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Posted 12/3/17 , edited 12/3/17
@Bourmegar One aspect Digi seemed unaware of (as discussed earlier in this thread) was that CR's worldwide availability for current simulcast shows is far higher, compared to most older catalog acquisitions like these. CR is trying to serve and grow its worldwide userbase, as seen in the recent licensing of some non-English dubs. There's at least plenty of hope for expanding territories for more catalog shows via regional licensees that hold the rights, those who are open to working with CR.

Anime Strike has titles licensed directly by Amazon, which tend to be available outside the USA on Amazon Prime, and via Sentai, which are available outside the US on HiDive or Wakanim. See what's available where from the current season here:
https://myanimelist.net/news/52493397
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Posted 12/3/17 , edited 12/4/17
Solty Rei is a great addition.
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I still feel this is to a degree on catalogues as simulcasts are coming on leaps and bounds in accessibility. So many have fallen through cracks and a lot are licensed to companies who don't have working relationships with streamers to get them up (or simply have no interest in working with them). The English speaking territories by far get the better end of the stick with anime I feel with USA and CAN getting pretty much all of it with UK/IR and AU/NZ not too bad either (Nordic too with many licensees).

There is legit issues with accessing catalogues in general as Justice Arrows highlighted ARIA as an example. It's been crowd funded as I recall that the entire franchise will be dubbed and released on Blu-ray in the states so we can in theory get it too by importing it and using a region free player but that's a lot of hurdles to watch a show. Theres many many more we don't even have that option with.

There is also the double edged sword which the industry needs in competition of streamers. This hinders ease of access in one way (multiple subs to see all the shows) and promotes it another way (you can at least access it legally). In the UK you can see maybe 90-95% of a seasons anime legally but your looking at subs to Netflix, Amazon, Funimation, CrunchyRoll and HiDive to see it all. That's not a cheap or efficient way to watch anime though it's still a better alternative to just turning to piracy in my opinion. I've seen too many studios close in my time to listen to these mindless drones who actually encourage piracy never mind exploit it.

The industry is shifting as we speak, the home market is still key to any animes success but the money overseas streamers provide is also a big component in the studios being self sufficient so we gotta balance I guess all the elements which factor into accessibility. Going back to catalogues CR has historically tried expanding catalogues where feasible - paying to expand Funimation licenses (basically create a new one) is too expensive for zero return in most cases but they for example made the likes of My Hero Academia available for Southern America. They've also reached out to (or vice versa) Anime Limited for catalogue titles for UK and Ireland, like Nozomi that's not accommodating worldwide but it shows if they think it's viable CR will exhaust every avenue to get more anime to more people.
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Posted 12/4/17 , edited 12/4/17

nDroae wrote:

@Bourmegar One aspect Digi seemed unaware of (as discussed earlier in this thread) was that CR's worldwide availability for current simulcast shows is far higher, compared to most older catalog acquisitions like these. CR is trying to serve and grow its worldwide userbase, as seen in the recent licensing of some non-English dubs. There's at least plenty of hope for expanding territories for more catalog shows via regional licensees that hold the rights, those who are open to working with CR.

Anime Strike has titles licensed directly by Amazon, which tend to be available outside the USA on Amazon Prime, and via Sentai, which are available outside the US on HiDive or Wakanim. See what's available where from the current season here:
https://myanimelist.net/news/52493397


Wait so, Hidive is available outside US? well gonna subscribe there then.
and I just did and the site looks pretty good even though its catalog is small (since Hidive is pretty new) but it has shinsekai Yori and other stuff I want to watch

Wakamin on the other hand is only for France, Germany and nordic countries , but a quick glanse already showed that they are willing to expand.

the only prob is just that I have to get like 5 subscriptions different streaming services (Netflix, Hidive, CR (bundled with Funi), Amazon prime and Wakamin (when it decides to go to the netherlands) and that will cost quite a bit......
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Posted 12/4/17 , edited 12/4/17
The whole international licensing scheme needs fixing! But oh well!
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Posted 12/4/17 , edited 12/4/17

catseyestiger wrote:

The whole international licensing scheme needs fixing! But oh well!

Well it can be fixed by going Regionfree, but that needs a huge load of Money to get that for every Licensor.

Luckily Streaming sites seem to Expand their Licenses slowly towards other countries (CR license is pretty much worldwide just like Netflix),
but expanding also requires money.......

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Posted 12/5/17 , edited 12/5/17
if I remember solty rei was good, watched it on release... don't remember how long ago.2
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Posted 12/10/17 , edited 12/10/17
The Nadesico movie is still missing.
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Posted 12/10/17 , edited 12/10/17

AniMatsuri wrote:

The Nadesico movie is still missing.

As is the series itself. The only difference I see is the series has "Coming soon" placeholders while the movie doesn't.

A bit of interest about the movie is that in the early days of streaming, it seemed to be everywhere legal streaming was. I remember when Netflix streaming was first starting and wasn't even available to every Netflix subscriber, it was one of the titles available there. I also recall this not being the first time this will have been available on CR (and I mean since they went legit).
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Posted 12/10/17 , edited 12/10/17

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AniMatsuri wrote:

The Nadesico movie is still missing.

As is the series itself. The only difference I see is the series has "Coming soon" placeholders while the movie doesn't.

A bit of interest about the movie is that in the early days of streaming, it seemed to be everywhere legal streaming was. I remember when Netflix streaming was first starting and wasn't even available to every Netflix subscriber, it was one of the titles available there. I also recall this not being the first time this will have been available on CR (and I mean since they went legit).


Interesting. Netflix will still rent you the DVD but the movie isn't available for streaming now.

So Nadesico is a returning series? Anyway, don't let the "Coming soon" placeholder thumbnails fool you: the show's there if you click/tap on them. The movie is still just an empty folder though.
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Posted 12/10/17 , edited 12/10/17

AniMatsuri wrote:

So Nadesico is a returning series?

Not the series, just the movie.

As far as I can recall, CR hasn't never had the series (at least since they went legit). In contrast, at the time, whoever controlled the licensing at the time for the movie seemed to offer it on favorable terms to anyone that was doing streaming.

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Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/13/17
this anime is awesome but lets see what happens next
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Posted 12/19/17 , edited 12/19/17
Nadesico is one I haven't seen ever, and just heard of it through all the good reports down the years.
It's time to catch up and get to burning
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Posted 12/22/17 , edited 12/23/17
Please get the rest of the Tenchi Muyo series! I needs the nostalgia and more Ryoko!
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Posted 12/22/17 , edited 12/23/17

the_warrior_of_ruin wrote:

Please get the rest of the Tenchi Muyo series! I needs the nostalgia and more Ryoko!


Were you watching it on Toonami back in the day too? I was so surprised that my parents let me watch it when I was 12

Funimation has most of it: https://www.funimation.com/search/?q=tenchi So Tenchi Universe will probably also come to CR sometime. Kiyone was my first best girl
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