[quote=“The Coffee God”]
I find that kind of hard to believe when Steven Foster continues to work in anime… you guys are paying him to ruin things, right?[/quote]
Anime Network isn’t paying him at all.
Though if you want to whine about Steven Foster, I’m sure messaging Sentai will get your message through to them.
I think that an argument could be made that, indirectly, TAN is paying Steven Foster. But I don’t much care because I think that Stephen Foster is brilliant, that his dubs only suffer when he is held back due (eg:Angel Beats, HSotD).
But other than that, I still agree with the OP…though it hurts a bit to admit that truth now.
[quote=Inphy]It’s unfortunate, but I think your anger is directed in the wrong place. Everything comes down to pretty much one thing: Contracts.
Contracts, stipulations, promises, business agreements, etc.[/quote]
So you’re telling me that after slowly releasing all the episodes of a series dubbed, TAN is then contractually obligated to release the subbed version in the same slow manner? Likewise, are you telling me that TAN has made some sort of business agreement to only show the subbed version of Princess Resurrection on TAN streaming and to leave the dub VOD only?
The Towanoquon commentary track gives evidence that TAN has a lot of clout with Sentai’s releases and leeway as to when it’ll stream it. Makes me think that TAN is just dead-set in its ways of slowly streaming its content, an approach that is starting to become archaic.
I’m not sure why TAN wouldn’t strive to get at least an ep of every show up before the physical copy’s release date. I’ve almost given up hope of TAN keeping pace with the new streaming paradigm set by Funimation, but I don’t think that the very logical 1-2 eps up streaming before the show releases is so unreasonable.
For any Sentai release, if TAN isn’t streaming it prior to release, I either have to “blind buy” it (which is pretty risky), have seen it months-years before when it was shown in Japanese and remember liking it (not likely), or not pre order it at all. I suppose there is another option, viewing the show in a quasi-legal method, but if I do that then my motivation to buy is decreased. My motivation to keep supporting TAN certainly is, and I find that frustrating, that I’m paying for TAN but having to rely on the sketchy sites of the internet to do what I’m paying TAN to do, and they do it for free.
TAN has been around for over a decade. It is embarrassing to see the few-month-old Funimation Elite streaming service utterly destroy TAN when it comes to content availability. As a former ADV fan, this pains me, and I’m not alone. We might not count enough to matter, but this lack of content availability has left me as the lone member of my anime group still a paid subscriber to TAN.