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Posted 12/15/16
Hi there, I live in the UK. Due to this, there are a few series on crunchyroll that I cannot watch because of licensing limitations. I was just curious about the possibility of crunchyroll ever helping us UK fans out for this. As there are plenty of anime that I would like to watch on this site, but can't. Thanks for your time
Posted 12/15/16

eaglibrium wrote:

Hi there, I live in the UK. Due to this, there are a few series on crunchyroll that I cannot watch because of licensing limitations. I was just curious about the possibility of crunchyroll ever helping us UK fans out for this. As there are plenty of anime that I would like to watch on this site, but can't. Thanks for your time :)


Hey! I used to live in the UK while being a Crunchyroll Premium Member too. I understand that licensing restrictions can kind of/sort of suck, but that's really how it goes in the business world. The anime series that you want to watch that are meant to be part of Crunchyroll have been licensed by another company in the United Kingdom/European area and Crunchyroll doesn't have the rights/permission to show them to you themselves. I would suggest finding the shows you want and any local publisher/distributors that may actually own the rights to them.

Crunchyroll has endlessly been trying to ensure they have as many licenses to distribute material as possible; unfortunately, there are some animes that are already licensed by someone else that won't give them the rights/license to do so.
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Posted 12/16/16

eaglibrium wrote:

Hi there, I live in the UK. Due to this, there are a few series on crunchyroll that I cannot watch because of licensing limitations. I was just curious about the possibility of crunchyroll ever helping us UK fans out for this. As there are plenty of anime that I would like to watch on this site, but can't. Thanks for your time :)


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

As others have mentioned, and as stated in the FAQ, https://help.crunchyroll.com/hc/en-us/articles/204878816-Which-shows-are-available-in-my-country-, CR aims for worldwide rights but "due to the vagaries of licensing restrictions we cannot promise that every single title released on Crunchyroll will be available in all countries."
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