Why are the old Fairy Tail episodes missing?
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Just back to CR, and wanted to watch FT, since I stopped at episode 90, but all episode previous to 117 seem to be missing...
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elevul wrote:

Just back to CR, and wanted to watch FT, since I stopped at episode 90, but all episode previous to 117 seem to be missing...


Unfortunately, due to our contract, we're only able to host Fairy Tail under a limited release schedule.
Each episode is available on the site for only 30 days.

Apologies for any inconvenience.
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Well, at least SKET Dance's old episodes are available.
Will watch those.
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And FUNimation picked up the R1 license, so unless FUNimation starts streaming on Crunchyroll, the odds of Crunchyroll getting access to those back episodes is zero. Holding onto the existing contract is likely the best that Crunchyroll can do.

FUNimation's free episodes are up to 48, which may be a certain number broadcast seasons ahead of their season boxsets or may be a regular weekly roll-out, but in either case the gap would likely never close ... and I assume they are region locked to North America anyway, so the usual unconventional means would be required to access them from elsewhere.


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And FUNimation picked up the R1 license, so unless FUNimation starts streaming on Crunchyroll, the odds of Crunchyroll getting access to those back episodes is zero. Holding onto the existing contract is likely the best that Crunchyroll can do.

FUNimation's free episodes are up to 48, which may be a certain number broadcast seasons ahead of their season boxsets or may be a regular weekly roll-out, but in either case the gap would likely never close ... and I assume they are region locked to North America anyway, so the usual unconventional means would be required to access them from elsewhere.




Ya, but all DDL links are dead, after the megaupload storm, the torrents are dead and only some super low quality streams are left, which I don't want to watch.
I think I'll ask a couple friends if they kept their episodes, and ask them to pass them to me some way.

Thanks for the answer, anyway. ;)

Also, do you happen to know why crunchy is not streaming any (afaik) of the new animes of this season? Only those that continue from previous seasons seem to be available here...
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elevul wrote: Ya, but all DDL links are dead, after the megaupload storm, the torrents are dead and only some super low quality streams are left, which I don't want to watch.

I was referring to the unconventional methods of watching FUNimation from outside of North America ~ and that was tagged on after, since FUNimation is so far behind anyway.


Also, do you happen to know why crunchy is not streaming any (afaik) of the new animes of this season? Only those that continue from previous seasons seem to be available here...

Crunchyroll got a number of new anime, they just didn't get them for southern Europe. The new ones include lots of rights to Australia & NZ, South Africa, UK& Ireland, Scandinavia & the Netherlands, and some in South America, but nothing new in the Rest of Europe, the Rest of Africa, or Asia.

So, hypothetically, if someone from Italy could find a VPN link to Norway or the UK, they'd have a lot more to choose from.

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agila61 wrote.Crunchyroll got a number of new anime, they just didn't get them for southern Europe. The new ones include lots of rights to Australia & NZ, South Africa, UK& Ireland, Scandinavia & the Netherlands, and some in South America, but nothing new in the Rest of Europe, the Rest of Africa, or Asia.

So, hypothetically, if someone from Italy could find a VPN link to Norway or the UK, they'd have a lot more to choose from.

What the ********** fuck?

This is what I see from Italy:


This is what I see with the NA proxy:



I'm feeling cheated...
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elevul wrote:


agila61 wrote.Crunchyroll got a number of new anime, they just didn't get them for southern Europe. The new ones include lots of rights to Australia & NZ, South Africa, UK& Ireland, Scandinavia & the Netherlands, and some in South America, but nothing new in the Rest of Europe, the Rest of Africa, or Asia.

So, hypothetically, if someone from Italy could find a VPN link to Norway or the UK, they'd have a lot more to choose from.

What the ********** fuck?

This is what I see from Italy:
...

This is what I see with the NA proxy:
...

I'm feeling cheated...

You don't have to gotthe North America ~ try the UK, Norway or the Netherlands and you'll see a series selection almost as big.

Its very hard to get series licensed for all of Europe. That leads to fewer subscribing members outside of Northern Europe, which means that there are fewer additional royalties from including all of Europe, which makes it harder to get series licensed for all of Europe. AFAIR, not a single one of the new seasonal anime that started in Winter 2012 included any European rights outside of UK&Ireland, Scandinavia, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Portugal.

And if you want to see a contrast the other way, see if there is any VPN into Singapore or Hong Kong: R6 has even fewer series than Southern Europe.
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agila61 wrote:


elevul wrote:


agila61 wrote.Crunchyroll got a number of new anime, they just didn't get them for southern Europe. The new ones include lots of rights to Australia & NZ, South Africa, UK& Ireland, Scandinavia & the Netherlands, and some in South America, but nothing new in the Rest of Europe, the Rest of Africa, or Asia.

So, hypothetically, if someone from Italy could find a VPN link to Norway or the UK, they'd have a lot more to choose from.

What the ********** fuck?

This is what I see from Italy:
...

This is what I see with the NA proxy:
...

I'm feeling cheated...

You don't have to gotthe North America ~ try the UK, Norway or the Netherlands and you'll see a series selection almost as big.

Its very hard to get series licensed for all of Europe. That leads to fewer subscribing members outside of Northern Europe, which means that there are fewer additional royalties from including all of Europe, which makes it harder to get series licensed for all of Europe. AFAIR, not a single one of the new seasonal anime that started in Winter 2012 included any European rights outside of UK&Ireland, Scandinavia, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Portugal.

And if you want to see a contrast the other way, see if there is any VPN into Singapore or Hong Kong: R6 has even fewer series than Southern Europe.


Thanks for the answer.
I can't (and even if I could, I don't want to) proxy my way in from the Android phone, so no point. Gonna have to find another way to watch animes...
A little doubt: all CR servers are in USA, right?
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elevul wrote: Thanks for the answer.
I can't (and even if I could, I don't want to) proxy my way in from the Android phone, so no point. Gonna have to find another way to watch animes...

Yes, if I was living in Central Africa or India or Southern Europe, I doubt I'd be a paid member of Crunchyroll. I'd watch ad-streams of the series I did want to follow. And I could even still use my rooted Nook Color to do it ~ the Android app works for free members too. That at least keeps the information accumulating that there is a streaming audience outside of the English Language Countries + North European countries that get the majority of simulcast series.

All that Crunchyroll can do is keep pressing the issue: in the end it's up to the production committees to set things up so that global simulcast rights are possible.

If Crunchyroll keeps growing, their revenues will fit the point where the production committees will be happy to slice off global simulcast rights as a separate thing handled by a single committee member. However, right now, according to an industry insider interviewed last week at ANNcast, the minimum guaranteed royalty paid per episode for streaming to North America is around $2,000, which makes sure that the extra production costs of the streaming are covered with a small net surplus. For the less popular series, they won't accumulate that much in royalties, so that'll be all the production committee gets. For the more popular series, they'll cover $2,000 in royalties and the extra gets paid to the production committee as it accumulates.

If they can add a 5% bonus to the MG for adding Europe outside of Northern Europe, that'd be $100/episode, $1,100~$1,300 over a broadcast season, which is not enough money to make it worthwhile to overhaul the way that contracts and license regions are set up.

If Crunchyroll keeps growing, they can raise their MG's, and raise the bonus they can pay for adding extra regions, and get more coverage. But all that takes time, and until then, like I said, if I was outside of the main region, I'd probably rely on the ad-streams.


A little doubt: all CR servers are in USA, right?

CR's servers are, but we don't get video from CR's servers, we get video from their CDN, which has servers in Europe as well as North America.
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