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Post Reply Last chance! Update on region availability for Wanna be the Strongest in the World and removal of Magica Wars and Encour
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Posted 9/28/17 , edited 10/7/17
Well this is frustrating, in comparison to the US, the anime list in the UK is so much less and I'm guessing that this is the point where licences have come to an end
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Posted 9/28/17 , edited 10/7/17

m3m3s wrote:

Well this is frustrating, in comparison to the US, the anime list in the UK is so much less and I'm guessing that this is the point where licences have come to an end


Keep in mind, some of FUNimation's titles have been licensed out to other licensors. Some of which were given exclusivity for those regions. It's why often for FUNimaton licenses (simulcasts specifically) have left out Australia and New Zealand often, due to Madman and FUNimation working together often. UK and Ireland tend to be often mixed here.
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Posted 9/28/17 , edited 10/7/17
Wow, you couldn't have said something at the beginning of the month instead of four days in advance?
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Posted 9/29/17 , edited 10/7/17

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Wow, you couldn't have said something at the beginning of the month instead of four days in advance?

Perhaps they were thinking they could work out reasonable terms with the licensor (YTV for both) to retain the series.

I can imagine the complaints they would hear if they said "Hey, we may be losing the rights to the titles at the end of the month" and then came back with "False alarm, we've worked out a way to keep them". You'd have people complaining that CR "tricked" them into watching titles they weren't that interested in.

We don't know how often series come up for expiration behind the scenes and terms are worked out to renew them. If that happens a lot, it wouldn't make much sense for CR to inform us, as people would just say, "Oh, it will probably be renewed" and ignore the announcement.


These series have also been here 3.5 & 4 years, respectively. Unless one is a new arrival to CR, odds are they weren't very interested in these series to begin with.

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Posted 9/29/17 , edited 10/7/17
Anime is life don't remove
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Posted 9/29/17 , edited 10/7/17
Just got done watching both of them, Magica Wars was a bit tough (definitely would have been more enjoyable as a weekly installment rather than a 2 hour binge), but Wanna Be the Strongest in the World was great, obviously not the best anime of all time but plenty enjoyable.

Even though it's sad whenever shows get put in 'the vault' (or just have licenses restricted), I'm kinda glad it happens from time to time, I can't imagine I ever would have watched WBtSitW if not for this announcement, and I'm really glad I have now. Thanks, Crunchyroll... I guess?
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Posted 10/1/17 , edited 10/7/17
Not going to miss either!
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Posted 10/2/17 , edited 10/7/17
ummm, so what's the story behind the main character in that Magica Wars graphic holding what is CLEARLY a big blue dildo?
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Posted 10/4/17 , edited 10/7/17
3 days notice before removal is not enough time
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Posted 10/4/17 , edited 10/7/17
Why do you guys keep losing Encouragement of Climb? You lost Season 1 3 times and Season 2 2 times now.
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Posted 10/4/17 , edited 10/7/17
I know what I'll be doing this weekend....
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Posted 10/4/17 , edited 10/7/17
Were losing encouragement of climb again? Why? Theres gonna be a season 3 so we will have season 1 and 3 but not 2 in all likelihood lol
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Posted 10/4/17 , edited 10/7/17
I thought Encouragement of Climb was popular, weird CR is not renewing the license
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Posted 10/5/17 , edited 10/7/17

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Were losing encouragement of climb again? Why? Theres gonna be a season 3 so we will have season 1 and 3 but not 2 in all likelihood lol

A clue is probably the publisher...YTV, which is the same publisher for the other 2 titles in the announcement.


Given my relative interest in this one (based on my memories from viewing the first one) vs. the approximately 5 hours it would take to view the entire second series, I expect I'll just opt to let this one go and leave that time free this weekend for something else. I doubt I'll be alone in making that judgement call.

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Posted 10/5/17 , edited 10/7/17
I feel it is acceptable to pirate the Encouragement of the Climb. There is no way to watch it other than Crunchyroll. You can't buy the series anywhere either.
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