Crunchyroll started as a passion project that I created with my buddies from Berkeley (Go Bears). It’s grown to a global streaming platform that bring…
One of the answer:
"i think we are really at the tip of the iceberg on what anime can be. there are so many fans out there that still haven’t experienced anime, and streaming is just one way to reach those fans. i think overall we feel incredible positive that anime will be here to stay and grow globally and we are really early in that process, and we want to be there to help foster that growth" - KunGao
I totally LOLed at his answer. Seriously “fans out there that still haven’t experienced anime”? Can those people be called “fans”.
Those who “haven’t experienced anime” are just not fan (unless they’re newborn or never switch on TV before), they know about it and some watched it but just not into it and pretty much don’t care about it. Many people around me friends, acquaintance, co-worker etc they very well know what anime is but they are just not into it. So streaming whether it free or not wont have any effect. It just like giving free cigarette to people who doesn’t smoke.
Click on link to see CR CEO is on reddit getting shot by bunch of questions he couldn’t, avoid, vaguely answered. He uses a lot of the word “try”, yes CR has been trying but the result remain to be seen even after many years.
The only straight answer he gave are to dumb anime questions. Apparently he really likes NGE and Rei Ayanami.
p/s: Since many of the answers for the real questions about CR got brushed off or side stepping or just dumb by Kun Gao, they have been downvoted to oblivion just click on his name and context to read full story.