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Post Reply First Winter 2016 Simulcast Announcement ~ LUPIN THE 3rd PART4!
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It's kind of impressive to me that we are now getting DRRR on THREE streaming sites, yet none of them are making the show available in Europe (unless CR changes the territories for the last season, which is unlikely) What did we do to Aniplex to deserve this?


Rumor has it that there was a meeting with all the head elder's of Anime, & they all simultaneously agreed on EUROPE'S STREAMING DIFFICULTIES!!!!


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Nanatsu No Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins) please get it IT IS THE BEST 
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I heard that there's going to be a sequel to the Seven deadly sins
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The first 3 parts were already licensed by a US company, Discotek, who is the publisher providing them to CR (which is also why they are available only in the US and Canada).

I wouldn't be surprised if the way CR got the rights to this series were by also getting the home video rights (they've done it with a few series before). If so, I would expect they would relicense those rights to Discotek, as they did with these series.


The previous 3 parts are also not legally available in English outside North America, so I can't help but feel that might put people off, especially when it has PART4 in big letters in it's title. It'd be great if they could secure expanded rights for the previous series.


Is-9 wrote:

It's kind of impressive to me that we are now getting DRRR on THREE streaming sites, yet none of them are making the show available in Europe (unless CR changes the territories for the last season, which is unlikely) What did we do to Aniplex to deserve this?


Crunchyroll deals with Aniplex of America who generally only handle English-language and pan-American rights to their series, whilst Aniplex's main Japanese office handles rights for the rest of the world. Sometimes Scandinavia and Denmark are included with English-language rights, but it's hit and miss as to whether they are or aren't.

It's not a good reason to exclude people, and as a fellow European (although from the UK) I feel your pain. I can see why they do it though...
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Wooow, that's crazy! I'm actually surprised to find it's actually been that long since Lupin had TV series run! Hell, I remember my first taste of Lupin back in the OG Cartoon Network/Adult Swim anime well over 20 some-odd years ago, lol (damn, y u no slow down time??). But even then, I didn't think it was watching eps that already good 15+ yrs old. Then w/ all the movies that have come out over the years after that, I guess you never really feel like Lupin's ever gone, lol.

Props for snagging that opportunity, CR!
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Posted 12/29/15 , edited 12/29/15

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Is-9 wrote:

It's kind of impressive to me that we are now getting DRRR on THREE streaming sites, yet none of them are making the show available in Europe (unless CR changes the territories for the last season, which is unlikely) What did we do to Aniplex to deserve this?


Crunchyroll deals with Aniplex of America who generally only handle English-language and pan-American rights to their series, whilst Aniplex's main Japanese office handles rights for the rest of the world. Sometimes Scandinavia and Denmark are included with English-language rights, but it's hit and miss as to whether they are or aren't.

It's not a good reason to exclude people, and as a fellow European (although from the UK) I feel your pain. I can see why they do it though...


You're right, but the way they work together still strikes me as backwards. A lot of the time AoA and AoJ have no problem working together to create global streaming (at least that's what it seems like is happening, afaik it's never made clear which Aniplex licenses are AoA and which are AoJ). Take this season's ERASED for example: it's on all three platforms like DRRR, and while we don't know the CR territories yet, Daisuki has already confirmed to be streaming it pretty much everywhere. What really mystifies me is that it seems like it's the big, proven Aniplex hits (things like DRRR, Fate, Monogatari, etc) that DON'T get global streaming, while smaller or unproven shows like ERASED and World Conquest Zvezda Plot are streamed everywhere. The only somewhat logical explanation I can think of would be if those older franchises were negotiated with AoA only back when they debuted and since then have been reusing the same old, AoA-area-only contracts for convenience. That would mean they are stuck with limited streaming for legacy reasons, which is the only reasoning that makes sense to me - because intentionally broadcasting your smalltime shows widely while at the same time limiting exposure to your hits seems absurd.
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I think in this case there was a specific license problem with Italy at least, since it got aired there even before it aired in Japan... in Italy Lupin III is VERY loved and it's not by chance that the series is set there. It was airing on TV this summer when I was at my parents' place .
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Suhkitty wrote:

I've been wondering about Lupin since so many people seem to like it! Too bad for the rest of the continent though. Really these licences should be made available for the EU at least. We're already an economic bloc so why not? Maybe we should start a petition


The EU is only a bloc in some respects - when it comes to content licensing, it's every country for itself. And besides, the UK won't be part of the bloc for much longer anyway if public opinion continues along current trends.
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MsDiva wrote:

Wooow, that's crazy! I'm actually surprised to find it's actually been that long since Lupin had TV series run! Hell, I remember my first taste of Lupin back in the OG Cartoon Network/Adult Swim anime well over 20 some-odd years ago, lol (damn, y u no slow down time??). But even then, I didn't think it was watching eps that already good 15+ yrs old. Then w/ all the movies that have come out over the years after that, I guess you never really feel like Lupin's ever gone, lol.

Props for snagging that opportunity, CR!


Coming home from school at like, 11 at night, & barley catching Lupin III playing on cartoon network was the best! Lupin 3rd is one of those timeless series that'll be worth watching for generations.
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Could anyone tell me if i could still watch this series without seeing the first parts? Or would that not be recommended.
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ZaruTicher wrote:

Could anyone tell me if i could still watch this series without seeing the first parts? Or would that not be recommended.


Yes, you can watch it even if you haven't seen any of the earlier titles. Lupin doesn't have much in terms of continuity or character development, just the gang getting into wacky standalone adventures. You can jump in at almost any point.
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Excellent thank you for the swift reply, gives me and my brother something to watch and enjoy this season. Cheers.
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Posted 12/29/15 , edited 12/29/15
So the first winter annoucement is finally here. Hopefully we can expect good news during the comming weeks.

Unfortunetly, this one isn't available here though.
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Wow, I never thought I'd live long enough to see a Lupin series legally in my territory. Bravo Crunchyroll for pulling off the impossible.
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Suhkitty wrote:

I've been wondering about Lupin since so many people seem to like it! Too bad for the rest of the continent though. Really these licences should be made available for the EU at least. We're already an economic bloc so why not? Maybe we should start a petition


The EU is only a bloc in some respects - when it comes to content licensing, it's every country for itself. And besides, the UK won't be part of the bloc for much longer anyway if public opinion continues along current trends.


I know the unity is limited but this licence stuff is really annoying. They've even restricted the sales of e-books so that webshops aren't allowed to deliver e-books to people from outside their appointed territories. It's crazy! some consumer action is needed I just don't think enough people care to jump on the bandwagon... It's too bad the UK wants to shut itself out but if that's the way they feel then so be it. It's been working out with the Swiss just fine till now so if the UK gets a similar arrangement that shouldn't be too much of a problem for either party.
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