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Simple question. Do Crunchyroll's Simulcasts have subtitles? Thinking about staying up for the Naruto Simulcast tonight, but don't want to be disappointed if there are no subs. My friend keeps telling me they aren't provided.
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Simulcasts have at least English subtitles.
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Pretty much a simulcast = subtitled. There isn't enough time to do a dubbed version unless it's done at the same time (like say Kurokami was). If a show is of Japanese origin 99.9% of the time, it's going to be subtitled. I can't even think of a simulcast of Japanese origin that is NOT subbed on here. You'll be fine. (If you're really are paranoid, it would be faster to just pick an episode and see for yourself). I have never heard of a case of a show being "raw" Japanese on Crunchyroll. Your friend is incorrect.
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Art-chan wrote:

Pretty much a simulcast = subtitled. There isn't enough time to do a dubbed version unless it's done at the same time (like say Kurokami was). If a show is of Japanese origin 99.9% of the time, it's going to be subtitled. I can't even think of a simulcast of Japanese origin that is NOT subbed on here. You'll be fine. (If you're really are paranoid, it would be faster to just pick an episode and see for yourself). I have never heard of a case of a show being "raw" Japanese on Crunchyroll. Your friend is incorrect.


Oh, I could care less about the dubbed, haha. I've watched Naruto in english for the longest time, but wanted to catch up and started watching it w/ subtitles. Haven't gone back since. Thanks for clearing all this up.
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If it's simulcast, do they leave the Japanese commercials in? (Just a quick question, don't know)
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If it's simulcast, do they leave the Japanese commercials in? (Just a quick question, don't know)


Nope, I believe they get the video before those are added.
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I believe the point of his question was whether or not they have enough time to translate the episode before the simulcast, not if they do english dubs for it. I'd assume the dialogue is translated into subtitles by the studio before it's aired.
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Lemontitties wrote:

Simple question. Do Crunchyroll's Simulcasts have subtitles? Thinking about staying up for the Naruto Simulcast tonight, but don't want to be disappointed if there are no subs. My friend keeps telling me they aren't provided.


I moved this to the Site Support / Minor Questions forum, because that's a better fit than General Discussion.

As indicated above, the simulcasts have subtitles. If you are watching on a device (rather than directly from the website player) then it takes a little longer for the subtitles to show up there, but that's usually just for few minutes--often less than a half hour.
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Lemontitties wrote:

Simple question. Do Crunchyroll's Simulcasts have subtitles? Thinking about staying up for the Naruto Simulcast tonight, but don't want to be disappointed if there are no subs. My friend keeps telling me they aren't provided.



Crunchyroll's bread and butter is offering simulcasts with subtitles. You won't see a show being simulcasted on CR without subtitles because CR is a business that provides anime for non-Japanese speaking customers.

CR gets their videos directly from the anime studios and TV stations in Japan. They do not record or "cap" an episode like what fan-subbers do. They also do not edit or filter the videos in anyway, except for compressing the video for streaming.

Shows are translated through different methods. For some shows, CR gets the script days in advance from the studios and TV stations, and uses contracted translators to translate the script into whatever language CR is going to have the show available for. For other shows, the anime studios or TV stations will provide the script for CR already translated, so CR does not have to do anything on their end when it comes to translating the subtitles.

Another thing worth mentioning is that there is a difference for simulcast times depending on who CR got the show's license from. In Japan, an anime is usually broadcasted by several different TV stations. Each station has their own airing schedule, and CR has to abide by the airing schedule of whatever station they licensed the show from, and is why an episode won't be simulcasted until a few days after it is released by a fan-subbing group.

As an example, lets say that Naruto airs on Mondays for Station A, and airs on Thursday for Station B in Japan. If CR licenses the show from Station A, that means they can release the show on Monday after it airs on Station A, but if they license it from Station B, CR can't simulcast the episode until after Station B airs the show on Thursday. Because of this, a lot of people say CR is slow, or lazy, or liars for advertising their simulcasts as being available the same day they air in Japan. In this example, CR is still releasing a simulcast on the same day it airs in Japan, they just aren't releasing it at the same time as the very first time it gets aired in Japan.

The above reason is also why some shows are delayed for a week. If the station that CR is licensing the show from has a scheduling change (IE, due to a long baseball game, or special programming) and they are unable to air the show in Japan, CR has to postpone their simulcast until after the station airs the episode on the following week. (CR is also usually good about putting a note on the show's page with details about why it was delayed)
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Posted 12/20/13

DRHILL wrote:

If it's simulcast, do they leave the Japanese commercials in? (Just a quick question, don't know)


No commercials. CR gets the videos directly from the anime studios or TV stations in Japan that they have the show licensed from before the episode even airs.
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