Post Reply Serious talk: Dragon Ball Super and Crunchyroll
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When we talk about the heavy hitters on Crunchyroll: One Piece, Naruto, and formerly Bleach, Crunchyroll hasn't let us down yet. And, it's currently a partner of Toei Animation, which is good for us.

But let us not forget, arguably the most influential and biggest heavy hitter is Dragonball. To land this series is absolutely critical, and I would say that whomever the American partner ends up being, I'm going to be their subscriber. Absolutely must-watch anime.

You can voice your thoughts: will we get it simulcast? Will we get it at all? 9001 posts says we get it.
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Funimation has first dibs I would assume and they'd throw everything they have to license the anime that built their company.
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Let Funi have something
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Most likely Funimation will be getting Dragon Ball S they already have all the episodes of the original Dragon Ball, Z, GT, and movies excluding the new ones on their service. I doubt they'll let the newest iteration of Dragon Ball slip by their hands. Which is fine by me since I'm subbed to their service anyway.
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I doubt anyone will get Dragon Ball Super. Funimation will probably get it AFTER it finishes airing much like how Crunchyroll got Amagi Brilliant Park months after it finished airing. Funimation didn't get Dragon Ball Kai when it was streaming so I don't see how Dragon Ball Super will be any different at all.
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they wont get it and i hope they dont. that same ol blob of blonde hair can stay on funimation
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Khaltazar wrote:

I doubt anyone will get Dragon Ball Super. Funimation will probably get it AFTER it finishes airing much like how Crunchyroll got Amagi Brilliant Park months after it finished airing. Funimation didn't get Dragon Ball Kai when it was streaming so I don't see how Dragon Ball Super will be any different at all.


If they don't get it while it's streaming, they will get it eventually. I am pretty sure they have first right of refusal, and there is no way that they would pass on something that big. That said, I doubt Crunchyroll will pick it up even if they are partners with Toei, because FUNimation is working on building their own streaming presence and they have broadcast dubs now. If anything, Crunchyroll will get it much later.
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OlympianRed wrote:


Khaltazar wrote:

I doubt anyone will get Dragon Ball Super. Funimation will probably get it AFTER it finishes airing much like how Crunchyroll got Amagi Brilliant Park months after it finished airing. Funimation didn't get Dragon Ball Kai when it was streaming so I don't see how Dragon Ball Super will be any different at all.


If they don't get it while it's streaming, they will get it eventually. I am pretty sure they have first right of refusal, and there is no way that they would pass on something that big. That said, I doubt Crunchyroll will pick it up even if they are partners with Toei, because FUNimation is working on building their own streaming presence and they have broadcast dubs now. If anything, Crunchyroll will get it much later.


Crunchyroll doesn't have a chance to get it. Funimation is the only place that has any chance. They hold rights to Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, they for sure will get rights to Dragon Ball Super, but not simulcast rights.
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Khaltazar wrote:


OlympianRed wrote:


Khaltazar wrote:

I doubt anyone will get Dragon Ball Super. Funimation will probably get it AFTER it finishes airing much like how Crunchyroll got Amagi Brilliant Park months after it finished airing. Funimation didn't get Dragon Ball Kai when it was streaming so I don't see how Dragon Ball Super will be any different at all.


If they don't get it while it's streaming, they will get it eventually. I am pretty sure they have first right of refusal, and there is no way that they would pass on something that big. That said, I doubt Crunchyroll will pick it up even if they are partners with Toei, because FUNimation is working on building their own streaming presence and they have broadcast dubs now. If anything, Crunchyroll will get it much later.


Crunchyroll doesn't have a chance to get it. Funimation is the only place that has any chance. They hold rights to Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, they for sure will get rights to Dragon Ball Super, but not simulcast rights.


I wouldn't be so sure about that, their broadcast dubs initiative is probably pretty enticing for partners, especially with a series that has as much recognition as Dragon Ball. It is unlikely, but we'll see what happens. If they don't announce it by next month, it's definitely not going to happen. Regardless, it will hit the US eventually.

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