On March 3, the first half of the last part of the anime finally arrived. Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season (Attack on Titan), and although the franchise reached the best positions in trends in social networks, it turned out that this was not only due to the popularity of the series, but also due to an issue related to the platform. crunchyroll.
This is a special hour that makes up the first half of the last part of the play It was first shown on March 3 at 09:25 pm (Mexico City time). But, crunchyroll I wouldn’t release it until 5:00 pm, that is, about eight hours after it was broadcast in Japan. This did not leave fans of the franchise happy at all, who had to resort to “less legal” options to avoid watching the episode and the spoilers that were already proliferating on social networks.
Apparently crunchyroll advertised as “a platform where fans can watch new episodes right after they air in Japanbut that didn’t happen with shingeki no kyojin. In fact, there weren’t even any reports of the platform having any problems with its servers, probably stemming from the fact that many fans had watched the special several times before. It is worth noting that the reaction would not have been as negative if Crunchyroll had issued a statement reporting problems. during the acquisition of the incident or conflicts with the license agreement, but by not giving any explanation, it was clear that they would be criticized.
Let’s review some comments made to crunchyroll when he announced the arrival of the episode more than eight hours after the premiere:
- «Crunchyroll is sold saying that the chapters are uploaded an hour after the premiere in Japan, but if they don’t stick, they don’t want to be criticized».
- «It took them nothing to make a statement as part of their commitment to the client, which is to have the chapters ready in an hour.».
- «Hey guys, now you know how it feels when Crunchyroll lets you down? Or do you like to stir up hatred when it’s not you?».
- «Very good at blocking people on Twitter, but relentless in providing good service. There is no promotion of the episode, no hype and they uploaded it very fucking late».
- «Imagine paying for a streaming service to watch the anime first, then uploading it hours later».
- «Imagine subscribing to have the scoop to see the premiere of the anime, and you’ve already been able to see it six times on pirated pages. Thank you for the bad service.».
- «I watched it seven times already and it gave me time to cancel my subscription».
- «Fortunately we paid, if not imagine what time we could see it».
- «If major streamers, who mostly care about the quality of a great series like Shingeki no Kyojin, have already seen it, it means they took too long. It was the series with the most spaces at the Anime Awards, and they don’t even give it the respect it deserves».
- «“Just an hour from its premiere in Japan,” they say. I literally read all the remaining chapters of the Manga although you guys did not do what you should».
- «I already looked it up on Facebook, thanks for nothing».
- «I already saw it pirate, thanks for taking seven hours. What happened to the “hour after Japan”? They put him in the donkey».
By the way, if you wonder why crunchyroll it took so long to upload the episode, there are many theories about it, but the most accepted point is that it was due to the limits of the contract with the Japanese TV station nhk (Probably). However, as long as the streaming service doesn’t explain what the hell happened behind the scenes, fans have their rights to criticize them.
Fountain: Official Twitter account