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Great news, I'm a big fan of this show. I bought the DVDs, but it will be nice to be able to watch the show without having to pull out the discs. Any chance of Teyandee being added as well? Discotek's subtitling job on it does have some issues, but it's good enough that it's still enjoyable.

BTW: For any fans of this show wanting some merchandise, there's a Supreme Catatonic figure coming out in March And more stuff on the way, such as an SD Gokin figure line including Speedy, Guido, and Polly (complete with the Goonie Birds and add-on armor), as well as another Catatonic. There's also a vinyl figure collection in the works, but word on that is currently scarce.
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All the people crying about this only being available in the US and Canada really need to grow up.

This happens all the time to people living in the USA as well.

When Prison School wasn't available in the USA on CR, what did I have to do? Well I had to pay Funimation to watch it.

And with the new season starting soon, guess what I'm sure it will continue to happen again.

It's all about the bottom line and competition. I'm happy with what we're able to get lately, even if we can't have it all.

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MysteriousTsubaki-Kun wrote:

All the people crying about this only being available in the US and Canada really need to grow up.

This happens all the time to people living in the USA as well.

When Prison School wasn't available in the USA on CR, what did I have to do? Well I had to pay Funimation to watch it.

And with the new season starting soon, guess what I'm sure it will continue to happen again.

It's all about the bottom line and competition. I'm happy with what we're able to get lately, even if we can't have it all.


What you fail to understand is that in most of the world, there is only Crunchyroll and Daisuki of any value, and Daisuki doesn't really do catalogue titles. So it's not a case of subscribing to Hulu or FUNimation, it's case of simply doing without.
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I loved this show so much it made my childhood. It use to be up at 5:30 AM and I never missed it as a child, regardless of if I had school or was on vacation. It was one of the two shows I watched with my father. 5:00 AM it was Megaman. I use to watch the sows with him and than at six he would depart for work. I would give him a great big morning hug. Keep in mind I was the whole grown up age of seven. I would than be up and wait to be able to go to school. Samurai pizza cats was great and Megaman was cool too if a bit odd to me compared to the games. I hope the international people shall be able to enjoy the series one day as much as I did.
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MysteriousTsubaki-Kun wrote:

All the people crying about this only being available in the US and Canada really need to grow up.

This happens all the time to people living in the USA as well.

When Prison School wasn't available in the USA on CR, what did I have to do? Well I had to pay Funimation to watch it.

And with the new season starting soon, guess what I'm sure it will continue to happen again.

It's all about the bottom line and competition. I'm happy with what we're able to get lately, even if we can't have it all.


What you fail to understand is that in most of the world, there is only Crunchyroll and Daisuki of any value, and Daisuki doesn't really do catalogue titles. So it's not a case of subscribing to Hulu or FUNimation, it's case of simply doing without.


And as unfortunate as that is the case it's still not Crunchies fault it's not licensed in your country. Blame it on the companies that own the licensing rights, they're the ones that allow Crunchy to distribute the content. Of course by "allow" I mean pay to have the rights to stream it. Crunchyroll can only get theirs hands on the content that their allowed to have.

I was only using Funimation as an example and yeah maybe it's a poor one to use. The bigger problem is the companies that actually control the distribution of the content. They fail to realize that demand keeps growing for new and catalog titles from Japan and if there isn't a legal means to be able to watch the content then people resort to others means to obtain it.

It's just annoying to see people constantly blaming Crunchy for this problem, when they're only at the end of line of this massive farce of a train.

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MysteriousTsubaki-Kun wrote:

And as unfortunate as that is the case it's still not Crunchies fault it's not licensed in your country. Blame it on the companies that own the licensing rights, they're the ones that allow Crunchy to distribute the content. Of course by "allow" I mean pay to have the rights to stream it. Crunchyroll can only get theirs hands on the content that their allowed to have.

I was only using Funimation as an example and yeah maybe it's a poor one to use. The bigger problem is the companies that actually control the distribution of the content. They fail to realize that demand keeps growing for new and catalog titles from Japan and if there isn't a legal means to be able to watch the content then people resort to others means to obtain it.

It's just annoying to see people constantly blaming Crunchy for this problem, when they're only at the end of line of this massive farce of a train.



