As always, lets shove the blame as Fansubs always… and this article from Eric P. Sherman, President & CEO, Bang Zoom! Entertainment just proves that. This is what he said:
Unless YOU change. Right now. Stop stealing. If you have committed theft, robbery, shop-lifting, or just “downloading some stuff through torrent reactor,” then just stop doing it — now. You probably wouldn’t go into a supermarket and put a package of swiss cheese under your shirt and walk out without paying. Nor would you walk into Best Buy and try to walk out with Guitar Hero, bypassing the cash register. Why? Is it because you might get caught? Or are there other issues, such as standards of morality, that dictate how you live your life.
Excuse me? I buy my anime on series I like and also licensed series I want to see (and this is evident proof of it). Oh lets accuse the fansubbers who fansub all the anime that fans watch and if they like it, they go out and support the series by buying it. I think Eric’s got the mindset put in the gutter and blaming it on fansubs.
The issue is that Crunchyroll in my opinion is not a viable option as it is region locked, you can’t view the show offline and the subs are poor quality. Not only that, singles are going way out of style because they are unaffordable and people are waiting for the full boxset that would be affordable. Don’t blame it on stealing because technically downloading a fansub does not equate to any generated revenue as it was never made. Also, just recently, the US Government revealed that the estimated costs on piracy were fake, so it just proved another point I made earlier. Eric, you need to stop blaming piracy and start doing something to make Anime more available without resorting to streams that take away freedom such as selling DRM-free Anime Titles at DVD quality online for half the price of the DVD or something. How about improving the quality of the subs?
Also, do you know it is a recession going on as well? Well, lets blame it on fansubs because people can’t afford Anime because they recently lost their job or something. This is stupid…
Until you come up with a viable solution to the problem than just blaming it on fansubs, I will just ignore you and pretend that you are making a fool of yourself.