Drama streaming site DramaCrazy shuts down

Update: July 14th, 2013: On DramaCrazy's Facebook page they have laid to rest rumors that they have come back:

"Just another message to clarify to our loyal users that DramaCrazy has NOT come back online, and that any other site(s) claiming to be DramaCrazy is a cheap imitation attempting to mislead our users. Like mentioned before, they are not us and are virus/malware infected. Avoid them at all costs.

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Tuesday - July 2nd, 2013 is a sad day for drama addicts: DramaCrazy (and its sister site AnimeCrazy) have shut down.

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To Our Loyal Fans: After a great run, we have decided to shut down DramaCrazy and move on. The drama streaming landscape is ever so changing and it was a fun ride while it lasted. Rather than just shut down without a note, we'll leave the site up for a few hours while we allow you guys to gather what you need. Much Love, -The Staff.

Interested in seeing what happens from here, or just to show support like us below::
https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Love-Asian-Drama-forever/496019113805607
That’s the message you get when you visit DramaCrazy.

Fans of DramaCrazy are scratching their heads and wondering what happened? Why did they suddenly shut down out of the blue. What was the reason a lot of us are mourning tonight, in our own ways (some of us very publicly on the MDL forums, the DC facebook page, and twitter.)


Possible reasons:
1) It’s just a joke! They’re doing this to test our reactions and loyalty to their sites. Tomorrow or in few days, we will wake up to find the site back up and we will be laughing at this.

Proof to support this theory: There was no previous notice and DC kept uploading dramas until the last minute.

2) Copyright problems: Copyright laws have become much more stringent lately, with several other drama sites including MySoju, KimchiDrama, and some others being shut down in the past year. DramaCrazy probably did not have the licenses to do so and with the rise of Hulu, DramaFever, and Viki their demise might have been inevitable.

Proof to support this theory:
Korean broadcasting companies has been shutting down unauthorized streaming sites and DramaCrazy received numerous complaints over the past few years for copyright infringement.


3) Loss of interest? DC admin and staff might have lost interest in running those two sites so they decided to end it here (I seriously doubt that this is the reason).

Proof to support this theory: 
  Simply their sudden message declaring how they have quit. They had previously mentioned no problems, and suddenly they shut down the site.


4) Financial Problems: It's possible, but unlikely. In the forums they mentioned that it had nothing to do with insufficient funding. Considering how many fans they had, and how many people were willing to donate to make sure they continued on this is highly unlikely.


Here are some  MDLers opinions on the matter:


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The question is: If DramaCrazy has truly shut down, how will this affect our drama addiction?


To read more opinions visit the thread that contains several discussions and thoughts about the topic.

Special thanks to the MDLers who provided their thoughts about the issue.

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    sena3927 Jul 22, 2013

    Anybody complaining that they can't use Viki or Dramafever can just use a VPN... it's not that hard to figure out how to use it and you can just Google help if you get stuck. I can't recommend any for accessing North American websites since I don't need them but as I said before, you can just Google it. Google is your best friend :)

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    Misunderst0_od Jul 12, 2013

    Just out of curiosity, how many people switched over to GoodDrama?

    Also, i'm pretty sure dramacrazy.eu is a copy site.

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      Dak-shi Jul 4, 2014

      I was watching on gooddrama too while dramacrazy was still on....

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    Natsu2 Jul 10, 2013

    So sad...and where should I watch my dramas right now? Dramacrazy was the only source of dramas for me :(

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    Natsu2 Jul 10, 2013

    So sad...and where should I watch my dramas right now? Dramacrazy was the only source of dramas for me :(

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    sakuraojousama Jul 9, 2013

    so sad still T_T

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    indienne Jul 9, 2013

    m really really sad :(

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    Nabuh Jul 9, 2013

    maybe it is now time to read a book??? :)

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    meow22 Jul 8, 2013

    hm, actually, after searching some info on the interwebzz, i found out that DC actually took (not subbed) already subbed dramas form d-addicts (or any other website) and just uploaded it on their website just stamping on their DC logo and disregarding the fansubbers work. ah, and also, they made money off it (with the advertisements and all).

