Shimoneta confirmed to be the uncensored home video version.
Shomin Sample is basically indefinitely delayed (not cancelled) while some factors are worked out. This another case where the licensor has mandated that the DVDs would have to be PAL encoded so will be Blu-ray only.
Daimidaler is notable by its absence, since the last update had it at 24th April but now the only title out on that date is Shimoneta. According to the Anime Limited store the new release date is 26th June 2017. I have yet to manually check any other listings, I will update accordingly if there are any other changes.
Like I said before, due to massive size and indifference to margins, Amazon gets away with this. Furthermore, Amazon goes out if their way to make people happy as their core business model.
Amazon can afford giving away free stuff all the time. A small retail operation of FUNimation, however cannot. Comparing some to Amazon, and saying FUNimation should be doing it too, is false logic. Or more accurately, why Amazon is slowly bankrupting all of the retail industry.
Furthermore, there is no need for FUNimarion to call you in order for them to fix the order. They have all ur info as needed. Yes, a courtesy phone call would help to ensure your continued satisfaction, but again , the is 'merica not Japan. We do things "differently".
And let's be fair... Amazon will not "call you" uninitiated, either. Yes, you can call them for service unlike FUNimation, but it doesn't happen spontaneously the other way around.
Bottom Line is, if you want a higher level of customer service, stop buying on FUNimation. Else, simply be prepared to tolerate "disorder" as part of the process. It is the only way FUNimation can continue to compete on price with Amazon on its products.
In other words, which would you rather have... high prices on everything far in excess of Amazon, but good customer service; or mediocre service at competitive prices? A tradeoff, indeed...
Generally they have a thread for every anime. Sometimes these can be civil, but as season wears down, less so.
yeah I tend to read Crunchyroll threads for the first couple weeks to try and gauge if I missed anything interesting but I usually stay away after that because it either devolves for the popular shows like you said or ends up being the same 2 or 3 people posting each week (if that, for some shows people seem to just bulk post their thoughts) with no real discussion. It's sad when I find Reddit the best place for episodic discussion.
No, the problem is @Spaceshotx7 is confusing FUNimation license tiles with titles that FUNimation simply publishes for others. Ever since its evil world domination deal with Crunchyroll and others, it has been selling DVDs for the licenses of other companies. The license holder is in charge of the ADR, not FUNimation. If a dub is made, it is as if Sentai contracted some random dub studio to do their work. The dub studio doesn't do the titles, of course.
In these cases, the original format is maintained, credits at the end. These titles are not FUNimation licenses, they are being contracted or otherwise sublicensed to manufacture/sale DVDs for them. And at times, adding a dub track to the title. Other issues are under control of thr originator; for instance, to do English credits would require access to end scenes without the Japanese, and work would have to be done to add titles in. Costs. And the Japanese Overlord restrictions, of course.
For titles FUNimation primary licenses, they seem to be maintaining the traditional standard. For CR licenses that they are distributing, CR/(license holder that gave it to CR) still maintains control to some aspect.
In other words, don't be quick to blame FUNimation, this time...
Australia has access problems because its government considers most anime illegal child pornography, so...
In case of others, FUNimation is an "America First" company in terms of business model. Either due to cost reasons or otherwise, it does not generally seek out full (western) world licenses as much as Crunchyroll does.
In the end, you should be blaming Japanese for tightly regulating their anime IP (as they do with most things). If you're of the Western world are not USA (maybe Canada), u don't matter, in other words.
A sad tale, but one that stands, nonetheless. Perhaps, u can hope the EPA (EU/Japan Free Trade Agreement) being worked out now will help this, but time shall tell..
Well u guys i have good and bad news about highschool dxd season 4, good news it will probably come out in spring 2018 which is garbage, i was hoping it would come out this fall, because the release date will be announced on october 21st of this year and bad news is we basically have to wait another year. it's on youtube and i believe it's legit, because the guy got his information from the same festival who announced it last year. his name his Hex competitive. One other thing since we have to wait another year i hope it has 24 episodes. Also i hope maybe they'll surprise us and realease it on october 21st instead of announcing the official release date.
Even if Funi could do what crunchy is doing, where they release the pictures showing which show has been popular in which state/province.
We could possibly do this. I know that eventually the My Popular sort is meant to sort in order of popularity and not community rating. Popularity will be based on video views and a few other factors.
That would be great! I had no idea that it was illegal to publish sale numbers, I just wondered if there was a way to see them since people are always saying "this show sold well" or "the sales were poor", I wasn't sure if they just go off guesswork based on reception and what's ranked as "popular" for streaming or if there was some way to actually view it. I was just curious as to how some of my favorite shows have done.
@GalaxyCrisis Ah, that is the main one. As far as I know, it is still being worked on.
Until it is fixed, don't use the navigation menu when you are on the forum to log out or log in. Only log out and log in from the navigation menu when you are on www.funimation.com. If the forum still says you are logged in, you are still logged in to just the forum and you need to delete your funimation.com cookies and restart your browser to fully log out.
There is I think a login issue on Xbox One, but I'm also not aware of all issues going on with the site.