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#223

The sad thing is, it was a preventable accident.

After all, even if you think a user is totally wrong, how long does it take to check the actual premiere date in Japan and realize, “Oh crap, we are about to stream this before it airs there!”.


#224

[quote=“TheAncientOne”]The sad thing is, it was a preventable accident.

After all, even if you think a user is totally wrong, how long does it take to check the actual premiere date in Japan and realize, “Oh crap, we are about to stream this before it airs there!”.[/quote]
Preventable, maybe.

If the license you received says you are to stream on this certain date at this certain time ( In this case many hours before the Japan premier. ), then you ask your upper management if this is right ( Like Rai looks to have done. ) and are given an affirmative, then you follow your contract and stream when it says to stream.

Where did the contract go wrong? Who reviewed it? We don’t know and won’t know, but I’m willing to bet someone in the US or Japan ( Likely both places and multiple people. ) had red faces and are apologizing profusely.

Mark Gosdin


#225

The thing that is bothering me most about this situation is that people, not so much here, but on ANN and other places have resorted the blame game and name calling. It really doesn’t matter who’s fault it was at this point. All that matters, is getting the issues resolved.


#226

[quote=“mgosdin”]
Preventable, maybe.

If the license you received says you are to stream on this certain date at this certain time ( In this case many hours before the Japan premier. ), then you ask your upper management if this is right ( Like Rai looks to have done. ) and are given an affirmative, then you follow your contract and stream when it says to stream.[/quote]
I sincerely doubt there are any penalties for streaming an episode later than a contract specifies. Production problems do happen, and streaming it late would have no negative impact on stations broadcasting it in Japan.

The problem isn’t with asking upper management whether the contract was right or not. The problem is with ignoring the fact that two users pointed out the simulcast time was over half a day before it aired in Japan, and one provided a link to the Tokyo MX schedule.

We certainly didn’t see any response like, “I’ve checked the schedule, and it does appear our simulcast time is before the first airing in Japan. I have advised upper management”.


#227

[quote=“TheAncientOne”]

[quote=“mgosdin”]
Preventable, maybe.

If the license you received says you are to stream on this certain date at this certain time ( In this case many hours before the Japan premier. ), then you ask your upper management if this is right ( Like Rai looks to have done. ) and are given an affirmative, then you follow your contract and stream when it says to stream.[/quote]
I sincerely doubt there are any penalties for streaming an episode later than a contract specifies. Production problems do happen, and streaming it late would have no negative impact on stations broadcasting it in Japan.

The problem isn’t with asking upper management whether the contract was right or not. The problem is with ignoring the fact that two users pointed out the simulcast time was over half a day before it aired in Japan, and one provided a link to the Tokyo MX schedule.

We certainly didn’t see any response like, “I’ve checked the schedule, and it does appear our simulcast time is before the first airing in Japan. I have advised upper management”.[/quote]
Sentai doesn’t license their shows from TBS, or whoever airs them in Japan. They license them from Sentai, who specifies the time and method at which they are to be streamed. And yes, Sentai would care if a stream they had negotiated for was played late.

You stated a concern and got a matter of fact answer. It was a bit direct, but there was nothing wrong with it. Any rudeness you or others are reading into it is just in your minds. Anyone here can tell you that this is pretty much the Rai normally posts, on the rare occasions that he actually does.


#228

[quote=“TheAncientOne”]

[quote=“mgosdin”]
Preventable, maybe.

If the license you received says you are to stream on this certain date at this certain time ( In this case many hours before the Japan premier. ), then you ask your upper management if this is right ( Like Rai looks to have done. ) and are given an affirmative, then you follow your contract and stream when it says to stream.[/quote]
I sincerely doubt there are any penalties for streaming an episode later than a contract specifies. Production problems do happen, and streaming it late would have no negative impact on stations broadcasting it in Japan.

The problem isn’t with asking upper management whether the contract was right or not. The problem is with ignoring the fact that two users pointed out the simulcast time was over half a day before it aired in Japan, and one provided a link to the Tokyo MX schedule.

We certainly didn’t see any response like, “I’ve checked the schedule, and it does appear our simulcast time is before the first airing in Japan. I have advised upper management”.[/quote]
Yeah, yeah, yeah…should’ve, would’ve, couod’ve? What’s done is done, stop beating the dead horse, can’t get any deader, maybe come back to un-life, but not any deader. Maybe you’re just looking for someone to pat u in the back or a cookie, well then here u go:

pat, pat…“Good work TheAncientOne,” pat, pat “good work”… :slight_smile:


#229

[quote=“tonka”]Yeah, yeah, yeah…should’ve, would’ve, couod’ve? What’s done is done, stop beating the dead horse, can’t get any deader, maybe come back to un-life, but not any deader. Maybe you’re just looking for someone to pat u in the back or a cookie, well then here u go:

pat, pat…“Good work TheAncientOne, good work”… pat, pat :)[/quote]
A pat on the back would be due only if I had accomplished something.

What I would like is an explanation for why someone couldn’t be bothered to even check the broadcast schedule when a problem was called to their attention.


#230

The dead horse must have twitched.


