Post Reply Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells from the Sky
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Posted 8/18/13
Why is this series not available in my region? I see only the PV and Episode 1 & 2 when there -should- be 12 episodes.

Sorry, due to licensing limitations, videos are unavailable in your region.

If the above quote was true then no videos should be showing at all for me.

Sorry if this has been covered already but I don't feel like searching for it.
Posted 8/18/13
yeah it's shit i could only watch episode 1 too. 3-12 are available in some countries on crunchyroll but I think funimation have the rest.
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Posted 8/18/13
If they can't get the entire series then they should of never of added it incomplete to begin with.
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Posted 8/18/13
What it is is Fumimation will give companies licenses for their shows and then take them back as soon as the company uses them. It's happened to [another site] so many times that it isn't funny. I don't blame Crunchyroll for it. Yes, I'm disappointed about not being able to watch it but it's not their fault. It's all on Funimation. That's why I rarely watch anything from them anymore. The last Funimation show that I watched was Fairy Tail and I loved it but I'm boycotting now that the show is over.
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Posted 8/18/13 , edited 8/18/13

DMC2732 wrote:

What it is is Fumimation will give companies licenses for their shows and then take them back as soon as the company uses them.

Funimation wasn't who granted a license to CR. CR had the show licensed as a simulcast well before Funimation licensed it. When a company like Funimation licenses a show for home video, they typically also get a license for streaming. Depending on CR's original contract with the licensor, Funimation may be able to assert exclusive streaming rights when they license a series.

In this specific case, CR was able to work out new terms with the publisher that made it economically viable to retain the full series for markets outside of the U.S. and Canada.


MegaManZXAdvent wrote:

If they can't get the entire series then they should of never of added it incomplete to begin with.

They never added it as a incomplete series. The series was licensed as a simulcast, and all episodes were available at that time, and for some time after the season ended. Instead of the typical result of the entire series being pulled when Funimation licensed it, CR was able to keep the full series for the regions it was licensed for outside the U.S. and Canada (Funimation's market).

If you're saying CR should have dropped the series instead because people in the U.S. and Canada can't view it on CR in its entirety, you're being quite selfish, as you're essentially saying "Screw those other countries, if I can't watch it here, they shouldn't be able to either". Keep in mind those other countries can't watch it on Funimation, but you can.



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That was never my intention to begin with and don't assume that is what I meant that will only cause further issues, I lacked proper information on the reason why it was done, just blame my ignorance on it and be done with it.

Guess since CR only has two episodes in my region there is no point in even attempting to watch it via CR I will just watch it else where in less legal means if I feel like it. FUNimation most certainly will not be getting any money from me, I stay clear of them to begin with.

Please put quotes in spoilers.
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Posted 8/20/13

MegaManZXAdvent wrote:

Please put quotes in spoilers.

My quote from your message was a single sentence. Why would that be necessary or even beneficial?

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Posted 8/21/13
Well there could be a toggle setting or check box somewhere that makes it so that only anime that are viewable in entirety are shown for their region.

I doubt anyone is going to go around checking all the anime they are allowed to view/watch before signing up as a premium member and even if they did, seeing shows you can't watch listed is kinda annoying, if not taunting.
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