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Post Reply Why is Crunchyroll not fully covering all the seasonal anime?
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Posted 4/5/18 , edited 4/6/18
Simple answer someone else bought the licencing rights, its not that CR choose to ignore its that they can't legally show them.
Also if you're disappointed seeing "Sorry, due to licensing limitations, videos are unavailable in your region." try being from anywhere not the US, we get that on so many shows.
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Posted 4/5/18 , edited 4/5/18
Licensing bidding wars, annoying I know.
On the bright side with Anime Strike dead at least things won't be as fragmented as previous seasons and most, but not all shows are either on here or Netflix anyway.
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Speaking of licensing, is Baccano! available for streaming anywhere yet? I'm having difficulty finding it. Guidance from the anime kamis would be appreciated.
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Each and every season, crunchyroll would leave out some of the shows. Such as Violet Evergarden, Nanatsu no taizai 2nd season, Koi wa Ameagari no You ni, Beatless, 25-sai no Joshikousei, Killing Bites, etc... during the Winter 2018. I understand that some of them are available to other websites like Hulu and Netflix. But why do I have to go to other websites when I pay to watch anime here in the 1st place? I don't care about the argument that says "why do we need them if they are bad anyway?" Well, well, well how am I supposed to know if it is bad or good if I cannot even access it in the first place? Honestly, I don't care if it is bad, horrible or cliche. I just want it to be here. I want it available so I can watch it and judge if I want to keep watching it or move on to different shows. People always got a say about anything, I am so tired of people saying "go watch it on different site".

I don't think its about monopoly at all, since if they really want to attract customers they would get it no matter what. Crunchyroll is made as access for those who are out of the region of Japan isn't it? So why leave out some of the seasonal shows? Why do I have to deal with licensing issues?

The regional limitation and unavailability only gives birth to piracy. When people cannot access something, they will definitely look for a way and that includes illegal transactions. I do not encourage illegal websites, in actually I discourage people who go down to that path and would convince them, hey go to Crunchyroll or Netflix, support the creators so they can produce sequels. With no one paying, how do you think they would produce sequels and more animation through manga, light novel, novels, etc...

We need most of the seasonal shows (even tho not all really.) Just give out MOST of it like 10 out of 13, something like that. This is an anime website after all. Most of the people here that pay have golden reason. "Supporting the Anime Industry". WE pay mainly to watch the show we want and like also, so we can support the anime industry and to keep it running. Removing Regional Locking and providing more Seasonal Anime is the whole point of this forum post.

Lastly, I am quite disappointed with "Sorry, due to licensing limitations, videos are unavailable in your region." when I checked the Tokyo Ghoul:Re

Anyway I am ending it here, I am late. Oh lastly, when commenting don't be a dick and just give out a respectful view or insight regard the topic, thanks! <3


You need to take an economics class and/or business law class my friend. This is how the free market and capitalism works man, it's rare when you're going to see monopolies in any industry and antitrust laws tries to make sure that doesn't become a problem anyways. Netflix, Funimation, CR, Amazon, HiDive, etc. they're all competitors in the western anime market. Crunchyroll gets the most shows out of anyone (in the US) and since Funimation has teamed up with them, both get a lot of the same shows. Netflix gets a few heavy hitters and Amazon was getting a big chunk during the Anime Strike run, but now since that's dead they're not getting as much currently.

So if you get Crunchyroll/VRV and have Netflix, you're probably going to get the vast majority of the shows that come out, but Crunchyroll and the others are always battling for rights so no one is going to get everything.

As for the region locking, licensing laws and agreements are complicated and when you're dealing with multiple countries it gets even more complicated and expensive.
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kevingundran2 wrote:

The regional limitation and unavailability only gives birth to piracy. When people cannot access something, they will definitely look for a way and that includes illegal transactions. I do not encourage illegal websites, in actually I discourage people who go down to that path and would convince them, hey go to Crunchyroll or Netflix, support the creators so they can produce sequels. With no one paying, how do you think they would produce sequels and more animation through manga, light novel, novels, etc...


Unfortunately not having all the shows, and region locks isn't Crunchyroll. I mean it would be silly to not have a product like Violet Evergarden when the hype was real, just to not have it. Likewise regional locks. I am sure CR would love to let all their paying members view all of their content. It builds good international customer loyalty. However these are license agreements set by the Anime Producers. These license agreements are paid for on some times a case by case(regional) basis. This is how Anime producers make money internationally since statistically speaking international fans dont drop hundreds of dollars on merchandise on an almost monthly basis. Yeah it kinda sucks but its hard to call them terribly greedy when you see how many Anime companies have gone out of business in the last few years because they didn't make enough money to stay afloat.

Yes it sucks for all of us, no there is nothing you, myself or Crunchyroll can do about it. This is the way the cookie crumbles. Though I would like to propose a thought. Right now the anime industry pretty much could care less about international audiences other then license agreements to get a few extra bucks out of their products. However that is starting to change. What do you think will happen when/if the anime industry thinks they can make more money internationally then domestically? I suspect we will return to DVD/BLU-Ray being 1-3 episodes again. License agreements will likely skyrocket in price, and in turn we the consumer will have to pay a premium to enjoy what we love. Personally i think paying $5/mo right now is going to be pennies on the dollar what it might cost soon enough.
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Posted 4/6/18 , edited 4/6/18

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Speaking of licensing, is Baccano! available for streaming anywhere yet? I'm having difficulty finding it. Guidance from the anime kamis would be appreciated.

