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I just signed up for the free trial and would like to get something straight before I pay for an entire year of the service.

As I understand it all the shows listed under the simulcasts page are released on CR the same day they air in japan. Yet I am finding several of the shows I am watching listed that are listed on that page are not coming out the same day. Can anyone help me out with this?

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It is currently Monday March 4th, Love Live airs on Sundays (and I have already seen several Fansubs of the show being released) but CR says it will not be available till Tuesday at noon.

Another show on the list is The Pet Girl of Sakurasou. Sometime while I was at work today the fansub version was released, yet CR says the next show won't come out for over a day.
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Depends on the shows contract with cr really, some allow cr to air Via date of television. While others are more along the lines of, wait a week after tele release. But, in reality....it is still pretty close to the tele airings, just depends on the contract with said company and anime.
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As far as the simulcasts go, they are released at a variety of times from their air time. Some shows come out as little as an hour after broadcast, while others can be a couple days behind.
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Ok, thanks for the information.

I guess my problem then is just how CR is falsely advertising (that terminology makes it sound more serious than this situation actually is but I am not coming up with any other way to put it). On the page with the different plans it states "Anime Simulcast (same-day as Japan television broadcast)". If the anime is not being released the same day that is perfectly fine with me. I completely understand if a licensing agreement makes them wait, but that title should not be listed in the simulcast page.

I don't know why, but companies not offering what they promise is a HUGE pet peeve of mine. One of the main reasons I signed up for this service is because of all the shows I saw on the simulcast page. I will probably still continue with a membership, but I can't help feeling a little cheated that the reason I joined is not really true.
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chippy502 wrote:

I just signed up for the free trial and would like to get something straight before I pay for an entire year of the service.


Just to add on to what mirg and beardfist have said this is basically what it comes down to...

Because CR is a legal streaming site with official translations and all that that entails from the actual show creators things don't always get released as lightning fast as some people might like. Obviously part of this comes from the fact that it is getting an official translation, is being sent to CR, has to be cleared to not have any error's or bugs (hopefully ), must be family friendly, etc etc. So it just takes longer from the get go than it does to fansub it because there are simply more things that need to be done.

The second thing is... some distributors and creators have specific agreements with CR that require the show to be aired later than the original broadcast. That is sort of the creator's prerogative too and I can see how it might make sense for them from a business stand point.

So in the end this is part of the small (but definitely worth it) price you have to pay to do anime streaming legally.

OH! PS: The reason it is still called simulcasts is actually pretty simple... Cause they are still new shows, and simulcast for better or worse has just become the "popular" term for a new episode on the site. If it got changed now it would just be sort of confusing to a lot of people.
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Crunchyroll is still most likely the first place many anime that they have come out legally. From the New World, Pet Girl, Amensia (Sentai) are first here than the actual Sentai or TAN streaming... Many TV Tokyo like Naruto and Gintama are a few hours behind actual broadcast. But basically... Crunchyroll has most of the anime they stream first than many other competition.
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chippy502 wrote:
It is currently Monday March 4th, Love Live airs on Sundays (and I have already seen several Fansubs of the show being released) but CR says it will not be available till Tuesday at noon.

One other item to keep in mind is there is rarely one air date for an anime in Japan. For example, here is the schedule for Love Live:
http://fansubdb.com/wiki/Love_Live!

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Yesterday was one of those days where everything went wrong and I was basically pissed at life so I didn't really articulate my point very well. In a less irritated state I understand what is going on given all the information, and I was unaware of some of these fact. I am fine with it now, and will probably be signing up for a year subscription.

The only point I was trying to make before was that from a purely legal standpoint, the information on the subscriptions page is false/misleading. At lunch today, I did double check this with my friend who is a practicing lawyer in Chicago, just to make sure I was not completely off base, and she agreed when I showed her the pages. It is merely my suggestion that something should be changed to make it clear exactly which animes come out the same day and which ones you have to wait on.

But anyways, all is good in the world now and thanks again for the information.
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Posted 3/5/13

chippy502 wrote:

Yesterday was one of those days where everything went wrong and I was basically pissed at life so I didn't really articulate my point very well. In a less irritated state I understand what is going on given all the information, and I was unaware of some of these fact. I am fine with it now, and will probably be signing up for a year subscription.

The only point I was trying to make before was that from a purely legal standpoint, the information on the subscriptions page is false/misleading. At lunch today, I did double check this with my friend who is a practicing lawyer in Chicago, just to make sure I was not completely off base, and she agreed when I showed her the pages. It is merely my suggestion that something should be changed to make it clear exactly which animes come out the same day and which ones you have to wait on.

But anyways, all is good in the world now and thanks again for the information.


They come out the same day as when they are aired by the channel that CR licensed the show from.

Lets say that you have a show called "Awesome Anime". In Japan, it airs on 4 different channels. Channel 1 airs on Monday, Channel 2 airs on Tuesday, Channel 3 airs on Wednesday, and Channel 4 airs on Thursday. If CR licensed the show from Channel 3, they are unable to simulcast it until AFTER Channel 3 has aired the show on Wednesday, even though the show already aired on Monday and Tuesday on two different channels.

Sometimes, due to technical difficulties, an episode can get delayed. When that happens, CR usually puts a note on that shows page explaining why it is delayed. The most common is that whatever channel they license the show from was unable to air it in Japan due to a scheduling conflict, like when a baseball game goes into extra innings. The other channels that did not cover the game are able to go ahead and air the episode, where as Channel 3 has to wait (usually until next week) to air the episode and thus CR has to wait as well.

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