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Crunchyroll absorbing Funimation

By: Isaiah Gorman

Sony, the owners of Crunchyroll, bought Funimation and is now starting to put all the anime from Funimation and add it to Crunchyroll’s library. “When we brought Funimation and Crunchyroll together last year, our top priority was to put fans first. 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. The new Crunchyroll is the realization 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“, Said by CEO of Crunchyroll Colin Decker.

Consumers can see titles like the Dragon Ball series, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation, Yu Yu Hakusho, Cowboy Bebop, and much more. Additionally, Crunchyroll’s subscription prices will not be increasing either. They will stay at $7.99 a month for the Fan tier, $9.99/ a month for the Mega Fan tier, and $14.99 a month for the Ultimate Fan tier. Source.

Many customers ask what will happen with people who have a Funimation and a Crunchyroll account. This what the company had to say, “All new series from the upcoming spring 2022 season will stream exclusively on Crunchyroll going forward and you will be able to watch 80% of Funimation and Wakanim’s most popular existing series on Crunchyroll by the end of March 2022. So, if you already have a Crunchyroll subscription, then you’re all set and can go ahead and cancel Funimation when you’re ready.” Although, Funimation paid subscribers will soon get an email that will allow them to sign up for Crunchyroll and check out one of the premium tiers for 60 days at no cost.

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