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Posted 11/2/13
Do any of the manga have territorial limitations as the anime do?

Also, is the lineup expected to expand in future?

Both Dark Horse and Viz publish manga online and both have fairly severe territorial limitations. With only a dozen or so manga online at this point, if I get blocked off from half of them I would probably be better off just buying the dead-tree versions.
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Posted 11/3/13 , edited 11/3/13

ronnycook wrote: Do any of the manga have territorial limitations as the anime do? Also, is the lineup expected to expand in future?
I'd recommend reading the Site News/Announcement thread on this: http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-826039/crunchyroll-begins-manga-service

But to answer your first question, I'll just quote from the aforementioned thread:

"While we try to secure as many countries as possible (and we are launching Manga in 170 countries!), there are a few that can not access the Manga service today (South Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Algeria, Lebanon, Belgium, Brazil, China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand), we apologize and will keep working on securing more territory rights!"

For your 2nd question:

"In the days to come, we'll add even more titles and welcome onboard any publisher who wants to work with us to simulpub their manga to the largest Anime audience in the world. This is a start, but we have a lot more work to do to reach our goal!"

Hope this helps!
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Posted 11/3/13
Yes, that answers my question exactly.

I checked for an FAQ but didn't think to go back to the original press release. Thanks.
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