#231

Grrr…

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#232

[quote=“TheAncientOne”]

[quote=“tonka”]Yeah, yeah, yeah…should’ve, would’ve, couod’ve? What’s done is done, stop beating the dead horse, can’t get any deader, maybe come back to un-life, but not any deader. Maybe you’re just looking for someone to pat u in the back or a cookie, well then here u go:

pat, pat…“Good work TheAncientOne, good work”… pat, pat :)[/quote]
A pat on the back would be due only if I had accomplished something.

What I would like is an explanation for why someone couldn’t be bothered to even check the broadcast schedule when a problem was called to their attention.[/quote]
Where is your proof that no one checked the schedule? You keep talking as though you were, when you clearly were not. I think it’s time to drop this, as it’s really getting nothing accomplished.


#233

So, any updates on the situation? I really hope that there isn’t a huge delay before we get Episode 2 because of what happened.


#234

Sadly, negotiations for something like this tend to take awhile.
I really wouldn’t expect any news on this for a few weeks.


#235

http://www.anime-on-demand.com/

Depending on why exactly they delayed their TLR:D stream on AoD, this might actually be a good sign.
The first epsisode in now up on AoD UK site.

Though I do notice, the other three TBS series that they delayed ( Chunibyo, HS x H & Busou Shinki ) aren’t up yet, but it still might be a good sign that we won’t get too much of a delay.


#236

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-10-15/harumi-sakurai-replaces-masako-joh-for-to-love-ru-darkness-role

Harumi Sakurai Replaces Masako Joh for To Love-Ru Darkness Role

posted on 2012-10-15 14:05 EDT

Character Ryōko Mikado’s actress goes on maternity leave

The official website for the To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness television anime series announced on Monday that voice actress Masako Joh (Rockman.EXE’s Roll, Inazuma Eleven’s Shourinji Ayumu) has gone on maternity leave.

Joh previously played Ryōko Mikado (Mikado-sensei) in previous To Love-Ru series, but for the To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness series, which premiered on October 6, voice actress Harumi Sakurai (Angel Beats!’ Yuri Nakamura, Toaru Majutsu no Index II’s Awaki Musujime, Queen’s Blade: Rebellion’s Luna Luna) will voice the part.

After discussing the matter with Joh and her agency, the show’s production committee decided that in order to make sure that Joh’s health was their first priority, they would change cast members. The committee asked fans to please continue to support Joh, Sakurai, and the show from now on.


#237

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[size=16]To loveru Darkness Coming to Anime Network Online this Week[/size]

HOUSTON, TX — October 17, 2012 — Anime Network is pleased to announce the upcoming online release of To loveru Darkness this week on Anime Network Online.

SCHEDULE
To loveru Darkness
The first 3 episodes of the series will be available at the following times:

Episode 1 - Thursday October 18, 2012 @ 10:00 AM CDT
Episode 2 - Friday October 19, 2012 @ 10:00 AM CDT
Episode 3- Saturday October 20, 2012 @ 10:00 AM CDT
…episodes 4 and onwards will air on Saturdays at 10:00 AM Central

ABOUT THE SHOW
When junior princesses Nana and Momo transfer into Earth School where big sister Lala can keep an eye on them, things SHOULD be smooth sailing. In addition to sister drama, Yami, the Golden Darkness, enters the scene with all the subtleness of a supernova, along with an army of possessed high school students! All of which is certain to make Rito’s life suck more than a black hole at the family picnic. Unless, of course, a certain semi-demonic princess will open a can of Develukean Whoop Ass! It’s “Wham, bam, thank you, Space Ma’am” time once again in To loveru Darkness!

ABOUT ANIME NETWORK
Celebrating its 10th year, Anime Network is a leading broadcast and digital distributor of Japanese animation and Asian cinema in North America. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Anime Network was founded in 2002 and launched as one of the first VOD networks on most major cable providers. Anime Network’s mission is to bring the best in anime programming to every household in North America. In addition to our VOD network, consumers can access our Online Streaming Service on our official website. This dynamic website, featuring an ever growing anime community, includes a subscription service that mirrors the VOD network and allows viewers to catch up on episodes they may have missed on broadcast.
www.theanimenetwork.com


#238

Nice, everyone else that had an episode leaked had to wait a long time before they could stream the anime. Anime Network only had to wait two weeks. mwah ha ha ha


#239

Well, there was a big difference here. It wasn’t so much ‘let leaked’ as someone, somewhere, gave a bad 'oh yeah, you can show at x time."

Since it all had a legit release, I would be more surprised if TAN was punished in any way shape or form. You can’t punish a company for doing exactly what you told them to do. The delay here was mainly and double checking the procedure for the time release.


#240

Watch To LoveRu ~ Darkness on The Anime Network Online Player

[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/To-loveru-Darkness/True-Smile/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 01 is now LIVE![/b]

#241
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/To-loveru-Darkness/Doubt-and-Dish/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 02 is now LIVE![/b]

#242

So, I’d like to buy this when it comes out. Is Sentai gonna fix all the grammar and translation mistakes? There is quite a few of them.