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So I want to know why Im paying for premium and earlier episodes and not getting them earlier. I look week to week and most of the anime on here hasnt been updated in over a month. I PAY for these shows and episodes. I expect to get what I payed for.
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Ma1efic3n7 wrote:

So I want to know why Im paying for premium and earlier episodes and not getting them earlier. I look week to week and most of the anime on here hasnt been updated in over a month. I PAY for these shows and episodes. I expect to get what I payed for.


Are you looking in the right place? There are approximately 50 simulcasts per season, give or take, if you combine ongoing/long running shows, and the new ones that come out each season. (depending on what country you are in...)

The great bulk of Anime series only get one season, though, and then just stop. A rare few get additional seasons later on, mostly, but not entirely, based on disk sales in Japan. Surely you aren't expecting completed series to be continued once Japan is done making them?

The first two sections (Continuing, and New simulcasts) here: /lineup

Also laid out here by day and time as they show up: /simulcastcalendar

Also listed alphabetically here: /videos/anime/simulcasts

Also ordered descending by most recent added episode here: /videos/anime/updated

There will start to be somewhat of a lull in about a week as the winter season comes to a close and Japan switches over to the upcoming new season for spring...
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Ma1efic3n7 wrote:

So I want to know why Im paying for premium and earlier episodes and not getting them earlier. I look week to week and most of the anime on here hasnt been updated in over a month. I PAY for these shows and episodes. I expect to get what I payed for.


As asharka indicates, not every show available on Crunchyroll are ones that are currently airing. They are completed seasons from the past. While there may be some where there's an additional season available on some other legit site but not on Crunchyroll, for the most part if you aren't seeing a new episode, it's because there simply are no more episodes to see.


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Also ordered descending by most recent added episode here: /videos/anime/updated


It's worth noting though that the "Updated" list also includes newly added catalog titles, and sometimes the addition of an OVA, English language dubs, or other content that might not be available to everyone. You might see a show pop up, but when you click into it and what appears to be the latest episode, it could look old. For example, a few slightly older shows that CR already had came up on "Updated" yesterday, but to figure out why you'd have to scroll down and notice that a new section was added, designated as "[Series Title] (RU)] -- I'm presuming those are additions for Russia; here in the US those videos aren't available. (And if you didn't scroll down and just clicked into the latest episode at the top of the page, you'd wonder why it was coming up as updated, since the date there is in fact pretty old.)

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Ok I can understand that there are anime that are finished or discontinued but lets take Fairy Tail as an example. The 'latest' episode has been out since last year. Where are any of the newer episodes? I know there were plenty of episodes that came out since then but where are they? I paid for access that im not getting. I get updates at the same time and all the non premium members and that is not what I spent my money for. You advertise seeing anime for premium as soon as a week after its broadcasts. I can even understand a month of waiting for new content but waiting almost half a year for a very popular anime is ridiculous. All I ask is to get the services I paid for.
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Ma1efic3n7 wrote:

Ok I can understand that there are anime that are finished or discontinued but lets take Fairy Tail as an example. The 'latest' episode has been out since last year. Where are any of the newer episodes? I know there were plenty of episodes that came out since then but where are they? I paid for access that im not getting. I get updates at the same time and all the non premium members and that is not what I spent my money for. You advertise seeing anime for premium as soon as a week after its broadcasts. I can even understand a month of waiting for new content but waiting almost half a year for a very popular anime is ridiculous. All I ask is to get the services I paid for.


1) What region are you in?
2) Exactly what episodes of Fairy Tail are you looking for that you don't see?

In terms of the regular series, the last broadcast were 12 episodes sometimes considered as a separate season, Fairy Tail Zero. Crunchyroll included those under the Fairy Tail Series 2 section of the Fairy Tail show page. The last episode of that was broadcast on March 26, 2016 (in Japan; due to time zones, that would be March 25 in the US). The broadcast series did not continue after that. If you can see Episode 102 under Fairy Tail Series 2 on Crunchyroll, you should also see that it was available here for premium users on March 25, 2016. If you don't see any episodes listed under Fairy Tail Series 2, then it's likely because you are in a region where Crunchyroll doesn't have rights to stream this.

If you are referring to OVAs or movies that came out after March 2016, then those are the kinds of add-ons that aren't part of the regular series, and it's pretty common that Crunchyroll simply isn't able to license those. It's not a matter of lagging behind in updates. They've already delivered what they licensed and they've delivered what they announced when the series started.

A new Fairy Tail series was announced for 2018, but it hasn't aired yet, and to my knowledge an exact date hasn't yet been announced.
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Fairy tail has two main completed series. The first is 175 episodes, those are here. The second is 102 episodes. Those are also here.


Notice their status is that they have both finished airing, no further episodes were produced.



There is a greenlight for an upcoming (final) season 3 supposedly this year, but that hasn't had a formal announcement of when it will actually be produced/released:
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-07-20/fairy-tail-tv-anime-gets-final-season-in-2018/.119087

There were theatrical movies, those aren't part of the on-air series: Phoenix Princess and Dragon Cry. CR does not get very many movies, the licensing model for movies shown in theaters is different than series. Either the producer didn't make them available for streaming licensing, or possibly the cost was prohibitively expensive for what amounts to a single episode.

There were some stray OVA episodes, but OVAs are bonus materials that come with Blue Ray releases, sometimes special Manga editions, or other promotions. Those also do not appear on television over the air in Japan. It is seldom that OVS are made available for streaming. Those are not going to be available here.

There aren't any other "regular" episodes, the series is currently as complete as it can be until the 2018 series comes out, So unless you are asking about movies and OVAs I'm not sure what you think you are missing...

Although, you haven't said what country you are in... It is possible that portions of the series may not be available where you are. The licensing on that series was very complicated.
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Posted 3/23/18 , edited 3/23/18

asharka wrote:

There were theatrical movies, those aren't part of the on-air series: Phoenix Princess and Dragon Cry.

Although CR doesn't have it, Funimation does the the Phoenix Princess movie available for streaming at their website.

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