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    Here is an encompassing thread for all of the streaming anime properties from Viki. With this layout, it should be easier to see what's available for streaming. And feel free to point any errors and/or omissions in this thread.


    http://www.viki.com/about
    By the fans, for the fans

    Viki is the first and fastest platform for real-time subtitling and sharing of video -- from Korean and Turkish dramas to Japanese Anime and music videos by well-known artists. Community members subtitle their favorite videos into their preferred languages under a Creative Commons license using Viki's subtitling technology, which enables thousands of fans around the world to collaborate in dozens of languages at once.

    In addition to watching on viki.com, viewers can access their favorite shows on any web-enabled phone or tablet, including iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Android-powered smartphones and tablets, as well as connected TVs, including Samsung Smart TV, Google TV and Roku. Viki also syndicates select programs with fan-generated subtitles to partners such as Hulu, Netflix, Amazon.com, MSN and Renren in China.

    Official streaming outlets

    Streaming Master List (including series that are partially subbed)
    Last edited by WTK; 07-16-2013, 06:57 PM.

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    Re: 1 & Only Viki Streaming Platform Thread

    I started making a list for this a while back, then realised I was basically just duplicating http://www.viki.com/tv/genres/anime (which even appears to be filtered for region like Crunchyroll) to little benefit so gave up.

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      I came across Penguin Musume Heart on Hulu at one point, and something bugged me after checking it out. It really looked like the top and bottom part of the screen had been cropped off compared to what I saw from the fansub. Checking just now, though, the Viki version doesn't seem to be cropped like that, so at least it is fine. Are some of the other Hulu streams here cropped?

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      • #4
        Re: 1 & Only Viki Streaming Platform Thread

        It makes me feel good that progress on Master of Epic continues to be made. Hopefully they'll finish the last 4 episodes without issue. Not that I'm expecting them soon. It's clear these things take time. Still slow progress is better than no progress. I'll probably hold off on a serious full re-watch until after the subs are done.
        "So be it you have control of the world, but I will rule the universe! The power of Sword and Axe!"
        Avatar: Tatyana of Romancing SaGa 3

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        • #5
          Re: 1 & Only Viki Streaming Platform Thread

          via YouTube: The Tale of Osamu Tezuka

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            http://blog.viki.com/2013/03/coming-...d-viki_22.html
            Friday, March 22, 2013
            COMING SOON: A new and improved Viki

            Hi everyone. This is Rohit, VP of Engineering, and Howie, head of User Experience.

            The great thing about building a popular product is that many people learn about it and tell their friends. The challenge comes when you try to scale that product to accommodate tens and even hundreds of millions of users.

            Over the last year, we’ve been hard at work doing just that: making Viki easier to scale so that we can bring you a better performing, faster site and apps, as well as an easier-to-use set of APIs for partners of all kinds.

            We’ve already started rolling out some of these products, including a new video player and subtitling and segmenting tools. But the most visible change will come in the next few weeks, when we start rolling out a redesigned viki.com...

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              Re: 1 & Only Viki Streaming Platform Thread

              We are sorry, this content is currently not available in your region.
              Master of Epic is no longer available at Viki. If not an error, it could mean that someone has licensed this series. There are a number of series at Viki that are not available to US residents due to existing licenses/releases.

              Koutetsu Sangokushi is no longer available at Viki, but it's still available at Hulu. This one could be a mistake, since it's still available at Hulu.

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              • #8
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                Neither are available here either.
                If it's due to a license, then it's one that includes the UK (unless we were removed in error).
                Most likely companies to grab UK as well as US are FUNi and Nozomi.

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                  Re: 1 & Only Viki Streaming Platform Thread

                  Originally posted by WTK View Post
                  Master of Epic is no longer available at Viki. If not an error, it could mean that someone has licensed this series. There are a number of series at Viki that are not available to US residents due to existing licenses/releases.
                  So much for occasionally checking the site every few weeks or so to see how the translation has progressed. Still if this is because of a license that's not such a bad thing. Granted there's the matter of how soon I'll be able to get it and hoping whoever has it is respectable towards it.

