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Why is it that people reading manga for free are getting better service than premium members?

What I mean by that is this: Crunchyroll has been very good about getting the latest simulpub chapters up the same day they're released in Japan, but that's the stuff that anybody can read for free. Premium members are paying for access to older chapters, but it can be months between updates, and in some cases it seems the series have been completely forgotten about.

A Town Where You Live is a prime example. This was one of the first series CR put up, but a year later there are still a hundred chapters missing and there hasn't been an update in about six months. Coppelion started around the same time and still has fifteen chapters missing. Crayon-shin Chan is newer, but there hasn't been an update since chapter six.

Free members get one update per week for most series. I think the people who are actually paying to read these series should expect at least that much for back chapters.
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seanohara wrote:

Why is it that people reading manga for free are getting better service than premium members?

What I mean by that is this: Crunchyroll has been very good about getting the latest simulpub chapters up the same day they're released in Japan, but that's the stuff that anybody can read for free. Premium members are paying for access to older chapters, but it can be months between updates, and in some cases it seems the series have been completely forgotten about.

A Town Where You Live is a prime example. This was one of the first series CR put up, but a year later there are still a hundred chapters missing and there hasn't been an update in about six months. Coppelion started around the same time and still has fifteen chapters missing. Crayon-shin Chan is newer, but there hasn't been an update since chapter six.

Free members get one update per week for most series. I think the people who are actually paying to read these series should expect at least that much for back chapters.


Many of those cases are licensing restrictions. Either another company has full rights to released volumes and doesn't want their physical books to have to compete against CR, or the contract with the publishers only starts with the chapters released after it was signed.
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eyeofpain wrote:

Many of those cases are licensing restrictions. Either another company has full rights to released volumes and doesn't want their physical books to have to compete against CR, or the contract with the publishers only starts with the chapters released after it was signed.


That's the case for Fairy Tale and Attack on Titan, and Crunchyroll announced those restrictions when those series first went up. They said nothing about A Town Where You Live or Coppelion, neither of which have another publisher in the US, and both of which have had hundreds of back-chapters put up since launch. But the updates stopped months ago even though there are still gaps between the back catalogue and where the simulpub began. If there is something preventing CR from putting up the unpublished chapters, they should announce it so people can read the missing material through scanlation sites.


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