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Post Reply Why is Crunchyroll not fully covering all the seasonal anime?
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Each and every season, crunchyroll would leave out some of the shows. Such as Violet Evergarden, Nanatsu no taizai 2nd season, Koi wa Ameagari no You ni, Beatless, 25-sai no Joshikousei, Killing Bites, etc... during the Winter 2018. I understand that some of them are available to other websites like Hulu and Netflix. But why do I have to go to other websites when I pay to watch anime here in the 1st place? I don't care about the argument that says "why do we need them if they are bad anyway?" Well, well, well how am I supposed to know if it is bad or good if I cannot even access it in the first place? Honestly, I don't care if it is bad, horrible or cliche. I just want it to be here. I want it available so I can watch it and judge if I want to keep watching it or move on to different shows. People always got a say about anything, I am so tired of people saying "go watch it on different site".

I don't think its about monopoly at all, since if they really want to attract customers they would get it no matter what. Crunchyroll is made as access for those who are out of the region of Japan isn't it? So why leave out some of the seasonal shows? Why do I have to deal with licensing issues?

The regional limitation and unavailability only gives birth to piracy. When people cannot access something, they will definitely look for a way and that includes illegal transactions. I do not encourage illegal websites, in actually I discourage people who go down to that path and would convince them, hey go to Crunchyroll or Netflix, support the creators so they can produce sequels. With no one paying, how do you think they would produce sequels and more animation through manga, light novel, novels, etc...

We need most of the seasonal shows (even tho not all really.) Just give out MOST of it like 10 out of 13, something like that. This is an anime website after all. Most of the people here that pay have golden reason. "Supporting the Anime Industry". WE pay mainly to watch the show we want and like also, so we can support the anime industry and to keep it running. Removing Regional Locking and providing more Seasonal Anime is the whole point of this forum post.

Lastly, I am quite disappointed with "Sorry, due to licensing limitations, videos are unavailable in your region." when I checked the Tokyo Ghoul:Re

Anyway I am ending it here, I am late. Oh lastly, when commenting don't be a dick and just give out a respectful view or insight regard the topic, thanks! <3
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The main reason why Crunchyroll can't get all the seasonal anime is law, competition law (anti-trust law for US), they just aren't allowed to get everything for themselves, if they do, they can get very heavy fines or even shut down.

Tokyo Ghoul:re on Crunchyroll is only for UK and Ireland, as per the license from Anime Limited, US and Canada can watch it on Funimation's own website or Hulu.
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Each and every season, crunchyroll would leave out some of the shows. Such as Violet Evergarden, Nanatsu no taizai 2nd season, Koi wa Ameagari no You ni, Beatless, 25-sai no Joshikousei, Killing Bites, etc... during the Winter 2018. I understand that some of them are available to other websites like Hulu and Netflix. But why do I have to go to other websites when I pay to watch anime here in the 1st place? I don't care about the argument that says "why do we need them if they are bad anyway?" Well, well, well how am I supposed to know if it is bad or good if I cannot even access it in the first place? Honestly, I don't care if it is bad, horrible or cliche. I just want it to be here. I want it available so I can watch it and judge if I want to keep watching it or move on to different shows. People always got a say about anything, I am so tired of people saying "go watch it on different site".

I don't think its about monopoly at all, since if they really want to attract customers they would get it no matter what. Crunchyroll is made as access for those who are out of the region of Japan isn't it? So why leave out some of the seasonal shows? Why do I have to deal with licensing issues?

The regional limitation and unavailability only gives birth to piracy. When people cannot access something, they will definitely look for a way and that includes illegal transactions. I do not encourage illegal websites, in actually I discourage people who go down to that path and would convince them, hey go to Crunchyroll or Netflix, support the creators so they can produce sequels. With no one paying, how do you think they would produce sequels and more animation through manga, light novel, novels, etc...

