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So I was holding off watching Dragon Ball Super until it was legal in the US. I was happy to see that not only was it legal but it was on Crunchyroll. I was terrible disappointed when I went to start watching it to find the first 46 episodes missing. Did the first 46 episodes not get licensed and if not why would you start licensing from episode 47 instead of episode 1.
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TheMrParagon wrote:

So I was holding off watching Dragon Ball Super until it was legal in the US. I was happy to see that not only was it legal but it was on Crunchyroll. I was terrible disappointed when I went to start watching it to find the first 46 episodes missing. Did the first 46 episodes not get licensed and if not why would you start licensing from episode 47 instead of episode 1.


The reason to start with the most recent episodes is to get everyone up to speed in terms of showing newer episodes.

I'm guessing they'll get the rest soon. I wouldn't worry too much over that.
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They probably decided to sub the most recent episodes to bring the illegal watchers in first. Then they sub the others gradually. Takes time to sub episodes.
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TheMrParagon wrote:

So I was holding off watching Dragon Ball Super until it was legal in the US. I was happy to see that not only was it legal but it was on Crunchyroll. I was terrible disappointed when I went to start watching it to find the first 46 episodes missing. Did the first 46 episodes not get licensed and if not why would you start licensing from episode 47 instead of episode 1.


According to the announcement, backlog episodes will be added on a weekly basis (10 eps/wk).
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TheMrParagon wrote:

So I was holding off watching Dragon Ball Super until it was legal in the US. I was happy to see that not only was it legal but it was on Crunchyroll. I was terrible disappointed when I went to start watching it to find the first 46 episodes missing. Did the first 46 episodes not get licensed and if not why would you start licensing from episode 47 instead of episode 1.


I've moved this over to the Site Support forum.

As others have mentioned, per announcements elsewhere and the availability info on the show page, the older episodes will be added in batches of 10 starting this weekend.



A reason to start from episode 47, including the very most recent episode, is to

1) allow folks who have been watching the show elsewhere to start watching here without having to wait
2) give folks a full arc that is apparently watchable without having seen the prior episodes. Quoting from TheAncientOne's post in another thread:


The first and second arcs were basically retreads of the two most recent movies, and the third was a tournament arc.
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