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Should Crunchyroll include all episodes?
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Posted 8/5/14
Well since every anime is not really over until you watch the OVA or the movie (if there is one). I believe that Crunchyroll should include the OVA's but the movies as well instead of going to many different websites to find them. Does anyone else agree?
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Posted 8/5/14 , edited 8/6/14
CR usually only gets the TV broadcast version of a series and since the OVAs are part of the home release/bundled with the source material, they just don't get them.

It would be nice to get them, cause, for example, it is awesome that CR has all of the first season of Durarara!!, its two OVAs included.

But for them to get it for every series they'll need to change the way they do licensing agreements.
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Posted 8/5/14 , edited 8/6/14
the fuel of the world is money.

cr does not have enough money.

you are the fuel.

give cr more fuel.
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No. I would rather all my money be going to a company that's physically releasing media (sentai / funi) rather than just a streaming service.

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AnimeKami wrote:

the fuel of the world is money.

cr does not have enough money.

you are the fuel.

give cr more fuel.


BRING MORE SOULS!
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AnimeKami wrote:

the fuel of the world is money.

cr does not have enough money.

you are the fuel.

give cr more fuel.


Moar give CR MOAR!!!!
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Posted 8/6/14 , edited 8/6/14
Crunchyroll would have to increase the amount of ads non-premium members have to see and the membership fee for premium members to include those other titles....It might even become like Hulu Plus, where even if you pay the membership fee, you have to sit through three ads. I wouldn't be able to stand it.
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Posted 8/6/14 , edited 8/6/14
It would be nice if Crunchyroll includes every OVA episode, but that just doesn't work out logistically. If anything, they could a limited run for the OVAs like they did for Oreimo, but if it means having to watch ads like with Hulu Plus, then fuhgeddaboudit.
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Posted 8/6/14 , edited 8/6/14
I concur. Leave Crunchyroll like it is. I just removed Hulu+ from my Roku list because every time something goes wrong it's because Hulu+ and their bloody ads. I can't count how many times Roku/Hulu+ went into a loop and repeated nothing but the ads over and over again. The only way to break the loop was to physically get up and unplug Roku. Now I will say if it had happened with any other service say Crunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix than it was Roku, but it was ALWAYS and ONLY Hulu+.

EDIT: What would make ME happy is if CR could get the themes subtitled as well. But I am easy to please. :D
EDIT 2: Just realized that I said there instead of their so fixed that. I kan spel rel gud and bake know type ohs tu.
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Posted 8/6/14 , edited 8/6/14

Gafennec wrote: What would make ME happy is if CR could get the themes subtitled as well. But I am easy to please. :D

That is waiting on the Japanese Music companies deciding that there is a benefit to them to do that, since most of the time, the production committee only gets performance rights, which doesn't include the rights to display the lyrics (in any language) ... so Crunchyroll would need an additional contract with the music company.

Like OVA's and Movies, never say never ... after all, a year ago Crunchyroll "never" could afford to get a series for Europe or Latin America when Funimation had it locked up for North America ... but we've seen six or more series like that so far in 2014.

But just like getting more OVA's and Movies of series that they have the TV series, it depends on Crunchyroll's subscriber base continuing to grow, so that Crunchyroll can afford the extra contracting costs.

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Gafennec wrote: What would make ME happy is if CR could get the themes subtitled as well. But I am easy to please. :D

That is waiting on the Japanese Music companies deciding that there is a benefit to them to do that, since most of the time, the production committee only gets performance rights, which doesn't include the rights to display the lyrics (in any language) ... so Crunchyroll would need an additional contract with the music company.

Like OVA's and Movies, never say never ... after all, a year ago Crunchyroll "never" could afford to get a series for Europe or Latin America when Funimation had it locked up for North America ... but we've seen six or more series like that so far in 2014.

But just like getting more OVA's and Movies of series that they have the TV series, it depends on Crunchyroll's subscriber base continuing to grow, so that Crunchyroll can afford the extra contracting costs.



Oh, I know it is a pie in the sky hope. But I CAN hope. Right now I am waiting for translations for Rising Hope from The Irregular at Magic High School and the op and ed themes for The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior. I'm glad Aniplex has a website for The Irregular at Magic High School that has a music video of Lisa doing Rising Hope. The website can be found here
. On an unrelated note; I guess the DVD rights do include rights to publish the theme song lyrics since I've don't recall any that doesn't have them included.

Thanks for the reply!
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Posted 8/6/14 , edited 8/6/14

Gafennec wrote: Oh, I know it is a pie in the sky hope.

Not pie in the sky ... it all depends on how many subscribers Crunchyroll can grow to. If Crunchyroll were able to hit 1m subscribers, a lot of doors that are closed at 400,000 would somehow find a way to be open.


On an unrelated note; I guess the DVD rights do include rights to publish the theme song lyrics since I've don't recall any that doesn't have them included.

Two things: first, the total cost of a DVD release is several multiples of the total cost of streaming a series, so a contract cost that is a bit steep for streaming is much more in reach for DVD.

And the other one is time. Sometimes Crunchyroll lands the rights to the series a month or more in advance, but sometimes they sign with less than a week to go until the first episode ... and it can take months to negotiate a contract with a Japanese Music rights company.

... the DVD release has plenty of time to negotiate the rights.

Also, that's just the normal situation. Sometimes the production committee hires someone to write the song. When they do that, then they own the music rights, and that includes the rights to show lyrics. If you sometimes see the lyrics on Crunchyroll (I remember that Aoi Hana had lyrics), that's what probably happened.
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Posted 8/6/14
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Posted 8/20/14
Why did crunchyroll only have from episodes 13.5-25 in Attack On Titan(emphasis on 'DID')?
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Posted 8/20/14

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Why did crunchyroll only have from episodes 13.5-25 in Attack On Titan(emphasis on 'DID')?

Licensing agreements, this one is a rare case where they get the show from Funimation. When the dub came out, they (probably) were required to take theirs down until interest cooled. If you'll notice on the show page, the last half will also come down Sept 9 to return after Dec 9 (back on the 10th)...
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