Crunchyroll to Take Over Funimation and Wakanim

The firms announced today that streaming services Funimation and Wakanim will “unify” under the Crunchyroll brand. Crunchyroll, Wakanim, and Crunchyroll’s VRV are all owned by Sony-owned Funimation. Existing Funimation, Wakanim, and VRV subscribers get a special deal for 60 days of Crunchyroll Premium for free as a “welcome” present. Current Funimation and Wakanim subscribers are strongly encouraged to terminate their memberships before the merger is completed.

Users will be able to access the libraries using a single account (and will by default pay for one subscription). Current seasons will be updated on all three platforms, but new episodes will only be added to Crunchyroll beginning with the Spring 2022 anime season. This applies to both simulcast and dubbed titles. A short video announcement was also released:

It may be a surprise move, but the Crunchyroll brand has always been better when the website was more solid and accessible. Crunchyroll’s mascot turned VTuber, Crunchyroll Hime, was a familiar sight among most western anime fans when the awards were held for the sixth year in a succession last month. Crunchyroll has dabbled in anime production as well. Crunchyroll originals include Tower of God, God of Highschool, and Tonikaku Kawai.

Funimation has previously merged with AnimeLab, an Australian and New Zealand-focused streaming service. Many fans were alarmed by the acquisitions, which gave Sony an almost full control over the western market.

Following Crunchyroll’s merger with Funimation, every anime will be available on Crunchyroll

Funimation, Wakanim, and VRV Join Crunchyroll Today! - Game News 24
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Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that Funimation and Crunchyroll will merge, with all Funimation content now available on Crunchyroll’s streaming service. This is fantastic news for anime enthusiasts, as they no longer need to purchase two different premium memberships.

On joining up, Funimation premium subscribers will receive a complimentary 60-day premium Crunchyroll membership. Crunchyroll will be adding more than 70 anime series (sub and dub) to its streaming service. The following is a list of all the shows that will be available on Crunchyroll:

