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I've only been a member of crunchyroll for a little over a year. I remember in past seasons, region lock was never really a problem. However, Gangsta and a few others seemed to be region locked for me.

I'm in the United States, by the way.

Did something happen that more new titles are being region locked?

Thanks.
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TheBluu wrote:

I've only been a member of crunchyroll for a little over a year. I remember in past seasons, region lock was never really a problem. However, Gangsta and a few others seemed to be region locked for me.

I'm in the United States, by the way.

Did something happen that more new titles are being region locked?

Thanks.


Funimation has exclusive streaming rights to Gangsta in the US that's why its not on CR for US territories.
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Funimation has exclusive streaming rights to Gangsta in the US that's why its not on CR for US territories.

Specifically, Crunchyroll streams it to French-speaking territories;
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/06/24/crunchyroll-to-stream-gangsta-anime-in-france-and-french-speaking-territories

GANGSTA. will be available on Crunchyroll in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, New Caledonia and Quebec.

This also means, as a resident in Scandinavia which isn't French-speaking either, I too get the 'restricted' notice.

Did watch the first episode, but the art style is not really to my tastes so not sure I'll watch the rest of the episodes. Probably will wait around until some better reviews for it appear first, to decide if the story is worth it...
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Posted 7/23/15

TheBluu wrote:

I've only been a member of crunchyroll for a little over a year. I remember in past seasons, region lock was never really a problem. However, Gangsta and a few others seemed to be region locked for me.

I'm in the United States, by the way.

Did something happen that more new titles are being region locked?

Thanks.


International licensing is a mess, but the gist is that just because someone owns a license to stream something in one country, doesn't mean that they own the license to stream it in all countries.

Crunchyroll bids on licences in a wide variety of regions for a wide variety of shows, but sometimes they lose those bids. That means that there are shows that just aren't on CR period, and other shows that are only on CR in certain countries.

And it's always been that way, although competition for licenses ebbs and flows over time. My understanding from reading other blogs is that there is an increasing amount of competition to get the licenses for hot anime titles, at least in North America--which very well could translate into fewer titles for CR. But that's not really CR's fault; it's just the nature of the game.
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Posted 7/23/15

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TheBluu wrote:

I've only been a member of crunchyroll for a little over a year. I remember in past seasons, region lock was never really a problem. However, Gangsta and a few others seemed to be region locked for me.

I'm in the United States, by the way.

Did something happen that more new titles are being region locked?

Thanks.


Funimation has exclusive streaming rights to Gangsta in the US that's why its not on CR for US territories.


Ah, that explains it. Man, that sucks!
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Posted 7/23/15

mnmike wrote:


TheBluu wrote:

I've only been a member of crunchyroll for a little over a year. I remember in past seasons, region lock was never really a problem. However, Gangsta and a few others seemed to be region locked for me.

I'm in the United States, by the way.

Did something happen that more new titles are being region locked?

Thanks.


International licensing is a mess, but the gist is that just because someone owns a license to stream something in one country, doesn't mean that they own the license to stream it in all countries.

Crunchyroll bids on licences in a wide variety of regions for a wide variety of shows, but sometimes they lose those bids. That means that there are shows that just aren't on CR period, and other shows that are only on CR in certain countries.

And it's always been that way, although competition for licenses ebbs and flows over time. My understanding from reading other blogs is that there is an increasing amount of competition to get the licenses for hot anime titles, at least in North America--which very well could translate into fewer titles for CR. But that's not really CR's fault; it's just the nature of the game.


That is a good thing and a bad thing in my opinion.

The bad part about this is obviously CR will end up with less anime and titles will be spread out all over the place. Leaving us two choices, either 1: pay for a ton of different websites to stream anime or 2: everyone just downloads illegally and no one makes profit.

The good part is that other companies are realizing that anime is profitable other places than Japan and we might see more studios giving more budget to make better anime or something of similar nature.
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Posted 7/23/15 , edited 7/23/15

TheBluu wrote:

I've only been a member of crunchyroll for a little over a year. I remember in past seasons, region lock was never really a problem. However, Gangsta and a few others seemed to be region locked for me.

I'm in the United States, by the way.

Did something happen that more new titles are being region locked?

Thanks.


Looks like you got your answers. I've moved this over to the Site Support forum though, so it can serve as a reference to others, since that's a more appropriate place for it than the Anime discussion forum.
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im currently in europe on holiday for a month and cant find few of my favorite shows
i have subscription in canada for about 5 months or 6
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Posted 7/23/15 , edited 7/23/15

fani_l wrote:

im currently in europe on holiday for a month and cant find few of my favorite shows
i have subscription in canada for about 5 months or 6


When you are travelling, you will only be able to see the shows that CR is allowed to stream in whatever country you are in, due to region licensing restrictions. It works both ways. Someone from Europe travelling here to the US would be able to see everything they cant see at home.
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i'm in germany, changed the language to english and can watch everything, am i a criminal yet? :O (i don't use proxy or anything)
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i'm in germany, changed the language to english and can watch everything, am i a criminal yet? :O (i don't use proxy or anything)


You are using a proxy actually. Probably some sort of browser add-on.
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no that's why im a little nervous allright.....if i change back to german i can't watch certain shows but as soon as i change to english i can watch them i swear to god the only plugin i use is an adblocker and that is deactivated for crunchyroll
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Kamui_Koma wrote:

no that's why im a little nervous allright.....if i change back to german i can't watch certain shows but as soon as i change to english i can watch them i swear to god the only plugin i use is an adblocker and that is deactivated for crunchyroll


Dass du die Serien nicht siehst, wenn du auf Deutsch stellst, liegt daran, dass sie keine deutschen Untertitel haben. Die Seite filtert das aus. Ändert aber nichts daran, dass dein Browser behauptet, gerade in Florida zu sein
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wenn ich auf deutsch habe sagt mir seite aber das es in dieser region nicht zu sehen ist das ist was anderes und was meinst du mit florida so ein quatsch
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Posted 12/7/15

Kamui_Koma wrote:

wenn ich auf deutsch habe sagt mir seite aber das es in dieser region nicht zu sehen ist das ist was anderes und was meinst du mit florida so ein quatsch


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