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Anyone else think there's an extreme lack or none existent amount of anime on UK television? We use to have Toonami and Jetix before Disney took it over and absolutely ruined it. I think there should be a petition to Sky or Virgin to put an anime channel on their boxes.

Cruncyroll doesn't seem to allow some of the anime to be viewed over here either for some reason, so I always feel I'm missing out...

Lastly, anime DVD releases seem to take an age to come out. AOT has come out in the States and we don't get it for another 3 months.

Anyone else find this a tad unfair?
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I'll just say what I usually say - having experienced both, CR has a better selection in the UK than in France, so you can at least consider yourself happy in that regard
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wouldn't watch them anyway i keep up to date on current airing and which CR provides for me and anything else i can get free on the net if not on CR
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well, if a show's not on crunchyroll or on any of the other 'professional' websites (e.g. funimation) I watch a free fan sub which is usually just as good and doesn't edit the swear words out in the subtitles. I trust that the subs are good because they are made by genuine anime otaku who want to share their love of anime with everyone else. Those fellow anime otaku subbers have never failed me and do you know what?
Is anybody thanking them? I certainly haven't been.
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MadameViper wrote:

Anyone else think there's an extreme lack or none existent amount of anime on UK television? We use to have Toonami and Jetix before Disney took it over and absolutely ruined it. I think there should be a petition to Sky or Virgin to put an anime channel on their boxes.

Cruncyroll doesn't seem to allow some of the anime to be viewed over here either for some reason, so I always feel I'm missing out...

Lastly, anime DVD releases seem to take an age to come out. AOT has come out in the States and we don't get it for another 3 months.

Anyone else find this a tad unfair?


You guys get Sky? I didn't know that company was around the world...

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endallchaos wrote:


MadameViper wrote:

Anyone else think there's an extreme lack or none existent amount of anime on UK television? We use to have Toonami and Jetix before Disney took it over and absolutely ruined it. I think there should be a petition to Sky or Virgin to put an anime channel on their boxes.

Cruncyroll doesn't seem to allow some of the anime to be viewed over here either for some reason, so I always feel I'm missing out...

Lastly, anime DVD releases seem to take an age to come out. AOT has come out in the States and we don't get it for another 3 months.

Anyone else find this a tad unfair?


You guys get Sky? I didn't know that company was around the world...



Sky's been around in the UK for a long time now. I had no idea it was in the States aswell...
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endallchaos wrote:


MadameViper wrote:

Anyone else think there's an extreme lack or none existent amount of anime on UK television? We use to have Toonami and Jetix before Disney took it over and absolutely ruined it. I think there should be a petition to Sky or Virgin to put an anime channel on their boxes.

Cruncyroll doesn't seem to allow some of the anime to be viewed over here either for some reason, so I always feel I'm missing out...

Lastly, anime DVD releases seem to take an age to come out. AOT has come out in the States and we don't get it for another 3 months.

Anyone else find this a tad unfair?


You guys get Sky? I didn't know that company was around the world...



Sky's been around in the UK for a long time now. I had no idea it was in the States aswell...


It's actually not here in the US, or at least not in the west part of it, we have DirecTV, DishTV, etc... I used to live in Mexico, when I was a kid, and everybody had Sky over there.
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Can't get Funimation to work for me. But yeah, I use fan sub websites too. And they should get some recognition for their hard work.
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I'll just say what I usually say - having experienced both, CR has a better selection in the UK than in France, so you can at least consider yourself happy in that regard


I wonder why that is... We are pretty much neighbours
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Renegatz wrote: I'll just say what I usually say - having experienced both, CR has a better selection in the UK than in France, so you can at least consider yourself happy in that regard


I wonder why that is... We are pretty much neighbours

Early on, because of the start in English language subtitles, Crunchyroll got more UK members from the few "everywhere except Japan/Asia" licenses it got. Those members made it possible to get the UK in particular for some of the licenses direct from Japan. And it also made it possible to persuade some North American licensee like Sentai, Aniplex and NIS America to add UK streaming to their licenses.

So when the UK streaming services started up, Crunchyroll was regularly getting 50%-80% of its series to the UK, at the same time as it was going from 12 to 20 to 30 series per season. And while the UK-specific services have sometimes outbid Crunchyroll for streaming rights, they have never been able to license anywhere near as many series as Crunchyroll.

On the other hand, limited rights in Continental Europe meant fewer subscribers in France, and the fact that Crunchyroll did not subtitle in French until recently gave an advantage to French based streaming firms. Crunchyroll joined in a partnership with on French home video licensor, but last year they ended their deal with Crunchyroll and did a deal instead with Kaze to launch Anime Digital Network.

Since Crunchyroll is now subtitling in French, it may be able to grow into a position of getting more French licenses, but it is starting in France from further behind.



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agila61 wrote:


MadameViper wrote:


Renegatz wrote: I'll just say what I usually say - having experienced both, CR has a better selection in the UK than in France, so you can at least consider yourself happy in that regard


I wonder why that is... We are pretty much neighbours

Early on, because of the start in English language subtitles, Crunchyroll got more UK members from the few "everywhere except Japan/Asia" licenses it got. Those members made it possible to get the UK in particular for some of the licenses direct from Japan. And it also made it possible to persuade some North American licensee like Sentai, Aniplex and NIS America to add UK streaming to their licenses.

So when the UK streaming services started up, Crunchyroll was regularly getting 50%-80% of its series to the UK, at the same time as it was going from 12 to 20 to 30 series per season. And while the UK-specific services have sometimes outbid Crunchyroll for streaming rights, they have never been able to license anywhere near as many series as Crunchyroll.

On the other hand, limited rights in Continental Europe meant fewer subscribers in France, and the fact that Crunchyroll did not subtitle in French until recently gave an advantage to French based streaming firms. Crunchyroll joined in a partnership with on French home video licensor, but last year they ended their deal with Crunchyroll and did a deal instead with Kaze to launch Anime Digital Network.

Since Crunchyroll is now subtitling in French, it may be able to grow into a position of getting more French licenses, but it is starting in France from further behind.





Ah, ok. Cheers for explaining
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MadameViper wrote:

Lastly, anime DVD releases seem to take an age to come out. AOT has come out in the States and we don't get it for another 3 months.

Anyone else find this a tad unfair?

This is because Manga UK sublicense their releases from other companies so we have to wait for longer :(

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MadameViper wrote:

Lastly, anime DVD releases seem to take an age to come out. AOT has come out in the States and we don't get it for another 3 months.

Anyone else find this a tad unfair?

This is because Manga UK sublicense their releases from other companies so we have to wait for longer :(



Ah, sucks
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reasons94 wrote:


MadameViper wrote:

Lastly, anime DVD releases seem to take an age to come out. AOT has come out in the States and we don't get it for another 3 months.

Anyone else find this a tad unfair?

This is because Manga UK sublicense their releases from other companies so we have to wait for longer

Sometimes sublicensed, sometimes licensed from Japan, but frequently sourcing dubs from the North American home video distributor, in which case the North American release production will be well underway before MangaUK would be starting to negotiate for the license/sublicense.

That's been a common practice for UK released for much of the DVD era, but for BD, where the UK, France and Australia are all in RegionB and Japan and the Americans all in RegionA, its an intriguing possibility of pursuing subtitled French/English BD's in cooperation with UK, French and Australian anime distributors, in advance of the time when the Japanese are willing to let us have it in North America for fear of reverse importation.


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