I’ve not been following with the latest anime out there, but I have seen some posts out there about The Tower of Druaga: Sword of Uruk. When I checked Bost, there’s no mention of it. It seems it’s only on Crunchyroll, from what I’m able to Google.
My (personal) moral views related to things like fansubs and downloading anime (as per Crunchyroll prior “reform”) line up fairly closely with Scott’s post on fansubs and morality at The Anime Almanac. If you know his views on these things, you can go far mirroring them onto me. Add in a distance kept between me and Crunchyroll, and that should be enough to understand why I avoid the site.
I can imagine why (a “reformed”) Crunchyroll would be liked by studios such as Gonzo. For one, Crunchyroll has the infrustructure for people to pay for episodes. They probably have a large audience (something Bost probably lacks massively in comparison). They likely have the hardware and bandwidth to serve up content to all these people.
Such a conundrum I put myself in. I really want to see the next installment of The Tower of Druaga, but my own (personal) moral compass steers me clear of Crunchyroll.
Maybe it’s for the better. I have a long to-watch list, and I still have many series I’ve written commentaries on that I never finished posting. I’ll get those up. One day… Some of them will seem a bit out of context when posted so far away from prior commentaries, making me wish I went for a non-date-in-URL scheme for commentaries and such. Ah, well, too late to bother with that unless I want to increase my workload (no scheduled posting for pages; figuring out how to redirect URLs in nginx; setting up redirects for some 300+ pages, etc).
If Sword of Uruk hits Bost, I’ll check it out, even if the resolution and video quality aren’t as good as Crunchyroll delivers. It’s not a series I’d re-watch, or would use for screenshots in various posts outside of an episode commentary post, so that’s not a big deal for me.
In the meantime, maybe it’s time to find one of them blogs where two-paragraph episode commentaries are prefaced with eight paragraph episode summaries.