Post Reply A Minor Question About Tokyo Ghoul
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So, i was wondering why Tokyo Ghoul isn't being streamed (not sure if lack of certain anime streams has been answered before) It seems like one of the bigger anime in the season, so that's why.
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BionicKobra wrote:

So, i was wondering why Tokyo Ghoul isn't being streamed (not sure if lack of certain anime streams has been answered before) It seems like one of the bigger anime in the season, so that's why.

Because Funimation won the bid for the license.

Also keep in mind that Funimation is a home video distributor, and those licenses return more to the licensor than streaming. Even if Funimation doesn't license a property for home video at the outset (as they did with Tokyo Ghoul), they can dangle the "we might" hook in front of any licensor.

Granted, even if CR streams a property Funimation would still license it for home video if it is popular enough, but they are no doubt more likely to do so if they can see the raw streaming numbers and demographic data for themselves.

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