                  Actually, if the series is licensed, it's sort of surprising to me. I figured by now, there was no chance of it. Then again what do I know? It wouldn't be the first time a series got licensed years later. Maybe for some titles, their chance of getting licensed actually increases over time. Or it could be one of those "Position of the stars" situations.
                  "So be it you have control of the world, but I will rule the universe! The power of Sword and Axe!"
                  Avatar: Tatyana of Romancing SaGa 3

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                  • #10
                    Re: 1 & Only Viki Streaming Platform Thread

                    http://allthingsd.com/20130901/exclu...-200-million/#
                    Exclusive: Japan’s Rakuten Acquires Viki Video Site for $200 Million
                    http://global.rakuten.com/corp/news/...3/0902_01.html
                    September 2, 2013

                    Rakuten, Inc.

                    Rakuten To Acquire
                    Global Video Streaming Service Viki


                    Disruptive Approach to Video Opens up New Markets to Rakuten

                    TOKYO and SAN FRANCISCO, September 2, 2013 – Rakuten, Inc. (4755:Tokyo), one of the world’s largest internet services companies, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire global video streaming platform Viki. The acquisition represents a significant step forward for Rakuten as it continues to add to its digital content offerings and launch its internet services ecosystem into new markets.

                    Viki’s totally unique business model creates new value for a global audience. Viki is a global TV and video site that uniquely brings primetime TV shows, movies, music videos and other premium video content to new audiences and opens up entirely new markets for content providers. Through its social TV and subtitling intellectual property, Viki’s community of viewers have crowdsourced subtitles in more than 160 languages and translated more than 400 million words to date.

                    Rakuten Chairman and CEO, Hiroshi (Mickey) Mikitani, commented on the deal:

                    “Viki is a one-of-kind company with an entirely unique approach to video streaming that is truly global and truly engaging. They are fast, agile, and highly mobile. Their smart and creative approach to bringing popular content to global audiences will enable Rakuten to move quickly into new markets around the world.”

                    "There are a striking number of synergies and shared philosophies between our two businesses; the Viki model is built on a powerful community, focused on removing the language barriers that have traditionally trapped great content inside geographical borders. Since our foundation, Rakuten’s focus too has been to open up great services, content and goods to a global community. Viki is a perfect complement to Rakuten’s joint philosophies of Empowerment and Shopping IS entertainment.”

                    Razmig Hovaghimian, Viki CEO and co-founder, adds:

                    “Our vision is very well aligned with Rakuten’s focus on building a borderless digital ecosystem. We’ve built a truly global TV platform, with and for the fans, allowing content owners to reach the world in any language.”

                    The Viki model has allowed us to unlock a massive torso of untapped demand. While viewers get to enjoy great entertainment they never knew existed anywhere, anytime and in their language, content owners get to reach a globally fragmented market, and increase the size of their target market multiple-fold through localization. Focusing on both content providers and fans, has allowed us to reach traditional TV like ratings online, with top shows getting translated in more than 50 languages.”

                    With Rakuten, we can now focus on building an entertainment ecosystem that also seamlessly allows viewers and content partners to jump across platforms, and interact with relevant Rakuten products and services seamlessly. I am thrilled to enter our next phase of growth as part of the Rakuten family, creating a service that competes with the largest industry players.”

                    Setting the Stage for a Global Rakuten Ecosystem

                    With this acquisition, Rakuten plans to leverage Viki’s global footprint, content and language analytics and community-first DNA to further expand the scope of its $16 billion internet services ecosystem. Rakuten and Viki expect exponential growth in Viki’s primary revenue driver, selling advertising against its video content. Viki also syndicates select content and has the potential to launch new revenue models. At the same time, Viki can now leverage Rakuten’s 85 million registered users in Japan and deep digital commerce and media experience to grow its user base in Japan and Europe.

                    Rakuten began its march into global digital content in 2012 when it acquired Kobo Inc., one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services that now offers 4-million eBooks, magazines and newspapers to customers in 190 countries. That same year, Rakuten welcomed Wuaki.tv, an innovative Europe-based video-on-demand and streaming service, which recently began its international expansion beyond Spain by offering customers in the UK its premier movie titles catalogue and unique hybrid payment model. Viki perfectly complements Wuaki.tv’s front-line strategy and extends Rakuten’s digital content offering to include international primetime and mid-and long-tail content from leading broadcasters and distributors.

                    Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
                    Last edited by WTK; 09-02-2013, 01:40 PM.

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                    • #11
                      All titles, except Ozma, have been gone.
                      Sorry, due to licensing limitations, videos are unavailable in your region.

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