Why does Crunchy Skip Chapters?

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23 / M / Santa Cruz
Posted 5/21/18 , edited 5/22/18
I've found that Crunchy will release chapter 1 of a series and then skip, sometimes dozens of chapters. Is there a reasoning behind it? is it licensing? why release a manga you haven't been able to fully license? It forces people to read elsewhere when they just want to read here.
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62 / M / Earth
Posted 5/21/18 , edited 5/22/18
Kodansha (publisher) is using Crunchyroll as an on-line outlet for a marketing ploy to push sales of their published electronic and hard-copy (collected full) volumes. Supposedly the missing volumes are available for purchase in the Crunchyroll Android (regular) anime app (not the manga app).


I see that most of the titles that were here are also available on Comixology (Amazon) where you supposedly can get a monthly rate subscription for a somewhat limited subset of that catalog. I'm not subscribed, myself, but I would guess that on these Kodansha links, the ones with the "UNLIMITED" banners are included in the "all you can read" subscription service, along with other offerings from other publishers as well. Of course, the great bulk of what's there (especially DC) are purchase-only, typical Amazon tactics.

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Posted 4/23/19 , edited 4/23/19
So I pay Crunchy Roll for anime/manga to watch/read... that they advertise they have a anime/manga (saying nothing about not having access to all the episodes/chapters)...


Turn around and pay another company for the missing episodes/chapters ... that I thought I was paying Crunchy Roll to watch/read...

Awesome love paying twice for the same item its great! /sarcasm.

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Posted 4/23/19 , edited one day ago
Honestly 100% I pay for this premium yet I can't even read the manga for Domestic Girlfriend without it having to skip from chapter 1 to 165, and now I'm learning that I need to buy the other chapters? Especially for $10.99 each? I paid a lot for premium and now this is actually just aggravating.
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