We need most of the seasonal shows (even tho not all really.) Just give out MOST of it like 10 out of 13, something like that. This is an anime website after all. Most of the people here that pay have golden reason. "Supporting the Anime Industry". WE pay mainly to watch the show we want and like also, so we can support the anime industry and to keep it running. Removing Regional Locking and providing more Seasonal Anime is the whole point of this forum post.

Lastly, I am quite disappointed with "Sorry, due to licensing limitations, videos are unavailable in your region." when I checked the Tokyo Ghoul:Re

Anyway I am ending it here, I am late.





Because it is a matter of a monopoly. If Crunchyroll has it, they likely consolidate all legal streaming rights for themselves. Same for Crunchyroll, Nextflix, and such.


You could apply the argument "Pirating is better and cheaper" to the idea of paid membership streaming in general. Why pay for something you can get for free? Except there are a few reasons I believe apply here.

-People earnestly want to support the industry.
-Streaming happens on more than just on PCs, but include television streaming apps, among other things.

Many of the players associated with pirating sites are overall inferior in some manner, and a large majority of those simply do not work in the Firefox or Google on Amazon Fire, Roku, or Google Chromecast, among others.

One could download and plug it in, but honestly....$5 a month isn't much for most people. But it adds up for Crunchyroll, Hulu, and otherwise.
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If there's money to be made, businesses will compete to get said money.

Likewise I guess an anime company choose the highest bidder like 100% of the time?
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Buying all the seasonal anime would cost an insane amount in licensing fees

Regional limitations occur when Crunchyroll aren't able to buy the rights to certain regions. There is usually another company that buys the rights in those countries.
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It's not free to license anime.
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kevingundran2 wrote:

Why do I have to deal with licensing issues?


Because you're watching anime on a site that has to deal with licensing issues...

It's not just Crunchyroll. There's no doubt that any anime streaming site would love to get their hands on every seasonal anime if they could. Sadly, streaming anime outside of Japan is a game where no one can claim 100% victory. It costs money to obtain the rights to every show and some sites (including CR) claim exclusive rights in some areas, which prevents other sites from being able to stream there. Virtually every show Netflix acquires while it's airing (Nanatsu no Taizai, Violet Evergarden, etc.) is like that.
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Even when you're as big a stallion as Crunchyroll, it's just not possible to cover all the mares in any one season, so you have to let some other buck deer do what must be done to ensure the next progeneration.
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Your complain about CR not having all the anime, or most, is planly stupid.

But I do agree about regional lock. In this day and age it's a riddiculous thing and I feel CR is doing very little to adress that issue.
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We need most of the seasonal shows (even tho not all really.) Just give out MOST of it like 10 out of 13, something like that.

We actually get most of the seasonal shows tho.
Amazon, Netflix, and others get some of the most mainstream titles. That's why it looks like CR doesn't offer much.

Here's a fact: Did you guys know that Selecta Vision (an anime licensor in Spain) streams Sakura Cardcaptor and Tokyo Ghoul: Re for free in YouTube same day as broadcast in Japan. Yup, completely legally.

I'm not paying a monthly fee for a couple of shows. I have Amazon because I buy stuff and get Prime shipping. I have Netflix because my family watch a lot of non anime stuff. I'm not paying Funimation because they only have Tokyo Ghoul:Re this season. I'm not paying HiDive because they only have a minimal number of series and not the big ones of the season.

They have to win the customers. Not the other way around.
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It seems we have to have one of these "Because this is how capitalism works" threads every so often.
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gornotck wrote:

Even when you're as big a stallion as Crunchyroll, it's just not possible to cover all the mares in any one season, so you have to let some other buck deer do what must be done to ensure the next progeneration.


You're watching that Horse Girl anime, huh?
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Probably licensing issues. One service can't license everything.

I believe Seven Deadly Sins is exclusive to Netflix.
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kevingundran2 wrote:

Each and every season, crunchyroll would leave out some of the shows.


You should probably just read some economics books about how markets work.

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