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Posted 11/11/17 , edited 11/12/17

nDroae wrote:

CR's scorned and estranged ex, Sentai, got UQ Holder for their new sugar daddy Amazon.

I'm not so certain "scorned" applies, as Sentai appeared to be the one that was turning away from CR well before the partnership with Funimation arose.

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Baka & Test not in South America.

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Posted 11/12/17 , edited 11/12/17

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nDroae wrote:

CR's scorned and estranged ex, Sentai, got UQ Holder for their new sugar daddy Amazon.

I'm not so certain "scorned" applies, as Sentai appeared to be the one that was turning away from CR well before the partnership with Funimation arose.


Sorry, maybe I took the joke too far into inaccuracy. It occurred to me later that the word I wanted was "jilted," but anyway it was loosely based on this:


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basheern33 wrote:

Sentai is a TRAITOR company they abandoned us of course Food Wars Season 3 will be Exclusive to Amazon Anime Destroy


Sentai were stung when CR partnered with Funimation - they never betrayed anyone, perhaps THEY felt betrayed lol but first and foremost they simply took their licenses elsewhere. Welcome to my world of seasons being split between different streamers - could be worse, there's loads I can only access newest series for whilst older ones remain US/CAN exclusive thanks to the likes of Funimation.


Regardless, yeah, I'm pleasantly surprised when other western licensee companies do see profit in sublicensing to CR. I remember this recent post (emphasis added):


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megas64 wrote: please release stuff in the UK im feeling really left out here

Funimation did not get the UK rights to all of their shows, but they got the UK rights for a lot of them. A lot more than show up in the Funimation catalog, since MangaUK often sublicensed those UK rights.

Now, once Funimation started thinking about setting up their own UK streaming operation, they might have started reserving streaming rights in those contracts, but that won't help with the older titles.

Only the series picked up after the Funimation/Crunchyroll deal will have guarantees of Crunchyroll streaming rights ... and since MangaUK does not stream on Crunchyroll, that means UK streaming rights for many of the older catalog titles that they picked up are no longer available to Crunchyroll.

In other words, when a Funimation catalog show comes to Crunchyroll with UK streaming rights, it normally means that MangaUK passed on picking that show up from Funimation, back when Funimation first picked it up, or else the sublicense was written in a way that allowed streaming rights to be shared.

tl;dr: If UK members could convince MangaUK to do a package deal with Crunchyroll for all of the shows that they sublicensed from Funimation, that would open up a number of additional UK streams on Crunchyroll.


Regarding the convincing part, it's unfortunately not going to happen. You see, Manga UK is now called Manga Animatsu and they have a different opinion about streaming as a whole. They can't get any Funimation title anymore due to Anime Limited and Universal plus all of the titles they sub-licensed have expired. Only the titles direct from Japan like TBS, Toei and TV Tokyo or from Sentai Filmworks will let the distributor have certain titles. Manga also feel that streaming affects the retail sales for the most part, DVDs still outperform Blu-rays here in the UK and it's no surprise whatsoever - in fact Sentai's announcement to postpone DVDs in 2019 has actually concerned most of the publishers over here. Manga even tried to acquire both streaming and home video for the Sentai titles that ended up on AnimeStrike (in North America) but Sentai went against this in favour of keeping it for HIDIVE and as such MVM won the home video rights for shows such as Sword Oratoria.

The reason you ain't seeing any Manga UK title on Crunchyroll is because of how both sides handled Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto. Rumour has it that Crunchyroll offered a really poor amount and Manga outright wouldn't accept it (I don't blame them) so they have no plans for Crunchyroll at all. Anime Limited are however, but even they had some setbacks - Kiss Him Not Me was supposed to be added nearly a year ago but something was going on around Crunchyroll's side delaying it.

As for the Funimation titles in general, yes at least 200+ catalogue titles and 95% of the newer licenses will be on Crunchyroll which is very good news. I've kept an archive of what titles Funimation have yet to add for Crunchyroll in terms of UK licenses - so expect titles like Daimidaler, Eden of the East, Hyouka, Record of Lodoss War, and School Rumble to be on here accessible for the UK region and perhaps a few others.

I'm probably rambling off-topic so uhh... yeah.


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I absolutely LOVE Burst Angel. I'll definitely watch it again on here, such an amazing 2000s anime.
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Posted 11/15/17 , edited 11/15/17

Neko_Majin_C wrote:

I only ever saw the second season of Baka & Test, so I was confused through the entire thing. But, I am glad it is here so that I can watch the first season. Though it may take me a while to get to it since I just started watching Detective Conan and I am only on episode 760.




Im glad its here too because I think that it will be really good for the program
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