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Anime in the UK
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Posted 6/3/14
If you have Sky, you can watch anime every Monday night on Sony Movie Channel, they mostly show content that's on the Animax UK service. It seems like the UK anime industry has given up on getting anime on TV since the broadcasters are just not interested, which is a shame.
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Posted 6/4/14
Well if it wasn't for Jetix, I'd never have watched Naruto or Shaman King, which got me into Anime, but yeah I do believe there's a lack of anime.

I mean you can watch Pokemon on CITV lol.
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Posted 6/4/14
There's a lack of anime in the uk. Though there has been a vast improvement in the last few years.

We have more websites showing anime, there's more on lovefilm/netflix & we are getting more releases here.

We may never get the same treatment as usa or japan but being the underdog, we'll get exclusives & unique extras. I.E. we get some of the best artwork.
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Posted 6/4/14
TV broadcasts aside I think anime in the UK has been getting back in the groove if you know what I mean, also if a Crunchyroll simulcast isn't available here then there's a fair chance ANIMAX picked it up.
But yeah there's a significant lack of anything animated on English tv that isn't Pokemon or Digimon Fusion which isn't really worth watching.
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Posted 6/4/14 , edited 6/4/14
I watch anime on the internet so its mostly fine, although it would be nice to have it on common TV too since I don't have Sky, but I don't mind.
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Posted 6/17/14
I think having a channel exclusively for anime would be really sweet for us, there so many factors that hinder this for example:

1) It would have to be a third party company that would need an huge influx of financial backing and a big interest to be even funded.

2) TV is kinda becoming less and less important (it's still a key role player in media), as with services such as CR have better accessibility to it's users. While TV is a limited platform, then there is also things like TV licensing, getting series for that channel, limited viewers; as a channel like this would more likely only available to Sky and customers etc. So for a investor a company like this would be a huge and risky investment.

3) As big as we are at least 60% of the population don't watch anime so even less venue for a company to make.

What I am trying to say is that as much as we all would love to see this a reality, it just wouldn't be a easy project that investors are willing to gamble on so at least for now I doubt we'll see anything like this for a long time.
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Posted 6/17/14
I remember there was a channel called anime central which used to air about 6 years ago every night until about 5 am, they used to air the best anime at the time, some are dubbed and others are subbed. Shame channel got removed. it wasn't that popular at the time so not many people from UK will know about this.
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Posted 6/18/14
Animax UK had some good news today (more simulcasts and a lower subscription price):
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-829517/spring-2014-anime?fpid=46809923

This also bodes well for them picking up most of what Funimation will announce for the summer season, as they now have all but one of the new simulcasts Funimation announced for the spring 2014 season.
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Posted 6/18/14
I think Animax has been doing well lately in terms of streams this season.
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Posted 6/18/14

reasons94 wrote:

I think Animax has been doing well lately in terms of streams this season.


Yeah it was a good move from them to back out of their exclusive partnership with Viz Media Europe/Kaze so that they can sublicense from Funimation. The main issue right now for them is getting their simulcasts up on time and they need a schedule for it too.
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Posted 6/18/14
When that happens ( If it does ) we wont have to worry much about what gets picked up per a season as much.
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Posted 6/18/14

TheAncientOne wrote:

Animax UK had some good news today (more simulcasts and a lower subscription price):
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-829517/spring-2014-anime?fpid=46809923

This also bodes well for them picking up most of what Funimation will announce for the summer season, as they now have all but one of the new simulcasts Funimation announced for the spring 2014 season.


I didn't even know about that site. Or else I did and, heh, forgot...

This might be worth checking out at some point. Though I'm not sure there are enough titles I'm interested in to warrant a subscription on top of my UK Netflix one (which, as has probably been mentioned, has virtually no anime)
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Posted 6/18/14

Astria wrote: This might be worth checking out at some point. Though I'm not sure there are enough titles I'm interested in to warrant a subscription on top of my UK Netflix one (which, as has probably been mentioned, has virtually no anime)

Though it will have one more, when the stream that they picked up the exclusive for starts.

I typed "simulcast" and had to edit it, since being a full season late, I guess its not.
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Posted 6/18/14

MrJoMiMo92 wrote: Yeah it was a good move from them to back out of their exclusive partnership with Viz Media Europe/Kaze so that they can sublicense from Funimation. The main issue right now for them is getting their simulcasts up on time and they need a schedule for it too.

Though there is a lot more reason to hope that they will tackle the other two of their top three challenges ... streams closer to broadcast time on a reliable published schedule, and broader device support ...

... after they tackled their number one most serious challenge, getting new content for the UK instead of just diverting content.
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Posted 6/19/14

agila61 wrote:


MrJoMiMo92 wrote: Yeah it was a good move from them to back out of their exclusive partnership with Viz Media Europe/Kaze so that they can sublicense from Funimation. The main issue right now for them is getting their simulcasts up on time and they need a schedule for it too.

Though there is a lot more reason to hope that they will tackle the other two of their top three challenges ... streams closer to broadcast time on a reliable published schedule, and broader device support ...

... after they tackled their number one most serious challenge, getting new content for the UK instead of just diverting content.


The thing is, I don't see VME not licensing for the UK so we may well continue to see certain series being locked out of the UK on CR. I have a feeling the new Sailor Moon series will be one of them.
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