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I've noticed that a lot of the new anime that's been released and that's seems to be really good! None of them are available in UK & Ireland!? D: Due to Licensing restrictions..

Will they become available soon?

Why is that?
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Posted 1/1/14 , edited 1/1/14

Will they become available soon?


Maybe, since CR struck a new deal with another company.


Why is that?


Money.
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What in particular are you talking about?

If it's Toriko or One Piece, then the answer is simple - Toei hates us.

Among other stuff, they're usually either sequels to things that CR didn't get for us either, catalogue titles agreed with US companies or things that get licensed for streaming in the UK by someone else.

Of course, there are a handful of exceptions to this - Outbreak Company or Yowamushi Pedal, for example.
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Here's hoping more titles will finally be allowed for uk. Would love kill la kill to be here along with other titles but it all comes down to rights.
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Kill La Kill is one wakanim: http://www.wakanim.co.uk/library/animes-1/0/kill-la-kill
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I know its on wakanim, but they don't keep it like crunchyroll.
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It definitely sucks, sure. But when there's an anime that I want to watch that isn't on CR, I just go to another site.
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It is so annoying Kil la Kil One Piece

Honestly compared to america the UK have a terrible selection on CR

I wouldn't pay for it if I couldn't watch the anime on my xbox it's the only pro to paying for it in the UK I prefer being able to lay down and be comfy then sit at my PC

I would marathon the shit out one piece if it was in UK
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This is actually something I am concerned about. I live in the US, but am moving to the UK in a week for about 5 months. Still trying to determine if I want to keep my subscription or let it go until I move back to the US.
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pitch forks & torches?
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iblessall wrote:

This is actually something I am concerned about. I live in the US, but am moving to the UK in a week for about 5 months. Still trying to determine if I want to keep my subscription or let it go until I move back to the US.


If you're the sort of person who likes watching stuff as it comes out, just look at this season's announcements from the perspective of someone in the UK and decide for yourself. So far we've got 8 out of 9 announced new series (not counting OVAs), with Hamatora being the sole exception.
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The whole licensing issue is just insane Now does the E.U. make it harder to get legal streaming because somewhere they want a piece of the pie! I know ANN had a 3 part series on licensing and it's complicated.In the same stoke is it the publishers asking too much for fees?

I think the E.U. dont want competition for their media too!

Other European countries and South America get overlooked too! I do feel sorry for you!
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Posted 1/1/14 , edited 1/1/14
Pretty much the same reason they came up with Region Locks.

To keep someone from making money that someone else feels rightfully belongs to them.

It's always depressing when our relatives in England send us a DVD

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Great articles about Simulcast Region Locks and The whole licensing process!


Hey, Answerman!Region Lock Stock & Barrel ANN


http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2011-07-15


All About Licensing: Part I ,II The Contract, III Problems by Justin Sevakis ANN


http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2012-06-11

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2012-06-13

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2012-06-15
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Posted 1/1/14 , edited 1/1/14

kuuderes_shadow wrote: What in particular are you talking about?

If it's Toriko or One Piece, then the answer is simple - Toei hates us.

Follow through those links in the answer just before this ~ that may be the simple answer, but its not likely to be the correct answer.

More likely the One Piece rights are still tangled up for UK/Eire. For instance, there was a partial cable showing of One Piece in the middle of the last decade, and there could be encumbered rights associated with that. Toei could license for North and South America because they had got the rights untangled with non-exclusive streaming rights in place. But if there is a license contract with exclusive rights, then Toei is blocked from allowing those rights to a new party until the existing rights expire.

Toriko is probably because it was in a package deal with One Piece, and the royalties from the UK are unlikely to cover the costs of negotiating, drawing up and vetting a separate contract. Contracting costs are a killer for getting separate contracts to cover rights for additional countries ~ when people say, "but even if its not a lot of money, more money is a good thing", they are often forgetting about contracting costs.
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