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Posted 10/3/15
Ok, everyone knows by now Britain doesn't get as much shows as America does. and i know that since Crunchyroll is America based company, they want to focus on America.
but there's one thing that i don't really get. Why do crunchyroll remove simulcasted shows after they finish airing?
If they didn't have those shows in the first place, it would have been just licensing problem. but several shows (Working! 1st season, Nisekoi and koufuku graffiti being some of them) are gone from our catalogue when we were able to watch it before.
can anyone explain why this is the case? i'm genuinely curious.
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Posted 10/3/15
Licensing is not such a black and white matter that once you have a show you keep it forever. They could havenstructured the agreement to only allow CR to simulcast the show and then remove it after completion, or maybe CR saw low ratings for viewership and didn't want to pay to keep the show. Could be many different reasons.
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Posted 10/3/15
You should check out Viewster.

I was previously trying to figure out why Crunchyroll didn't have a show for UK but did for US and it turned out Viewster had the rights.
They let you watch for free so it's not that bad.
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Posted 10/3/15 , edited 10/3/15

bbdbike wrote:

Ok, everyone knows by now Britain doesn't get as much shows as America does. and i know that since Crunchyroll is America based company, they want to focus on America.
but there's one thing that i don't really get. Why do crunchyroll remove simulcasted shows after they finish airing?
If they didn't have those shows in the first place, it would have been just licensing problem. but several shows (Working! 1st season, Nisekoi and koufuku graffiti being some of them) are gone from our catalogue when we were able to watch it before.
can anyone explain why this is the case? i'm genuinely curious.


licensing isn't black and white, they have to follow a contract or re-new a contract once it expires. And depending on the financial favor the anime publisher asks may sometimes not financially worth it in all cases. For instance, CR checks IP and how much something is watched from each country and if something isn't watched that much in country A then they won't re-new the license if let's say the contract expires after the anime has finished airing.

But Crunchyroll isn't the only legal anime streaming service, Check out Viewster, Daisuki, Netflix and a few others
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Posted 10/3/15
Yeah, it's just that there's not much anime on other services that i normally watch i don't think. but after this season, i will consider changing the provider after seeing how it goes. Honestly, i really do like crunchyroll. it's just annoying sometimes.
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