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YAYYYY!!!! was hoping this would come back
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theskyflame wrote: no but it does get annoying after awhile since its not CR's fault they cant help it if the contract wouldnt allow them to simulcast in further territories and people usually blame CR for something they can not control.

But the licensors don't normally have an English language forum available to vent the frustration.

When its someone from the UK complaining about getting a majority of anime but not every single one, after Anime-On-Demand gave a strong idea of the limited number of streaming licenses a UK site could get by going it alone instead of pooling in with the North American market ... I sometimes get a little annoyed.

I don't get annoyed by it if its someone from somewhere like Germany or Costa Rica or Singapore or Angola ... they really have been getting the short end of the stick.

I hope this "premium members outside of Japan" is a trend this season, and not just a handful of bright spots ... but even if its just a handful of bright spots, that's still way better for most of Europe, most of Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia than they had it last season.



It is annoying. Most of restricted titles will never appear in my region anyway, so what is the point? And even if they do they wont be in English.
This is very funny way to fight with Internet piracy.... I'm not saying that if all shows would be available worldwide there wont be any piracy, but a lest those whose want to buy their beloved staff would have a chance.

It is not a secrets that most people from countries that are baned watching series somewhere on Internet, but their money don't go where they belongs.

Of course you could say they can wait for DVD, but c'man we have XXI century, not XX.

But what can I do? I guess that worldwide license is in most cases just too expensive, and income would be on minus...
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Licensing SS Omega for The US but not for Latin America (Where the franchise has a huge following) has to be the most brilliant decision CR has made in preparation to the official debut of thje service in the region,
Brilliant just brilliant!


/sarcasm
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Interesting that the next announcement has "4/?" there. Normally, I would just think they would do the next one on Monday, but would Crunchyroll actually have the guts to do an April Fools Day announcement?

Shounen action fans ought to be happy about this one(Saint Seiya Omega). It is a huge annoucement. I thought that Toei would have offered this one to Funico(although Toei probably should have considered this franchise's large following in Latin America since I think Crunchyroll would have done the market research on it).
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Interesting that the next announcement has "4/?" there. Normally, I would just think they would do the next one on Monday, but would Crunchyroll actually have the guts to do an April Fools Day announcement?

Shounen action fans ought to be happy about this one(Saint Seiya Omega). It is a huge annoucement. I thought that Toei would have offered this one to Funico(although Toei probably should have considered this franchise's large following in Latin America since I think Crunchyroll would have done the market research on it).


I think that this is the same region as Toei's last Crunchyroll simulcast, digimon xros wars, and knight in the area which airs on the same channel.

Edit: I suspect that the next announcement would come on Monday, but there are still a few left that premiere before then, so we might just get a serious Sunday announcement.
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So happy to see Kimi to Boku returning!
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dago2682 wrote: Licensing SS Omega for The US but not for Latin America (Where the franchise has a huge following) has to be the most brilliant decision CR has made in preparation to the official debut of thje service in the region,
Brilliant just brilliant!

/sarcasm

Crunchyroll last summer in a reddit AMA said that they bid for worldwide rights for ever anime that is broadcast on Japanese TV. So the "brilliant decision" was not Crunchyroll, it was the international licensor.


ziemiak wrote: It is annoying. Most of restricted titles will never appear in my region anyway, so what is the point? And even if they do they wont be in English.

This is very funny way to fight with Internet piracy.... I'm not saying that if all shows would be available worldwide there wont be any piracy, but a lest those whose want to buy their beloved staff would have a chance.

... I guess that worldwide license is in most cases just too expensive, and income would be on minus...

I really think most of the times its just the way they have been used to writing up the production committee agreements. It wasn't a problem when licenses were always with distributors and broadcasters, but it often ends up with international rights split up into different regions.

Things are getting a bit better as far as Crunchyroll getting stuck with North American only licenses, so it looks like licensors are asking for them to be put into one pair of hands, so they can get onto one license contract.

But it will take a while for some production committees to get with the program. Even if it is not a lot of money, it really is stupid to turn down free money just so they can keep using the same contract language they were using in 2005.


pistolsaf wrote:
Interesting that the next announcement has "4/?" there. Normally, I would just think they would do the next one on Monday, but would Crunchyroll actually have the guts to do an April Fools Day announcement?

Looking at the mandragon.info countdown clock, it looks like Crunchyroll could announce Zetman as their 9am Pacific announcement on Monday and then start streaming it a little later the same day.

