Funimation Is Officially Merging With Crunchyroll After Sony Acquisition

All the best anime movies and series under one roof!

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In August last year, Sony, the owner of Funimation finalised its purchase of the competing anime streaming platform Crunchyroll. This week, the two services have officially merged to become one giant hub.

The merger saw the Funimation brand omitted, and its content moved to the Crunchyroll site under the Crunchyroll brand. The platform now holds the world’s largest collection of anime with over 40,000 episodes and 16,000 hours of content now available.


“Unifying all of our brands and services under the Crunchyroll brand globally enables us to offer more value than ever before as we combine subs, dubs, simulcasts, library, music, movies, manga — all into one subscription.”

-Crunchyroll CEO Colin Decker


Making the Community what it is Today

Those subscribed to Funimation will now have to make the jump across to Crunchyroll. This will ensure they don’t miss out on airing shows.

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Thankfully, the subscription cost has not increased and will remain at approximately USD 8 for ad-tree tier subscriptions. All new Crunchyroll and VRV subscribers will receive 60 days of Crunchyroll Premium for free.

“The new Crunchyroll is the realisation of a dream, and we are grateful to the creators of anime and the millions of fans who have joined us in making the community what it is today,” adds Decker.

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