Funimation’s Anime Library Is Now On Crunchyroll
by Sage Ashford
It was only a matter of time, but now it’s official: Funimation’s anime library is moving to Crunchyroll. This comes courtesy of Crunchyroll themselves, who have confirmed that the two anime sites would be unifying under the Crunchyroll brand. Effectively, this makes Crunchyroll the largest provider of anime in the Western world.
While everything isn’t there yet, major series like Yu Yu Hakusho and My Hero Academia are already available there. And for the Spring season coming in April, Funimation’s series will only be available on Crunchyroll. The site confirms that only continuing series will continue to see updates, and warns that anyone on Funimation should move to Crunchyroll. To go with this, they’re offering a free subscription to Crunchyroll Premium for 60 days for existing Funimation, Wakanim, and VRV subscribers.
Crunchyroll was bought by Sony Pictures Entertainment from AT&T and Warner Media for $1.175 billion last year, with the acquisition completing in early August. Since then, the question has been whether Sony would have all of Crunchyroll merge into Funimation, but it appears Crunchyroll’s superior branding won out. Currently, no price increase has been announced for Crunchyroll, which means nearly every major anime both past and present is available for only $7.99 a month. An truly insane deal, for as long as they allow it to last.