The title isn’t 100% accurate. Meaning Sony’s still negotiating but will LIKELY buy
They have no reason not to at this point.
Either way, I’ve seen enough bickering around the news since reporting on it yesterday morning.
The overall consensus doesn’t seem to be good. And VERY few are enthusiastic in the way you’d expect.
That’s in spite of the fact that Sony is a Japanese company, and
The motherland of
anime fans saying?
Let’s get into that.
Here are some concerns from the
You guys ready for Sony to heavily censor
— Vorked | Brandon (@Vorked) October 30, 2020
Sony is known for censorship with its video games in the USA and beyond. That’s where the idea of “censorship” comes from in relating to Sony buying
And for anyone thinking it won’t happen, understand that it already does happen below the surface.
It’s just not the obvious censorship that people think Sony will enforce with
That being said, with Sony’s monopoly on
anime censorship we could see
The first kind of censorship could be physical. Meaning the censorship of
This is the type of censorship I can’t take too seriously, but again, If Sony gets carried away with their monopoly – who’s to say they won’t do it?
This will be more of a thing outside of Japan than within it.
The 2nd type of censorship we could see is similar to 4kids. Which by the way, is still happening in 2020.
In case you’ve been asleep,
They’ve switched original meanings out with more political definitions, and more.
Given what people know when it comes to Sony’s usual censorship tactics, this type of
2. Shutting down more
anime pirate sites
Another pirate or two has been shutdown since that happened to KissAnime.
With Japan’s new copyright laws coming into play in 2021, January, and Sony’s purchase of
In Japan specifically, you can face jail time and a 3,000,000 fine for piracy if caught.
Why shutting down pirate sites will have the opposite effect
Outside of Japan and the USA,
- Region blocks.
- Licensing issues.
- Limited selection.
- Limited service.
And other issues give rise to piracy. It’s why
If Sony, like Disney, decided to aggressively target pirate sites to shut them down, it wouldn’t end well for them. Even if they have good reason to.
For many the value with current
Piracy is a service problem, and if Sony’s smart, they’ll focus on that. Instead of taking the cliche route which has never worked.
Is Sony’s potential purchase of
Crunchyroll a good thing?
Only time will tell.
wtf is this? why? as if sony censorship wasn’t bad enough with
funimation, but crunchyroll? fucking hell… https://t.co/1to3XYhfJH
— BlankExistence (@blankexists) October 30, 2020
Crunchyroll? Consequence of animebecoming more popular (now bigger companies wanting a bigger piece of the animepie)? Also, “all good things must come to an end?” Is this a mass return of piracy?
— justaddScott (@justaddScott) October 31, 2020
crunchyrollpremium and i enjoy alot of what they have, im more worried about censorship and if they decide to push sony’s scum tactics. Funi app though is trash through and through but who knows maybe some good will come of this and they will not censor.
— Omni (@BurningxThunder) October 31, 2020
Sony might buy
Crunchyroll. God this is a bad year.
— Bubble Bursting With Joy (@CatBubbl) October 30, 2020
It has good points and bad points…bad because it consolidates the already competition scarce
streamingservice market. Potentially good because it might make the crunchyrollservice better which has always been garbage but that’s just a slim chance Sony will gaf…
— ｢LEGS｣ The Overmind 👁✨ Railgun⚡️T⚡️ (@Assimilater) October 31, 2020