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Post Reply Upcoming Changes to CR Free Streaming in Canada
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Posted 1/12/17 , edited 2/3/17

Lushii13 wrote:

I really dislike this change....Other then Youtube, Funimation and Crunchyroll are the only ways to legally watch anime here in Canada. My ability to watch the shows I want has plunged to very small numbers now. I can't afford to put money at the side to just watch anime, College drains my money enough...

I really do get the change, it just kind of sucks it had to turn out this way.

Not commenting on the change (easy solution: become a subscriber) but I thought I should point out that there are several other legal choices for streaming anime in Canada:

Daisuki -free with ads, pay for fewer ads
Anime Network Online (The Anime Network) -the first episode of some series are free but you need a subscription to watch the rest
Netflix -subscription required

It is tough to pay for them all but just paying for Crunchyroll isn't really that much. $7/month is surely the cost of one lunch out or something like that. I know it costs thousands of dollars to attend post-secondary school here now (my kids will be going there in a few years) but $7/month isn't that much and you can get it for less in a yearly subscription. Now, having to subscribe to all of them adds up for sure but with the stuff you get for free on Daisuki and Funimation you can probably choose to subscribe to one of Crunchyroll or ANO depending on the shows you want to watch.

Most of Funimation's back catalog is free to watch and the ads don't even work (no adblock required, they just don't seem to display) so you really are getting them for free.

Most anime on Youtube is not actually licensed for it. It is copied from other places and stays up until someone notices.

Final thought: you're paying a lot of money to go to school; how much time should you be spending watching anime anyway?
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Posted 1/18/17 , edited 2/3/17
I find it strange that you allow certain shows catalog to be free to watch with ad revenue (example one piece, Ai no excorcist and some more) when you said due to the weak canadian dollars you cannot do that. I came back to CR to see if this is true after 9 months. Why is certain shows free to canadian users that doesn't make any sense aren't you losing money that was the whole reason why you made this change. Is it because funimation is offering to Canada for free?
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Posted 1/20/17

stalik wrote: I find it strange that you allow certain shows catalog to be free to watch with ad revenue (example one piece, Ai no excorcist and some more) when you said due to the weak canadian dollars you cannot do that. I came back to CR to see if this is true after 9 months. Why is certain shows free to canadian users that doesn't make any sense aren't you losing money that was the whole reason why you made this change. Is it because funimation is offering to Canada for free?

When something in this business doesn't make any obvious sense, over half of the time it is some kind of contractual obligation.

One Piece would be independent of Funimation, but some others may be due to the way that terms of the Funimation cross distribution deal are written.
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Posted 2/19/17
I'm wondering if this is a permanent solution. If perhaps one day the market goes belly up and the Canadian dollar equals out to the American dollar (either by the CAD catching up or the USD falling behind) will Crunchyroll remove this restriction? Part of me doubts it. My American friends were bugging me to watching anime with them here but it seems I'll have to find some other place to do it.
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Wow. I've been avoiding Crunchyroll for half my life and now that I've said "aww, screw it" and finally decided to use the service, it's impossible to watch anything on my list of stuff to watch! It's like, discrimination against Canadians! I got through Parasyte and said "let's check out this other anime that I've only seen 50 ads for!" Then I try to watch and it's only available to premium members. T.T Need I say "disappointing"?
The part that really gets me is that I can't watch Nanbaka on CR, but their YouTube channel still has the first 3 episodes available at the moment.
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