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Hey guys!
I like watching anime ( otherwise I wouldn't be here) but I'm not the fastest watcher around. I can If I want to be but recently I've been piled with stuff to do and my time to watch anime has gone down. I have a lot of series I don't want to miss so I was curious do they drop series and rotate selection? Other subs like Netflix and love film do, and I'm assuming its the same for Crunchyroll.
Is this true ? And if so How often do they change/ last before they drop it and the series is unwatchable? Don't want to pay £20 for a 13 eps series that I might fine mediocre.

Thank you!
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Justabit_Ginger_42 wrote:

Hey guys!
I like watching anime ( otherwise I wouldn't be here) but I'm not the fastest watcher around. I can If I want to be but recently I've been piled with stuff to do and my time to watch anime has gone down. I have a lot of series I don't want to miss so I was curious do they drop series and rotate selection? Other subs like Netflix and love film do, and I'm assuming its the same for Crunchyroll.
Is this true ? And if so How often do they change/ last before they drop it and the series is unwatchable? Don't want to pay £20 for a 13 eps series that I might fine mediocre.

Thank you!


I've moved this over to our Advice, Info, Recommendations forum.

The licenses Crunchyroll has for shows do expire, but it depends on specific contracts and is not the same for every show, and we really don't know when a show's license will expire until they announce it. A lot of shows stick around for many years; others not so long.

While they do announce a few weeks ahead of time when they can, sometimes they give only a few days, or no days, notice.

I suggest prioritizing the shows you're interested and making an effort to watch those at the top of your list sooner rather than later. Don't let the languish in your queue for years
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Series do drop off of CR, but usually not very quickly or very often. It's not so much about rotating selection, as it is that the licensing deals they sign with the Japanese rights holders don't last forever. And if those licensing deals expire and are not renewed--or someone else outbids CR for the license for that region--then CR will lose access to that particular show in that particular region.

I don't know the details of the licensing deals that they sign, but they usually seem to last a couple years, at least. Also, CR is usually pretty good about giving warning when series are about to drop off--at least in North America, and I'm assuming in other regions as well--unlike, say, Netflix.
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Posted 8/5/15 , edited 8/5/15

Justabit_Ginger_42 wrote:

I like watching anime ( otherwise I wouldn't be here) but I'm not the fastest watcher around. I can If I want to be but recently I've been piled with stuff to do and my time to watch anime has gone down. I have a lot of series I don't want to miss so I was curious do they drop series and rotate selection? Other subs like Netflix and love film do, and I'm assuming its the same for Crunchyroll.
Is this true ? And if so How often do they change/ last before they drop it and the series is unwatchable? Don't want to pay £20 for a 13 eps series that I might fine mediocre.


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