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Posted 12/30/16 , edited 12/30/16
I've noticed that lately more and more shows you need a premium membership to watch many shows here on CR. This is a forum dedicated to help people who don't want to spend money. They aren't specific genres or anything just a bunch that you don't need premium to watch please add on if there's ones that aren't mentioned.

Cardcaptor Sakura
Yuri!! On ICE
PSYCHO-PASS
Kiss him, Not me
Attack on titan
Fairy Tail
Blue Exorcist
No Game, No Life
The irregular at Magic High School
Blast of Tempest
Akame ga Kill!
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Posted 12/30/16 , edited 12/30/16
The majority of shows are available for all users after a week or so. It would probably be easier for you to list the few shows you come across that are restricted to premium only.
Posted 12/30/16 , edited 12/30/16
I am sub to Funimaion so this is useless to me but I will say this.

CR ads are the most annoying piece of shit I ever watch! Like Jesus man fuck who ever approve them! Same ads for 5 or 10 times is just horrendous. I rather pirate the fucking thing than put myself in a endless commercial, that all it does it ruin immersion with his laud noise and unnecessary repetition.
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Posted 12/30/16 , edited 12/31/16

Lushii13 wrote:

I've noticed that lately more and more shows you need a premium membership to watch many shows here on CR. This is a forum dedicated to help people who don't want to spend money. They aren't specific genres or anything just a bunch that you don't need premium to watch please add on if there's ones that aren't mentioned.



Except for folks in Canada, almost everything is available to watch without a premium membership. There are a handful of older shows which are not, and free users need to wait a week to watch the latest episode of most simulcasts.

(Canadian non-premium members can watch simulcasts during the first few weeks they are available, but can't watch catalog titles.)
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Posted 12/30/16 , edited 12/31/16

Lushii13 wrote:

I've noticed that lately more and more shows you need a premium membership to watch many shows here on CR. This is a forum dedicated to help people who don't want to spend money. They aren't specific genres or anything just a bunch that you don't need premium to watch please add on if there's ones that aren't mentioned.

Cardcaptor Sakura
Yuri!! On ICE
PSYCHO-PASS
Kiss him, Not me
Attack on titan
Fairy Tail
Blue Exorcist
No Game, No Life
The irregular at Magic High School
Blast of Tempest
Akame ga Kill!



why not use https://view.yahoo.com/browse/tv/genre/anime

hulu used to be free with ads.... now view.yahoo is pretty much its replacement .. they have a lot of series for free

480p only though..
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Posted 1/1/17 , edited 1/1/17

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I am sub to Funimaion so this is useless to me but I will say this.

CR ads are the most annoying piece of shit I ever watch! Like Jesus man fuck who ever approve them! Same ads for 5 or 10 times is just horrendous. I rather pirate the fucking thing than put myself in a endless commercial, that all it does it ruin immersion with his laud noise and unnecessary repetition.


I am pretty sure the way you can avoid ads is just by using adblock. I mean, if you hate it that much you should probably consider using adblock. I have to use it on Youtube because it's honestly annoying getting an ad on Soundcloud or Youtube ever so often half way into a video that I am viewing.

Posted 1/1/17 , edited 1/2/17

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TwinBlast wrote:

I am sub to Funimaion so this is useless to me but I will say this.

CR ads are the most annoying piece of shit I ever watch! Like Jesus man fuck who ever approve them! Same ads for 5 or 10 times is just horrendous. I rather pirate the fucking thing than put myself in a endless commercial, that all it does it ruin immersion with his laud noise and unnecessary repetition.


I am pretty sure the way you can avoid ads is just by using adblock. I mean, if you hate it that much you should probably consider using adblock. I have to use it on Youtube because it's honestly annoying getting an ad on Soundcloud or Youtube ever so often half way into a video that I am viewing.



That doesn't work on this site and also the mods hate it when people bring up Ablock.
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Posted 1/2/17 , edited 1/3/17

TwinBlast wrote:


Cloud5_ wrote:


TwinBlast wrote:

I am sub to Funimaion so this is useless to me but I will say this.

CR ads are the most annoying piece of shit I ever watch! Like Jesus man fuck who ever approve them! Same ads for 5 or 10 times is just horrendous. I rather pirate the fucking thing than put myself in a endless commercial, that all it does it ruin immersion with his laud noise and unnecessary repetition.


I am pretty sure the way you can avoid ads is just by using adblock. I mean, if you hate it that much you should probably consider using adblock. I have to use it on Youtube because it's honestly annoying getting an ad on Soundcloud or Youtube ever so often half way into a video that I am viewing.



That doesn't work on this site and also the mods hate it when people bring up Ablock.


Huh, I have never used Adblock on Crunchy Roll, didn't know they blocked it. Probably cause I have been premium from the start. (And my account is only 4 days old.)

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Posted 1/11/17 , edited 1/11/17
I could never use Hulu since I'm in Canada, but this link I will certainly check out! Thank you!