  1. 2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team (Sub and Dub)
  2. Adachi and Shimamura (Sub and Dub)
  3. Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor (Dub)
  4. Akudama Drive (Sub and Dub)
  5. Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest (Sub and Dub)
  6. Attack on Titan: Junior High (Sub and Dub)
  7. BACK ARROW (Sub and Dub)
  8. Black Clover Episodes 1-170 (Dub)
  9. Blood Blockade Battlefront (Dub)
  10. Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond (Dub)
  11. BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense (Sub and Dub)
  12. Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki (Sub and Dub)
  13. Bungo and Alchemist -Gears of Judgement- (Sub and Dub)
  14. By the Grace of the Gods (Sub and Dub)
  15. Cautious Hero: The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious (Sub and Dub)
  16. Charlotte (Dub | North America, Australia, New Zealand, LATAM only)
  17. Combatants Will Be Dispatched! (Sub and Dub)
  18. Cowboy Bebop (Sub and Dub)
  19. DARLING in the FRANXX (Dub)
  20. Date A Live I (Dub)
  21. Date A Live II (Dub)
  22. Date A Live III (Dub)
  23. Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody (Dub)
  24. Demon Lord, Retry! (Sub and Dub)
  25. Dr. STONE (Dub)
  26. Dr. STONE Season 2 (Dub)
  27. Dragon Goes House-Hunting (Sub and Dub)
  28. Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia (Dub | North America, Australia, New Zealand, LATAM only)
  29. Fire Force (Dub)
  30. Fire Force Season 2 (Dub)
  31. Fruits Basket (Dub)
  32. Fruits Basket Season 2 (Dub)
  33. Fruits Basket The Final Season (Dub)
  34. Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier than Real Life! (Sub and Dub)
  35. Goblin Slayer (Dub)
  36. High School DxD (Dub)
  37. High School DxD NEW (Dub)
  38. High School DxD BorN (Dub)
  39. High School DxD Hero (Dub)
  40. Horimiya (Sub and Dub | North America, Australia, New Zealand, LATAM only)
  41. Hortensia SAGA (Sub and Dub | North America, Australia, New Zealand, LATAM only)
  42. How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? (Sub and Dub)
  43. How Not to Summon a Demon Lord (Dub)
  44. How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Omega (Dub)
  45. Hunter x Hunter Episodes 1-74 (Dub)
  46. Hyouka (Sub and Dub)
  47. Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 1 (Dub)
  48. Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2 (Dub)
  49. Kemono Jihen (Sub and Dub)
  50. Kingdom Season 1 (Sub and Dub)
  51. Kingdom Season 2 (Sub and Dub)
  52. Kingdom Season 3 (Sub and Dub)
  53. Kiss Him, Not Me (Dub)
  54. Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear (Sub and Dub)
  55. Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan (Sub and Dub)
  56. Log Horizon (Sub and Dub)
  57. Log Horizon 2 (Sub and Dub)
  58. Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table (Sub and Dub)
  59. MARS RED (Sub and Dub)
  60. Megalobox (Dub)
  61. Megalobox 2: Nomad (Sub and Dub)
  62. Miss Caretaker of Sunohara-sou (Dub and Sub)
  63. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Dub)
  64. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S (Dub)
  65. Moriarty the Patriot (Sub and Dub)
  66. Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation Season 1 (Dub)
  67. Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation (Sub and Dub)
  68. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Sub and Dub)
  69. My First Girlfriend is a Gal (Dub)
  70. My Hero Academia Season 1 (Dub)
  71. My Hero Academia Season 2 (Dub)
  72. My Hero Academia Season 3 (Dub)
  73. My Hero Academia Season 4 (Dub)
  74. My Hero Academia Season 5 (Dub)
  75. Noragami (Dub)
  76. Noragami Aragoto (Dub)
  77. Otherside Picnic (Sub and Dub)
  78. Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World (Sub and Dub)
  79. Plunderer (Sub and Dub)
  80. Scar on the Praeter (Sub)
  81. Scarlet Nexus (Sub)
  82. SHADOWS HOUSE (Sub and Dub | North America, Australia, New Zealand, LATAM only)
  83. SK8 the Infinity (Sub and Dub | North America, Australia, New Zealand, LATAM only)
  84. Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (Sub and Dub)
  85. Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Battle of Kimluck (Sub and Dub)
  86. SSSS.DYNAZENON (Sub and Dub)
  87. SUPER HXEROS (Sub and Dub | North America, Australia, New Zealand, LATAM only)
  88. Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies moved to a starter town? (Sub and Dub)
  89. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 1 (Dub)
  90. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 (Dub)
  91. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime OADs (Dub)
  92. The Day I Became a God (Sub and Dub | North America, Australia, New Zealand, LATAM only)
  93. The Detective Is Already Dead (Dub)
  94. The Duke of Death and His Maid (Sub and Dub)
  95. The Dungeon of Black Company (Sub and Dub)
  96. The Honor at Magic High School (Sub and Dub)
  97. The Promised Neverland Season 1 (Dub | North America, Australia, New Zealand, LATAM only)
  98. The Promised Neverland Season 2 (Sub and Dub | North America, Australia, New Zealand, LATAM only)
  99. The Quintessential Quintuplets Season 1 (Dub)
  100. The Quintessential Quintuplets Season 2 (Dub)
  101. Toilet-bound Hanako-kun (Sub and Dub)
  102. Tokyo Ghoul (Dub)
  103. Tokyo Ghoul: Root A (Dub)
  104. Tokyo Ghoul: re (Dub)
  105. Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (Sub and Dub)
  106. Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song- (Sub and Dub | North America, Australia, New Zealand, LATAM only)
  107. Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina (Sub and Dub)
  108. WONDER EGG PRIORITY (Sub and Dub | North America, Australia, New Zealand, LATAM only)
  109. Yu Yu Hakusho Episodes 1-112 (Sub and Dub)
  110. Yu Yu Hakusho OVAs (Sub)
  111. Yuri!!! on ICE (Dub)
Funimation's Anime Library Comes to Crunchyroll | CBR
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Although these are not all of the Funimation titles accessible, Crunchyroll is striving to add all of the Funimation titles to its streaming service as soon as feasible. Which anime series from the new Crunchyroll collection will you be watching if you’re a Crunchyroll user? Tensei Mushoku? Is it Tokyo Ghoul or something else entirely?

How do you feel about the Crunchyroll and Funimation merger? Will Crunchyroll’s premium subscription fee rise as a result of this announcement? Please share your thoughts in the comments area.


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