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So, I just found out that Hulu isn't available in Japan, so if I access from the internet there, I won't be able to watch it. I was worried the same would be the case with Crunchyroll. A quick browsing of the forum reveals that there are issues with licensing in some regions, but there doesn't seem to be a specific answer to this question. "If I registered in, still have a permanent address in, and am paying from a source in <insert country here> do I still have access to the anime and shows Crunchyroll offers in that region while I'm in another country on a temporary basis?"

See, I'm going to be doing my senior year in Japan (yay!) but I still want to watch anime even though I won't have TV there (boo!). I figured Crunchyroll would work, but now it's looking like a no. I don't wanna use a VPN or something because I'll probably get banned for that/sued (god forbid anyone get sued over something that inconsequential, seriously). So I just wanna know what the deal is. If my selection of anime shrinks while I'm in Japan, even though I'm still a US citizen, still paying from my US bank account, still registered with a US address....I'm cancelling my subscription and y'all can kiss my...*ahem*.
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I went to Japan in June and all i have to say is cancel your subscription while you are in Japan but if you stay up long enough you can catch anime on TV also make sure you check the BS channels
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Posted 8/7/16

KenjiFoxboy wrote:

So, I just found out that Hulu isn't available in Japan, so if I access from the internet there, I won't be able to watch it. I was worried the same would be the case with Crunchyroll. A quick browsing of the forum reveals that there are issues with licensing in some regions, but there doesn't seem to be a specific answer to this question. "If I registered in, still have a permanent address in, and am paying from a source in <insert country here> do I still have access to the anime and shows Crunchyroll offers in that region while I'm in another country on a temporary basis?"

See, I'm going to be doing my senior year in Japan (yay!) but I still want to watch anime even though I won't have TV there (boo!). I figured Crunchyroll would work, but now it's looking like a no. I don't wanna use a VPN or something because I'll probably get banned for that/sued (god forbid anyone get sued over something that inconsequential, seriously). So I just wanna know what the deal is. If my selection of anime shrinks while I'm in Japan, even though I'm still a US citizen, still paying from my US bank account, still registered with a US address....I'm cancelling my subscription and y'all can kiss my...*ahem*.


Yeah, if you are in Japan, even temporarily, the shows on Crunchyroll won't be legitimately available to you (right now, as far as I know, only RWBY would be). The only exception is if you are on a military base where the IP address is considered legally in the US.
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Well, it's their loss. I prefer to pay for my anime, but I'll have to go to "those other sites" while I'm in Japan. Thanks guys.
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from what i recall, you could rent anime for like a buck or two.
you could also watch anime through niconico, using a paid membership.
(anime on niconico is only available for those living in Japan)

edit: http://ch.nicovideo.jp/portal/anime

you could also try netflix japan. or simply turn on the tv at the right channel at the right time
(some series might require a premium tv subscription)

plenty of methods for watching anime in Japan:

online:
>netflix
>niconico

tv broadcast

anime rentals

etc.
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Posted 8/8/16

KenjiFoxboy wrote:

Well, it's their loss. I prefer to pay for my anime, but I'll have to go to "those other sites" while I'm in Japan. Thanks guys.


Our Japanese partners serve their home market themselves, so Japan is usually not part of any licensing agreement.
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