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Posted 7/11/16
I've largely only seen issues with payments being mentioned but all comics are premium only now. Also in the event that the issue isn't resolved until weeks later will we only be able to access the comics that were just released or will their be and extension made to the comics we could not access.

Thanks for the help.
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Posted 7/11/16 , edited 7/11/16

IchibiHyosube wrote:

I've largely only seen issues with payments being mentioned but all comics are premium only now. Also in the event that the issue isn't resolved until weeks later will we only be able to access the comics that were just released or will their be and extension made to the comics we could not access.

Thanks for the help.


I've moved this to Manga Support.

I hadn't noticed any issues with new chapters being also restricted, but then I don't pay very much attention since I'm premium. Is it really every single manga?

ETA: Just did a spot check myself with a few of the manga I read, and I'm seeing what you are saying.on the web site, but what's interesting is that on the Android app I'm seeing a new chapter, correctly marked as being for all members. Those chapters are simply is not visible at at all on the web site. Weird.
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Thanks for looking into it. Yeah I'm kind of a moocher so I just stay up to date to avoid paying. I'm waiting for a couple of new chapters tonight because it seems not every manga is locked. I think it was a temporary glitch that locked anything that updated on a certain date but everything afterwards seems like it will be unlocked. Also the ios app also shows the manga as premium only and no one in my house has an android. First world problems amiright.
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Posted 7/12/16 , edited 7/14/16

IchibiHyosube wrote:

I think it was a temporary glitch that locked anything that updated on a certain date but everything afterwards seems like it will be unlocked.


Nope; it seems to have been going on all week and it will be interesting to see if today's chapters are also restricted to premium members. From my own observations of the website (I don't use the mobile apps):

Tuesday July 5th:
- The Seven Deadly Sins 182: Available to all members at release, but is now locked since a week has elapsed.
- Fairy Tail 482: Premium-only.
- Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches 213: Premium-only. (By the way, 212 still has a "Coming Soon" placeholder.)
- Sweetness and Lightning 35: Premium-only

Friday July 8th:
- Attack on Titan 83: Premium-only.

These are the only manga that I could be bothered to check, but there could be more that were or are affected.

All non-premium members who weren't able to read last week's chapters will probably miss out unless they unlock them to make up for whatever happened. I had to burn a guest pass.
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Posted 7/12/16 , edited 7/12/16
Yeah I just checked 7 deadly sins, fairy tail and as the gods will and they are locked. Even if you click on them in the sidebar they will take you to the chapter an ad will load and then the comic is blank so don't click and deprive them of their ad revenue.
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Posted 7/12/16 , edited 7/14/16

HellcatAisha wrote:

All non-premium members who weren't able to read last week's chapters will probably miss out unless they unlock them to make up for whatever happened. I had to burn a guest pass.



IchibiHyosube wrote:

Yeah I just checked 7 deadly sins, fairy tail and as the gods will and they are locked. Even if you click on them in the sidebar they will take you to the chapter an ad will load and then the comic is blank so don't click and deprive them of their ad revenue.


Looks like some licensing has changed, so this isn't actually a glitch. I just found this in a Site News thread:

/forumtopic-959313/content-updates


For most manga on Crunchyroll, the first and most recent chapters are available to free members with our ad-supported model. Due to changes in licensing, you may notice that some titles in our manga library are now only available to premium users. Starting this month, these titles (including Attack on Titan, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, The Seven Deadly Sins, and more) will be exclusively available for premium users. Thank you for understanding!
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Posted 7/12/16
Was looking for an official statement; thanks for clearing that up. Pretty disappointing though.
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Posted 7/14/16
Thanks for the heads up.
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