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Apologies if this has already been posted somewhere. Normally Crunchy announces when titles go back in the vault, but that seems to have been missed this time. According to [url=http://twitter.com/WTK/status/746065391504396288/photo/1]WTK on Twitter, a bunch of licenses have expired and aren't able to be streamed anymore. Not in Canada or the US at any rate. Shame we didn't get any notice of it in advance...
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Posted 6/23/16 , edited 6/23/16
Just checked and yeah they are all gone. Wow that's a lot and some of them are recent animes too.
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Posted 6/23/16 , edited 6/23/16
licensing rights for streaming does not last forever , so when its up then that title is gone, Crunchy did not remove it ,it just expired.The contract is usually about 5 -10 years or maybe shorter depending on the agreement.
Its just Chrunchy does not disclose till when or how long their contract are.

If you guys want to understand how the industry work, ANN has a good article about it
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2012-06-11
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Posted 6/23/16 , edited 6/23/16

iashakezula wrote:

licensing rights for streaming does not last forever , so when its up then that title is gone, Crunchy did not remove it ,it just expired.The contract is usually about 5 -10 years or maybe shorter depending on the agreement.

If you guiys want to understand how the industry work, ANN has a good article about it
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2012-06-11


I know that. Usually Crunchyroll will notify us when that is about to happen (usually a week or two), and that did not happen on this occasion. So I made the topic so that people would know they are in the vault now.
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Posted 6/23/16

Melicans wrote:

Apologies if this has already been posted somewhere. Normally Crunchy announces when titles go back in the vault, but that seems to have been missed this time. According to http://twitter.com/WTK/status/746065391504396288/photo/1, a bunch of licenses have expired and aren't able to be streamed anymore. Not in Canada or the US at any rate. Shame we didn't get any notice of it in advance...

Yep. Seems CR is taking steps to get some of the titles back:

- Clarification on Catalog Availability
- http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-957005/clarification-on-catalog-availability

We wanted to briefly address some comments we've seen about catalog availability. The licensing process creates situations where we may, for a time, not have the license to particular titles, and we're currently working with our partners to bring them back. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your patience and understanding.
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Good to know, thanks =)
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Melicans wrote:

Good to know, thanks =)

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This is why if you like a anime title yo should go and get physical copy of it.
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This wouldn't have normally bothered me, but of course I was in the middle of Angel Beats...now its gone. Very annoying bc I would have finished it if I knew was going to be removed.
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Posted 6/23/16
I hope they get them back because I had, like...4 of them on my queue list..
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How do we send a message to Crunchyroll to make them announce when this is going to happen in the future? I was right in the middle of an Anime! Not happy....unhappy...opposite of happy!

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curr0001 wrote:

This is why if you like a anime title yo should go and get physical copy of it.


I had five of these in my queue to watch. I hadn't seen any of them yet and normally like to watch before buying. Only once have I bought a show before watching it and that was Steins; Gate. Don't regret it a bit, I loved it! But like I said, normally I like to watch first. I hope they can get some of them back though.

I do remember a few months ago people here were laughing at Funimation for not announcing when the license Darker Than Black was expiring. They learned their lesson from all the feedback they got and announced Baccano ahead of time and Brotherhood at least two months in advance of it expiring. It would have been nice to know so I could put priority on watching them. Usually I just pick randomly from my queue depending on what I'm in the mood for.
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They said they're planning to get them back so I'd guess this is just like, some sort of renewal period thing inbetween seasons. I know they lost S1 of Encouragement of Climb for a while but got it back.
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Posted 6/23/16 , edited 6/23/16

Shinosushi wrote:

How do we send a message to Crunchyroll to make them announce when this is going to happen in the future? I was right in the middle of an Anime! Not happy....unhappy...opposite of happy!


I believe they use to announce when licenses were going to expire. At least I think they did... anyhow, you can drop them a line here if you want:

Email: support@crunchyroll.com
Online Form: http://www.crunchyroll.com/help?topic=contact
Current Thread: http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-957005/clarification-on-catalog-availability

Cheers.
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Now letting folks know of things going back into the vault was a thing in the past, it may have gotten dropped though!
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