Post Reply Please bring more series OVAs to CR
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Posted 12/18/13
I notice that most if not all series on Crunchyroll don't include the OVAs to a series. I'm not sure if this is a licensing issue or just something CR hasn't done yet but I'd like to see it happen so I don't feel like I'm missing out on a little bit of a series. I was also wondering if it'd ever be possible for CR to have anime films on the site too whether it's one tied to a series or a stand alone. I love being a CR Premium member and try to exclusively watch anime here. It makes me sad when I have to find another source for something. I hope these are some things we can see added to the site in the future, thanks for reading.
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Posted 12/19/13

Carsomane wrote:

I'm not sure if this is a licensing issue or just something CR hasn't done yet but I'd like to see it happen so I don't feel like I'm missing out on a little bit of a series.

You could say it is a licensing issue, since OVAs are typically not on the slate at the beginning of an anime season when CR negotiates contracts for simulcasts. As such, they would typically require a separate contract for what is often a single episode, which adds quite a bit of cost overhead.

Also, some OVAs are really OADs (a disc bundled with a manga), and may not even be handled by the same company or available for international licensing. Even companies that license a series later for home video release rarely obtain those.

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Posted 12/19/13
That explains a lot actually. Thanks for the post
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Posted 12/19/13
OVA's could be a lighter look at the anime buts lots explain the anime better! CR did do Oreirmo correct!

OAD's adds sometimes too!


Movies would be a great add again Funimation seems to grab them!
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Posted 12/19/13
+1 for this. I'd like Crunchyroll to try to license the OVAs and OADs. Very often these are actually unaired episodes that bridge 2 seasons together. I remember seeing some series on Crunchyroll that didn't have the OVAs/OADs released between seasons and I had to rely on fansubs to bridge the gap. The fansubs often just label these videos as, say, "unaired episode 13 and 14 of the first season" of a 12 episode season.
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Posted 12/23/13
I'd like this too. At least try to acquire the ones that continues/ends the story.
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