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Crunchyroll Announces Removal of Sentai Filmworks Titles from Streaming Service

Date: 2020 July 31 11:27

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Crunchyroll's rights to a number of Sentai Filmworks titles have expired, site gives users 24-hours to catch up on series before they leave the service.

Crunchyroll announced on July 31st that over 70 titles, which currently are licensed through Sentai Filmworks, will leave the service on August the 1st 2020. This leaves users less than 24 hours to watch these hours if they don't already subscribe to Sentai's streaming partner site, HIDIVE. Online, users have been vocal in their displeasure of the lack of notice given to them by Crunchyroll. While most of the titles affected are available on HIDIVE for UK and Irish viewers, some are not by virtue of licensing rights.

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Taking into account that licences can expire, the arbitrary nature of the announcement giving customers only a day to watch these series is incongruous with the cheerful nature of the post. While Crunchyroll has made enormous strides in licensing content for non-US viewers over the years, the lack of understanding for customers who cannot access legal streaming alternatives shows they still have a long way to go.

Titles leaving on August the 1st (Asterix denotes HIDIVE has US/UK/ROI access rights)

Action Heroine Cheer Fruits *
Battle Girl High School *
Bodacious Space Pirates *
Captain Earth *
Celestial Method *
The Comic Artist and His Assistants *
Cuticle Detective Inaba
Devil Survivor 2 the Animation
Dog & Scissors
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia *
Dynamic Chord *
Fantasista Doll
Flip Flappers *
Frame Arms Girl *
Girlish Number *
Girls Beyond the Wasteland *
Gugure! Kokkuri-san *
Humanity Has Declined *
Invaders of the Rokujyoma? *
La storia della Arcana Famiglia *
Leviathan - the last defence
Long Riders! *
Magic of Stella *
Magical Warfare *
Matoi the Sacred Slayer *
Momo Kyun Sword *
momokuri *
Nakaimo - My Sister is Among Them! *
Natsuyuki Rendezvous *
Nobunaga the Fool *
Norn9 *
Queen's Blade: Rebellion *
RIN-NE Season 2
The Severing Crime Edge *
So, I Can't Play H! *
Tari Tari *
Tribe Cool Crew
Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle *
Uta no Prince Sama (only Seasons 3 and 4) *
Wakaba Girl *
Wish Upon the Pleiades *
Wizard Barristers *

Titles which never had UK/ROI rights which are also leaving:

Broken Blade
CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon
Engaged to the Unidentified
Gourmet Girl Graffiti
The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior
Magical Play
Majikoi Oh! Samurai Girls
Mashiroiro Symphony
One Week Friends
Phi Brain (All Seasons)
Photo Kano
Rail Wars!
RIN-NE Seasons 1 & 3
Rozen Maiden
Rozen Maiden Zur├╝ckspulen
Sakura Trick
Samurai Bride
Samurai Jam-Bakumatsu Rock
Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C3

Source: Crunchyroll
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