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I really like the site and now that I have a membership and have really started checking out whats all available I was just wondering if High School of the Dead, Detroit Metal City, Beck (Mongolian Chop Squad), Initial D or other series like them would/could be possible for Crunchyroll to pickup.

In don't want this to sound the wrong way but it seems like the site has pretty high proportion of cutesy type anime and a pretty low inventory of edgy titles.

Thanks in advance,
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Posted 10/10/10

nkrypt wrote:

I really like the site and now that I have a membership and have really started checking out whats all available I was just wondering if High School of the Dead, Detroit Metal City, Beck (Mongolian Chop Squad), Initial D or other series like them would/could be possible for Crunchyroll to pickup.

In don't want this to sound the wrong way but it seems like the site has pretty high proportion of cutesy type anime and a pretty low inventory of edgy titles.

Thanks in advance,

One problem is that 3 of the 4 you mentioned are licensed by other companies: High School of the Dead by TAN, Beck and Initial D by Funimation.

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I think it's all a matter of opinion.

Crunchyroll probably took what it could get. They also probably tried to get the shows that seem to be the most appealing or the most similar to shows that have been getting the most hits from users on the site.

If it's still selling high, why change the product?

Anyways...just one guy's opinion.
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Posted 10/11/10
A Lot of crunchyroll shows LOOK like they are kiddish but they are not you have to check them out first, check out detective milky homes or otome zakuro
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try Fist of the North Star. It has a lot of killing tons of blood and a hell of a story once you get past the so called filler. It's a anime from the 80s but if you want something a bit more edgy and more adult then that show is definitely for you.

Basically its the end of the world only so many people have survived. Water is very limited as pretty much the value of gold. Just about all of the world is desert besides cities here and there. Lots of killing of innocent people.

I'm not sure if you have seen Mad Max. It's basically that but on steroids with a ton more killing and martial arts. If you Like DBZ, Bleach, Yu Yu Hakusho, Naruto, Then you will love this show. For the most part its the first successful Shonen type anime of its kind at its best and most...Manly.

Seriously you dont want to mess with those eyebrows.


Here this is directly from CR site. They explaine it much better then i do.



About Fist of the North Star
"You don't even know you're already dead!!"

The year is 19XX – war has turned the world into a nuclear wasteland.

The oceans have dried up, the land scorched, and it appears as though all life has gone extinct. However, humanity had survived these harsh conditions, only to relapse into society where violence dominates.

In this world of mayhem, a drifter in possession of a lethal fighting style known as the Divine Fist of the North Star wanders through the arid desert. He is Kenshiro, and on his chest he bears 7 wounds as he treks through the wastelands to rescue his lover Yuria who has been kidnapped by Shin, his former friend. Along the way he takes Bat and Lin under his wing as they continue their journey. With the ruins of earth as the backdrop, many come in the way of Kenshiro as he tries to find Yuria in this epic saga!


Just watch the opening and tell me you dont love this! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n371zCCYpts or Watch the first episode and see if its for you. I personally Love it!
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Posted 10/13/10 , edited 10/13/10
Good call on Fist of the Northstar your description is dead on (anime version of Mad Max). I had only watched a few episodes way back when (I forgot that Crunchyroll picked it up) but it will be going into my watch list.

I have a couple of other series that are pretty tight that are in this genre

Check out Chrome Shelled Regios
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx0JwhBgwDs

and Viper's Creed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxUr6G39LDk

I know I said this one before but High School of the Dead is awesome if you haven't seen it it's worth checking out (here's the intro)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-slRxuIxzU&feature=related

I just started watching BLASSREITER on here and it is looking promising.

anybody else have any reccomended series?
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Posted 10/13/10
Awesome!!!

Glad to help a fan get into this great classic.
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