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Posted 3/12/17 , edited 3/24/17

Suhkitty wrote: Is it in any way possible to turn this kind of clickbait into more honest captions that mention the regions up front christiecleu? I know I would appreciate it. It was good for a while but it's been slipping again lately...

It's not pure "clickbait" for non US residents, though, since one of the four is Worldwide ex-Asia. Would "3US 1WxA" at the end of the title be too confusing?


DarkBlade19 wrote: Uhm How people from Asia watch anime legally? I'm just curious

If you are in China and read Chinese (Mandarin), you can watch on several big video streaming sites ... Youkou, LeTV, qq-video, etc. Anime is widely available in legit streaming sites, for people willing to watch a few ads to avoid the hassles of chasing down bootleg versions.

Indeed, that's why even the occasional Crunchyroll license that still includes some part of Asia normally still blocks out China (including Taiwan, since getting into an argument about the status of Taiwan is a good way to get into a fight in China). The big Chinese streaming sites represent one of the fastest growing markets for anime.

But there are no laowei (foreigner) subtitles available on those sites, only Chinese. The closest to support for foreign language subtitles is offering an option to use classical characters used in Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong etc. instead of the simplified characters used on the mainland. So I mostly use the Chinese streaming sites to watch shows from the US, and just ignore the subtitles.

That's just China ... I haven't visited Southeast Asia recently, so I don't have a clear picture of what is going on there, other than the Animax Asia satellite channel still licensing a fair number of series each season.



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Posted 3/13/17 , edited 3/24/17

NiraVancopoulos wrote:

What a shame, fortunelly I've watched all of them in previous Shinkai's weekends here in Crunchy (I would have loved to watch them again though u_u). But I'll be really mad if you add "Your name" only for the US u_u, I don't want to pirate it


Hey, if Im not wrong, those 3 Shinkai's movies and a few more are availiable for LATAM in Netflix (at least here in Brasil...)
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Posted 3/14/17 , edited 3/24/17
[Insert rude remark regarding getting to watch them and leaving everyone else out]
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Posted 3/14/17 , edited 3/24/17

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Suhkitty wrote: Is it in any way possible to turn this kind of clickbait into more honest captions that mention the regions up front christiecleu? I know I would appreciate it. It was good for a while but it's been slipping again lately...

It's not pure "clickbait" for non US residents, though, since one of the four is Worldwide ex-Asia. Would "3US 1WxA" at the end of the title be too confusing?


DarkBlade19 wrote: Uhm How people from Asia watch anime legally? I'm just curious

If you are in China and read Chinese (Mandarin), you can watch on several big video streaming sites ... Youkou, LeTV, qq-video, etc. Anime is widely available in legit streaming sites, for people willing to watch a few ads to avoid the hassles of chasing down bootleg versions.

Indeed, that's why even the occasional Crunchyroll license that still includes some part of Asia normally still blocks out China (including Taiwan, since getting into an argument about the status of Taiwan is a good way to get into a fight in China). The big Chinese streaming sites represent one of the fastest growing markets for anime.

But there are no laowei (foreigner) subtitles available on those sites, only Chinese. The closest to support for foreign language subtitles is offering an option to use classical characters used in Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong etc. instead of the simplified characters used on the mainland. So I mostly use the Chinese streaming sites to watch shows from the US, and just ignore the subtitles.

That's just China ... I haven't visited Southeast Asia recently, so I don't have a clear picture of what is going on there, other than the Animax Asia satellite channel still licensing a fair number of series each season.





ok thanks for the info. Now I'm little bit smarter
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Posted 3/14/17 , edited 3/24/17
Amazing films shame like the rest has said we the rest of the world is forgotten.
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Posted 3/14/17 , edited 3/24/17
Awesome, I'll check all these out!
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Posted 3/15/17 , edited 3/24/17

Ben110173 wrote: Amazing films shame like the rest has said we the rest of the world is forgotten.

It would have been an even bigger shame if the rest of the world had been forgotten ... I know that the first three were available worldwide ex-Japan in the first Global Shinkai Day, but I don't recall whether the fourth one, which is available everywhere outside Asia, was included before.

In any event, 1 of them available at this time to (the large majority of) those of you outside Asia is better than 0.
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Ben110173 wrote: Amazing films shame like the rest has said we the rest of the world is forgotten.

It would have been an even bigger shame if the rest of the world had been forgotten ... I know that the first three were available worldwide ex-Japan in the first Global Shinkai Day, but I don't recall whether the fourth one, which is available everywhere outside Asia, was included before.

In any event, 1 of them available at this time to (the large majority of) those of you outside Asia is better than 0.


Here in Brazil you can watch Shinkai's movies on Netflix, so that must have something related to CR licenses.
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Posted 3/16/17 , edited 3/24/17
I remember once before this happened.... it was like a Shinkai special weekend or something. But that time it wasn't US only..........
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Posted 3/16/17 , edited 3/24/17

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agila61 wrote:


Ben110173 wrote: Amazing films shame like the rest has said we the rest of the world is forgotten.

It would have been an even bigger shame if the rest of the world had been forgotten ... I know that the first three were available worldwide ex-Japan in the first Global Shinkai Day, but I don't recall whether the fourth one, which is available everywhere outside Asia, was included before.

In any event, 1 of them available at this time to (the large majority of) those of you outside Asia is better than 0.


Here in Brazil you can watch Shinkai's movies on Netflix, so that must have something related to CR licenses.

It would indeed ... since Netflix went nearly-global last year, they would have a preference for picking up broad region rights when available, which would likely make it even less likely that anyone could put together a repeat of the "Global Shinkai Day" event.

In a sense, the idea of the "Global Shinkai Day" was to promote awareness of Shinkai's movies, and with his most recent movie and first really big hit, a big part of that job has been done.

It seems really likely that Crunchyroll's access to the three "US only" series are part of promotion of the movie theatrical release in the US. If a streaming license includes a possibility that a catalog title can be used that way, it would normally be fairly tightly limited.

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Posted 3/20/17 , edited 3/24/17
wow just saw this, looking forward to watching some of these.
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