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Posted 9/8/16 , edited 12/4/16
Hey everyone,

When we started Crunchyroll, we wanted to bring more anime to fans around the world. With the ongoing support of fans (like you) and creators, we have been fortunate to, slowly but surely, increase access to anime for a growing and dedicated fanbase. Now, we take another big step towards realizing our founding goal.

Today, Funimation joins Crunchyroll in our common mission of bringing more anime to fans and more fans to anime. We are announcing a partnership that will expand the anime lineup on both services as well as provide more ways for anime fans to stream, purchase, download, and access more of the shows they love.

Crunchyroll viewers now have access to subtitled Funimation simulcasts, starting with summer titles D.Gray-man HALLOW, Puzzle & Dragons X, and FIRST LOVE MONSTER. Going forward, Funimation will be distributing even more of their simulcast titles on Crunchyroll.

With this partnership, Funimation will also be contributing their subtitled catalog to Crunchyroll. This includes some of the most critically acclaimed and popular titles of the past two decades. You can start watching PSYCHO-PASS, Cowboy Bebop (one of my favorite titles of all time!), and Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash today. We will continue to add more and more catalog titles over the coming weeks and months… there’s a lot of onboarding, encoding and processing taking place behind the scenes!

The partnership extends to Crunchyroll titles as well. Later this fall, you will be able to access several of our titles, such as 91 Days, Mob Psycho 100, and Orange, with English-language Broadcast Dubs on FunimationNow. We will be announcing more Broadcast Dub and dubbed catalog titles in the coming weeks which will be available on the FunimationNow service.

Finally, we will be working together to distribute Crunchyroll titles through Blu-ray, DVD, and Download-to-Own, both dubbed and subbed. Currently planned titles include Ace Attorney, Alderamin on the Sky, Bungo Stray Dogs, JOKER GAME, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and ReLIFE, with more to be announced in the future, so stay tuned for announcements on availability and street dates.

This is truly an amazing time to be a fan of anime, and an even better time to be a Crunchyroll Premium Member *wink* *wink* =)

We are all really excited to be working together to bring you the best possible anime experience. As always, we would not be where we are without your continued support… and as always, thank you for watching -_-.

~ Shinji

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The new simulcasts and catalog titles will be available in the following territories:


Cowboy Bebop
: US and Canada


Puzzle & Dragons X
: US, Canada, UK, Ireland


D-Gray-man HALLOW
: US, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands


FIRST LOVE MONSTER
: US, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands


Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
: US, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark



PSYCHO-PASS
: US, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa

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Posted 9/8/16 , edited 9/24/16
This is what I have been living for up till now.. thankyou... *cries, snifs, dies* thankyou, Crunchyroll and Funi
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Posted 9/8/16 , edited 1/19/17
So. I can cancel my Funi sub now?
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Posted 9/8/16 , edited 9/18/16
Power couple of the century right here! Really interested about things from the home release side of things. Hope a good chunk of CR's library gets the FUNi release treatment. I'd be super down for an Osomatsu-san dub.
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Posted 9/8/16 , edited 4/20/17
Nothing for South América? Pffff always the same
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Posted 9/8/16 , edited 1/5/17
If you can't beat them join them. Less shows I have to darkside now
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Posted 9/8/16 , edited 1/5/17
If this means Funimation will be less of an obstacle to getting legal anime streams in Denmark, I'm all for it.
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Posted 9/8/16 , edited 9/18/16
Download to own?
Like, just download it with no drm or mandatory player crap?
If so, I have a shiny new 2 TB drive that would like some anime.
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Posted 9/8/16 , edited 9/9/16

Yamstarch wrote:

So. I can cancel my Funi sub now?


Thinking the same thing!
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Posted 9/8/16 , edited 9/15/16
Wish they could add the license for Cowboy for the UK as well. But still splendid news
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Posted 9/8/16 , edited 9/26/16
Great time to be an anime fan.
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Posted 9/8/16 , edited 9/10/16
I think my Queue just doubled!
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Posted 9/8/16 , edited 9/25/16
So Fun is dub and Crunch is sub? I ask cause I'd like to watch some titles with my son but he's to young to read subs.
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Posted 9/8/16 , edited 9/8/16
It'll probably take quite a while to get catalogs updated, and if they slow roll a combination of past catalog titles with new, you'll likely want to keep both subscriptions until it's a more cohesive blend of content. There's no talk yet (that I see) about how they're going to keep users interested in the services as individual entities beyond this type of content merge, or if it's leading up to a larger merge of companies themselves. Guess we'll find out in due time.

ETA: And if I looked further at the Site News threads, I'd see that they answer a lot of our questions in their partnership FAQ http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-965103/crunchyroll-and-funimation-partnership-faq.
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Posted 9/8/16 , edited 12/24/16
I ship that.
Funi x Crunchy or Cruncy x Funi?
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