Anime Disserpearence.
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Posted 7/31/12
Heya, I noticed alot of anime is going recently such us "The Melancholy of haruhi Suzumiya" and I just woundered why this is? Is the licensing running out or somthing? There are others too, my friend recently recommended me some off his watch list and most of them are all gone!
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The license could have ran out for your region. Suzumiya still shows up for the US market.

Hopefully Bjaker sees this and he can contact their licensing department for an answer.

EDIT: It could be the site is detecting your location incorrectly. Scroll down to the bottom of any page and make sure that the flag next to Language is the flag of the country where you are in.
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Posted 7/31/12
Oh, so the licenses have variable expiration dates depending on the region...
That's good to know if one or two animes eventually disappear from my list since I don't live in US.
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Posted 8/1/12

Aryoch wrote:

Oh, so the licenses have variable expiration dates depending on the region...
That's good to know if one or two animes eventually disappear from my list since I don't live in US.

This usually isn't the case, and I have my doubts about it being true this time.

According to the original announcement, the series was available to "the Americas, the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Middle East and Africa".

If you are in one of those areas and can no longer view episodes, you may want to drop Bjaker a PM and confirm that your aren't being misidentified by CR's geolocation system as being in a different country (let him know what country you are in), and that the licensing hasn't changed.

If you aren't in one of those areas but were able to view it before, that just means CR's geolocation system was mos-identifying you as being in one of those regions, and it has now been corrected.

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Although I live in one of the available regions, I was having some problems with CR geolocation which was granting me access to a lot of unlicensed animes in my region, but it seems they have fixed it for good for now. Maybe this anime is not available in my country, especifically.
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Posted 8/1/12

Aryoch wrote:

Although I live in one of the available regions, I was having some problems with CR geolocation which was granting me access to a lot of unlicensed animes in my region, but it seems they have fixed it for good for now. Maybe this anime is not available in my country, especifically.

For The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, unless the licensing changed, it should be available in Brazil, since that is part of "the Americas".

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Yes, I thought soo to. Even though CR has only been oficially released in countries that speak spanish in South America, I believe I can watch every anime under "South America" and "Americas" license. I might contact CR support see what's the deal with this particular anime.
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Mine is set to the UK and I am still having these problems, my friend is experiancing them too. I live in england so I don't see why there is a problem.
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Aryoch wrote:

Yes, I thought soo to. Even though CR has only been oficially released in countries that speak spanish in South America, I believe I can watch every anime under "South America" and "Americas" license. I might contact CR support see what's the deal with this particular anime.

If one displays the page source for the RSS feed on a page for a series, the line <media:restriction relationship="allow" type="country"> displays the two letter country codes for the countries allowed to view the videos. These appear to be the ISO country codes.

This is what TMoHS shows:

dz as ao ai ag ar aw bs bh bb bz bj bm bo bw bf bi cm ca cv ky cf td cl co km cg cd cr ci cu dk dj dm do ec eg sv gq er et fi gf ga gm gh gd gp gu gt gn gw gy ht hn ir iq il jm jo ke kw lb ls lr ly mg mw ml mq mr mu mx ms ma mz na an ni ne ng no om ps pa py pe pr qa re rw sh kn lc vc st sa sn sc sl so za sd sr sz se sy tz tg tt tn tr ug ae us um uy ve vg vi eh ye zm zw

The ISO code for Brazil is "br", which is indeed missing from the list. If it is supposed to be missing, either the licensing changed or "the Americas" was incorrect. It is also possible it is supposed to be listed, so I still recommend asking Bjaker about it.
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Posted 8/1/12

TheAncientOne wrote:


Aryoch wrote:

Yes, I thought soo to. Even though CR has only been oficially released in countries that speak spanish in South America, I believe I can watch every anime under "South America" and "Americas" license. I might contact CR support see what's the deal with this particular anime.

If one displays the page source for the RSS feed on a page for a series, the line <media:restriction relationship="allow" type="country"> displays the two letter country codes for the countries allowed to view the videos. These appear to be the ISO country codes.

This is what TMoHS shows:

dz as ao ai ag ar aw bs bh bb bz bj bm bo bw bf bi cm ca cv ky cf td cl co km cg cd cr ci cu dk dj dm do ec eg sv gq er et fi gf ga gm gh gd gp gu gt gn gw gy ht hn ir iq il jm jo ke kw lb ls lr ly mg mw ml mq mr mu mx ms ma mz na an ni ne ng no om ps pa py pe pr qa re rw sh kn lc vc st sa sn sc sl so za sd sr sz se sy tz tg tt tn tr ug ae us um uy ve vg vi eh ye zm zw

The ISO code for Brazil is "br", which is indeed missing from the list. If it is supposed to be missing, either the licensing changed or "the Americas" was incorrect. It is also possible it is supposed to be listed, so I still recommend asking Bjaker about it.


Thanks for the info. I already contacted the support to see if there's either a problem that needs to be fixed or just some licensing limitation as we assume. Personally, I can't remember seeing this anime on my list before, so there's a chance that this anime had never appeared in my anime list at all, but since it is avaliable for South America as well, I wanna make sure this if this has something to do with my region/country or not :~
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Should be available in Brazil. - We're working on that now.
Shouldn't be available in the UK - Updated the original post and apologies. (Just dug out the contract and everything.
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Posted 8/2/12
The US get everything ._.
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Posted 8/2/12

Bjaker wrote:

Should be available in Brazil. - We're working on that now.
Shouldn't be available in the UK - Updated the original post and apologies. (Just dug out the contract and everything.


Thank you very much for looking into it. I hope it gets fixed for everyone else with the same problem.
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