Project Haruhi
9Apr/106

Crunchyroll Licenses EVERY Haruhi Series

Crunchyroll, the subscription-based anime streaming site, just announced that they've acquired the online streaming and digital distribution rights to all of the Haruhi series. This includes The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya seasons 1 and 2, as well as the webseries Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya and Nyoron Churuya-san. It does NOT, however, include the Disappearance film. These shows will soon be available for free to everybody in America, the British Isles, Scandanavia and the Middle East (but not Australia). However, in order to see the ad-free HD-quality streams, you have to subscribe to their Anime Membership service for $6.95 a month. Personally, I don't think subscribing is worth it. Although I admire what Crunchyroll is trying to do, I'm also frustrated by the crappy quality of their video streams. For example, when I tried to watch Heroman, the HD stream looked so bad that the show was nigh-unwatchable. I think I'll stick with my trusty Haruhi DVDs for the time being.

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  • Crunchyroll the T.N.T. of anime, license everything then stream it cheaply. Anime people are gullible they’ll watch bad video just to see their favorite series… I’ll stick to DVD’s as well, let’s see $6.95 a month x 12 = $83.40 yeah that could be spent buying quality DVD’s instead of poor streams.

  • Crunchyroll the T.N.T. of anime, license everything then stream it cheaply. Anime people are gullible they’ll watch bad video just to see their favorite series… I’ll stick to DVD’s as well, let’s see $6.95 a month x 12 = $83.40 yeah that could be spent buying quality DVD’s instead of poor streams.

  • Agreed. And for me, I have little choice too.

  • xsirhc

    Agreed. And for me, I have little choice too.

  • If Haruhi wasn’t my favorite series, I would probably just watch Crunchyroll’s subs. But since it is, I’ll go with the DVDs. The only problem is, if they stream anything besides simulcast, especially a popular series like Haruhi, chances are fans have already watched the fansubs and will thus have less inclination to pay to watch it on Crunchyroll.

  • If Haruhi wasn’t my favorite series, I would probably just watch Crunchyroll’s subs. But since it is, I’ll go with the DVDs. The only problem is, if they stream anything besides simulcast, especially a popular series like Haruhi, chances are fans have already watched the fansubs and will thus have less inclination to pay to watch it on Crunchyroll.