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Post Reply New Catalog Titles: Shining Tears X Wind, True Tears, Chargeman Ken, Haibane Renmei, Code Geass, The Slayers Revolution,
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Posted 7/21/17 , edited 7/21/17
These shows are only available in the US and Canada because Crunchyroll is getting the streaming rights from Funimation. So, if Funimation does not have streaming rights for the show outside of the US and Canada then Crunchyroll will be limited to the same regions as well.
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fluffytailz3000 wrote:

You guys are fighting net neutrality but not giving UK anything...isn't that breaching net neutrality then!?


You don't know what net neutrality is do you?
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Posted 7/21/17 , edited 7/21/17

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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?


It's basically Season 4 (both halves), so might at least want to start with S1. The two main leads meet in the first S1 episode, and it takes half a season for the other two comic players to join on.
Fortunately, it's all over Hulu Plus and Funi.com, and just about everywhere else...Except CR.

There's also a running gag in Evolution-R that it would take watching Slayers' Movies and "Book of Spells" OVA's to get (who's that loud-laughing character who can't remember her name and can't show her face?), but only one or two should do the job.
Otherwise, life's too short to watch Slayers movies/OVA's.
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Linkark wrote:

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.


I only hope that since My Heroe Academy is now licensed here they are learning about us, in this region Latin America there are a lot of anime that never arrive even the rips of fansubs are totally dead, so it will be attract more consumers in the plaform if they knew all this old school anime are here.
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Posted 7/21/17
yeah man and nothing for Asia or middle east
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Posted 7/21/17
*nods*

Several good additions to the catalogue, though ... people who are getting into Eureka Seven might want to take a pass on Eureka Seven AO. Just putting that out there for you.

Watch Chargeman Ken instead. That stuff is hilarious.
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Thank you Crunchyroll. These are some really nice additions in my opinion. Haibane Renmei, Ga-Rei-Zero and Code Geass were excellent and I look forward to seeing them once again.Laughing Under the Clouds looks like it might be worth watching so I am looking forward to checking it out for the first time.
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Code Geass is a MUST see. Sure the characterization of the protagonist is over-the-top in a lot of areas, but the overall story of the series is very enjoyable.

I'd also recommend Eureka Seven: AO just because [personal opinion] it's better than the original series it's tied to. There's much more explanation of what is causing certain situational problems rather than them just happening for the sake of drama. Ao is also a better central character than Renton ever was (sorry original ES fans, but you know it to be true).
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Posted 7/21/17

dark_pride wrote:


TheGordianNot wrote:


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.


Considering how abysmal this last season has been, and how even for simulcasts they're losing the biggest titles (Kakegurui, Love and lies, Made in Abyss) to Netflix/Amazon and their shitty policies, I wouldn't have minded a few new good catalogue titles to occupy my time. Or otherwise them redirecting ALL their resources on getting the good shows, not just the leftovers of the big streaming services. I'm not saying it's their fault, I know they're doing their best and money is limited. But I think people talking up is perfectly legitimate because it represents expressing our wishes, as customers, which in turn might induce CR to consider re-evaluating its priorities and business model in a shifting landscape.
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Okay, i get that you can't give the rest of the world the same amount of shows as you do to Canada and The US, but can't you make it so we have a saying in what we get then? I want to support the anime community, but when you give us next to nothing we actually want to watch (and you can watch it all for free), it gets a little weird just throwing money up in the air and see them disappear.
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Posted 7/22/17

Donice wrote:

Okay, i get that you can't give the rest of the world the same amount of shows as you do to Canada and The US, but can't you make it so we have a saying in what we get then? I want to support the anime community, but when you give us next to nothing we actually want to watch (and you can watch it all for free), it gets a little weird just throwing money up in the air and see them disappear.


At the very least I think that when you pay for subscription, the money only goes towards the specific shows that are available in your region. But yeah, I get your feeling .
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Posted 7/22/17
Good to see i got no new additions to my catalog
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Posted 7/22/17

TheDustyForest wrote:


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)


Code Geass is available on Neflix for the UK.
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jto1 wrote:


TheDustyForest wrote:

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)


Code Geass is available on Neflix for the UK.


Ah. I guess if there was an exception to Manga UK's standard tendency to not provide streaming rights, Netflix would be it. Thanks.
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Posted 7/22/17 , edited 8/13/17
What CR should do is to make their announcement visible only to those subscribers who are eligible to view the show. There is no need to lift people's hope and then shoot it down.
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