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Posted 11/19/12
Let me get this straight... You joined the site about a week ago, and are complaining because if "lacks" in anime? I don't know where you are, but there is a ton of anime here, covering just about any genre you might want to watch, from traditional shounen fighting anime like Bleach and Naruto; to shounen romances like Ano Natsu de Matteru and Anohana; to shojo romances like My Little Monster and Say "I Love You"; to Josei titles like Chihayafuru and Usagi Drop; to Seinen series like Otome Youkai Zakuro and Pet Girl of Sakurasou; to mystery shows like Ungo and Gosick; to science fiction shows like Bodacious Space Pirates and Time of Eve; to blockbusters like Haruhi, Toradora!, and Madoka; to more obscure titles like Utakoi and Hourou Musuko Wandering Son.

There is no shortage of anime on this site. If you have issues because of region blocking, I have heard there are work-arounds that can get you a proxy that allows you to watch shows that are available in other regions, but I don't know how they work. If you are not region blocked, I can't see any reason why you would think there is a lack of anime after only one week. You couldn't possibly have exhausted all there is to see here in that time!

Perhaps you are merely a troll?
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I'm based in the UK, whilst we don't get the full back catalog, I get colossal value of out my £5 a month. I must easily have watched 500 episodes in the last four of five months.
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Posted 11/19/12 , edited 11/19/12

kotakoti wrote:

this site lacks in anime do you agree or not?


Kotakoti, where are you from? If you don't live in US / CAN, you must say it because but also many users will think your complaints are unjustified.

About your question, there are many anime titles here. The only problem is the unavailability of some of them in some countries. Altough, I hope this situation will improve in the future. Anyway, beyond the region restrictions I believe this site is still the best option for watch anime legally in my country (because the "other options" are very bads).
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Posted 11/19/12
I already watched 1/2 of the anime on this site from my brother ps3 and plus more from different sites. also indeed i have too much time on my hands, for not have the need to work. for region block well i arrived in us Florida today i don't see any difference i love the ps3 app of crunchyroll for my case i just feel that i'll be done with all CR anime too soon & will have too wait for more (i don't like waiting) =[ thats the reason i accepted to come here to to distract my self & bc lol everyone say i'm a vampire
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Posted 11/19/12

kotakoti wrote:

this site lacks in anime do you agree or not?



Disagree. to the point of wondering what you are smoking...
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Posted 11/19/12 , edited 11/19/12
I get the feeling he was trying to tell us at some point whether he was region blocked or not, but I really can't quite understand his speech pattern. Can anyone translate for me? I'm pretty sure he was somewhere, and then he was in Florida, but the selection of anime was the same as where he was, to which I'm unsure whether he was in another US state, or Canada, or South Africa, or Japan. But even though he dislikes the anime selection, he still comes to the site because he's an unemployed distracted vampire? Does that sound correct? I really can't shake the feeling that he's just a troll, so if there's anyone fluent in gibberish, it would be a real help.
Posted 11/19/12
I'm one of those who are region blocked and still I have to completely disagree... there's plenty to choose from. If we are talking the anime aspect of CR alone then I can only say I love this site. Not only because they have simulcast shows and a wide selection in general, but also because for a very fair price I can support the industry and watch all I want legally.

If there's a region blocked show on here I'm a big enough fan of or just really want to see then I'll buy the DVD... and I'm saying this while being unemployed at the moment myself. But that's just me.
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Posted 11/19/12 , edited 11/19/12
Usually when things are legal it means you don't get a one stop shop for everything. CR has an amazing selection of legally streaming anime, but Funimation also has quite a bit, and The Anime Networks library is growing day by day as well.

I equate online legal streaming to TV stations, you don't get everything you want on just a single channel, different companies own different properties, and you're going to have to watch those shows on their channel or website.

For me Funimation and TAN have some things that CR doesn't have that I have to go to their sites for, but it's also the other way around as well, which is why right now I have a membership both here and at Funimation and eventually will sign up for TAN as well.

Now if you're making the statement that this site lacks in anime compared to free illegal sites, then well... that's just... dumb... those sites don't have licensing restrictions to worry about and put up whatever they want.

Lastly if you're talking about region blocking and you're in one of those regions that has a lot of stuff blocked then obviously yes the site lacks anime, for you.

