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Posted 15 days ago

shinryou wrote:


LuigiIsHungry wrote:




You'll only get disc material if you actually commit to doing a disc. And then you'll also need the permission to use it for streaming. So the hurdles are high for a service that primarily does streaming, such as Crunchyroll.

It's hard to justify spending close to $60 for a show you're not planning to watch multiple times. I hope things change with the Funimation partnership. It would suck if Funimation kept getting uncensored versions for streaming like always, but Crunchyroll didn't for the same shows so sub watchers are SOL.
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Posted 14 days ago , edited 14 days ago

LuigiIsHungry wrote:

Some shows like My Wife is the Student Council President offer an uncensored option here, and IIRC Madoka Magica uses the improved animation of the home video release.

Makoka Magica was acquired well after it aired, as a library title. It is usual for CR to get the home video release version of those.

One exception I know of is To Love-Ru Darkness, (only the second series was a simulcast for CR), where CR was supplied only with the censored version, despite it being about 2.5 years after it finished airing in Japan.



What is going to happen with shows shared with Funimation and Crunchyroll? Will Crunchyroll replace their simulcasts with the BD versions when Funimation does, or will Crunchyroll always keep the simulcast version despite the partnership?

I suspect CR will end up staying with the simulcast version. Sadly, that means those that eschew dubs will no longer have a legal online source for uncensored versions of many shows.




shinryou wrote:

You'll only get disc material if you actually commit to doing a disc. And then you'll also need the permission to use it for streaming. So the hurdles are high for a service that primarily does streaming, such as Crunchyroll.

This raises the point of why CR has never made uncensored versions of shows available that they do have home video rights to. I'm not speaking of the ones CR announced for home video release last year, but the earlier ones they sub-licensed to Discotek (i.e., Recently, My Sister is Unusual, Strike the Blood).

I would have thought CR would have had wanted to get the home video versions to stream as part of the deal, but I assume Discotek could have balked at that (although they don't seem shy about streaming their other titles).

That also raises the question of whether CR will stream the home video versions of any of the titles they announced for home video release last year (with the obvious exception of Kabaneri).

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