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It sucks losing this anime here, but it's awesome to hear theirs a third season being made.
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Cecilthedarkknight234 wrote: a show that's nearly 3-4 years old i don't really think so man you better off importing the series. Most series that picked up for license would have been done/said so by now and this isn't on sentai's/funi's or media blasters high list. ...

Glass Maiden was a 2008 series that was licensed this past summer, so a 2008 series is not automatically out of the running.

I'll definitely agree that It is probably safe to assume that if it was going to be picked up for a dub, it would have been picked up already.

Still, either Sentai23/TAN or Nozomi (TRSI) might have decided to go for it as a sub release. Nozomi in particular doesn't seem to bid for series in competition with other distributors ~ because they are a division of distributor (RightStuf), they focus on titles that others have passed by, where they think a low volume subbed DVD thinpack release can perform well. They released Marimite when it seemed like it was never going to get licensed, and they picked up Utena when it seemed like it was going to be permanently OOP.

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Perhaps sentai will but the fact remains that i have higher quailty rips than dvd but the bluray market is shaky at best in america. I am more focuesd on getting Higurashi season 1/2, rei, kira and the rest of the games from the ps2/ds here legally along with umineko on the psp. I do really love this series alot but however it seems to be one of those what will fall to the wayside.
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Cecilthedarkknight234 wrote: Perhaps sentai will but the fact remains that i have higher quailty rips than dvd but the bluray market is shaky at best in america. ...

Yes, Blu Ray penetration is lower in the US, and so the market for Blu Rays is tricky, especially for series like this that would be expected to be smaller volume sellers. I'd be surprised if Sentai/Section23 picked it up for a BD release, and if Nozomi picked it up, it would certainly be a DVD release, since the part of the market they focus on simply cannot yet support BD releases. Plus BD's are a bigger financial risk, since the licensing of the discs themselves is more expensive.

One day the market will tip, where it makes sense for Nozomi to include a BD in its own thinpak alongside its DVD thinpaks in the same artbox, but that probably will not be 2012.
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i hope so i can watch that here in phil..
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You guys are losing things left and right, are you okay?
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Well i hope if the third season is a success someone might pick up the series and bring it stateside
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I can't wait for the third season, I loved the first two.
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Khaltazar wrote:

You guys are losing things left and right, are you okay?


i think there licnese for streams is only for 2-3 years so its' about up I see kana memo, wandering son, code geass, un-go, go-sick, 11eyes, Astarotte's Toy, Battle Girls, canvas 2, chu-bra etc being pulled in the near future being pulled as well due to lack in popularity and license renewals unless people start watching them, commenting and show support.
Posted 12/15/11
I watched the first 2 seasons of this months ago so I'm ok with this

Even more so at the news of a third season!
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If that means somebody's picked it up, then great. I'll get that. If that isn't the case, that's not good and I'll have to hunt up some other way to rewatch it when I want to.

This is too good a show to leave rotting.
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yeah it's a good anime
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): on new years too!! pfft! ONE MINNUTE BEFORE MIDNIGHT LOLOL
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Khaltazar wrote: You guys are losing things left and right, are you okay?



Cecilthedarkknight234 wrote: i think there licnese for streams is only for 2-3 years so its' about up I see kana memo, wandering son, code geass, un-go, go-sick, 11eyes, Astarotte's Toy, Battle Girls, canvas 2, chu-bra etc being pulled in the near future being pulled as well due to lack in popularity and license renewals unless people start watching them, commenting and show support.


There seem to be another kind of contract where series are up until they get pulled down, and for those, getting pulled down happens because the title gets licensed by a DVD (and sometimes BD) distributor.

We don't know which one it is, since we don't see the contract details, and the contracts are going to be whatever it took to get the simulcast rights.

However, traditional distribution licenses have been for a fixed period with a new contract required to extend the license, so it seems likely that at least some simulcast licenses will work the same way, especially the ones licensed back in 2008 and 2009 when licensors would have worried if the Crunchyroll system would actually work.

Renewing a contract will have contract costs for the Japanese rights owner, so they would want a Minimum Guaranteed Royalty payment that covers the contract costs and gives additional income on top. Crunchyroll cannot offer a Minimum Guaranteed Royalty that is bigger than the income they expect it to generate, so as Cecilthedarknight234 says, if the current popularity of a series has dropped, Crunchyroll has to look at that when working out whether the numbers work for a license renewal.

What we can do is to support a series by watching it, and by sharing the link to the series with others. For instance, now that Favorites does not play a Queue function anymore, we can go back to using it to list favorite series. People can put the link to their Crunchyroll favorite catalog titles into bulletin board signatures, make a bit.ly of it and tweet it when you add a new favorite, put it up on Facebook, etc ... often people do not hear of catalog titles that are even two or three years old.

Of course, that makes it more likely the series will get picked up for distribution, but every series that was simulcast on Crunchyroll that gets picked up for distribution is good news: it makes it more interesting to license new series to Crunchyroll for simulcast.


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): on new years too!! pfft! ONE MINNUTE BEFORE MIDNIGHT LOLOL

Yeah, license periods are probably stated by the season ~ Jan/Feb/March, Apr/May/June, Jul/Aug/September, Oct/Nov/December. Obviously Crunchyroll will not flip the switch until the very end of the streaming rights period, according to the time zone set in the original contract.
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Aw, why the relatively short warning? This removal is on the same date as the previous announcement. This is quite a conundrum, I've been further delaying watching Nogizaka to further get through other priorities like Hyakko. But now they conflict with each other. I suppose my next step is to drop multiple simulcasts to get through these shows I've been longing to see, and then come back to those after a delay.
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