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Posted 8/18/14

Sephigi wrote:

Black Jack is one that has never been licensed in the US or even dubbed in English.

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Jack-DVD-Collection-1/dp/B0002S65OA

Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, NTSC
Language: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 3
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Us Manga Corps Video
DVD Release Date: October 26, 2004

Run Time: 300 minutes


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Of the ones I REALLY wanted to watch I would have to say Black Butler: Book of Circus and also Barakamon.
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this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUWDgY4fMCU
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Wish 'TIme Of Eve' was available in English... :/
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bmeadows0923 wrote:

Of the ones I REALLY wanted to watch I would have to say Black Butler: Book of Circus and also Barakamon.

They are available in the US, just not on CR.

Both are available on Funimation and Hulu, and the former is also available on Daisuki.




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I didn't think there was much here restricted from the US, but when I was looking at the RWBY show page a suggestion came up that said there were "zero" videos. Clicking on it I learned it was not available in the USA which was a little bit of a shock to me. So ...

Huh?

RWBY is available worldwide (even including Japan, one of the few shows on CR that is available there) for both volumes, and certainly includes the US.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-817379/crunchyroll-to-stream-monty-oums-rwby
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-859865/great-news-rwby-volume-2-will-be-available-on-crunchyroll-today

I have the show page open in another tab, and all 16 episodes of Volume 1 and the current 4 episodes of Volume 2 are visible to me.

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Sephigi wrote:

Black Jack is one that has never been licensed in the US or even dubbed in English.

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Jack-DVD-Collection-1/dp/B0002S65OA

Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, NTSC
Language: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 3
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Us Manga Corps Video
DVD Release Date: October 26, 2004

Run Time: 300 minutes




Ok, my bad, but anyways, the one anime that has never gotten licensed in North America is Valkyria Chronicles, but people can always play the game it adapted from.
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There are several classes of shows not available in the US.

There are orphans each season not licensed here or anywhere on the west on any site that I know of. For example Jinsei this season, Escha & Logy, Symphogear G etc. in past seasons.

There are shows like the Break Blade TV series that were licensed elsewhere but not here. The Break Blade movies are available here.

There are shows blocked by licensing claims like Macross by Harmony Gold.

Then there are shows which are not licensed on Crunchyroll but are licensed on Funimation, Viz, Daisuki or The Anime Network which may also put their anime on Hulu and/YouTube etc.

There are shows which Crunchyroll gets late. Perhaps Jinsei could still get picked up. It wouldn't be the latest pickup by far if it happened next week.
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"Gegege no Kitaro". I think that franchise is unfairly underrated - in North American that is; the franchise is really popular in Japan

I really wish it would come on DVD! I haven't watch a single episode on YouTube, because I was told...."every time you watch a Kitaro series on YouTube or something, you vote for no official release. Every viewing on one of those videos sends a message to companies. They check those things And every time you watch one you are letting them no that you don't support an official release." Also many more "Gegege" channels are being shut down on YouTube. Even though it is hard (like gettin' over a food-addiction), I can do
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Posted 11/17/15
Is there any? I thought the USA pretty much got everything
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i don't think precure series was licensed. or aikatsu
there is plans for a smile precure adaptation though, which will of course be licensed.
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Posted 11/17/15

Sephigi wrote:


TheAncientOne wrote:


Sephigi wrote:

Black Jack is one that has never been licensed in the US or even dubbed in English.

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Jack-DVD-Collection-1/dp/B0002S65OA

Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, NTSC
Language: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 3
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Us Manga Corps Video
DVD Release Date: October 26, 2004

Run Time: 300 minutes




Ok, my bad, but anyways, the one anime that has never gotten licensed in North America is Valkyria Chronicles, but people can always play the game it adapted from.



I watched "Valkyria Chronicles" on Crackle more than a year ago. Not sure if it ever had a NA DVD release though. Also, there was never an NA license for "Daughter of Twenty Faces" or "Princess Lover", two shows I watched on Veoh about 6 or 7 years ago.
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Is there any? I thought the USA pretty much got everything


Except Ghost Sweeper Mikami, Black Jack 21 and Ninku. I don't have Rose of Versailles on DVD or physical media, but a Canadian buddy of mine does.
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So there are some anime that even America doesn't get. I'm impressed.
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"Gegege no Kitaro". I think that franchise is unfairly underrated - in North American that is; the franchise is really popular in Japan

I really wish it would come on DVD! I haven't watch a single episode on YouTube, because I was told...."every time you watch a Kitaro series on YouTube or something, you vote for no official release. Every viewing on one of those videos sends a message to companies. They check those things And every time you watch one you are letting them no that you don't support an official release." Also many more "Gegege" channels are being shut down on YouTube. Even though it is hard (like gettin' over a food-addiction), I can do


Oh freakin' PLEASE.
That's the "When you watch anime fansubs, the industry saints cry" rhetoric that was floating around during the first crash and pop of the 00's Licensing Bubble, where the companies, like most video companies, didn't want to blame their own overextension, overpriced 4-ep. singles on uninterested mainstream shelves, or bad gold-rush of underthought licensing for poor sales, but it was all the fault of THOSE DARN PIRATES! We don't know where they are, or even how many mainstream people do it, but it must be the reason, because I read something about Pirate Bay in a Wired article, and the Internet is so big!

Fact is, the "gray market" (respectable fans who watched digisubs on the sly just to judge the series, and then spread the word and bought the series when it came out in a respectable form) became the industry model we have today--Today we call it "Crunchyroll", which was literally a dirty industry word ten years ago.
It's 2015: To spread fan interest for a series, you first have to have heard of it, and to have heard of it, you first have to have seen it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1riQYwJ--Ew
It was that way in 2005 as well, but companies wanted another imaginary boogeyman they could blame. I'll let Kitaro handle the imaginary boogeymen, thank you.


Sephigi wrote:
Except Ghost Sweeper Mikami


Manga US tried to release Ghost Sweeper Mikami at one point, but the company made the usual early-industry mistake of releasing the lame Movie first to gauge interest (which required knowing the characters and series already), and then advertised it as an action-drama.
And then bailed on the series when it didn't sell....Go figure.
Fortunately, Section 23 released it instead: http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Sweeper-Mikami-Collection-1/dp/B004047XVQ

Harmony Gold is still evil on Earth for preventing us from seeing the Macross: Do You Remember Love feature,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00L0ed_Z7hA
(unless you count the proto-anime "Clash of the Bionoids" VHS hack-dub, which wouldn't really count as "licensed"), or Macross Seven either, which isn't such a bad thing.

And Viz's aborted attempt to dub the songs on the early Ranma 1/2 made them decide they'd rather not handle the "Top Ten Song Battle" OVA:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8bAJU_pN7k
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Posted 11/18/15 , edited 11/18/15

eclair-lumiere wrote:



So there are some anime that even America doesn't get. I'm impressed.


I agree and I should also add the Arion movie. Most westerns don't even know that anime film exists.
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