It's sad that I can't watch some shows that I used to be able to on CR since despite some of them being old episode they restricted it.
I just thought that this forum could help the people who enjoy watching Crunchyroll but have trouble finding non-premium stuff now.
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Posted 1/11/17 , edited 1/11/17

Lushii13 wrote:

I could never use Hulu since I'm in Canada, but this link I will certainly check out! Thank you!

It's sad that I can't watch some shows that I used to be able to on CR since despite some of them being old episode they restricted it.
I just thought that this forum could help the people who enjoy watching Crunchyroll but have trouble finding non-premium stuff now.


Well, it's a nice thought... but unless CR goes back to the old way they used to have, a list like this would constantly change over time... For Canada.

In Canada, "free" users can only watch each individual episode for shows currently being simulcast for 13 weeks after they first become available. After that, they also go to premium-only with all the other back catalog titles. So a list you would happen to make now will be incorrect in three months (for Canada).

Details here: /forumtopic-935843/upcoming-changes-to-cr-free-streaming-in-canada

If you want a more accurate list of shows you can watch for free (after the initial week of waiting), then go to the current season list here: /videos/anime/simulcasts or /lineup.

You could go back one season to see some of the more recent episodes yet until they reach the 13 week point, but probably by now, most of the first episodes have gone premium for you there...

In other words, you will be able to watch anything brand new that comes out, but you need to stay reasonably current and on top of it. If you wait too long, you could miss out. It would take some very careful timing for you to be able to binge watch an entire season of anything all in one sitting.
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Posted 1/18/18 , edited 1/19/18
I'm actually surprised that crunchyroll doesn't have most shows I'm interested in. My husband just fixed the sources for the kodi so I guess I'll try to find time to hog the tv again.

I was looking for Yuruyuri, Sasameki Koto, Welcome to the ballroom, shoujo sect and the 13th episode of the ancient magus bride because somehow that one is premium content (I've watched all previous 12). I'm guessing maybe crunchyroll is more about mainstream...
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Posted 1/18/18 , edited 1/19/18

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I'm actually surprised that crunchyroll doesn't have most shows I'm interested in. My husband just fixed the sources for the kodi so I guess I'll try to find time to hog the tv again.

I was looking for Yuruyuri, Sasameki Koto, Welcome to the ballroom, shoujo sect and the 13th episode of the ancient magus bride because somehow that one is premium content (I've watched all previous 12). I'm guessing maybe crunchyroll is more about mainstream... :(


/yuruyuri is here, all three seasons... but probably is premium-only for Canada.

Welcome to the ballroom was taken by Amazon, so CR couldn't get it.

The license for /sasameki-koto must have run out, or may have been pulled by the supplier. They did have it at one time and the page is still there, but there are no episodes in the US, either.

Shojo sect appears to be a three episode OVA. While CR does occasionally get some OVAs here and there, for the most part they won't have them, since those are usually separately licensed releases that come with a manga, magazine, or other merchandise, or may just be special editions that the publisher doesn't want to make available for streaming for (usually monetary) reasons.

I posted questions in another thread where you asked about Ancient Magus Bride.

The older a show is, the less likely it will be that CR will have it. It is difficult or even impossible to go back and acquire those kinds of licenses, unless one just falls in their lap from Cinedigm, Discotek, Nozomi, or other US disk publishers that focus on those. CR is mostly focused on getting simulcasts going forward every season, as legally, that's mostly what is attainable.




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I understand that, but why would the whole series be available but the last episode is a sample clip only? I just watched Sanrio Boys and it's the same, I watched the first two episodes with my kids and now episode 3 is a sample. Is that only in Canada too? Obviously the rest of the series IS available.
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Posted 1/23/18 , edited 1/23/18
The most recent episode of a simulcast has always been exclusive to premium members for one week, at least for the majority of titles.

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To expand on what asharka said below:
The info box on the video's page (on the right side, under the player) should tell you when it becomes available for viewing for both premium and free members.
Here's the info box for Sanrio Boys ep 3, which shows Jan 27th for free users for me.


Here, by contrast, is the info box for Recovery of an MMO Junkie ep 11 (which is actually an OVA) that remains exclusive to premium members.


Now I can't view those pages as they would appear from Canada but I'd imagine all the relevant info to be there still.
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Posted 1/23/18 , edited 1/23/18

SalemW wrote:

I understand that, but why would the whole series be available but the last episode is a sample clip only? I just watched Sanrio Boys and it's the same, I watched the first two episodes with my kids and now episode 3 is a sample. Is that only in Canada too? Obviously the rest of the series IS available.


Sanrio Boys is one show (of many), currently still being produced week-to-week, and is being "simulcast" here by CR. It is not a "complete" series yet. The latest episode of any currently-airing in Japan series is not available to non-subscribers here until a week later, after the next episode comes out (well, except for DBZ, I think) A week later it will be the same for the 4th episode, until the 5th comes out. You have to wait a week for the latest episode unless you subscribe. Any show, or episode having the crown icon will be like this. You get a 2 minute preview only.



You can see the list of simulcasts on this page: /videos/anime/simulcasts or the first two groupings on this one: /lineup
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