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Posted 2/9/14
I was a member of this website for almost a year not too long ago but finished it when too many shows were available for US but not EU. So now I get this e-mail asking me to comeback with 30 free days, I check out what you have to offer in the anime list of the e-mail and see a show that I want to see, Monogatari series second season. So I say sure I'll setup another payment profile, come to the shows list find the series and see:

Sorry, due to licensing limitations, videos are unavailable in your region.


I also wanted to see one-piece but that's not an option either. Why don't you just license the stuff for EU too? Most of the shows that I would consider good is barred on the website for me..

Netflix does this too, but they have the policy in which they have to translate stuff into the local language, you just have English translations no matter what so I don't see what's holding you back at all and I won't be continuing the subscription this time like I did last..
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Firkraag wrote:

I was a member of this website for almost a year not too long ago but finished it when too many shows were available for US but not EU. So now I get this e-mail asking me to comeback with 30 free days, I check out what you have to offer in the anime list of the e-mail and see a show that I want to see, Monogatari series second season. So I say sure I'll setup another payment profile, come to the shows list find the series and see:

Sorry, due to licensing limitations, videos are unavailable in your region.


I also wanted to see one-piece but that's not an option either. Why don't you just license the stuff for EU too? Most of the shows that I would consider good is barred on the website for me..

Netflix does this too, but they have the policy in which they have to translate stuff into the local language, you just have English translations no matter what so I don't see what's holding you back at all and I won't be continuing the subscription this time like I did last..


Many of those series are available in the EU through sites such as http://www.wakanim.co.uk/, are exclusively licensed to another localization company in the region, or simply weren't made available in that region by the Japanese copyright holder at a price that CR was willing to pay.
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I clicked to see a list of all the shows on wakanim, they only carry 3 for a Swedish IP. I suppose I understand why I've never heard of it when they have nothing to offer. I don't understand why they won't pay the Japanese copyright holder for EU rights when they are for the US. Isn't there a market for subbed animé in Europe?
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Posted 2/10/14

Firkraag wrote:

I don't understand why they won't pay the Japanese copyright holder for EU rights when they are for the US. Isn't there a market for subbed animé in Europe?

In some cases the amount of money the Japanese licensor wants is more than CR thinks they would make for that region. In other cases, the license simply isn't available for some reason, regardless of the price.

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Well, they aren't going to win over any subscribers around here by holding out on quality content.
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Posted 2/13/14 , edited 2/13/14
If you look at the "Popular Shows" on the Bottom, ONLY Naruto is available here in Germany... everthing else is not.

ths full premium price is available though.

seriously, why does CR even lanch in Europe when they don't have content?
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Posted 2/14/14 , edited 2/14/14

eyeofpain wrote:

Many of those series are available in the EU through sites such as http://www.wakanim.co.uk/, are exclusively licensed to another localization company in the region, or simply weren't made available in that region by the Japanese copyright holder at a price that CR was willing to pay.


Just mentioning, but if you live in a French-speaking Europe county you need to go to http://www.wakanim.tv/ if it isn't available here on Crunchy. That site has much more than the site you mentioned, especially some recent popular anime.

But I'm not really fond of Wakanim. First of all I don't like their price model, it's way too overpriced. Secondly it almost only provide French subs, but it also takes the licenses in multilingual countries which have French as one of their official languages. With this policy, they pretty much show their middle finger to people who don't have French as their native language and/or people who simply want to watch it in another language for some reason.
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wakanim.co.uk just has tights for UK and ireland.
wakanim.tv has rights for France,Benelux,Switzerland,Canada (French),Morocco,Algeria,Tunisia,Dom-tom

obviously CR want to get into the german market, but without content this makes no sense at all.

You want premium customers? NO WAY with the current offering. Just stop trying to get into the market in Germany, there is no point in german subs if most material os not available anyway.
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