First  Prev  1  2  Next  Last
Frustrations and how to deal with regional restrictions
20192 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M / The Heroes Associ...
Offline
Posted 7/29/14 , edited 7/29/14
With japan up in arms over "pirating" of anime and manga, Why do the producers of said media force this goddamn pathetic regional restrictions on us? what is the goddamn point of it? who gives a shit about which regions have licenses to view the show? im paying you right? ITS MONEY YOU WANT RIGHT!?!? RIGHT JAPAN!?!?! god damn, i never knew it was so hard to shove my money into someones face. Yet its bad if we illegally view anime, even though its impossible for us to view it legally in our countries? whats the deal?

Almost all of the shows i have been waiting for this season, are "unavailable in your region". Akame Ga Kill, (Everything on goddamn funimation, since they are a bunch of communist) and a bunch of other CR shows. I mean at-least crunchy-roll has a decent selection of shows for me to view, but the vast majority of what i want to see, is unavailable. Why?

Someone needs to create a site where i can just purchase episodes, that is actually accessible outside of the bloody USA.


if TLDR here is a summation, region restrictions suck
what do i do? save me from mental instability pl0x

/end rant
in no way am i hating on Crunchyroll, i love this site, since its the only thing i look forward to after a long craptastic day, im hating on the actual industry itself for creating this laws that prevent fans from getting a legal method of easily accessing the shows they want to see

(edit) blu rays can cost up to 100$ in my country after duty on the shipment, so no way in hell am i ordering something. no anime is worth 100$ for 12 episodes
Posted 7/29/14
Until the producers pull their collective heads out of their backsides, and realize making stuff legally available in more areas would probably help their piracy problem. I'd suggest looking into the various services designed to get around regional restriction.
41584 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / Norway
Offline
Posted 7/29/14 , edited 7/30/14
The same thoughts have been running through my mind. Glad to see I'm not the only one who is madly annoyed by that. It makes no sense. It's not fair and it has no logic. Then again you can't expect anything and then I mean ANYTHING from this world. If you take a part of it, expect that you might get dissapointed. If not I would be wasting much more energy than I do now. Well that's how it works for me anyway. ''That's just how it is''


phogan wrote:

Until the producers pull their collective heads out of their backsides, and realize making stuff legally available in more areas would probably help their piracy problem. I'd suggest looking into the various services designed to get around regional restriction.


Yeah they should do that!
20192 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M / The Heroes Associ...
Offline
Posted 7/29/14


Exactly.. they dont realize most people pirate BECAUSE of restrictions.

I would love to throw as much money as i could at all of these wonderful shows, but they cant seem to get it through their thick skulls that regional restrictions are actually hampering them.
7161 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M
Offline
Posted 7/29/14
Just use a proxy. There's some difficulty using free ones because they aren't always reliable, but for the most part they're useable as long as you're smart about it. There are some subscription based proxy services that are completely worth the money.

I realize that this isn't a solution to the problem, but for now it's all there is.
Posted 7/29/14
I know right? Why can't dvd/bluray be like CD's and have no restriction... I don't get it.

I wanna buy Kill la kill Blu-ray disc 1, but I couldn't even buy it, because i'm from Australia, wtf??????????????????????????????
14468 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
26 / M / Houma
Offline
Posted 7/29/14 , edited 7/29/14
VPN (with a US based server)
13496 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / Scotland
Offline
Posted 7/29/14
I always though that an EU license would be a good response to it but that's gone out the window due to UKIP and English people actually voting for them.

Either way, they can't stop us from streaming it illegally. They can just make it harder.
13791 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Hideout #13
Offline
Posted 7/29/14
Regional restrictions suck.

I mean... who does it like this?

If you really want to make people mad:

1. Show half of the series without any restrictions.
2. When user reaches episode 6, write "Sorry, due to licensing restrictions, second half of the show is not available in your country"

Or better yet:

2. Sorry, due to licensing restrictions, Captain Levi is not available in your country (and all episodes go without this character. I know, it will take some hard work, adapting plot and things, but licensing restrictions are sacred thing - totally justified!)

If you ask me, I myself am regionally restricted - you cannot read my forum posts in some regions (no, I will not name them, sorry. Yeah, I know, lucky buggers).
5992 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / M
Offline
Posted 7/29/14
Shame on a country for wanting to make money lol.
You might want to take a read on this.
It's lots of work...
17181 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
(´◔౪◔)✂❤
Offline
Posted 7/29/14
5727 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19
Offline
Posted 7/30/14
I share a similar opinion as you. I mean, I'm lucky I get all this nice access living in the U.S., but I feel for you. It'd suck to have content unavailable for me. But, really, licensing is some intricate and complicated stuff. I don't want to tell you to suck it up, but at least give some consideration to these people who might be trying to get it licensed for some countries.
22500 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
102 / M
Offline
Posted 7/30/14
Funimation just needs to get out of business so Crunchyroll can get them streaming rights for NA.
13136 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / Europe
Offline
Posted 7/30/14


1 Google Hola

2 Download addon

3 ???

4 Profit
baofu 
53499 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
33 / M / New Jersey
Offline
Posted 7/30/14
Like the rest of Japan, anime companies are run by old, conservative Japanese men who don't want to be bothered learning about anything that was made before they graduated high school.
First  Prev  1  2  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.