Guess I just don't understand the point of making an entire thread with a single sentence that is obviously wrong without any sort of argument as to why it might be right.
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Not to sound like an ad for crunchyroll, but I am blown away at the value/price ratio. $7/month US for unlimited access to their catalog, in HD (when available), with proper, professional subs, available online AND through my Roku, PLUS the simulcast of current shows (which I absolutely love) is, IMHO, an unbelievable deal. I am happy to be supporting the creative talents with properly licensed material, while also getting excellent service.

No, not everything I want to see is here. But I put the blame squarely on the studios. If I was them I'd be signing distro rights to every interested reputable site out there across the globe, because not doing so only leads to piracy. I'm sure the folks at CR agree with me. If this site continues to be a success, maybe the hold-outs will realize it's a join-or-die moment for them and get on board.
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Posted 11/19/12 , edited 11/19/12

jree78 wrote:


Byakuya386 wrote:

This site doesn't lack in anime, thanks to their extensive catalogue, but it doesn't have some of my favs, like Moribito, Black Cat, etc. For that, you just have to go to those other sites, such as Crackle, Hulu, Funi, etc.



It has Moribito


I stand corrected. I was just going by what was on the iOS app. I guess the app doesn't quite have their entire catalogue.

But still, this site doesn't lack in anime, it just lacks specific series that were picked up by other companies. Crunchyroll can't possibly make deals with every company to carry every series. It's up to us to go out and find the sites/companies where we can legally watch all our favorites series.
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Posted 11/19/12
Without a proxy it lacks for me in the back catalog area, but with a US proxy the selection is huge.
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Posted 11/19/12
CR has enough good shows for me
Funimation and The Anime Network get a few other shows not available here (I only go to their websites a few times) but CR still has the majority of shows I watch and the website I go to most for my anime
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Posted 11/19/12

hickey1992 wrote: Without a proxy it lacks for me in the back catalog area, but with a US proxy the selection is huge.

Yes, its mostly a simulcast site for anyone outside of North America, since the back catalog is mostly deals with North American distributors. If I was in the UK, Australia/NZ, South Africa, or the Nordic Region, I'd definitely re-up my subscription for those simulcasts. If I was in Southeast Asia, on the other hand, I'd have to have a good VPN in place before I'd re-up my subscription, its basically just Total Eclipse, Folk Tales, Polar Bear Cafe, Naruto, Rock Lee, Fairy Tail (and only the four most recent episodes), Ixion Saga and three shorts. Polar Bear Cafe is the only one of those that I actually follow each week.

Latin America would often put me on the fence ~ but this season I'd be happy enough, with Polar Bear Cafe joined by New World, Space Brothers, and Sword Art Online. The only one I follow weekly missing would be Blast of Tempest, and I'd be happy enough catching up on Gintama instead.

But someone watching in Florida and saying the site lacks anime, seems like they either have specific tastes, or are just looking at the current season series because they don't know how to browse for the back catalog shows.
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Posted 11/19/12
I will agree that there are a lot of other free sites that have "all" the animes that are currently running, but as a legal website this is probably the best. I do agree they should strive to get more anime and also make it all available on the PS3 or other systems. Its odd that we would have some animes, most honestly, but not all of them on PS3....
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Posted 11/20/12

etempest wrote:

This site is one of the best place's for legal anime, but is focused on current and emerging series, not older series.
The only rival I see is funimation, which uses Netflix and Hulu for there streaming solution. However it's limited to funimation titles.

I agree there a lot of series here if I were to give it a grade I would give it a "C" but there still some great gems here, and frequently adding new series.

Licensing can be expensive, or tied up and I believe Crunchyroll does the best it can:

Example with Bandai Entertainment America recent collapse (they will be gone March 2013 completely), not sure how there going to untangle those license. To name a few: Akira, Banner of the Stars, Code Geass, Cowboy Bebop, Eureka Seven, Ghost in the Shell, .hack, Gundam, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, My-Hime/Otome, Scrapped princess, Wolf's Rain, Witch Hunter Robin, etc. Some will get picked up, but some will disappear.

At least with ADV's collapse, they saw it coming and sold / transferred a lot of there license to other companies.

I've had to scramble to buy the dvd's for the series I want from them before the used price on several became outrageous.



From what I understand of the situation, Bandai Entertainment is only ceasing their home video production by March 2013, not closing down altogether. Instead, they'll focus on digital distribution, such as what is here on CR, so Bandai will still hold on to those licenses. You just won't be able to get them on DVD anymore without costing you an arm and a leg. For instance, they just added Wolf's Rain on Hulu not too long ago, with a listed expiration date of 11/08/2014, and Toonami has many more episodes of Eureka Seven left to broadcast, well past March 2013.
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