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Tuesday, 09 March 2010 00:00

CrunchyrollCrunchyroll have signalled a few changes in recent days that may have you rushing to catch certain shows while you still have the chance. First, their Download-to-Own service (originally used for shows like Blassreiter and Linebarrels of Iron) will be closing to new purchases on 31st March 2010, while no further downloads of purchased episodes will be allowed from 1st May 2010 - so if you're looking to own any of the shows offered in this way, get a move on.

CR are quite understandably pushing their premium membership as an alternative, which would be fine if shows added to CR for streaming were always going to be there - except that's not now the case, especially with shows originally produced by Kadokawa. Warnings have appeared on a number of Kadokawa shows in recent days, indicating that they'll be removed from CR 30 days after the debut of the show's final episode - so once again, get them while you can. In both cases, let this be a reminder of the main advantage of physical media...


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