?On the first day of Fangirling my bishie gave to me…..?
Oh, hello! We here at Heart of Manga decided to do a fun series of posts for Christmas this year. Hopefully it will help provide you with some ideas of what to ask for from Santa this year. Or maybe you’re looking for something for your favorite fujoshi or shoujo fangirl? Well, we’ve got you covered. Adrienne and Laura will share what’s on our lists and give you places you can purchase them from. If you enjoy these posts, please let us know in the comments, as we’ll plan ahead for next season as well!
So where was I? Oh yeah –
?On the first day of Christmas my bishie gave to me – a 1 Year Subscription to DramaFever! ?
Many, many years ago you had to download your dramas to watch them. I remember going to LiveJournal to search for a new show to watch. It was thanks to a friend I got hooked on Asian dramas but it was in at the baby phase — a minor niche that no one (but fans) paid attention to. It was the same for music and news. You got what other fans wanted to share. Thankfully, times have changed and there are companies, like DramaFever, catering to the needs of international fans. They bring a LOT more content to fans everywhere, and legally. There are other subscription services than DramaFever (like Viki, Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, for example), but DramaFever is my preferred choice for drama watching.
So what makes DramaFever so great? Oh… let me count the ways:
Simulcasting. Many of their shows are simulcasted with their respective countries. Sometimes it’s same week and sometimes it’s two weeks behind because of licensing but this is a GREAT feature and lets you stay abreast of all the latest shows. If you have a lot of shows to watch, use their show guide to help you stay organized. When they aren’t simulcasting content they are dumping full series on you at once so you can have a marathon while you’re waiting for the next episode of Sweet Savage Family. You can also watch movies. They are constantly adding content. You won’t run out of things to watch — trust me.
Diversity. Although DramaFever focuses on Korean content, they have Japanese, Taiwanese, and Chinese content. They also have Spanish and British content. You can travel around the world from your couch or bed ;).
Cheap. DramaFever has several pricing plans to fit everyone’s budgets. Their annual pricing runs from $11.88 a year to $99.99 a year. I’ve settled for a happy middle with their $49.99 Idol Premium membership. These prices are for the U.S. only. However, Canada, Latin and South America, UK, UAE, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Australia can watch for $1.99 a month or $11.99 a year.
Music. DramaFever is expanding its content to include Kpop! This includes music awards, tours, and concerts. This is one of their newest features but it’s just another way for Korean pop culture fans to get their fix. They will show the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards soon!
Availability. You can watch DramaFever almost anywhere. Their app is available on several devices — so you can watch your favorite show on your phone, tablet, computer, or TV.
There’s something for everyone — crime, thriller, horror, romance, comedy, action, melodrama. Take a chance on DramaFever or give the gift of an annual subscription.
That wraps up our first day of Fangirl gifting. Be sure to check out DramaFever for those who love Asian television or Kpop. We’ll be back in a couple of days with the next idea, so stay tuned!