Post Reply Too much anime is blocked in my country , and its a BIG amount
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I just started my free trial and i was thinking of paying every month after its over , but the fact that so much Anime is blocked in my country is retarded
yesterday , I have tried watching Ansatsu Kyoushitsu since I heard lots of good things about it
But surprise surprise , like many other anime , it was blocked in my country
And this is just an example
Other examples are :
-No game No life
-Toradora
-Sakamoto desu ga?
-Danganronpa (I literally searched this up one second ago just to see if its available in my country)
-Watamote ( again , i just searched this up and of course it was blocked )
I can continue like this
Some of this anime i've watched while i wasn't using crunchyroll , yep i was one of those , but now I AM using crunchyroll , and i think its my right to have acces to all anime on this website , since i am about to pay with money after my free trial is over
- Attack on titan , yep even Attack on titan is not available
- I was thinking of watching Noragami , but nevermind
I can pretty much continue like this
And as you can see those are also really popular anime
OH and the most fucked up one , im using this as an example of how much anime is getting banned daily for me
I started watching Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! yesterday and i saw the first episode before bed , but today the series is banned from me
What the fuck , i think I deserve the right to watch all anime on crunchyroll since i am a Premium user
If i don't then i atleast deserve a BIG discount because 80% or more of all the anime i searched up on crunchyroll isn't available here

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Oh and if you have no fucking idea what Romania is , it's a Normal country in the EU , I don't know why so much anime is blocked here , were not North Korea or Russia , we are a normal country in EU
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Posted 9/11/17 , edited 9/11/17
It has nothing to do with politics I imagine. Crunchyroll generally does not care except for exceptional circumstances, it is a mixture of marketing demographics, and more importantly, who licenses what and where. Most of the time when a country isn't licensed, it either fell of the staff's radar, or someone has already licensed in the region. Europe is split into many nations versus the US, and even the bigger or more known ones are continually shafted due to neglect, or already being marked out.

Simply speaking, Crunchyroll operates on a monopoly, as with every streaming service. Crunchyroll, by licensing anime in any particular region, usually denies anyone else the right to in that region, much like console exclusives. There have been multiple cases of streaming by multiple sources, not counting ones like the partnership between Funimation and Crunchyroll, but more like the recently deceased Daisuki.
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MaximeTheOtaku wrote:

I just started my free trial and i was thinking of paying every month after its over , but the fact that so much Anime is blocked in my country is retarded
yesterday , I have tried watching Ansatsu Kyoushitsu since I heard lots of good things about it
But surprise surprise , like many other anime , it was blocked in my country
And this is just an example
Other examples are :
-No game No life
-Toradora
-Sakamoto desu ga?
-Danganronpa (I literally searched this up one second ago just to see if its available in my country)
-Watamote ( again , i just searched this up and of course it was blocked )
I can continue like this
Some of this anime i've watched while i wasn't using crunchyroll , yep i was one of those , but now I AM using crunchyroll , and i think its my right to have acces to all anime on this website , since i am about to pay with money after my free trial is over
- Attack on titan , yep even Attack on titan is not available
- I was thinking of watching Noragami , but nevermind
I can pretty much continue like this
And as you can see those are also really popular anime
OH and the most fucked up one , im using this as an example of how much anime is getting banned daily for me
I started watching Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! yesterday and i saw the first episode before bed , but today the series is banned from me
What the fuck , i think I deserve the right to watch all anime on crunchyroll since i am a Premium user
If i don't then i atleast deserve a BIG discount because 80% or more of all the anime i searched up on crunchyroll isn't available here



I've moved this to the Suggestions / Feedback forum. It sounds like you've put your trial to good use, since that is a good way to tell if Crunchyroll has enough of what you want to continue with a paid membership.

There are still some regions that get a significantly smaller portion of even new shows than other regions--Asia in particular gets very few, even for simulcasts where CR has been doing a good job of getting the rest of the worldwide right. With older titles, especially ones that CR picked up long after they aired, you're definitely going to see that US and Canada are the main regions they are available in, due to the way they were originally licensed.

It is unusual to see a show one day, and have it not available to you due to region restrictions the next. That can happen if your IP address changes in a way that CR identifies it in a different region.

What country are you watching from?
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I am watching from Romania
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Posted 9/11/17 , edited 9/11/17

MaximeTheOtaku wrote:

If i don't then i atleast deserve a BIG discount because 80% or more of all the anime i searched up on crunchyroll isn't available here

Streaming subscriptions aren't based on the size of the library of content, they are based on being able to watch what is available as much as you want. That is true for any video subscription service, not just CR.

I've been subscribing to multiple subscription video services over the years, and with the possible exception of Netflix, their subscription prices have remained the same even while their libraries have grown (or temporarily shrunk sometimes). If pricing was related to the size of the library, all of those services would be more expensive now than they were several years ago.

For services that have a multi-national presence, I have yet to see one that gives every country the same size library, but they always seem to have similar pricing.

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Posted 9/11/17 , edited 9/11/17

MaximeTheOtaku wrote:

I just started my free trial and i was thinking of paying every month after its over , but the fact that so much Anime is blocked in my country is retarded
yesterday , I have tried watching Ansatsu Kyoushitsu since I heard lots of good things about it
But surprise surprise , like many other anime , it was blocked in my country
And this is just an example
Other examples are :
-No game No life
-Toradora
-Sakamoto desu ga?
-Danganronpa (I literally searched this up one second ago just to see if its available in my country)
-Watamote ( again , i just searched this up and of course it was blocked )
I can continue like this
Some of this anime i've watched while i wasn't using crunchyroll , yep i was one of those , but now I AM using crunchyroll , and i think its my right to have acces to all anime on this website , since i am about to pay with money after my free trial is over
- Attack on titan , yep even Attack on titan is not available
- I was thinking of watching Noragami , but nevermind
I can pretty much continue like this
And as you can see those are also really popular anime
OH and the most fucked up one , im using this as an example of how much anime is getting banned daily for me
I started watching Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! yesterday and i saw the first episode before bed , but today the series is banned from me
What the fuck , i think I deserve the right to watch all anime on crunchyroll since i am a Premium user
If i don't then i atleast deserve a BIG discount because 80% or more of all the anime i searched up on crunchyroll isn't available here



Streaming services put their prices at a level at which they still make a small profit after the deduction of all expenses. Most of these expenses are fixed and the amount of available content plays a negligible role in pricing.

Fixed expenses are, for example:
- personnel
- promotion
- translation
- hosting
- network traffic
- financial transaction fees
- revenue sharing

The latter, revenue sharing, already accounts for 50% of the subscription fee here on Crunchyroll. These 50% of your fee are distributed between the licensors of the shows you have actually watched on Crunchyroll. This means that you only paid those companies whose content you have enjoyed. You are not paying for the content our customers in the US are receiving. On the contrary, our paying users in the US basically finance the licensing of titles in Romania via their large number.

As for why some titles are not available in Romania:
- the titles were licensed back when Crunchyroll did not serve any region outside of North America. Retroactively adding regions to a contract is rather complicated.
- another company (local publisher) already holds the rights in your region
- the Japanese licensor is not interested in making the title available in your region
- we sublicensed the title from a local publisher, such as Funimation, Diskotec, or Nozomi Entertainment, rather than the Japanese licensor directly. Local publishers usually have limited rights to titles and as a sublicensee we cannot negotiate a region expansion on behalf of those local publishers. We can just inherit what they have negotiated for themselves previously.
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