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Try being in the UK and not getting funimation or hulu.
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If Hulu had much of an HD anime catalog, that no commercial plan would be a dream come true. I'm an annual sub for CR and Funi, monthly for Hulu Plus, and periodically sub at TAN, so it would save me a lot of money if I were to only have one active sub. Hulu houses the SD catalog for practically every legal anime out there after all.

Alas, I'm just too much of a picture quality snob now....
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Stonewolfe wrote:

OPM is actually from Daisuki, that then shared it with Hulu (which is really how Hulu has most of its anime anyway, from others sharing to them).

But Chivalry would be their exclusive as far as I can recall as I don't remember anyone announcing it.


Actually its Neon Alley who streams it on Hulu for north america.

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Hmm, well at least for Chivalry of the Failed Knight it's now going to be available in Canada and the UK on viewster. Hopefully some of the other anime that can only be viewed in Canada by buying expensive DVDs will be legitimately available on that site as well. I find it odd when I google search for some shows on viewster, which I didn't know existed until today, it doesn't come up.
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I find it odd when I google search for some shows on viewster, which I didn't know existed until today, it doesn't come up.

It is a shame Google often does a better job of exposing anime on illegal sites than legal ones.

Bing is even worse. Omitting the links to the manga, the only two links for a random anime (To Love-ru Darkness) on their first page are fansub websites. Hulu doesn't appear until the second page, and I still hadn't found another legal site (e.g., CR or TAN) by page 5.

For this same test, Google at least managed to get both Hulu and CR on the first page (but after at least one fansub site).

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Only Hulu exclusive that interests me is K: Return of Kings, I expect it to be on Netflix at some point though.

I also heard they plan on extending their services to Canada, though.
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Canadian Anime Fans Matter!



Stonewolfe wrote:


dracphelan wrote:


scoobydew wrote:

Only exclusive on Hulu is new Gundam anime but its also on CR a week later you can also see it on Daisuki. Hulu is making money so it going to be a new contender for sure


Actually, Hulu has exclusive rights to One Punch Man and Chivalry of a Failed Knight. Now, I don't know if this is because nobody else was willing to pay to pick them up or if Hulu paid for it.


OPM is actually from Daisuki, that then shared it with Hulu (which is really how Hulu has most of its anime anyway, from others sharing to them).

But Chivalry would be their exclusive as far as I can recall as I don't remember anyone announcing it.


Not true! Viz owns the license of OPM and Hulu is the exclusive streamer for Viz content. Neon Alley runs on Hulu! Several Japanese publishers own Daisuki, so they can upload anything they want on there basically (including OPM), even if it's streaming on Viz/Hulu. As long as there is no exclusive streaming rights (ex: Chivalry), then Daisuki can upload anything they want since it's coming directly from the Japanese Publishers.


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Thanks for the information. I might pay the difference if I knew there was more than 1 show I'd watch on Hulu+.


I try the one week free trial. I was really impressed by the site and its content. If they had a one year subscription, I'd definitely buy it.
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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2015-10-30/viewster-streams-chivalry-of-a-failed-knight-in-canada-uk/.94844

I guess now I can have my cake and eat it too
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I try the one week free trial. I was really impressed by the site and its content. If they had a one year subscription, I'd definitely buy it.


I don't watch current airings of The Flash or Heroes Reborn on Hulu+, but they are starting to get as good a collection of vintage 60's-80's "decade" reruns as Netflix has--
That, and the crossroads of all three anime channels, CR, Funi and Neon Alley, to get just about any anime series in the last five years.

Movies, though....forget it. The only movie-related reason to get Hulu+ (and it's a good one) is if you're curious about Criterion's art-film catalog, and although you wonder why Criterion hasn't spun off their own streaming service by now, it's probably better to have one here on Hulu's exclusive deal, where you can get all the eggs in one basket.
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Doesn't bother me too much as a US citizen. However, many shows they land tend to be on Funi or Daisuki, so I'm not entirely familiar with Hulu exclusives.


The only one I can think of right off hand is Chivalry of a Failed Knight. Great series, but I hates Hulu+. I'll need to check out the commercial free option.


Chivalry is available in Canada on Viewster.
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Gafennec wrote:

The only one I can think of right off hand is Chivalry of a Failed Knight. Great series, but I hates Hulu+. I'll need to check out the commercial free option.


Chivalry is available in Canada on Viewster.


Thanks, but I live in the US. I'm glad that Canadian viewers can watch it though.
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LoomyTheBrew wrote:


Gafennec wrote:


Thanks for the information. I might pay the difference if I knew there was more than 1 show I'd watch on Hulu+.


I try the one week free trial. I was really impressed by the site and its content. If they had a one year subscription, I'd definitely buy it.


I might give it a try. But $12 for one show is a bit steep for poor people.
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Geoblocking, meet VPN; your ultimate foe. Have a good VPN and you'll no longer have to worry about not being able to access US exlusive material from Canada.
Posted 10/31/15

Nyanako wrote:

Geoblocking, meet VPN; your ultimate foe. Have a good VPN and you'll no longer have to worry about not being able to access US exlusive material from Canada.


I don't think that's allowed under any ToS. Some of my sources say it is actually illegal to access blocked content.
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I'm making some notes on HD vs SD on Hulu for my own references on whether the new commercial free sub is worth my money, but figured may as well share them here as well. To note, this won't be entirely accurate. I only checked the HD availability on a handful of series per company.

HD or ED (480p) catalogs:
Aniplex- 52 series (many on Crunchyroll)
4k Media (yugioh)- 4 series
Daisuke- 3 series
Neon Alley (Viz Media)- 37 series
Sunrise- 1 series
Pokemon Company- 3 series
Toei Animation- 12 series


SD catalogs (480i or below):
Anime Network (Sentai)- 29 series
Bandai- 22 series
Funimation- 300 series
Manga Entertainment- 38 series
Sentai Filmworks- 279 series (majority of these on Crunchyroll)
Speed Racer Enterprises (seriously lol)- 1 series


My conclusion is that I probably won't be replacing CR or Funi anytime soon. I would need to either be watching anime on an SD tv or not care about picture quality. There is no question though that it is by far the largest legal repository of anime. But the only real reason for this is because Funimation and Sentai didn't want to bother creating their own free model like Crunchyroll did, and preferred to offload their catalogs to Hulu. If that weren't the case, the Hulu catalog would not be impressive at all.
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