Morning! Just a quick update before I run out to an early morning meeting (ugh). First of all, I have a short review in this week’s Manga Minis, for volume fourteen of Claymore, a series I like a lot and one of the few shonen series I have reviewed at MR. If you missed my review of volume thirteen back in December, here it is! It was actually my very first review for Manga Recon. Oh, the nostalgia.
Secondly, I just want to take a moment and appreciate Crunchyroll. We originally bought a membership in order to watch new episodes of Shugo Chara!! Doki as they came out, but yesterday we started watching three new series (we’ll probably keep going with two of them) which were being simulcast here at pretty much the same time as in Japan. It was exciting, seriously. I mean, this is what we’ve all hoped for, right? That someone would start to provide legally what was previously only offered by fansubbers–subbed anime available here at the same time (or shortly after) its release in Japan. Hell, I’d have gone for episodes aired even a month or so afterward–that’s still a huge improvement over the years-long wait for dubs I’m not going to watch anyway–but I admit there was something kind of thrilling about knowing we were watching at approximately the same time these episodes were airing for the very first time. Thank you, Crunchyroll, thank you. You are awesome. It’ll be interesting to see how Funimation’s Fullmetal Alchemist streams stack up!
duowolf saysApril 6, 2009 at 7:12 am
Cruncyroll is really great though I do wish that more of the shows they are streaming were available here in the UK. Most of the new stuff is thankfully but a lot of the older stuff like Slam Dunk etc isn’t which is a little annoying as I’ve always wanted to watch it.
Again as far as I’m aware I won’t be able to watch Fullmetal streamed either as Funi isn’t making it available to the UK, France yes, but the UK. I’m not bitter at all.*laughs*
Melinda Beasi saysApril 6, 2009 at 10:11 am
I’m sure it’s all licensing agreements to blame, though maybe that means there is someone who has the rights to that stuff in the UK, and you’ll see it soon. We can only hope!
duowolf saysApril 7, 2009 at 11:49 am
I hope so. As I much refer to do it the legl way if possable.
Uzma saysApril 6, 2009 at 9:36 pm
I hope you’ll be watching Natsume Yuuchincho on Crunchyroll.
Melinda Beasi saysApril 6, 2009 at 9:40 pm
Actually, that sounds pretty good.
duowolf saysApril 7, 2009 at 11:50 am
It’s a wonderful show. Very funny but sad in places as well and all the characters are loveable.