Is Crunchyroll's panel at the con on Saturday or on Sunday? If its Sunday, I would not be surprised if they make a few announcements at their panel and then post an announcement immediately after that.


Shounen action fans ought to be happy about this one(Saint Seiya Omega). It is a huge annoucement. I thought that Toei would have offered this one to Funico (although Toei probably should have considered this franchise's large following in Latin America since I think Crunchyroll would have done the market research on it).

If ADV had the license for the old TV series and Crunchyroll streamed the OVA, I don't see why Crunchyroll and/or Sentai wouldn't be most likely to get the license, either separately or together.
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pistolsaf wrote:
Shounen action fans ought to be happy about this one(Saint Seiya Omega). It is a huge annoucement. I thought that Toei would have offered this one to Funico(although Toei probably should have considered this franchise's large following in Latin America since I think Crunchyroll would have done the market research on it).


Actually, Brazil and a couple of other areas may be getting a simulcast of this as well, just not through Crunchyroll. Apparently they'll be streaming the premiere, at the very least, from the event in other languages tomorrow, I believe.
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dago2682 wrote:

Licensing SS Omega for The US but not for Latin America (Where the franchise has a huge following) has to be the most brilliant decision CR has made in preparation to the official debut of thje service in the region,
Brilliant just brilliant!


/sarcasm

Did you ever consider that because of that the publisher may be anticipating it getting a home video (DVD/BD and/or broadcast) license in many of those areas, and they don't want to endanger that possibility by letting it be streamed?

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I think I'm going to try watching every Spring series on CR at least once or twice, just to get a feel for all of them. I rarely know what I'm going to like until giving it a shot.

I tried to do this once last year but life decided to rear its ugly head, so hopefully I can accomplish my plans this time 'round. =)
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agila61 wrote:


theskyflame wrote: no but it does get annoying after awhile since its not CR's fault they cant help it if the contract wouldnt allow them to simulcast in further territories and people usually blame CR for something they can not control.

But the licensors don't normally have an English language forum available to vent the frustration.

When its someone from the UK complaining about getting a majority of anime but not every single one, after Anime-On-Demand gave a strong idea of the limited number of streaming licenses a UK site could get by going it alone instead of pooling in with the North American market ... I sometimes get a little annoyed.

I don't get annoyed by it if its someone from somewhere like Germany or Costa Rica or Singapore or Angola ... they really have been getting the short end of the stick.

I hope this "premium members outside of Japan" is a trend this season, and not just a handful of bright spots ... but even if its just a handful of bright spots, that's still way better for most of Europe, most of Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia than they had it last season.



It seems like only TVTokyo can grant this "premium members worldwide outside Japan" thing.This isn't surprising.
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Wow.....out of all the good shows coming out this season still nothing really worth watching. (granted Saint Seiya is popular outside of my area, so a good pick in those cases)

Is Fate/Zero continuing?
Accel World?
Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? Jigokuhen?
Medaka Box?
Sankarea?
Saki?
Tasogare Otome x Amnesia?
Sankarea?
Acchi Kocchi ?

Such potential this season and thus far we're seeing mostly B class shows and/or retro marketing.
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dago2682 wrote:

Licensing SS Omega for The US but not for Latin America (Where the franchise has a huge following) has to be the most brilliant decision CR has made in preparation to the official debut of thje service in the region,
Brilliant just brilliant!


/sarcasm

Did you ever consider that because of that the publisher may be anticipating it getting a home video (DVD/BD and/or broadcast) license in many of those areas, and they don't want to endanger that possibility by letting it be streamed?



This is SS whe are talking about people will buy it and somebody will license it no matter what this series and DB are insanely popular here.
CR mkade a huge mistake it was their chance to start strong in the region and strangely they decided to pass on it.
Figures.....
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Good going Crunchy, They got the anime I stated which I will watch soon xD
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dago2682 wrote:
This is SS whe are talking about people will buy it and somebody will license it no matter what this series and DB are insanely popular here.
CR mkade a huge mistake it was their chance to start strong in the region and strangely they decided to pass on it.
Figures.....

Yes, because there is absolutely no possibility that the licensor simply said, "No" for these regions.

/sarcasm

Apparently, you believe Crunchyroll should have just kept offering increasingly higher amounts until they secured the deal, even if it meant they were guaranteed to lose money.



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