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Posted 3/4/15
Just wondering if CR is the same as Netflix where as the US version has a lot more content that the UK version due to licencing differences or what not? Cheers.
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Crucades wrote:

Just wondering if CR is the same as Netflix where as the US version has a lot more content that the UK version due to licencing differences or what not? Cheers.


CR licenses content by region. It is usual that they are able to license more shows for the U.S. than for the UK. This is not due to unwillingness on CR's part; it usually means someone else has the license for the UK (even if the licensed company isn't streaming it, they might still own the rights).
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Crucades wrote:

Just wondering if CR is the same as Netflix where as the US version has a lot more content that the UK version due to licencing differences or what not? Cheers.


Unfortunately there are ALOT more shows on the US site than here in the UK due to content restrictions. It sucks but crunchyroll is a legal website and therefore need to abide by the rules...
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Yea thanks for the heads up, was checking out what was on offer and it seemed a tad bit light from what I was expecting thats all.
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Posted 3/6/15 , edited 3/6/15
The shows that are taken from the UK are quite big shows too. By speaking with a friend who resides in the U.S, I know they have available whilst we don't

One Piece
Original Naruto
Kimi Ni Todoke
Original Fairy Tail

and way more I don't know about, I know those are only four but those four are pretty big titles to not have available to you.

Regional Restrictions can't be helped, however I still find them ridiculous. It's like racism, "You can't have this because you're from here" kinda thing..
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Suplex-Samurai wrote:

The shows that are taken from the UK are quite big shows too. By speaking with a friend who resides in the U.S, I know they have available whilst we don't

One Piece
Original Naruto
Kimi Ni Todoke
Original Fairy Tail

and way more I don't know about, I know those are only four but those four are pretty big titles to not have available to you.

Regional Restrictions can't be helped, however I still find them ridiculous. It's like racism, "You can't have this because you're from here" kinda thing..


Except the racism argument doesn't work as most of them are already available here. We just need to obtain them through other sources.

Original Naruto is available on DVD through Manga Entertainment (the boxes claim it is completely uncut - I have no idea if the Crunchyroll episodes can claim the same)

One Piece episodes 1 - 229 are available on DVD through Manga Entertainment (with the most recent batch due for publication in April). With Wikipedia claiming 683 episodes currently it could be a while before we catch up. Like Naruto though, the DVDs claim to be uncut.

Original Fairy Tail episodes 1 - 72 are available on DVD through Managa Entertainment (the collection containing episode 72 was released in January, so more should be on the way). The first episode available on Crunchyroll is 176, so there is a bit of catching up to do.

Kimi Ni Todoke doesn't appear to be available in the UK at the moment - I have no idea who has picked up the rights to it. Hopefully MVM or Manga Entertainment as they release large amounts of Anime. Other companies that speculate on buying up anime licences often get cold feet and sit on their acquisitions for years (Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle for example - season 1 is available but the licensee is sitting on season 2 with no sign they will ever release it).


Though I shy away from casual use of the word racism, I admit it is really annoying when the companies mess up the releases. An old example is how one company released the OVAs and movie for Kimagure Orange Road and then had terrible sales figures - if they had started by releasing episode 1 of the TV series instead of leaving viewers confused about the story I am sure it would have sold better. The legacy of that though is that you need to import Kimagure Orange Road if you ever want to see the full series (I hate travelling to the nearest major post office and paying customs charges).
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Except the racism argument doesn't work as most of them are already available here. We just need to obtain them through other sources.

Original Naruto is available on DVD through Manga Entertainment (the boxes claim it is completely uncut - I have no idea if the Crunchyroll episodes can claim the same)

One Piece episodes 1 - 229 are available on DVD through Manga Entertainment (with the most recent batch due for publication in April). With Wikipedia claiming 683 episodes currently it could be a while before we catch up. Like Naruto though, the DVDs claim to be uncut.

Original Fairy Tail episodes 1 - 72 are available on DVD through Managa Entertainment (the collection containing episode 72 was released in January, so more should be on the way). The first episode available on Crunchyroll is 176, so there is a bit of catching up to do.

Kimi Ni Todoke doesn't appear to be available in the UK at the moment - I have no idea who has picked up the rights to it. Hopefully MVM or Manga Entertainment as they release large amounts of Anime. Other companies that speculate on buying up anime licences often get cold feet and sit on their acquisitions for years (Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle for example - season 1 is available but the licensee is sitting on season 2 with no sign they will ever release it).



I really apprecite you taking the time to write this up & where you're coming from however I meant we in the UK are paying the same amount with currency converted for Crunchyroll yet those in the U.S have a larger catalogue to choose from.

Like I said in my previous post i'm aware regional restrictions can't be helped, I'm just saying they're messed up. I am aware they're available through other means & purchase it but people in the U.S aren't having to pay extra to purchase those items to watch the series because they're able to stream it via Crunchyroll, so in that sense I said 'It's like racism, "You can't have this because you're from here" kinda thing.. '

I wasn't saying Crunchyroll in any sense are racist, the overall existence of Regional Restrictions is just coming across a little racist in my opinion.

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If CR is anything like netflix (which I believe it is) then the UK gets hardly anything once again -_-
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