In a move that will give Crunchyroll the biggest anime library in the world, all Funimation animated content is moving to the service.
In an announcement post on the company’s website, the content move is effective as of today. Funimation reportedly serves an audience of 52 countries and 10 languages. Now, you’ll be able to experience all of that content within your Crunchyroll subscription.
This move has massively increased the Crunchyroll library, which is great news for anime fans. Now, you can watch shows like ‘My Hero Academia’, ‘Tokyo Ghoul’, and ‘Cowboy Bebop’.
Sony purchased Crunchyroll last year for around $1 billion. Sony already had a stake in Funimation before the purchase of Crunchyroll. It’s pretty shocking to see Crunchyroll put forward as the hero brand rather than Funimation.
More anime for all!
Funimation will still be around for a while but this is what Crunchyroll said people should expect on their website.
“This means all your anime, all on one platform. Starting today, tons of shows and movies from Funimation and Wakanim will begin arriving on Crunchyroll—so you’ll get more dubs, more subs, more everything. That includes titles available now like My Hero Academia, Tokyo Ghoul and Yu Yu Hakusho alongside favorites like Cowboy Bebop and Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation, all under one subscription! Check out the list of new arrivals on Crunchyroll, with much more to come!”
“This also means new series in the upcoming Spring season (the biggest on record—stay tuned!) and beyond will only stream on Crunchyroll. Moving forward, Funimation will only add new episodes of continuing series, which means Funimation users will want to move to a Crunchyroll account as soon as possible.
“That’s why now, as a welcome to the new Crunchyroll family, Funimation, Wakanim, and VRV subscribers get a special deal for 60 days of Crunchyroll Premium free! Over the next few days, qualified Funimation, Wakanim, and VRV subscribers will receive an email with their unique link to redeem.“
You can head to the FAQ page on Crunchyroll to find out what it means for your membership.
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