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Posted 8/19/17 , edited 8/19/17
Im trying to find websites where you can watch Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and other dragon ball series as the only DB season on Crunchyroll is Super?? Anyone know any websites for this (preferably without ads if possible). Thanks!!
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Posted 8/19/17 , edited 8/19/17
Funimation will have it as they are the liscence holders

alternatively try teamfourstar.com who do a really good Fan Dub parody of the series that is well worth watching. In some ways it's even better than the original
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Posted 8/19/17 , edited 8/19/17
If Funimation has access to the subbed versions then I expect they will make it over to CR eventually under the catalogue sharing agreement. Whether Funimation holds the licence in the country that the original poster lives is a separate issue.
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Posted 8/19/17 , edited 1/26/18
Find out where anime titles are streaming: http://because.moe/
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Posted 8/20/17 , edited 8/20/17
I live in the UK so funimation doesnt work i checked http://because.moe/ and i found more Dragon Ball Super on a website called Daisuke.
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Posted 8/20/17 , edited 8/21/17
Pretty much just Funimation. Hulu has subbed Dragon Ball and GT as well.

Kind of unfortunate because Funimation redesigned all of their streaming apps and stuff last year when they rebranded into "FunimationNow" to suck as much as humanly possible.

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Just checked VRV and they don't have DBZ or Dragon Ball either. Pretty lame actually because if they had a Dragon Ball dub stream on there I probably would have switched my account. So you really just have to slog through Funimation's gruesome website or apps No wonder people pirate things.
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Posted 8/21/17 , edited 8/21/17

Redbird56 wrote:

Im trying to find websites where you can watch Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and other dragon ball series as the only DB season on Crunchyroll is Super?? Anyone know any websites for this (preferably without ads if possible). Thanks!!


try Yahoo view (featured by Hulu)

https://view.yahoo.com/show/dragon-ball

https://view.yahoo.com/show/dragon-ball-gt
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Posted 8/21/17 , edited 8/22/17

Redbird56 wrote:

I live in the UK so funimation doesnt work i checked http://because.moe/ and i found more Dragon Ball Super on a website called Daisuke.


Unfortunately the Europe-wide rights for most of the DB franchise are held by a French company called AB Groupe.

They have made a few attempts at English releases over the years but mainly relied on translating the French scripts into English. Each time you translate you lose some of the original meaning so Japanese > French > English had a lot of problems and resulted in poor sales. Rather than take another gamble on the UK market they are likely to sit on the licence until it expires (whenever that is).
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Posted 8/22/17 , edited 8/22/17
Yahoo view isnt available in the UK because hulu is only available in the US and Japan
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Posted 8/22/17 , edited 8/22/17

Redbird56 wrote:

Yahoo view isnt available in the UK because hulu is only available in the US and Japan but there other websites that many people use but they have pop ads and I dont trust them 100% but they do have Dragon Ball they're websites like [Removed] and [Removed]


One of the last two you mentioned is an illegal streaming service, which you are not allowed to mention on CR. None of the money they make from adverts or other revenue streams goes back to the anime industry.

As there isn't a legal streaming service for DB and DBZ episodes in the UK the last service is also probably illegal and shouldn't be mentioned.
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Posted 8/22/17 , edited 8/22/17
Oh okay sorry about that didnt know ... so I guess I'll just pray that Crunchyroll can get a licensing deal with funimation or something.
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Posted 8/22/17 , edited 8/22/17

MidoriNoTora wrote:

One of the last two you mentioned is an illegal streaming service, which you are not allowed to mention on CR. None of the money they make from adverts or other revenue streams goes back to the anime industry.

As there isn't a legal streaming service for DB and DBZ episodes in the UK the last service is also probably illegal and shouldn't be mentioned.


Thanks MidoriNoTora. I've now edited Redbird56's post to remove mention of those.


Redbird56 wrote:

Oh okay sorry about that didnt know :sweatingbullets:.


Yeah, just keep it in mind. Here's a link to Site Rules. Some things are obvious, but a few may not be, so it would be good to read through to get a better understanding of expectations.

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Posted 8/27/17 , edited 8/27/17

MidoriNoTora wrote:


Redbird56 wrote:

I live in the UK so funimation doesnt work i checked http://because.moe/ and i found more Dragon Ball Super on a website called Daisuke.


Unfortunately the Europe-wide rights for most of the DB franchise are held by a French company called AB Groupe.

They have made a few attempts at English releases over the years but mainly relied on translating the French scripts into English. Each time you translate you lose some of the original meaning so Japanese > French > English had a lot of problems and resulted in poor sales. Rather than take another gamble on the UK market they are likely to sit on the licence until it expires (whenever that is).


When this company got these rights to DB franchise? I'm asking coz when I last time saw DBZ legally year was 2007.
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Posted 8/27/17 , edited 8/27/17

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When this company got these rights to DB franchise? I'm asking coz when I last time saw DBZ legally year was 2007.


Sorry, I have no idea. Licensing information is very hard to come by unless either the Japanese rights holder or the licence holder makes a public announcement. All the information I have found on the internet says that the "European and Canadian" rights are licensed by AB Groupe. However that may be a generalisation and the rights may not extend to every country in Europe.

In the UK at least I am not aware of the original Dragonball ever being released on television, home video or streaming. Dragon Ball Z was shown for a time on Cartoon Network's television channel but other than some badly dubbed movies, none of the DBZ series have been released on home video/DVD. There is also no legal streaming service for DB, DBZ or DB GT, as far as I am aware, in the UK.

While the internet sources I have found are not necessarily reliable, the limited release of DVDs in the UK by AB Groupe does fit with the industry pattern of someone sitting on a broad licence that they have no intention to fully utilise.

http://dragonball.wikia.com/wiki/AB_Groupe
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