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Posted 4/9/17
So, there are subtitles for the shows, right? Netflix also has subtitles for theme songs on their subbed anime collection. I would love it if Crunchyroll also did this. The episode is already subbed, so why not the songs too. I'd love to know what the beginning and ending songs are singing. Please add subs to them!
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Posted 4/9/17
providing subs for the songs requires a separate license. CR would have to use part of the money that is used to acquire more anime to pay for the rights to sub the songs instead.
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Posted 4/22/17
Licensing for opening songs can get even worse than just missing subtitles. I forget the exact details, but One Piece had to reuse an outdated opening for a long time, because the song itself for the then current opening, couldn't get licensed in the US due to the cost the band demanded or something along those lines.

It is weird that there can be additional licensing fees for a translation of a song we can hear, but thus is business. I could be wrong, but my guess is openings that use songs from bands are more likely to have additional licensing fees than say an original composed by the studio.
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