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I love Crunchyroll! Allows me to stream anime to my ipad/apple tv. So, I eagerly downloaded the app for my ipad subscribed to the service and .... Where is the anime? I can search titles such as Beelzebub, Fairytale on Google and find them on Crunchyrolls website, but it says in a little box "Availability Information
Sorry, due to licensing limitations, videos are unavailable in your region."

I don't understand this? Yet again another limitation for people who live in South Africa. So why can I get access to a anime like Nurato but not to Beezlebub or Fairytale? What is the point of paying for a service when there are very few animes available to watch? The service is great and I love the app and its sooo cool on the apple tv, but where is the anime? Why are certain titles only available to the West?
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Posted 8/12/13
i dont think the issue here is your region...crunchyroll just hasn't licensed fairy tail or beezlebub.
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you do know that there is a list on crunchyroll that tells you what anime is available in your region before you pay right?, also crunchyroll do have to pay for the rights to a show in order to let them stream it if its not available or is too expensive then they will not have the rights
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Yup, I'm not bothered with paying for the service. I was not aware that there were region restrictions, after I did some more research I found there was a list as you have mentioned. I would have subscribed either way. I'm just a bit disappointed that some of the shows I wanted to watch are not available. Yet I've seen them on the website before and was quite excited to watch them. I should have looked at the availability before I got my hopes up.
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Posted 8/12/13

Shelgaloo wrote:

I love Crunchyroll! Allows me to stream anime to my ipad/apple tv. So, I eagerly downloaded the app for my ipad subscribed to the service and .... Where is the anime? I can search titles such as Beelzebub, Fairytale on Google and find them on Crunchyrolls website, but it says in a little box "Availability Information
Sorry, due to licensing limitations, videos are unavailable in your region."

If it makes you feel any better, no one here in the United States can watch Fairy Tail on Crunchyroll, either. It was on an unusual license where each episode was only available for 30 days, and of course the series ended more than 30 days ago (and now Funimation has licensed all of it, so it won't be coming back). FT is currently only available in France, Belgium, and Switzerland (apparently the entire series).

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Posted 8/12/13
Its seems its just another thing one has to accept as a citizen of a third world country like not having games on the Apple App Store.
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Goodness, thanks for the info, I didn't know that. I'm going to go take a look at funimation. I was looking for a easy way to get FT to stream to my Apple TV, but guess that's not happening. Always something, I wish there was one easy way to access all the anime you want from your different devices. So far I'm very happy with crunchyroll though I'll start Bleach instead of finishing FT for now. Thanks everyone for the responces.
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Posted 8/12/13

Shelgaloo wrote:

Goodness, thanks for the info, I didn't know that. I'm going to go take a look at funimation.

Unfortunately, Funimation is a U.S. video distributor, so there titles are normally available only to those in the United States and Canada. I have read that sometimes the titles on their YouTube channel are available to other countries (although I don't know if that is by design or accident).

I would suggest giving episode 1 on their YouTube channel a try to see if you can view it.

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