Post Reply Inclusion of Japanese Titles alongside English Titles
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Posted 5/2/14 , edited 7/14/17
I love watching shows on Crunchyroll as they help me discover new anime. I understand translating show titles into English helps users know the meaning of the show they are watching. However I think its pertinent to at least include the shows original name somewhere in the description or additional info tab on the shows page. This would help users find out the Japanese name of the show without having to Google it for additional information.

Thanks and keep up the good work.
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Posted 5/2/14 , edited 7/14/17
YES PLEASE! I've been asking for this for quite some time, it would be really great if they implemented it.
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The only reason I'm not using Crunchyroll is because I have to know the English title. I could look it up, but using other (free) services is just easier atm. I will only start paying for watching once the service provided exceeds free alternatives. I know a lot of people who refuse to use Crunchyroll for this reason only. A lot of people find the anime they'd like to watch on MyAnimeList or Kitsu and therefore try to look it up in Japanese (romaji). If Japanese spelling, both phonetic and written in kanji could also be included in search, that would be awesome and me, as well as others, would be happy to contribute.
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Posted 7/15/17

MysticalPotato wrote:

The only reason I'm not using Crunchyroll is because I have to know the English title. I could look it up, but using other (free) services is just easier atm. I will only start paying for watching once the service provided exceeds free alternatives. I know a lot of people who refuse to use Crunchyroll for this reason only. A lot of people find the anime they'd like to watch on MyAnimeList or Kitsu and therefore try to look it up in Japanese (romaji). If Japanese spelling, both phonetic and written in kanji could also be included in search, that would be awesome and me, as well as others, would be happy to contribute.


Kitsu isn't as consistent about it, but both them and MAL list alternate titles for for shows, including official English titles, so that's a rather weak excuse for not using a licensed service. Keep in mind that choosing not to support a legal service when it's available means that similar shows or sequels are less likely to be well supported in your region, and less likely to be produced in the future.
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