Post Reply why doesnt cr carry stuff like fist of the north star(not the chibi one) or gulgo 13 and anime like that?
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Posted 9/26/17 , edited 9/26/17
like someone said on here before but ill ask a more direct question why not mroe adult theames like fist of the north star, or apolokolips zero or ninja scrolls?
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Licensing issues I would imagine.
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Older anime are typically harder to license. Crunchyroll would have to talk with studios that may have very well been disbanded, and their formerly constituent members who may be working on other projects separately. This, combined with the lack of modern knowledge for something like Apocalypse Zero, and even a groundbreaking work like Hokuto No Ken, and they may not make that much money with streaming to justify the efforts.

Posted 9/26/17 , edited 9/26/17
fist of the north star is on here but select regions. http://www.crunchyroll.com/fist-of-the-north-star doesn't look chibi to me not that I can watch it though.
Apocalypse Zero is a OAV which for the most part CR doesn't get.
Ninja scrolls was/is licensed by a company that doesn't deal with CR.
Golgo 13 is onHidive.com for select regions.

A few points: The older the show the more difficult it is to get just streaming rights. Normally older shows are provided by licensees so regions are more limited. Also sometimes are tied to home video releases meaning CR would be stuck with shows that for the most part be majorly unprofitable to them.
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For catalogue titles, CR normally deals with Discotek Media, Nozomi Ent, Media Blasters and FUNI (part of their partnership). If you want a catalogue title to show on CR, then if one of them is the licensor for that title then there's a chance of it going to CR.

A corollary to that is CR only gets catalogue titles for shows that are already licensed in NA. That's why most of those regions are limited to US and Canada only.
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