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This probably isn't in the right place so feel free to move.

I can't help but be vocal about this growing issue in the CR community where time and time again when new programmes are announced the non NA community feels left out and are becoming increasingly vocal about it, an explanation at least would probably go along way with everyone as we are just consumers who want to support the industry but are feeling increasingly left out by it... It feels kind of like what we do get is a obligatory present at Valentine's day or Christmas at the office and people who are dissatisfied will leave which will just exacerbate the issue as NA will be even more profitable.

Anyway I like CR it's basically replaced my TV and these are just my thoughts but the things left unsaid are often the most regrettable.
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I think the biggest reason this looks so bad right now is we're midseason so the only stuff being announced is catalogue titles from Funimation and Nozomi who are mostly US based and US and Canada's rights are usually included together. Go to http://www.crunchyroll.com/lineup and count how many titles are in the "New Simulcast Titles" as that should only include your region. In Canada I see 40 and (I think) the US should have 41 with Yu-Gi-Oh!.

In about a month when Crunchyroll starts announcing their summer shows you should see a lot more "Worldwide ex. Asia" (not all) since those are new contracts being made while these are just transferring shows Funimation/Nozomi already had without any new contracts in Japan. Since (until recently) both those countries only focused on NA it made no sense wasting money on countries they wouldn't service to (as well as locking any other potential licensing companies from getting the shows in those countries).
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Doublethree1 wrote:

I think the biggest reason this looks so bad right now is we're midseason so the only stuff being announced is catalogue titles from Funimation and Nozomi who are mostly US based and US and Canada's rights are usually included together. Go to http://www.crunchyroll.com/lineup and count how many titles are in the "New Simulcast Titles" as that should only include your region. In Canada I see 40 and (I think) the US should have 41 with Yu-Gi-Oh!.

In about a month when Crunchyroll starts announcing their summer shows you should see a lot more "Worldwide ex. Asia" (not all) since those are new contracts being made while these are just transferring shows Funimation/Nozomi already had without any new contracts in Japan. Since (until recently) both those countries only focused on NA it made no sense wasting money on countries they wouldn't service to (as well as locking any other potential licensing companies from getting the shows in those countries).


The New simulcast titles being generous in my region to me doesn't effect the mid season announcements I feel other people look at it the same way what's currently airing is nice and good and I don't have a problem with also am thankful for it's older stuff that others aren't getting that I have a problem with and people are becoming increasingly vocal about thankfully demand is here take the opportunity is how it feels I admit I am uneducated on licencing with only a bare understanding of it, it's not my job after all but being quiet to your consumers doesn't help I and others would like at least an explanation from their mouths I'm pretty sure.
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The New simulcast titles being generous in my region to me doesn't effect the mid season announcements I feel other people look at it the same way what's currently airing is nice and good and I don't have a problem with also am thankful for it's older stuff that others aren't getting that I have a problem with and people are becoming increasingly vocal about thankfully demand is here take the opportunity is how it feels I admit I am uneducated on licencing with only a bare understanding of it, it's not my job after all but being quiet to your consumers doesn't help I and others would like at least an explanation from their mouths I'm pretty sure.


The thing is, if not for this partnership with a NA focused company it's not like the US and Canada would be getting anything really right now either. Looking through the "New Catalog Titles" section if I remove all the Funimation stuff all that's there is The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, El-Hazard: The Wanderers, and 6 Gundam shows. Both Gundam Seeds are WW ex. Asia, Gundam Wing are WW ex Asia and Italian speaking countries and Gundam Build Fighters are WW ex Asia.

So if you remove the Funimation shows there's 8 shows, two are NA only and one only excludes Italian speaking countries and Asia leaving 5/8 shows we would have got without the partnership to likely be available to you.
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Doublethree1 wrote:


SandyNewt wrote:


The New simulcast titles being generous in my region to me doesn't effect the mid season announcements I feel other people look at it the same way what's currently airing is nice and good and I don't have a problem with also am thankful for it's older stuff that others aren't getting that I have a problem with and people are becoming increasingly vocal about thankfully demand is here take the opportunity is how it feels I admit I am uneducated on licencing with only a bare understanding of it, it's not my job after all but being quiet to your consumers doesn't help I and others would like at least an explanation from their mouths I'm pretty sure.


The thing is, if not for this partnership with a NA focused company it's not like the US and Canada would be getting anything really right now either. Looking through the "New Catalog Titles" section if I remove all the Funimation stuff all that's there is The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, El-Hazard: The Wanderers, and 6 Gundam shows. Both Gundam Seeds are WW ex. Asia, Gundam Wing are WW ex Asia and Italian speaking countries and Gundam Build Fighters are WW ex Asia.

So if you remove the Funimation shows there's 8 shows, two are NA only and one only excludes Italian speaking countries and Asia leaving 5/8 shows we would have got without the partnership to likely be available to you.


The partnership doesn't bother me in not pro or against Funimation all I see is available in US and Canada I'm glad my region has it better than most but I feel like an explanation from the horse's mouth would be nice it's all fine and well counting and speculating but when you see a line up and only 1 out of 3 or 4 if any be available to you you want to know what's up and why like why can we have the last episodes of Hellsing ultimate available but not it's nice we got some but why not all?
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but I feel like an explanation from the horse's mouth would be nice

There's not much to say here. Every time Netflix adds a show that isn't worldwide do they publicly say "We only have the license that whoever we got it from was able to give us"? That's all Crunchyroll would say. It's not like you'd get any new info from the box on the show page saying they didn't get it in your region.

like why can we have the last episodes of Hellsing ultimate available but not it's nice we got some but why not all?


That is something that I agree should be explained as it seems weird.
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Doublethree1 wrote:


SandyNewt wrote:
but I feel like an explanation from the horse's mouth would be nice

There's not much to say here. Every time Netflix adds a show that isn't worldwide do they publicly say "We only have the license that whoever we got it from was able to give us"? That's all Crunchyroll would say. It's not like you'd get any new info from the box on the show page saying they didn't get it in your region.

like why can we have the last episodes of Hellsing ultimate available but not it's nice we got some but why not all?


That is something that I agree should be explained as it seems weird.


I don't expect an explanation for every single one individually just for over all why this trend is the case and for exceptional cases like Hellsing ultimate if Netflix was any good here (for anime) I'd expect them to do the same it's only good to let your consumers know the reason for why they aren't getting something and apologies for why they aren't having the same experience they are after all the reason your company exists keeping consumers informed makes them feel desired like is it we aren't worth the investment or is it something else I know deals are deals and competition tries to limit competition. I say your but I'm sure you know I don't mean you or any individual
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