    Sooo, there you go, gooddrama.net probably does the same (so did kimchidrama etcetc).

    I don't really know what to say anymore. I'm sad that DC shut down and I'm also sorrry for all the fansubbers work that has been just stolen. meh : (

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    mahae Jul 8, 2013

    is there any hd streaming website for korean and japanese drama ??

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    chaiga Jul 8, 2013

    sites to check for drama addicts:

    gooddrama.net
    epdrama.com
    dramafans.org
    dramaload.com

    any good website you could recommend???

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      myrashworld Jul 9, 2013

      watchseries.it
      drama.net
      dramafever
      dailymotion.com
      alodrama.com

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      chaiga Jul 10, 2013

      thanks. will check it out

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    loverain777 Jul 7, 2013

    GUYS! There is still hope so relax :) We have www.dramaload.com! It's completely free, if I'm not wrong you can watch it wherever you are, I'm in Asia and I use it too. It has almost everything, but if you want to download you need the premium account (so you have to pay)...yea! Dramaload is still up and I hope it doesn't close either! I really loved kimchidrama... T_T WHY DID IT CLOSE? Even guzzylady's videos have been removed (some that is) I can't watch all the vids on dramafever and viki either. it says 'not available in your country' ==

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    dramagirl678 Jul 7, 2013

    I hope its just a joke like you said

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    Danyele Jul 7, 2013

    I'm dying from sadness right now.

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    LunaMuffin Jul 7, 2013

    Dramafever is such a troll: "wow watching drama is fun, we're bringing the world closer to you, dramafever is so amazing blah blah" and then it comes "...this video is currently unavailable in your contry". Had they ever thought that there may be d-addicts that don't live in America? It may be that I don't understand this whole system with the drama copyrights but in Europe we can't even pay for dramas so we have no "legal" access to dramas and it's getting worse by taking every good drama site down like it was with kimchidrama and dc. Seriously... -_-

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      DramaLoverSara Jul 7, 2013

      living in England hurts :(

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      kristina303 Jul 9, 2013

      Living in Germany also T^T

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      Aimee92 Sep 9, 2013

      I know, it's seriously annoying that sites seem only to care about people living in America. I live in England and love watch dramas when I have the time, It's a pain trying to find sites which have the drama available in my country and with English subtitles. The only other ones I used before Dramacrazy shut down were Aznv TV, and Viki. With those 3 combined I could usually find whatever drama I wanted with next to no problems, with Dramacrazy being my main source.

      I still use Aznv and Viki as they still have most of the dramas I like or want to watch, but they are lacking in a few, that Dramafever have but are usually 'unavailable in your country'. I say usually because I got it working with something that I originally used to gain access to the American Version of Netflix (still paying the £5.99 a month) as the UK version isn't exactly the best....

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      Aimee92 Sep 9, 2013

      I'm pretty sure it's not illegal, as it's just telling the site your IP address (think it's IP, suddenly gone out of my head lol) is American, rather than a UK one. I assume you can download it in other countries to.

      I think you can get it on Firefox and IE, but I use Google Chrome and got it from the Google Chrome store. It's called 'Hola Unlbocker', and has a flame and logos for certain internet sites on a blue background on the picture.

      To get it to work (should you decided to download it) you have to click the flame in the top right corner of your browser and click 'dramafever US' (or click the drop down back and select which country you want to switch to), it should have the American flag next to the text. You can switch back to your countries site by clicking on the flag which has replaced the flame and selecting your country like you did the previous one.

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      Aimee92 Sep 9, 2013

      I've never had any problems with it and it seems to work on most streaming sites. Obviously it's your choice whether or not you want to use it, but I've not found any alternatives so far, just thought I'd try and help some of my fellow drama lovers and offer a suggestion as t how to get rid of the stupid 'unavailable in your country' rubbish a lot of us suffer from, when trying to watch a bloody video.

      Bloody character limit, making me post three separate comments, lol :).

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    dcrazy Jul 7, 2013

    they were probably suddenly shut down coz of legal issue. i think thats wat happend to mysuju aswell.

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