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Detective Conan. Legal options?
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Alright, so any fan of Detective Conan (Case Closed) should know that the only source of getting the latest episodes, was shut down. Right now our only option is to buy the first few seasons off Funimation, who still has license rights. They have stated they Will Not continue subbing/dubbing the series a long time ago. Seeing as how they're hundreds of episodes behind, I believe that is the case. So I doubt, even if I bought every season 100 times, they would pick it back up. So that's not an option.

My question is, what possibly can we do to get the latest episodes legally subbed. Is it possible for Hulu or Crunchyroll to pick it up? My assumption is, the series is too long to get subbed and would require too much effort to be caught up with the Japanese airings. However, I want to know if there is Any shot at getting it subbed. Even if they started at the recent airings, that would be amazing. Would it just be a matter of showing enough audience/paying support?

I have no intention to see an anime series die for English viewers that I've watched since it aired on Adult Swim in 2003/04. So I want some knowledgeable replies as to ways to get this happening.

Or else, I learn Japanese a lot better, move there and watch it that way.
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I was also quite sad about DCTP no longer subbing it, but I found a site that does. I assume it is legal and AVG says it is a safe site but it is ad heavy.

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Though it is not totally reliable as it sometimes takes them a while to sub it
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Posted 6/12/12
Don't worry, an anonymous group has already popped up.

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Posted 6/12/12

BurnerAcc wrote:

I was also quite sad about DCTP no longer subbing it, but I found a site that does. I assume it is legal and AVG says it is a safe site but it is ad heavy.

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Though it is not totally reliable as it sometimes takes them a while to sub it


One quick look at that site reveals that it:

1) Does not sub anything, it only hosts or links to sites that hosts them
2) Is not legal at all

For example, I highly doubt they have licensing rights for the currently airing show Lupin the 3rd: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna

Then again, it depends on your definition of legal and where that site's server is located.



In short, OP has most likely no legal options.
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TheRealEscargotpudding wrote:

Don't worry, an anonymous group has already popped up.



Who?

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Also I am sorry for posting that link I did not know, how can you tell if it is a legal website?
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lol yeah it's not legal unless it's some
group like Funimation
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Posted 6/12/12 , edited 6/12/12
Clues on how to spot a non-legal anime streaming site:


They refer to themselves as the largest FREE anime site. That's clue number one.

The second clue is that the site looks horrible, whoever did the design have no clue about design in general.

Third is their name, most free anime sites have that type of name.

Fourth is their link to a manga site which also have too many different series to be legal, just like their anime site. Currently Crunchyroll, Hulu, Funimation aand... sometimes Anime News Network are the only ones who offer LEGAL streaming services. I might have forgotten one or two name, but all the others you find out there are in general not legal sites.

If they were legal, it would most likely be mentioned somewhere.

For better details, you should probably ask TheAncientOne.


edit: Does Hulu even offer streaming services? Never used them so don't really know.
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Posted 6/12/12 , edited 6/12/12
I just visited Hulu and they have about 15 pages of a 5x4 grid of anime
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But Hulu? Conan? Doubt that would ever happen.
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Posted 6/13/12
It's not illegal to use fansubs if there isn't any licensing for it in your region.
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Posted 6/13/12

TheRealEscargotpudding wrote:

Don't worry, an anonymous group has already popped up.




OMFG. I thought I'd wait months for a new group to pick this up!
I can watch 659 now!



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NekoKari wrote:

It's not illegal to use fansubs if there isn't any licensing for it in your region.


Not to burst anyone's bubble, but to my knowledge both the USA and Japan are part of an international agreement of some sort where if it's liscensed in Japan, but not America, it's illegal to watch it unless you find a site like Crunchyroll. Though if I'm wrong, someone please feel free to correct me.
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Once again Funimation, in their efforts to dominate the dubbing market, stick to the fans!!! Personally, I have stopped supporting them in the only way they might understand....financially...
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Posted 6/13/12 , edited 6/13/12
Yeah, that's what sucks. I'd support the show if I possibly could. I don't think buying Funimation stuff really accomplishes that though. They just have a handful of the episodes anyway. =[

A new group popped up already? This is the first I've heard about this. Might have to check it out.

Yeah, I doubt Hulu would ever air Conan lol, but it was a shot! I just wish I'd be able to watch it, support the anime, and not have to cross my fingers that the subbers won't get screwed over.
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morgang27 wrote:

Once again Funimation, in their efforts to dominate the dubbing market, stick to the fans!!! Personally, I have stopped supporting them in the only way they might understand....financially...


I think they already understand financially with Case Closed, no one bought the DVDs when they were releasing them so they stopped. Pretty sure if Sentai, Media Blasters or any other LEGAL company wanted Case Closed FUNimation wouldn't stand in the way as they want to get rid of it and only keep the rights to the movies since they sold well for them.

I guess Crunchy Roll doesn't see this show as profitable either or else they would have it. I hear TMS wants a lot of cash for the rights.

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