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Baffled why they would have every season EXCEPT the first available in Europe.
Surely it's better to have the first one as a priority to licence? That way you can follow the story as it was made to be told?
Posted 4/18/15
What country are you talking about specifically? I actually own the first season of Monogatari on Blu-Ray, although it's a UK import. Again, I don't know what country you're referring to specifically, but the UK does get a lot of Anime that is easy to import and rather cheap, including the first season of Monogatari.

Link: https://www.archonia.com/mangashop/en/article/180671/bakemonogatari+part+01+blu-ray+uk/
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Okocha119 wrote:

What country are you talking about specifically? I actually own the first season of Monogatari on Blu-Ray, although it's a UK import. Again, I don't know what country you're referring to specifically, but the UK does get a lot of Anime that is easy to import and rather cheap, including the first season of Monogatari.

Link: https://www.archonia.com/mangashop/en/article/180671/bakemonogatari+part+01+blu-ray+uk/


I think they're probably talking about not having the first season available on crunchyroll.
Posted 4/18/15 , edited 4/18/15

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Okocha119 wrote:

What country are you talking about specifically? I actually own the first season of Monogatari on Blu-Ray, although it's a UK import. Again, I don't know what country you're referring to specifically, but the UK does get a lot of Anime that is easy to import and rather cheap, including the first season of Monogatari.

Link: https://www.archonia.com/mangashop/en/article/180671/bakemonogatari+part+01+blu-ray+uk/


I think they're probably talking about not having the first season available on crunchyroll.


Ah, that makes a lot more sense. It's just that when I hear available, I tend to suddenly make the leap towards "available for purchase" Thanks.

The question still stands. Germany actually doesn't get any Monogatari from Crunchyroll, no season is available to us, so I can't quite understand your pain
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m861 wrote:

Baffled why they would have every season EXCEPT the first available in Europe.
Surely it's better to have the first one as a priority to licence? That way you can follow the story as it was made to be told?


It is annoying that crunchyroll doesn't make the first season (Bakemonogatari) available for us, but i just found out recently myself that it's available on Viewster for free, including an app for my samsung blu-ray player to stream on my t.v. I don't know where you're from in europe, but it should be available for you too i think.
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Okocha119 wrote:


Astrometal wrote:


Okocha119 wrote:

What country are you talking about specifically? I actually own the first season of Monogatari on Blu-Ray, although it's a UK import. Again, I don't know what country you're referring to specifically, but the UK does get a lot of Anime that is easy to import and rather cheap, including the first season of Monogatari.

Link: https://www.archonia.com/mangashop/en/article/180671/bakemonogatari+part+01+blu-ray+uk/


I think they're probably talking about not having the first season available on crunchyroll.


Ah, that makes a lot more sense. It's just that when I hear available, I tend to suddenly make the leap towards "available for purchase" Thanks.

The question still stands. Germany actually doesn't get any Monogatari from Crunchyroll, no season is available to us, so I can't quite understand your pain


Man, that sucks, thankfully most of the other seasons are available in Ireland from crunchyroll. I hope they license them for you guys in Germany at some point. Probably wouldn't hold your breath though, unfortunately.
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If it makes you feel any better, Bakemonogatari in the US only goes up through episode 12 (out of 15). I have no clue why the last three episodes are missing on CR.

So, yes, Americans have the advantage over Europe in that we can watch 80% of Season 1.... I guess that's better than nothing?
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m861 wrote:

Baffled why they would have every season EXCEPT the first available in Europe.
Surely it's better to have the first one as a priority to licence? That way you can follow the story as it was made to be told?


If you want to watch Bakemonogatari legally and you're from Europe you can do so on Viewster. Not sure of the exact regions but it is available for the UK and Ireland. Still sucks though as the last three episodes still aren't available even on there.


http://www.viewster.com/serie/1263-17278-000/bakemonogatari/
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I have no clue why the last three episodes are missing on CR.

Those three episodes are OVAs, which never aired in Japan, either. Like most other OVAs, they are promotional bonuses meant to promote disk (or sometimes manga and or LN sales) so the production company simply does not want to allow streaming of them, which is why CR hardly ever gets them.
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mnmike wrote:
I have no clue why the last three episodes are missing on CR.

Those three episodes are OVAs, which never aired in Japan, either. Like most other OVAs, they are promotional bonuses meant to promote disk (or sometimes manga and or LN sales) so the production company simply does not want to allow streaming of them, which is why CR hardly ever gets them.


Really? I never would have guessed that the last half of Tsubasa's first season arc was an OVA. Most of the OVAs I've seen are side stories that take place outside the plan plotline of a series, which I guess is why I hadn't even considered that possibility.

Anyway, thanks for the explanation!
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Guys, very much appreciate the help with links and OVA explanations, thank you. ^,^
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Posted 4/19/15 , edited 4/19/15

mnmike wrote:

If it makes you feel any better, Bakemonogatari in the US only goes up through episode 12 (out of 15). I have no clue why the last three episodes are missing on CR.
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Those three episodes are OVAs, which never aired in Japan, either. Like most other OVAs, they are promotional bonuses meant to promote disk (or sometimes manga and or LN sales) so the production company simply does not want to allow streaming of them, which is why CR hardly ever gets them.
I agree that episode 12 was an odd place to leave Bakemonogatari. On the one hand it is a very nice ending with Araragi and Hitagi but on the other hand it is not the end of the book so it is was a bit weird to leave it there. But there are practical considerations.

Since 1 cour doesn't really fit more than 12-13 episodes, most 14-17 episode seasons have the last few episodes as OVAs. Other examples include Kokoro Connect which Crunchyroll never got but which Sentai got for R1 release, but also OreImo where for a limited time Crunchyroll was able to stream the OVA episodes the same day they were available in Japan.

A recent example was Locodol where in fact Crunchyroll was able to stream disc bonus episode 13 the day after the disc came out in Japan which was very nice of them.

And in OreGairu/SNAFU season 1 in fact they decided to put episode 13 on TV after all. There was time for a 13th episode and I guess they felt it would help increase sales to release another episode as that series had a real snowball effect, it didn't look like it would sell that much at first but it really gained interest and sales as the season went on so another week on TV had a positive effect which offset any sales which might have occurred just to get the extra episode.

Funimation often gets the OVA episodes once they get the disc materials and usually offers them to subscribers only. Sometimes they even get the manga bundled OVAs. Just depends on the publisher, contracts, etc.
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