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Does crunchyroll keep the anime around for as long as the contract or whatever is still valid?
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It depends on the anime. They do keep the old animes if the license allows it. But some animes like Fairy Tail gets deleted and only the latest 6 or 7 episodes are available.
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As others have said, it depends on the license. Some shows have been on for years, others get taken off pretty quickly. If a show's been licensed by Funimation, I ALWAYS assume it's going to be taken off since it's happened so often (and yes, I know that doesn't apply to every show, but it's happened often enough that I just assume it's going away). Crunchy has gotten better about saying on the front page if a title's going to be taken off (cause there have been shows that went down with no notice before--of course there was "WHY didn't you say something?!" backlash as a result.), but I really wish the Queue or Crunchy themselves would give way more warning--like a month or two instead of a few weeks. With a backlog as ginormous as mine, I'd appreciate more notice than we get. If the Queue said when the show was set to expire that would be even better. I think Hulu's like that if you have a queue, but I'm not sure since I don't like Hulu. Anyway, the short answer is it depends on the show. If there's an older show you absolutely MUST watch, make that show a higher priority than say, a simulcast title.
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Art-chan wrote:

As others have said, it depends on the license. Some shows have been on for years, others get taken off pretty quickly. If a show's been licensed by Funimation, I ALWAYS assume it's going to be taken off since it's happened so often (and yes, I know that doesn't apply to every show, but it's happened often enough that I just assume it's going away). Crunchy has gotten better about saying on the front page if a title's going to be taken off (cause there have been shows that went down with no notice before--of course there was "WHY didn't you say something?!" backlash as a result.), but I really wish the Queue or Crunchy themselves would give way more warning--like a month or two instead of a few weeks. With a backlog as ginormous as mine, I'd appreciate more notice than we get. If the Queue said when the show was set to expire that would be even better. I think Hulu's like that if you have a queue, but I'm not sure since I don't like Hulu. Anyway, the short answer is it depends on the show. If there's an older show you absolutely MUST watch, make that show a higher priority than say, a simulcast title.


More like the one other has said. Thanks for clarifying further because I'm sure nobody else would have
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It depends on the anime. They do keep the old animes if the license allows it. But some animes like Fairy Tail gets deleted and only the latest 6 or 7 episodes are available.


Fairy Tail is definitely a weird one. Makes me wonder if Funimation may have had something to do with it since they did end up with the license. (And the license says each episode stays up for 30 days for Premium Members). Perhaps it would've been too expensive for Crunchy to do anything other than have it up for 30 days for Premium Members only. Of course, we'll never be told the details of the licensing, but Fairy Tail is definitely one of the more unusual ones. Since Funimation has the rights, I think you can stream some of the episodes on Hulu. I know I've heard that Funi streams what they've licensed (most of the time, anyway). Of course, it's a moot point if you want to see the latest episodes.
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Art-chan wrote:


GayAsianBoy wrote:

It depends on the anime. They do keep the old animes if the license allows it. But some animes like Fairy Tail gets deleted and only the latest 6 or 7 episodes are available.


Fairy Tail is definitely a weird one. Makes me wonder if Funimation may have had something to do with it since they did end up with the license. (And the license says each episode stays up for 30 days for Premium Members). Perhaps it would've been too expensive for Crunchy to do anything other than have it up for 30 days for Premium Members only. Of course, we'll never be told the details of the licensing, but Fairy Tail is definitely one of the more unusual ones. Since Funimation has the rights, I think you can stream some of the episodes on Hulu. I know I've heard that Funi streams what they've licensed (most of the time, anyway). Of course, it's a moot point if you want to see the latest episodes.


It's because of Funi's license on the show, yes.
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I wish that they'd do what Hulu does, and say when the streaming license will expire. Even if it's in 10 years, it's good to know.

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