Post Reply Does crunchyroll work in Japan?
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Posted 4/15/18 , edited 4/15/18
Hello, I will soon go for several months to japan, inherit the culture, language and delicious food!
But.. i've been wondering if crunchyroll actually works over there or maybe even is illegal?

I have no clue and I think it is actually important to know!
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Posted 4/15/18 , edited 4/15/18
You can participate in the forums, but unless you will be on a US military base having the proper internet setup, you will not be able to watch much, if anything, in the way of videos; maybe even nothing at all.
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Oh really.. well I guess as soon as I land I will go find myself a US base in tokyo

but jokes aside, thats really a shame to hear but thank you for your response
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Posted 4/15/18 , edited 4/15/18

ChefkeDragneel wrote:

Oh really.. well I guess as soon as I land I will go find myself a US base in tokyo

but jokes aside, thats really a shame to hear but thank you for your response


No. I went to Japan last summer hoping to use CR, only 2 shows are available that I'm sure you've never heard of. However, Netflix in Japan has lots more anime than netflix in other parts of the world, and even though there is no subtitles, I was able to understand and enjoy everything I watched.

Sorry if you don't have a Netflix, but it's another option if you want. Other than that, only thing I could think of would be... illegally streaming :O.
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Posted 4/16/18 , edited 4/16/18
Thanks that helped a lot! I do have netflix and I will actually go to japan mainly to study the language, so watching netflix without subs would be great while being there.
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Posted 4/16/18 , edited 4/16/18
besides Netflix, there's Abema TV, anitere (TV Tokyo streaming service), Amazon Japan, or you can record the anime airing on public channels.
for older shows, you can rent the blurays/dvds for dirt cheap.

edit: nico nico subscription as well.
there's probably even more legal streaming services than the ones i listed. in Japan, there's no shortage of ways to watch anime legally.
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