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Oh and BTW I don't see Code Geass in my catalog...coming from the UK...
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CAN YOU STOP FUCKING OVER THE REST OF EUROPE ALREADY!?
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fluffytailz3000 wrote:

Oh and BTW I don't see Code Geass in my catalog...coming from the UK...


I know I noticed this as well ;-; I think it was an unfortunate mistake; there's a separate news post about it that lists Code Geass as US & Canada only ;-; I think Manga UK has the rights over here (and they never provide streaming rights on their titles as far as I can tell)
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Skode24 wrote:


The issue bothering many is alas few are worldwide, in fact few are available legally to stream outside NA. What I wanna know is WHO has these licenses? Ga-Rei-Zero seems to not be in UK and Eire yet in all other main English countries - bizarre indeed.


MVM Entertainment in case of Ga-Rei-Zero and Haibane Renmei.
Kazé in case of Geass.

Check which series Funimation has, then check what series the local publishers (MVM, Manga Entertainment, Kazé, ...) in the UK have. The titles that DO NOT have an overlap are more likely to come to Crunchyroll from Funi.
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fluffytailz3000 wrote:

Oh and BTW I don't see Code Geass in my catalog...coming from the UK...


Copy and paste error on our behalf. I've just fixed that part. Sorry :(



KHKYLE wrote:

CAN YOU STOP FUCKING OVER THE REST OF EUROPE ALREADY!?


The vast majority of these titles are already licensed by other companies in Europe. This means they are not available for licensing by us, unless these companies decide to offer them on Crunchyroll.
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I think licensing really has to change, especially for things like netflix/crunchyroll that are in multiple countries, I know it's not your guys fault, but even in Canada, there are a ton of stuff that we never get on netflix, least crunchyroll seems closer to 1-1, are there anythings that we don't get in canada?
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Yay for Slayers!
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Honestly, why Funimation hates Latin America? As far as I am aware, these animes haven't been licensed here. Stop blocking Funimation animes in this region. It is quite annoying read these announcements and know I will not be able to watch them.
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Good stuff CR!
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I wish if they are pulling titles from Funimation, that they add "The Legend of the Legendary Heroes" was a really good show
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Wanted to watch for ages - Not in UK
Never heard of - UK available
Interested - Not in UK
Interested - In UK... but season 1 isn't
Very interested - Not in UK
Yes. Very yes! - In UK.

And still no Symphogear.

So. One show (albeit, two seasons) I'm massively interested in watching. (I used to be able to recite the translation of Dragon Slave off by heart). Others from my long to-watch list added, but not available here. And my key show of the season still absent.

Your negotiation skills really need work. Although it just might be viable for me to premium up for a month to marathon Slayers. But on the whole, largely underwhelming.
Posted 7/20/17 , edited 7/21/17

XxSpAwNRxX wrote:

I wish if they are pulling titles from Funimation, that they add "The Legend of the Legendary Heroes" was a really good show


It seems that is Funimation who decides which shows are been pulled, the plan seems to be for all funimation titles to eventually become available at Crunchy.

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Re: "Slayers Revolution", anyone with familiarity with the franchise can tell me how viable it is to just jump in or if knowledge of the first seasons is vital?
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TiggsPanther wrote:

Wanted to watch for ages - Not in UK
Never heard of - UK available
Interested - Not in UK
Interested - In UK... but season 1 isn't
Very interested - Not in UK
Yes. Very yes! - In UK.

And still no Symphogear.

So. One show (albeit, two seasons) I'm massively interested in watching. (I used to be able to recite the translation of Dragon Slave off by heart). Others from my long to-watch list added, but not available here. And my key show of the season still absent.

Your negotiation skills really need work. Although it just might be viable for me to premium up for a month to marathon Slayers. But on the whole, largely underwhelming.


*sigh* these decisions are not made by Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll is a streaming service that is provided titles they can license, but only in the area the owner of the intellectual property SAYS they can show it.

Same thing with every other platform for online streaming. Ever come across a video on YouTube that is not available in your region? I know I have. I have also been intensely frustrated by not having the *right* streaming service for what I want. //E.g. when One Punch Man showed up on Hulu, i used one of their 3 day trial memberships and marathon the entire series, as well as a few others, because CR does not have them in their catalog.

Is that CR's fault? No. Everything comes down to a decision made by the titles owner. Which, I promise you i know is frustrating, because I have not seen Slayers in 10 or so years, and I have forgotten almost all of it, aside that I still know Lina has a bottomless stomach and likes blowing things up.

Bottom line, if you want to complain about not having access to the content you want, it would require you to go to the company that owns it, ask who streams it in your region, and watch it on that platform. CR is not saying "Gurururu we shall deny... CANADA!" "Yes Canada, with their clean air and caribou , they need not be allowed to see this show!" and then they walk off into a sinister little door to roll around in money like Scrooge McDuck in his money pit.

No master conspiracy, no selective denial, CR gets what they get, because that is what they *can* get. If it's not in your region there is simply nothing they can do about it.
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dark_pride wrote:

Jesus Christ, it's already 2017, and people still don't get how anything sublicensed by Discotek is inherently US / Canada only. CR has already been doing it for years.


Sorry but I don't buy this completely. Sure, it's not CR deciding to deprive every non-North American of catalogue titles and laughing evilly at the idea, BUT what business to do, which deals to pursue, how to bargain with distributors, yeah, that's stuff CR decides. I know it's not their fault, but if the current way licensing works is demented someone's got to use their leverage to change that, and CR is in a position where it could do something. Which means that yeah, people pointing out that this way of dealing with the matter is becoming really annoying are right to do so. At least they know this is something that people doesn't like and know there's a lot of subscribers who'd be grateful if they were to find a way to change that, and should put their efforts in that direction.


They're not fools, and they know that people outside NA / English-speaking countries are annoyed with this. But they can't really do that much. Well, to put it bluntly, there's little incentive for CR to go out of their way to negotiate with the original Japanese licensors for catalog titles since CR's priority is for simulcasts. I mean, if you look at the casual CR viewer or even your casual anime watcher, they mostly care about the ongoing simulcasts rather than those shows that are already finished airing.

Acquiring catalog licenses is different from acquiring simulcast licenses, in that it is way easier to acquire wider regions for simulcasts rather than catalog shows.
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