cant let the puritans be the gate keepers.

blackrazer22
blackrazer22
4 months ago

Sounds like some anime fans in the DOJ. Go figure.

Tim Hobson
Tim Hobson
4 months ago

Priceless

artfire28
artfire28
4 months ago

What if Nintendo didn't pissed off Sony?! Then Sony could have taken a different direction and would understand Nintendo's fan base philosophy.

artfire28
artfire28
4 months ago

Microsoft: First time?
Sony: Nintendo made us for what we are now.
Nintendo: Don't go there.

Side Quest: YEET
Side Quest: YEET
4 months ago

Bye bye Death March, if Crunchy is bought.
But honestly Crunchy sucks so much that you might as well pirate.

TheCrazyFereldan
TheCrazyFereldan
4 months ago

Sony isnt a Japanese company anymore, they're an American company.

Mr. Noir
Mr. Noir
4 months ago

Thank sweet baby Jebus!!!

firedrake burst
firedrake burst
4 months ago

I wish something BAD would happen to Sony and Funimation!!!!

Corpser
Corpser
4 months ago

Hope it gets blocked. Sony needs to get their ego destroyed. I mean for all intents and purposes it's just a USA company now. Hasn't been a true Japanese company in a long time.

Chris Tian
Chris Tian
4 months ago

Thank you God!

jason rustmann
jason rustmann
4 months ago

Reminder, censorship in any form, is tyrannical in nature and should be abolished.

Klie the lflt

dandylaion
dandylaion
4 months ago

I know it wasn't the best but I'm Starting to miss DAISUKI

Xtian 514
Xtian 514
4 months ago

If only this was Disney .

kazuma kiryu
kazuma kiryu
4 months ago

for the algorithm

detroyes2
detroyes2
4 months ago

Even with this review, there is no guarantee that the sale will be blocked. Keep in mind that anime is still a very small, niche market; the DoJ could very well conclude that while Sony would have an anime streaming monopoly, anime consumers would be better served by letting the monopoly emerge than as a genre at the margins of larger services.

scott ludtke
scott ludtke
4 months ago

They need to go after Disney with anti trust.

Moralis
Moralis
4 months ago

Good

David Gusqui Loor
David Gusqui Loor
4 months ago

Sony being blocked of anything is always good. Their practices are not something that should go unchallenged

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