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Questions tagged [licensing]

Use this tag for questions about licensing, the process by means of which a Japanese product makes its way into non-Japanese markets.

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How is rabb.it allowed to stream anime?

We know that there are a whole bunch of anime streaming websites that are in fact illegal because they don't own the licenses to the anime they stream. However, in a number of anime chat rooms/...
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How to get a license to stream anime on my website?

I am planning on making a website for streaming anime (legally). I would like to know how can I obtain the license to host and stream anime? I would like to know from where I can get the license, who ...
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What does it mean by a manga series being licensed, how does it affect online readers, and how can I continue reading it?

A while back I was reading Bleach on an online reader and I finished the chapter I was on. When I came back to read the next chapter, it said The series Bleach has been licensed, it is not ...
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Who do you have to contact to obtain a license to stream manga?

I am curious to know who the copyright holder to a manga is: is it the mangaka, or the publisher (such as Kodansha, Shonen Jump, etc)? Who do you have to contact to obtain a license for streaming it?
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Where can I find reliable information about licensing status of manga/anime?

Often I want to buy some anime or manga, but after a long time of searching, I find out, that the manga/anime isn't translated yet. Is there a website where I can find information about whether an ...
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Who do I contact regarding rights licenses of specific manga/anime characters?

My company runs a card game in Europe, but we want to start including manga and anime characters. How would we start going about obtaining licences? We want Akira, Fist of the North Star, Ako, Tank ...
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Are some translated anime needlessly subbed twice?

Scenario: A streaming site has streaming rights to an anime and then a different company picks up the title for DVD/Bluray viewing. Question: Does the second company have to re-subtitle the show ...
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Why are some anime and manga unlicensed?

Usually, I see that all anime and manga are licensed! But sometimes I see that some anime or manga are not licensed. Why is that so? Therefore, I am asking what is the difference between licensed and ...
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About the industry: How much does it cost to license a manga outside of Japan?

Today I'd like to know what kind of proposition one has to make to a Japanese publisher to have a go at distributing a title in a certain country (outside of Japan). This article told me how things ...