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Posted 7/8/15 , edited 7/8/15
Sad news, Anime Lab now requires a subscription ($6.95) in order to watch Dubs and new episodes of animes.

Dayum.... it was too good to last..
I should of watched all the dubs while I had the chance.

subscription info.
https://www.animelab.com/plans

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I just had three anime recommended to me by a friend, dutifully I search for them on Crunchy Roll and all three are in catalog but none are available for Australian customers. It is very disheartening when this happens because I am happy to be paying an inexpensive subscription to help support creators while I enjoy new shows. I don't want to pirate them and I'm not so rich I can afford lots of DVD sets so I feel like I'm missing out! CrunchyRoll is an awesome site, but I'll be starting a trial of another site and eventually I'll need to make a choice.
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Posted 5/28/17 , edited 5/28/17

Dewoco wrote:

I just had three anime recommended to me by a friend, dutifully I search for them on Crunchy Roll and all three are in catalog but none are available for Australian customers. It is very disheartening when this happens because I am happy to be paying an inexpensive subscription to help support creators while I enjoy new shows. I don't want to pirate them and I'm not so rich I can afford lots of DVD sets so I feel like I'm missing out! CrunchyRoll is an awesome site, but I'll be starting a trial of another site and eventually I'll need to make a choice.


It's possible they may be available on another streaming service in your region; http://because.moe may list them.
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Posted 5/28/17 , edited 5/28/17

Dewoco wrote:

I just had three anime recommended to me by a friend, dutifully I search for them on Crunchy Roll and all three are in catalog but none are available for Australian customers. It is very disheartening when this happens because I am happy to be paying an inexpensive subscription to help support creators while I enjoy new shows. I don't want to pirate them and I'm not so rich I can afford lots of DVD sets so I feel like I'm missing out! CrunchyRoll is an awesome site, but I'll be starting a trial of another site and eventually I'll need to make a choice.


Some license holders don't like sharing or digital streaming. There wont be a one size fits all streaming site specially not in Australia.

Hanabee uses Netflix for its streaming service with a few shows on Daisuki.
Madman entertainment uses Animelab with a sprinkle on netflix.
Funimation has now launched a streaming service in Australia and New Zealand. Partially for shows no one wanted to release locally.
Siren Visual uses CR and Animelab
Sony universal Australia dislikes streaming and region blocks it's shows. Seems shows like My Hero Academia are here because of Funimation.
Prime video which is amazon's streaming service has several exclusive shows.

So the market is majorly fractured. So you may need 2 or 3 or even more subscriptions/accounts to watch any recommended shows. If they are like hey wanna watch X show this weekend?

If you only watch the popular shows then Animelab will likely be the site for you.

Out of interest which are the shows that your friend recommended?
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Posted 5/28/17 , edited 5/28/17

penguincat wrote:
If you only watch the popular shows then Animelab will likely be the site for you.

Out of interest which are the shows that your friend recommended?


Grimgar is what I'm now trialling Animelab to see. It's really very good. I haven't heard of Daisuke and will check it out.
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Feel your pain I’m in Australia too and right now getting Anime lab seems like the WAY better option, there’s attack on titan kono subarashii sekai ni shukufuku wo, the second season of Umaru and dubb, so far one of the only shows on Crunchyroll with dub is Yu gi oh and they show that all the time on tv channels like Go I’m either gonna watch some anime pirated and keep Crunchyroll or switch to anime lab since Vrv I sent available here
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Posted 1/28/18 , edited 1/28/18

Jazzie7077 wrote:

Feel your pain I’m in Australia too and right now getting Anime lab seems like the WAY better option, there’s attack on titan kono subarashii sekai ni shukufuku wo, the second season of Umaru and dubs, so far one of the only shows on Crunchyroll with dub is Yu gi oh and they show that all the time on tv channels like Go I’m either gonna watch some anime pirated and keep Crunchyroll or switch to anime lab since Vrv isn't available here


CR isn't really in the dub making market. It's subs for what is currently airing in Japan target audience. Even in the US it's only a a small sprinkle of Dubs. Only dub I know of that they made is season 3 of Gintama.

Dubs are made by companies like Viz media, Funimation and Sentai filmworks who do home videos releases.

So if you like dubs (these sites also have subs too)
Funimation's site https://www.funimation.com/shows/all-shows/?audio=english&sort=show
Sentai filmworks's Hidive https://www.hidive.com/dubs
Animelab as you already know.

All have free trials to have a play with.

Is there any particular titles you are after that you think you have to go and pirate?
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