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Crunchyroll begins Funimation content takeover for one big anime service
- Anime streaming service Crunchyroll has announced it has begun adding content from main rival Funimation.
- This move was expected as Crunchyroll acquired Funimation in 2021.
- Current Funimation paid subscribers can get 60 days of Crunchyroll Premium for free as part of the merger process.
Sony-owned anime streaming service Crunchyroll announced last year that it had completed the purchase of its main rival Funimation. Now, Crunchyroll has announced that the expected merger of Funimation’s content into its service has begun.
That means all of Funimation’s new and archived content will now be available on Crunchyroll. Going forward, all new shows from the Spring 2022 season onward will only be available on Crunchyroll. Any current series on Funimation will only get new episodes added, at least for now. However, it seems clear that the Funimation service will likely shut down completely at some point.
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Crunchyroll’s ad-free subscription prices will not be going up. They will stay at $7.99/£6.50 a month for the Fan tier, $9.99/£7.99 a month for the Mega Fan tier, and $14.99 a month for the Ultimate Fan tier. Current 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.
Some of the Funimation anime shows and movies that can now be streamed on Crunchyroll include My Hero Academia, Cowboy Bebop, Attack on Titan: Junior High, JUJUTSU KAISEN, and Fruits Basket. You can check out the full list of added anime shows and films on the Funimation site.