12 CommentsYe Olde Days / By Scamp /

So you watch Naruto on Veoh eh?

There are a few people out there who watch Naruto on a weekly basis. Some people like to download their newest episodes straight off the group who sub them: Dattebayo. Others like to scan veoh or youtube every week or so to get the latest episodes. Well, that might be a bit of a problem since Dattebayo have stopped subbing Naruto forever.

I know a lot of you will simply go 'oh no' in a sarcastic tone, but this could happen to your show

I know a lot of you will simply go 'oh no' in a sarcastic tone, but this could happen to your show

::Edit::  Woops, turns out Dattebayo do this a lot. They just scare their fans from time to time to see their reactions and stop them from uploading them onto streaming sites ::Edit::

Now I don’t watch Naruto so it isn’t really a problem for me, but there happens to be a fair few people out there who like watching Naruto. A quick look at the Naruto Shippuden episode 66 on veoh told me that in one week the episode got 311,587 views. So, understandably, there are going to be some very sad people out there.

But do Dattebayo have a point? Their reason for dropping it is because people keep uploading their videos onto veoh and youtube instead of downloading them. The reasons they don’t like this is because

  1. Streaming sites time have made it increasingly difficult for copyright holders to ignore the existence of the groups that subtitle and distribute their property. At some point, they will stop trying to go after the sites themselves and simply cut off the problem at the source, aka: Dattebayo.
  2. These streaming sites make a huge amount of money from advertising, so they are basically making a profit from people uploading them onto their site, which Dattebayo don’t like since they want to make them for free.
  3. They don’t like seeing their pretty videos destroyed by people streaming them in extreme low quality

So they took the most drastic method they had and dropped Naruto.

So what do you guys thing? Do you think all streamed shows should be stopped and only be downloaded? Or have you always been anti-fansubs and think people should have to pay for it? Or do you think people should keep streaming shows?

My view is defo not the same as Dattebayo. A huge number of people only watch streamed shows. Many people first discover anime by searching on youtube because some friend was wild about this shows called ‘Bleach’. Not only that but I’m guessing that many people start off watching streamed and soon switch to downloading when they realise the difference in quality.

Removing all streamed videos will see a drastic cut in the amount of new people who start watching anime. I know for a fact that if I had typed in ‘Love Hina’ into youtube and came up with nothing my anime fandom would not exist. But it was there and I watched it (in low-quality and all!) and here I am a year later with my mini-manga collection and my Noein dvd boxset, with a nice empty space beside it for when Baccano finally comes out.

And here’s a final thought for you: Who is better for the anime industry? An elitist who won’t watch any of that ‘mainstream crap’ and will only download the latest shows, or some Narutard who watches their show on veoh then goes out and buys all the Naruto action figures and ninja headbands he can find.

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12 Comments

  1. Posted July 23, 2008 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Dattebayo isn’t dropping anything. YHBT

  2. Loba
    Posted July 23, 2008 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    I had 1st savour of anime through original VCDs of Gundam Seed. I sat down for 14 hrs and finished it at one go. I hate streaming. It sucked. The end. I am still waiting for my chrono crusade volume 2 to be released locally. Damn. My evangelion manga stopped at volume 11. Life isn’t fair. Sometimes.

  3. Etoh
    Posted July 23, 2008 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    Dattebayo have claimed that they are dropping Naruto/Bleach a number of times before later saying YHBT (You Have Been Trolled).

  4. 5camp
    Posted July 23, 2008 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Damnit, I feel like a bit of an idiot now

    In my defence, I dont follow Naruto/Bleach so I’ve never seen this happen before. I was more surprised at their reasoning behind it, thats why I wrote this post

  5. Posted July 23, 2008 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    The reasoning behind it is actually valid. Streaming sites have magnified piracy to a commoner’s level, which in return killed the American anime home video market. All casual consumers now watch anime on YouTube etc., they stopped buying regular anime DVDs.

  6. Posted July 25, 2008 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Well, I don’t watch Naruto on Veoh but I did watch Death Note there. Honestly I don’t enjoy watching streaming anime, simply because you would miss the action on HD. Since my country has yet to make downloading licensed anime online illegal, it’s best I make full advantage of that.

  7. Posted December 11, 2008 at 12:15 am | Permalink

    is it true???

  8. 5camp
    Posted December 11, 2008 at 2:10 am | Permalink

    Err, I posted this waaay back in July.

    Apparantly they are dropping it now because it is going to become streamed legally on Crunchyroll. But, as I learned rather embarresingly from writing this post, you can’t trust them.

  9. Juan
    Posted January 16, 2009 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    Naruto SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Juan
    Posted January 16, 2009 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Who wastes time watching these dumb videos anyways?
    Who wastes their money buying every naruto related thing out there?
    It’s a complete waste of time if you ask me. What are you going to tell your kids (if you are even lucky to have any) when they ask for highschool photos and all you can show them is an emo picture of a kid who never talked and thought he could do magic by moving his fingers in certain positions?

  11. Juan
    Posted January 16, 2009 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    Can’t the people who watch naruto on this wite grow-up?

  12. Posted August 10, 2009 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    naruto >> best anime ever!

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