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Crunchyroll Streams Almost All One Piece Episodes




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ajr



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:42 am Reply with quote
...but Funimation holds the DVD rights. I bet they're a little sore about this, but CR must've outbid them or something.
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getchman
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:45 am Reply with quote
there was nothing to be outbid on. Both Funi and CR are still simulcasting the show
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Hameyadea



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:13 am Reply with quote
That's nice to know that there are additional streaming options.
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ajr



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:34 am Reply with quote
Weird, but I guess that just means the licenses are non-exclusive.
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Kurama4Ever!



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:46 pm Reply with quote
ajr wrote:
...but Funimation holds the DVD rights. I bet they're a little sore about this, but CR must've outbid them or something.


Technically the 2 are unrelated. Attack on Titan was streamed by both Funimation and Crunchyroll and Funimation had no problem with giving the series a home release. so there's not risk of Funimation losing home or streaming rights to One Piece if that's what you're worried about.

As far as the missing episode, that's a different story. Although this article states it as being an episode of One Piece, it is actually an OVA. OVAs are generally considered their own series, so this requires an entirely new license. It can be very hard to get the rights to an OVA. That's why Funimation has only licensed a handful for both DBZ and One Piece. They often aren't cannon, are typically short and are hard to license. So Funimation usually doesn't push at getting them since the profits really wouldn't be worth the effort. If Toei happens to give them the license then that's fine, but if not then they aren't going to pursue it. (And before someone says it, I'm referring specifically to OVAs that accompany a series. Stuff like Hellsing Ultimate are not considered in this statement).
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Kurama4Ever!



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:49 pm Reply with quote
Wow I thought CR had uploaded all of the episodes months ago. Well at least this shows that they are still working on it. Though I'm not really sure if this was worth them writing a statement about.

Thankfully I'm still fr enough behind that this most likely won't affect me.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:27 pm Reply with quote
Congrats to the translators for their hard work for to subbing these episodes which certainly will appease many One Piece to have a legal way of watching it.
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jtiskool305



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:34 am Reply with quote
They just uploaded the One Piece and Toriko collaboration.
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kanechin



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:05 pm Reply with quote
late
podtaku mentioned this 2 weeks ago.
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