Nothing to stop Crunchyroll going to whoever holds international streaming rights and buying them off them too, is there? People are blaming Crunchyroll, because with the notable exceptions of Toei Europe, TMS and TBS content, there's almost nothing to stop them also picking up NA-only content for other regions, they just choose not to.
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Well for your sake I hope Crunchyroll can work some magic for you someday.
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Buzz201 wrote:

May I suggest that who the publisher is or which countries the publisher has the rights for is completely irrelevant? There's nothing stopping Crunchyroll from going to whoever holds other international rights and acquiring the show off them. They did it with Prison School, which was initially available in French-speaking territories from Anime Limited (a.k.a. All the Anime) and then in a bunch of other territories from Showgate.

You appear to be assuming not only that task could be accomplished with equal ease, but more importantly, with an equal cost per subscriber.

Contract costs and minimum guarantees are far from perfectly elastic, which means for smaller markets, that raises the cost per subscriber.



But I'm fed up of people passing this off as unfair, unrealistic sour grapes from Crunchyroll's international customers. We pay a similar amount, it's only reasonable for us to expect to get a similar service.

The argument that one inherently deserves a similar amount of programming for a similar amount of pay isn't even born out by history. By that logic, almost everyone on CR should be paying much more now than they were back in 2009.

It isn't as if CR promised people x number of titles and then reneged on the deal. No one here (re)subscribed more than 360 days ago, so unless a person can claim that your number of simulcasts dropped substantially during that period and the library shrunk they are getting the same deal they originally agreed to.

Crunchyroll isn't the only international service that has this problem. I doubt any of Netflix's operations in other countries have a larger library than the US. If by chance they do (and I recall someone from one of the Nordic countries claimed that once), then good for them.

For those that have another anime streaming service in their country, compare the number of titles they offer, and the cost (if they offer a subscription). How does that compare to what CR offers? If it isn't favorable, do you believe that they are just greedy and/or incompetent, or that perhaps it has something to do with the cost and difficulty of acquiring anime for your country or region?

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This season alone, the US & Canada have gotten somewhere between 15 to 20 catalogue titles, i don't remember the exact number i've kinda lost count at this point. Whereas Europe has only gotten Digimon Adventure Tri and a few flimsy ova eps.
What's pissing people off the most is that the rest of the world has gotten barely anything this season, except for the UK who finally got Case Closed.
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This season alone, the US & Canada have gotten somewhere between 15 to 20 catalogue titles, i don't remember the exact number i've kinda lost count at this point. Whereas Europe has only gotten Digimon Adventure Tri and a few flimsy ova eps.
What's pissing people off the most is that the rest of the world has gotten barely anything this season, except for the UK who finally got Case Closed.


We got Case Closed, but we didn't get Digimon Adventure Tri. So it's swings and roundabouts really...
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instrumental20 wrote:

This season alone, the US & Canada have gotten somewhere between 15 to 20 catalogue titles, i don't remember the exact number i've kinda lost count at this point. Whereas Europe has only gotten Digimon Adventure Tri and a few flimsy ova eps.
What's pissing people off the most is that the rest of the world has gotten barely anything this season, except for the UK who finally got Case Closed.


I think the problem this season is that the regional lockouts appear to be more noticeable this season, especially in terms of catalogue titles, than they usually would.

It's normal a bit more spread around, with different shows having different availabilities in different regions. Very few shows end up everywhere but also very few shows are North America only.
Usually there would be a mixture of US+Can+Europe, US+Can+LatAm or US+Can+UK+Aus+NZ. Everyone would miss out on something, but not always the same things. So at least the exclusions felt spread around a bit.

This time around, though, there's at least been a perceived increase in US+Can+FU. Helped, in part, by an unusually high amount of mid-season catalogue additions. These always tend to have a higher tendency to be supplied by the North American distributor who sublicenses them out but one or two a season with the occasional wider regional spread makes it less noticeable.
When there are a whole shedload of them within a few months, though, it kinda stands out more.

Put that together with the highly-anticipated Digimon Tri being subject to Toei's usual licensing foibles and ending up in some regions and not others and the popular catalogue show Case Closed also only being licensed for a selection of regions and it doesn't necessarily help.
If you're a fan of just the one that shows up in your region then that's fine. But if you're a fan of the other... it kind of stings.

What would have helped would be one or two high profile "as many regions as possible" announcements. Instead it's been an incessant amount of "US and Canada and maybe a lucky few others" which has united the regional-blocked subscribers into a larger single group than they previously have been.

