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I have come to notice that many series here on crunchyroll lack many of their episodes and seasons. Detective Conan is one example. Out of the 800+ episodes released, crunchyroll has a little over 150 episodes. Another show is D-Gray man, it has the first few seasons up to episode 50 something, before it skips a total of another 50 episodes and coming back on episode 100. Those shows have major gaps within the content crunchyroll provides. Or sometimes, the series will be presented with only a second season available. The prince of tennis for example, has only the second season and some ova's available on crunchyroll. How can I know what's going on in the show if I am watching from the middle of the series? Now don"t get me wrong! I love crunchyroll and the content it provides. I am just stating that there are some flaws that could be dealt with. If anyone has any answers as to why crunchyroll is lacking in material feel free to comment back.
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Licenses.

They do expire.

Naruto is one example because Crunchyroll has legally streamed all of it I believe, just not all at once. Any long running show like Conan, D Gray Man, etc. will suffer a similar fate.

Heck. There are shows that you could watch on here seasons ago that you can't anymore.
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Speaking of lacking. Th number of anime they license to stream has decrease. I remember they stream a lot in past seasons before they partnered with funimation. A lot of good anime this last season that wasn't published (Saekano, rage of bahamut s2). Have no choice but to watch it on "websites" or Amazon.

I believe Hulu has the same anime catalog from crunchy and funi.
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solgamer03 wrote:

Speaking of lacking. Th number of anime they license to stream has decrease. I remember they stream a lot in past seasons before they partnered with funimation. A lot of good anime this last season that wasn't published (Saekano, rage of bahamut s2). Have no choice but to watch it on "websites" or Amazon.

I believe Hulu has the same anime catalog from crunchy and funi.


amazon's doing a lot of damage unfortunately.

but who can pay for strike >.> not me T_T
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whiteflags99 wrote:

Licenses.

They do expire.

Naruto is one example because Crunchyroll has legally streamed all of it I believe, just not all at once. Any long running show like Conan, D Gray Man, etc. will suffer a similar fate.

Heck. There are shows that you could watch on here seasons ago that you can't anymore.


I constantly am talking about how streaming anime replacing owning anime is actualy resulting in a HUGE loss of older titles for that reason.

And there's also less interest in picking up an older show, (even if it is really good, and in some cases probably because if it DOES have a following the license probably costs a fortune), over something that's being newly released this season.

There's shittons of titles I can't find anywhere anymore...
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You guys think Amazon is bad??? lmao


Look at Netflix.They are so bad they brought a fansub group that was 2 years into the grave back to life.
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bobland wrote:

You guys think Amazon is bad??? lmao


Look at Netflix.They are so bad they brought a fansub group that was 2 years into the grave back to life.


I tried Netflix trial and it's much worser in terms of movie selection and anime. Amazon is better at least. Or Hulu.

But still crunchyroll should license more new ones.

If things are like this, I would have preferred the day crunchy and Funi are not partnered.
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solgamer03 wrote:

Speaking of lacking. Th number of anime they license to stream has decrease. I remember they stream a lot in past seasons before they partnered with funimation. A lot of good anime this last season that wasn't published (Saekano, rage of bahamut s2). Have no choice but to watch it on "websites" or Amazon.

I believe Hulu has the same anime catalog from crunchy and funi.


amazon's doing a lot of damage unfortunately.

but who can pay for strike >.> not me T_T


Well, strike isn't really that great either since it has limited selections. They have this different subscription for each animes'
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crunchyroll is shit
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KenjiKoiso wrote:

I have come to notice that many series here on crunchyroll lack many of their episodes and seasons. Detective Conan is one example. Out of the 800+ episodes released, crunchyroll has a little over 150 episodes. Another show is D-Gray man, it has the first few seasons up to episode 50 something, before it skips a total of another 50 episodes and coming back on episode 100. Those shows have major gaps within the content crunchyroll provides. Or sometimes, the series will be presented with only a second season available. The prince of tennis for example, has only the second season and some ova's available on crunchyroll. How can I know what's going on in the show if I am watching from the middle of the series? Now don"t get me wrong! I love crunchyroll and the content it provides. I am just stating that there are some flaws that could be dealt with. If anyone has any answers as to why crunchyroll is lacking in material feel free to comment back.


For some series the older episodes or previous season were licensed by other companies in the past, and those licenses have not expired yet.

E.g. Meitantei Conan was partly licensed and released on disc in the past. Simulcast first started on Crunchyroll years after the show first aired, and at the time it was not possible for us to license the back catalog of the show due to it already being licensed.

D.Gray-man was only recently completely picked up by Funimation, who only had half of the series licensed and released for a very long time. We do have the second season (D.Gray-man HALLOW) from them already, and I think there is a chance that we can also sublicense the first series from at some point.

I don't know what the exact situation with Prince of Tennis is like, but very likely the title is either not available from the licensor or it is otherwise licensed by another company in the English-speaking world still.
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