I really love anime a lot. I sometimes watch some clips about any anime that is aired in romance, comedy, slice of life genre. I usually watch it at animeplus.tv but since I can make money myself I think it’s time to watch it properly using subscription or any legal streaming provider.
Then I stumbled upon a site called Crunchyroll after seeing so much options. The reason I choose Crunchyroll is I can pay with Paypal eventhough I don’t have any credit card (I have some balance there from my work) and the price is also worth it. It’s beyond my happiness I could do such a thing to contribute the anime community.
I start to look for some titles to watch then I suddenly saw a notice that this anime cannot be seen on my country. I feel like, “Wait, what? So, after the subscription I still couldn’t see the animes?” I was outraged at first then I started to realize what I have done on the past, watching the animes illegally. So, I put myself to sleep and looking for options to watch anime legally.
The next day I get a clue that the information stated that my country is blocked. Since I’m a novice software engineer, I can at least get the reasoning how they can block my country to watch the animes. Then I realize that they can detect where I live because of my IP address. Fortunately, my mind said “Okay, let’s see if we can see the animes using VPN”
I try to find some vpn providers who can be paid using Paypal balance and I found one, PrivateVPN.com. The pricing looks good and it can be paid using my option so I’m in. After setting up my laptop, I connect my computer to the vpn and go to crunchyroll.com. Voila, I could access every animes now.
It’s true that crunchyroll provide a free user subscription but I personally hate ads when watching anime so I decide to subscribe the premium user. It’s around USD 7 a month so it’s worth it.
I think I understand why crunchyroll blocking some contents eventhough we already subscribe the premium user. Maybe some users already abuse and pirate the contents then re-upload it to somewhere else for their own profit. Well, this isn’t a free and open source resource so I think we should respect the policy by not record and share the licensed content. They could actually sue someone who illegally pirate the contents but I think there’s no time for that and it waste of money to trace someone of where they live and hire a lawyer to do so.
Anyway, thanks for reading. Have a nice day!