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30 / M / Sasebo, Japan
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Posted 8/20/12
So this was a issue for me last year and its still a issue to me this year as well. There is no shows either Anime or Drama on Crunchyroll list, and don`t say those 4 anime selections of Traditional Japanese anime? which is a 1970`s anime production and then 1 series of Macross. The problem is that the license agreement in Japan and crunchyroll sucks balls as since I live in Japan I can`t watch the shows on here because I have the t.v. here in Japan, which would be great if they subtitle it which I`m sure everyone knows that they dont really.
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30 / F / California
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Posted 8/22/12
Wow. That really sucks that you live in Japan and still can't watch anime listed on an american website. I am truly sorry. And here I am a California native paying some website so I don't download and fry my computer for a anime fix. I wish you luck in that.
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29 / F / Kumamoto, Japan
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Posted 8/27/12
Downloading the shows that are fansubbed is also an option. But there are ways to get around the region licensing. I still love my Netflix and American Hulu networks--and I still watch them! But I have to make the websites think that I live in America using a proxy or a VPN (VPNs are not free).

Also, you aren't going to fry your computer by using a bittorrent program to download anime torrents. You can look at what you are downloading in the torrent and once the item is finished downloading, even if it's a virus, it cannot activate itself without you clicking on it. If you are that paranoid about getting a virus, you can right click on the file/item and run a virus scan. Contrary to belief, there are not a lot of unknown viruses that would be laced in a video that a anti-virus software program (even free ones like AVAST!) that couldn't be found. It's the viruses that you catch from silly mistakes you make by surfing the internet that you really have to worry about. Or if you're downloading illegal ISOs that are potentially laced with a virus since those are mostly programs you have to install.

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24 / M / Chesapeake, VA
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Posted 8/28/12
The best choice is to use a US proxy. But WHATEVER YOU DO, don't violate the copyrights of the industry and disrespect it by using illegal sites or illegal uploads. If you are an anime fan(or even an anime otaku) then respect the people who make it. Respect the people who buy the rights to air and distribute it. But do not contribute to those who don't feel the same way.


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33 / M / Staten Island, NY...
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Posted 8/28/12
I learned this when I went to Japan, and could not watch anything on my CrunchyRoll account for the two weeks I was there.
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30 / M / Sasebo, Japan
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Posted 8/28/12
thanks for the tip, I too have Netflix and Hulu but netflix don't work here either >__< but turns out Hulu just open up here in Japan but I can't watch anime because is not even subbed yet, wierd
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30 / M / Sasebo, Japan
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Posted 8/28/12
I would use the US proxy server but since I'm using a Mac I'm not familar with anything now
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29 / F / Kumamoto, Japan
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Posted 8/28/12

Masterj2cool wrote:

I would use the US proxy server but since I'm using a Mac I'm not familar with anything now


Proxies are just websites you can go to, copy and paste the URL of the site you WANT to go to into a little bar and press "go". Then in that browser window (the specific browser window) any site you go to will think that you are in America.

There are lots of VPNs though. The installation for Mac vs Windows isn't too different with these programs. Yes, they are programs. Proxies are somewhat slow and buffering can take forever. VPNs are faster.

I use www.hidemyass.com

They have a FREE web proxy that Netflix might be fooled by: http://www.hidemyass.com/proxy/

There are a lot of VPN websites out there, though. If you have any questions, shoot me a message.
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46 / M / KC
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Posted 8/28/12
I have used Tor, but I don't know how well it will work for you. Plus, you'll have to let the show buffer completely first.
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22 / M / Dresden
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Posted 9/1/12
i use hotspotshield. you can get for free or if you want to have it ad-free you have to pay a monthly or yearly subscription i think. i dont know if it works on mac.

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