I know the first episode just aired last Sunday but fans have every right to be angry. Dragon Ball is THE torch-bearing anime in North America. It sure wasn't the first to make the trip to the continent but it was a major contributor in popularizing the genre. We, as fans, have proven time and time again that we WILL throw ALL the money for every re-release and re-edit of this show that we grew up with and hold dear to our hearts. Every resource should've been mobilized to ensure we get this simulcast day 1 and if it is indeed Toei's fault, how about opening up, talking to the fans and letting us know what the hold up is? Why are we still missing OVAs? Why isn't Kai streaming? Why aren't we getting the last arc of Kai? It was refreshing to see Resurrection of F get licensed and announced so quickly but this "not if but when" isn't acceptable for the #1 most recognizable anime in the world in its biggest market! It's 2015. I have Funimation, Crunchyroll and Netflix memberships (that's all that's available in Canada) and yet I had to torrent in order to watch the first episode? I have to break the law because the company holding the rights to the franchise not only dropped the ball on licensing it but, 4 days later, they have yet to even bother talking about it?
It's a big deal.
I'm not one of those Funimation haters. I'm glad this company grew and purchased so much talent which has sped up the system, diversified the catalog and lowered the price of anime. However, we deserve answers when it comes to DBS.
First of all, let me say this: negotiations take time. Anyone with a brain would know that FUNimation had at least talked to Toei about licensing the series. Given this is the biggest anime franchise in the world, one can assume that problems are likely to arise during negotiations. FUNimation are first and foremost a business, and I'm sure they are not gonna pay a fortune and exhaust every resource just to get the series here faster. And considering no other company has licensed the series, wouldn't you figure by now that the problem lies with Toei, more so then FUNimation? Also, most (if not all) contract negotiations with anything are confidential. In a lot of cases they are not allowed to even talk about it publicly. Almost no licensing company talks about titles they have yet to officially license publicly (unless it is let's say a 2nd season of a title they already have). They do not have to tell you anything. Heck, they don't even have to license it. Stop acting so entitled.
And Dragon Ball Kai, has only just ended it's run. Also, no other company has licensed it for streaming, so again, ask Toei. Be patient and at least wait until the all episodes are available on DVD/Blu-ray in Japan first.
And really? You're gonna complain about OVA's? These DVD's for these OVA's were only produced in limited numbers and aren't even available for purchase in Japan anymore. You will find that a lot of series have OVA's that are practically impossible to license. With OVA's such as the Dragon Ball ones that are made for special events (such as Jump Festa) it's usually more likely that they are not gonna get licensed.
Also, I have you know that Dragon Ball products aren't always successful. The blu-ray level sets flopped very quickly a few years ago. Don't think just because it's Dragon Ball they will pay any amount to license it and it will automatically sell (in fact it's more likely that most hardcore fans won't buy these products as they believe we will never get a 'proper release')
Also, the fact that you think you HAVE TO obtain the episode through illegal methods rather then wait tells me you do not deserve answers. Again, stop acting so entitled and be patient.