While not renewing Funimation's licenses, Aniplex hasn't done a very good job of making most of their shows available afterward.

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While not renewing Funimation's licenses, Aniplex hasn't done a very good job of making most of their shows available afterward.


I send thee three kami offerings.

Aniplex needs to get on that. I keep hearing about how good it is and can't watch it. 100% willing to pay for the season on Prime streaming if they made if available.
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Ughhh this again...

anime costs money to make(production costs + IP right costs from the manga or LN authors) and they'd like to recoup their costs of producing them. Streamer Company A comes in with a bid of 1USD while Streamer Company B comes in with a bid of 5USD for the rights. Which do you think the anime producer will take to cover their costs? Streamer Company A is a small streaming only company w/minor funding while Streamer Company B is a large multinational w/large funding backing it. Again which do you think the producers will go with? Oh okay out of country viewers we'll go with the lowball offer just to keep shows consolidated on one site, and if we eventually go belly up since we always went with the lowball offers well hey you can find other production companies to produce anime.

If you want something to gripe about get back to me about the costs and region locks on music or the video releases being overpriced instead of lower to get more into the marketplace so the producers make more on the backend of post showing sales.
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kevz_210 wrote:

On the bright side with Anime Strike dead at least things won't be as fragmented as previous seasons and most, but not all shows are either on here or Netflix anyway.


Amazon still have their ongoing deals though, so it's not a lot better right now. Always seems that Amazon manage to pick up at least one of the shows I have my eye on, personally. :c

Also, insert your bog-standard lecture on how capitalism works here.
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kevingundran2 wrote:

Each and every season, crunchyroll would leave out some of the shows. Such as Violet Evergarden, Nanatsu no taizai 2nd season, Koi wa Ameagari no You ni, Beatless, 25-sai no Joshikousei, Killing Bites, etc... during the Winter 2018. I understand that some of them are available to other websites like Hulu and Netflix. But why do I have to go to other websites when I pay to watch anime here in the 1st place? I don't care about the argument that says "why do we need them if they are bad anyway?" Well, well, well how am I supposed to know if it is bad or good if I cannot even access it in the first place? Honestly, I don't care if it is bad, horrible or cliche. I just want it to be here. I want it available so I can watch it and judge if I want to keep watching it or move on to different shows. People always got a say about anything, I am so tired of people saying "go watch it on different site".

I don't think its about monopoly at all, since if they really want to attract customers they would get it no matter what. Crunchyroll is made as access for those who are out of the region of Japan isn't it? So why leave out some of the seasonal shows? Why do I have to deal with licensing issues?

The regional limitation and unavailability only gives birth to piracy. When people cannot access something, they will definitely look for a way and that includes illegal transactions. I do not encourage illegal websites, in actually I discourage people who go down to that path and would convince them, hey go to Crunchyroll or Netflix, support the creators so they can produce sequels. With no one paying, how do you think they would produce sequels and more animation through manga, light novel, novels, etc...

We need most of the seasonal shows (even tho not all really.) Just give out MOST of it like 10 out of 13, something like that. This is an anime website after all. Most of the people here that pay have golden reason. "Supporting the Anime Industry". WE pay mainly to watch the show we want and like also, so we can support the anime industry and to keep it running. Removing Regional Locking and providing more Seasonal Anime is the whole point of this forum post.

Lastly, I am quite disappointed with "Sorry, due to licensing limitations, videos are unavailable in your region." when I checked the Tokyo Ghoul:Re

Anyway I am ending it here, I am late. Oh lastly, when commenting don't be a dick and just give out a respectful view or insight regard the topic, thanks! <3


It depends on a specific studio being willing to license the show out to a streaming service and it also depends if a studio has an exclusive contract with a Netflix or CR, and it’s also dependent on what streaming services want to pick up as well
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You appear to have an internet connection, I don't see what the issue is here
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first post reeks of entitlement
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Just one of the many reasons I gave up on CR after being premium for years, The value started to disappear.

Having to buy animestrike and netflix ontop of CR just sent me back to pirating.
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Not to disrespectful but this is has been going on for yeears even before Crunchyroll

To start with anime was not even streamed when it first started It was on either TV or Adult Swim or first On Demand first ( and only friday updates ) with Anime Network / then Funimation but Anime Network was the 1st streaming sites Over the Years it was first between Anime Netwrok / Funimastion / and Cr became a player . Then Viz Media / Daisuki all now defunct

Last Year it Was CR- FUNI / Anime Netwrok now Hdive / Anime Strike / Netflix

2018 the major players CR-FUNI / Hdive / Netflix / Amazon Prime

So unless you were in a coma / time traveler / or off planet / and any kind of anime fan you should not be surprised not all titles will end up on CR

And there are Titles Like Marcross Delta / Symphongear Axz that were left as Orphans due to the licensing hangover Marcross Franchise / or the complex Symphongear license ( the music rights )

How about the new onslaught od Chinese anime that are not licensed or the You Tube or exclusives that are Webbased only

We all wish anime could be in one place but it's never going to happen !

We get one or 2 of these forums every season / Not that long ago it was so vicious some of the anime fans fighting over CR or Funimation rights

I bet people are sorry it not tha way anymore as there is more competition than before

BTW who can or could watch watch all the available anime / I am so far behind with half the number of shows I watched up until 2017 when the floodgates opened I have shows I want to watch from 2017 and stiil have to watch the Winter 18 SAT SUN shows I have chosen to watch

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