To me, it just comes over as a bit of a PR misstep. Being offered multiple NA-only shows and, understandably, not wanting to let money sit on the table. But not also appearing to balance up thinking how it comes over the the rest of the world.

When I expressed my frustration on Twitter, I got a reply asking "should CR have not gotten Samurai Pizza Cats?"
To seriously play Devil's Advocate for a moment, let's answer with "no".

With an increasingly vocal negative response every time there's a yet another new US+Canada only announcement, think about it for a moment. What's going to generate the larger amount of grumbling form the subscribers? Making something available only to a portion of your members, but making a big announcement about it, or not giving it to anyone at all but with nobody knowing it was even a possibility?

People don't get pissed off about what they don't even know they're missing. Constantly being told they're missing out, though, is quite the different situation.
So maybe, just maybe, letting something pass by once in a while to keep the peace wouldn't be a bad move.

And I really hope that for the upcoming season they manage to get somewhat wider rights for more of their titles. Even if it's not "everything everywhere", too much more of "everyone outside North America feeling left out" will go down about as well as a cup of cold sick.
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Please license this for LatAm
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The first anime I ever watched, even before DBZ. I actually never thought it would find its way here.


Not 100 percent sure if it was the first but it is one of the earliest ones I can remember ever seeing along Dragonball and Sailor Moon lol.




You know what would be real amazing. If you guys could get me Monster Rancher Dubbed too!

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instrumental20 wrote:

This season alone, the US & Canada have gotten somewhere between 15 to 20 catalogue titles, i don't remember the exact number i've kinda lost count at this point. Whereas Europe has only gotten Digimon Adventure Tri and a few flimsy ova eps.
What's pissing people off the most is that the rest of the world has gotten barely anything this season, except for the UK who finally got Case Closed.


I think the problem this season is that the regional lockouts appear to be more noticeable this season, especially in terms of catalogue titles, than they usually would.

It's normal a bit more spread around, with different shows having different availabilities in different regions. Very few shows end up everywhere but also very few shows are North America only.
Usually there would be a mixture of US+Can+Europe, US+Can+LatAm or US+Can+UK+Aus+NZ. Everyone would miss out on something, but not always the same things. So at least the exclusions felt spread around a bit.

This time around, though, there's at least been a perceived increase in US+Can+FU. Helped, in part, by an unusually high amount of mid-season catalogue additions. These always tend to have a higher tendency to be supplied by the North American distributor who sublicenses them out but one or two a season with the occasional wider regional spread makes it less noticeable.
When there are a whole shedload of them within a few months, though, it kinda stands out more.

Put that together with the highly-anticipated Digimon Tri being subject to Toei's usual licensing foibles and ending up in some regions and not others and the popular catalogue show Case Closed also only being licensed for a selection of regions and it doesn't necessarily help.
If you're a fan of just the one that shows up in your region then that's fine. But if you're a fan of the other... it kind of stings.

What would have helped would be one or two high profile "as many regions as possible" announcements. Instead it's been an incessant amount of "US and Canada and maybe a lucky few others" which has united the regional-blocked subscribers into a larger single group than they previously have been.

To me, it just comes over as a bit of a PR misstep. Being offered multiple NA-only shows and, understandably, not wanting to let money sit on the table. But not also appearing to balance up thinking how it comes over the the rest of the world.

When I expressed my frustration on Twitter, I got a reply asking "should CR have not gotten Samurai Pizza Cats?"
To seriously play Devil's Advocate for a moment, let's answer with "no".

With an increasingly vocal negative response every time there's a yet another new US+Canada only announcement, think about it for a moment. What's going to generate the larger amount of grumbling form the subscribers? Making something available only to a portion of your members, but making a big announcement about it, or not giving it to anyone at all but with nobody knowing it was even a possibility?

People don't get pissed off about what they don't even know they're missing. Constantly being told they're missing out, though, is quite the different situation.
So maybe, just maybe, letting something pass by once in a while to keep the peace wouldn't be a bad move.

And I really hope that for the upcoming season they manage to get somewhat wider rights for more of their titles. Even if it's not "everything everywhere", too much more of "everyone outside North America feeling left out" will go down about as well as a cup of cold sick.


This calmly and realistically sums up the cause of everyone's frustrations.
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As a viewer who watches only sub I'll be happy to watch this show.
I remembered this show when I was a kid.


Thanks Crunchyroll.
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