No Tokusatsu on Crunchyroll?
Posted 7/8/14 , edited 7/8/14
It surprises me that Crunchyroll has tons of drama, but no Tokusatsu shows like Kamen Rider or Super Sentai. Some of these series' are BADLY in need of being subtitled(especially early Sentai), and they'd probably make BANK by having it available for streaming here. Heck, I'd pay for an extra package just to have some awesome Tokusatsu shows.
There are hundreds of these shows too, so it wouldn't be too far fetched to have a "section" for them like they have now for anime and drama.

Sorry if this topic has been brought up before, I only did a quick search and only found comments in other threads rather than one of its own.
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Posted 7/8/14 , edited 7/8/14
Here's the thing about that. A lot of the underground toku fan base rely on fan sub sites like TV Nihon as well as Over-Time which sub the newest shows in both Kamen Rider and Super Sentai series for free. And there was a Toei Channel for America but it was internet TV only where Toei promised everybody that they would have officially subtitled toku on there but the channel didn't last very long. The main reason behind the channel's disappearance is due to Globecast's decision to cancel the MyGlobeTV service that Toei Japan Channel was running on.

Crunchyroll as well as Toei would have to make a business deal where they would be allowed to air Japanese toku shows on here with official English subtitles. But with what has happened with the Toei US Channel last year, don't see that happening anytime soon. And another thing that you should take into account is that a large portion of the country that don't know what tokusatsu is and only knows about Power Rangers or Beetleborgs or VR Troopers or Masked Rider.
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Posted 7/8/14

SuperSentaifan4ever wrote:

Here's the thing about that. A lot of the underground toku fan base rely on fan sub sites like TV Nihon as well as Over-Time which sub the newest shows in both Kamen Rider and Super Sentai series for free. And there was a Toei Channel for America but it was internet TV only where Toei promised everybody that they would have officially subtitled toku on there but the channel didn't last very long. The main reason behind the channel's disappearance is due to Globecast's decision to cancel the MyGlobeTV service that Toei Japan Channel was running on.

Crunchyroll as well as Toei would have to make a business deal where they would be allowed to air Japanese toku shows on here with official English subtitles. But with what has happened with the Toei US Channel last year, don't see that happening anytime soon. And another thing that you should take into account is that a large portion of the country that don't know what tokusatsu is and only knows about Power Rangers or Beetleborgs or VR Troopers or Masked Rider.


All of which is unfortunate.
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Posted 7/9/14 , edited 8/6/14

Valeon06 wrote:

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Sorry if this topic has been brought up before, I only did a quick search and only found comments in other threads rather than one of its own.


That's because individual threads asking for shows to be added to Crunchyroll aren't allowed, and get closed (as I'm closing this one) when they pop up. Otherwise the general discussion area would be swamped with such miscellaneous inquiries and requests.

The official place to suggest titles for CR to acquire is a thread in the Premium Members Group. Here's a link to that thread, so please copy and paste your suggestion there.

/forumtopic-588949/what-seriesmoviedramamanga-would-you-like-to-see-on-cr
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