Post Reply Subscribing to Crunchyroll, but worried about removing animes
Posted 11/7/16 , edited 11/7/16
Hi, I'm considering a subscription for Crunchyroll, but I'm concerned if CR will remove a lot of anime in the future as the licenses expire.

I know Netflix does the same thing, and removes a lot of shows/movies because of this, but with Crunchyroll, I'm concerned since a lot of what I've heard sounds pretty awful. Especially when there are shows removed without much notice.
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Posted 11/7/16 , edited 11/7/16
Of course some shows get removed but from what I've seen, its not too big of a deal. I think theres only been three shows that I've been sad about losing over the last few years: House of the Five Leaves (I'm about halfway through the series), Nichijou (Watched it two or more times already), and Usagi Drop (but it came back!).

I don't think there is much to worry about.
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Posted 11/7/16
CR isn't bad about losing licenses to shows.
Posted 11/7/16 , edited 11/7/16

sundin13 wrote:

Of course some shows get removed but from what I've seen, its not too big of a deal. I think theres only been three shows that I've been sad about losing over the last few years: House of the Five Leaves (I'm about halfway through the series), Nichijou (Watched it two or more times already), and Usagi Drop (but it came back!).

I don't think there is much to worry about.


Shows have gone and come back on CR?
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Posted 11/7/16
Usugi Drop came back, that I know of. I think at least one other has come back, but I don't know which one that was.
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Posted 11/7/16

OnePunchJoJo wrote:

Hi, I'm considering a subscription for Crunchyroll, but I'm concerned if CR will remove a lot of anime in the future as the licenses expire.

I know Netflix does the same thing, and removes a lot of shows/movies because of this, but with Crunchyroll, I'm concerned since a lot of what I've heard sounds pretty awful. Especially when there are shows removed without much notice.


Several (the vast majority) are removed without any notice. They are really good at stealth removals. This is coming from my experience being a customer from 2009 - Present.
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Posted 11/7/16 , edited 11/7/16

OnePunchJoJo wrote:

Hi, I'm considering a subscription for Crunchyroll, but I'm concerned if CR will remove a lot of anime in the future as the licenses expire.

I know Netflix does the same thing, and removes a lot of shows/movies because of this, but with Crunchyroll, I'm concerned since a lot of what I've heard sounds pretty awful. Especially when there are shows removed without much notice.


I moved this to the Site Support / Minor Questions forum.

Yes, sometimes show licenses do expire and sometimes there isn't much (or any) notice. But, sometimes we do get notice. During the time I've been on Crunchyroll (more than five years now), I wouldn't say a lot has gone.

As has been mentioned, sometimes shows do go and come back.

For example

Here's the official explanation about title availability, which was made after several show licenses ended with no notice back in June:

/forumtopic-957005/clarification-on-catalog-availability

But, you'll see that just a few months later they did get those particular titles back:

/forumtopic-957005/clarification-on-catalog-availability?pg=3#54878349

In addition, because of the recent partnership of Crunchyroll and Funimation, it sounds like even more catalog titles will be added.
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Posted 11/7/16
And don't forget that sometimes Crunchyroll will say they have a show when they actually do not, either due to geoblocking or other unknown excuses / reasons.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/the-mystic-archives-of-dantalian as an example of them not having a show that was recommended to me (I'm in the US [Missouri] for possible troubleshooting purposes).
Posted 11/7/16
Oh okay Thanks for straightening things out. Sounds way better than Netflix, whom removes like a huge chunk of shows/movies EVERY MONTH.
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