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Posted 11/3/13 , edited 4/8/15
I was pretty excited to see this heading as I logged into my Crunchyroll account, but yet again it's not available in my region. I'm starting to feel that countries outside of the U.S aren't getting equal treatment.
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Posted 11/3/13
Crunchyroll tries to get what they have to as many regions as possible, but unfortunately they weren't able to get it for any of Europe this time. Perhaps later on, they'll be able to expand the regions of it.

For the UK, there are now three competing streaming services so some are going to be on Crunchyroll, some will go to WakanimUK and some will go to AnimaxUK(and of course catalog titles are very hard for CR to get to the UK since UK companies aren't working with CR yet).
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Posted 11/3/13

mrmightyboose wrote:

I was pretty excited to see this heading as I logged into my Crunchyroll account, but yet again it's not available in my region. I'm starting to feel that countries outside of the U.S aren't getting equal treatment.
Believe it or not, you're barking up the wrong tree here. Crunchyroll would gladly stream all their anime worldwide but unfortunately they have to get contracts from the rights holders and there are often competing interests around the world, some who already have contracts in areas like yours. If Crunchyroll can't get the license for the UK then you are out of luck, and so is Crunchyroll. Believe me, they would gladly stream it there, and everywhere if they could!

Someone else must hold the license. Even if they aren't using it, that means no one else can stream it there. It sucks but it isn't Crunchyroll's fault.
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Posted 11/3/13 , edited 11/3/13
You make it sound like CR is giving Europe the shaft on purpose.
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Posted 11/3/13 , edited 11/3/13



Hey there!
I moved this to "Feedback" for you, since that's what it is.
However, for the longest time, people complained CR wouldn't get One Piece, and didn't care about One Piece fans. They had no idea what was going on behind closed doors and how hard CR was fighting for them. CR fights for the UK/Europe members too, it's just hard to acquire the licenses for every single region in the entire world against every other anime company, especially for top shows like OP.
But believe me, they try <3
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Posted 11/3/13
The thing that causes the most frustration is that nobody is streaming OP to the UK legally at all so we're just left wondering who actually has the rights to do so.
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Posted 11/3/13

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The thing that causes the most frustration is that nobody is streaming OP to the UK legally at all so we're just left wondering who actually has the rights to do so.


That's where it can get tough to discuss. If a company (like CR) doesn't get the contract, they don't always know who does.. and sometimes the contract can include things like "this won't be discussed, ever". It's kind of a brutal market in a lot of ways. CR wants to stream everything everywhere.. other companies want to block streaming in order to increase DVD sales, but want to avoid the publicity about such actions.

Or it could be something like a previous contract that extends into the future (some channel got season 1, with cheap options for later seasons.. and even though they didn't air the later seasons, it could make sense from a marketing standpoint to prevent other companies from streaming any season, while running ads for the DVDs).

It gets really complex, unfortunately, and a lot of the details never become public.. possibly including who got the license, or why they wanted it.
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Posted 11/3/13 , edited 3/26/16
I am really dissapointed. Not in CR, I love CR <3
But, I really really wanted to watch some OP today.
I believe CR can make it available for EU very soon!
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Yeah, if I had to Guess I'd blame MangaUK given that they're only up to ep 103 on the dvd releases and CR streaming all 500+ would probably hurt the sales(especially at the price of the dvds £30 for 25ish episodes) , but equally the rights could be left with channel 4 from when they used to own lovefilm or something like that...
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Posted 11/3/13
Well, according to the MangaUK Twitter feed, it's not up to them and its all in Toei's court.

Regardless of who is ultimately responsible, it's manga and CR that need to do something about it as currently they are both getting a hell of a lot of flak over this.
Some major damage control is needed over this. Especially from CrunchyRoll owing to a fair few key titles being excluded from the UK on their service. Granted, I'm not blaming CrunchyRoll for Kill la Kill or Samurai Flamenco, but I am defintiely angry at Wakanim for snagging those titles without a proper armchair streaming solution.

UK CR subscriber basically want to be able to watch "CR Shows" or CR.
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Posted 11/4/13 , edited 11/4/13
Wakanim is strange, I don't get what they're trying to do with only two titles and no console/android support, I can't see myself joining anytime soon. Competition is a good thing for the consumers, in theory it should mean Crunchyroll is forced to do things even better than it does now, but that only really applies in the US. The UK(and I imagine a lot of Europe as well) get the short end of the stick from practically every streaming service, Netflix uk's anime section has ghost in the shell, straight jacket, robotech, the girl who flew through time, eureka seven and afro samura. Lovefilm don't even list anime as a genre, the only thing they have is the marvel anime shows from a couple years back, and the closest blinkbox has is Kung Fu panda... when you can list all the big three services' titles in one breath, they probably don't count as competition to crunchyroll.

As it is we're stuck with licensing issues to boost dvd sales, and two other frankly vastly inferior anime specialty services.
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Posted 11/4/13

mrmightyboose wrote:

I was pretty excited to see this heading as I logged into my Crunchyroll account, but yet again it's not available in my region. I'm starting to feel that countries outside of the U.S aren't getting equal treatment.


Its a shame that OP isn't available in EU, but you can't do anything but hope for it to start streaming in the Uk
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Posted 11/4/13 , edited 11/4/13

mrmightyboose wrote:

I was pretty excited to see this heading as I logged into my Crunchyroll account, but yet again it's not available in my region. I'm starting to feel that countries outside of the U.S aren't getting equal treatment.


It all has to do with regional content licensing and who happens to be holding them and when. CR must have negotiated something with the studio and Funimation! to get One Piece available for streaming here in the US. In the UK, some other service may have the rights to One Piece, thus disallowing CR to stream it there.

If they were even to try streaming somewhere where they don't have licensing rights could jeopardize the whole site... So they don't.

This is also why some titles "Disappear" from the streaming list. If they loose the license it goes away into the abyss of never ever land.
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Posted 11/16/13
It's not only in the EU that it was not available but also here in SE Asia. I live here in Malaysia and all good titles not accessible except for Naruto. I only have one or two shows that I like watching and now thinking my subscription is just a waste of money.
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Posted 2/6/14 , edited 4/8/15
I think CR needs to up their game. or they will start loosing customers. buy the licence from the current licence holders.
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