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call me stupid but I've read a list on the dubbed anime and seen fate/zero, one of my recent faves (yes, I check the back catalogue) and I just see the whole sub version. now this is where it gets tricky, I'm in the uk, and under availability it says something like it's unavailable due to licencing issues. are those the dubs? have they been red-taped? if that;s the case then no wonder why people find these sites then turn back to the dodgy streams. sites like CR have British premium members but still cater to the US (mainly due to america thinking its a planet) the seven balls be damned the planet has a whole throng of British Otaku!
Posted 7/27/15 , edited 7/27/15
I don't think CR and Funi leave out the UK etc cause they want to. As for catering to the U.S, a lot of them are based here or at least maintain offices. Europe would be better served if someone started a service there and bid for licenses for the region, frankly I am surprised no has (or maybe they have and I just don't know about them).
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I've been a Premium subscriber for many years and indeed there are some frustrations with licensing of some series that are available only to US subscribers.

It would be great if we had a European or UK service but at the moment I don't see anything in the horizon.

We can only put some pressure on Crunchyroll to give more attention to their international subscribers too!

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kvlassis wrote:

I've been a Premium subscriber for many years and indeed there are some frustrations with licensing of some series that are available only to US subscribers.

It would be great if we had a European or UK service but at the moment I don't see anything in the horizon.

We can only put some pressure on Crunchyroll to give more attention to their international subscribers too!


this is exactly what I'm talking about. it's because america so easily gets cultural exports from pretty much everywhere, and anime and manga (as well as certain genres of games) is a bigger interest in japan then first look. it still remains an incredibly niche interest in Europe, the only thing we get from japan on the radar is the companies that build a branch here, none of the culture. I do want a service/entity here that would handle licence and things like that. I've heard of manga UK, but I have no idea what they do, we need a better entity for the region
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omlettespammer wrote:

call me stupid but I've read a list on the dubbed anime and seen fate/zero, one of my recent faves (yes, I check the back catalogue) and I just see the whole sub version. now this is where it gets tricky, I'm in the uk, and under availability it says something like it's unavailable due to licencing issues. are those the dubs? have they been red-taped? if that;s the case then no wonder why people find these sites then turn back to the dodgy streams. sites like CR have British premium members but still cater to the US (mainly due to america thinking its a planet) the seven balls be damned the planet has a whole throng of British Otaku!


Yes, if you can see all the episodes but don't see the dubbed episodes and get that message, then it is the dubbed episodes that are not available in your region.

I've moved this thread to The Suggestions / Feedback forum, but as mentioned by another user, it is not CR who makes the decision about whether or not to make a show available in the UK. When CR can get worldwide rights they do.
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Unfortunately "Manga UK" is really acting a distributor and online reatiler, they don't do anything like they do in the USA... Even their web site only gets update a few times per month and is very outdated.
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