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I have both a Crunchy and Funimation Account, but I am debating if its worth keeping both now. Any thoughts?
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Do you prefer dub or sub?
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om3ga5 wrote:

I have both a Crunchy and Funimation Account, but I am debating if its worth keeping both now. Any thoughts?


I've moved this to the Advice, Info, Recommendations forum. If you prefer dubs, you should keep the Funimation account.

If you prefer subs, then you might just want to keep an eye out over the next couple of months as to what's leaving Funi, and what remains.

If there's nothing there currently that you are actively watching, but there are things you are watching on Crunchy, then maybe leave Funi until things are more settled, then give them another look to see if they've got stuff you want to see.

I've currently got one simulcast in queue on Funi that doesn't seem to be coming over to Crunchy (or if so, it hasn't been announced), so I'll be keeping my Funi subscription as long as that's still running I"ve also got one other catalog title in queue that I plan to finish. I've got so much in my Crunchy queue, that I probably won't return to Funi unless I find something particular on Funi that I really, really want to watch. I don't care for dubs at all, so that's definitely not something that will keep me with Funimation.
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Thanks, I prefer subs, I can stand dubs at the moment. Funi only had 4 in my que that I was watching. I will for sure keep my eye out on what there gunna broadcast or not and see if it is worth keeping.
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im totally debating the same thing I dont care either way dub or sub but i just watched jormangund think thats how its spelled and you cant see that on crunchyroll but thats the only original to funamation show ive seen in over 6 months now so im thinking its a waste of time to keep it around. especially since crunchy roll has the same content basically. dub is nice but dang crunchyroll has dub too most of the time so not really worth it to me but ill half to go thru the entire library on funnymation lol to make sure.
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neugenx wrote:

I'm on the fence to thanks to one unanswered question. Will the whole Funi catalog be subbed here and the whole Crunchy catalog dubbed over there or will it just be a pick and choose situation? It's never been quite clear if it'll be a 100%/100% situation or if both Crunchy and Funi will will both contain a mixture of subs and dubs. Right now Funi, just like Crunchy, has a great sub back catalog even though it seems new simulcasts will be exclusive to dub. The back catalog is still just too dang good to resist.


I think it'll get a bit more clear once CR and FUNi both migrate to VRV, but I think the goal is to have all subbed content, between the two services, on CR, while FUNi will dub and distribute the titles shared between both services that they believe will perform well, as they've done with their own simuldubs in the past.

That being the goal, but if there are any licensing restrictions, or clearances that need to go through first, it may take a while before that is possible.
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I'm on the fence to thanks to one unanswered question. Will the whole Funi catalog be subbed here and the whole Crunchy catalog dubbed over there or will it just be a pick and choose situation? It's never been quite clear if it'll be a 100%/100% situation or if both Crunchy and Funi will will both contain a mixture of subs and dubs. Right now Funi, just like Crunchy, has a great sub back catalog even though it seems new simulcasts will be exclusive to dub. The back catalog is still just too dang good to resist.


eyeofpain wrote:

I think it'll get a bit more clear once CR and FUNi both migrate to VRV, but I think the goal is to have all subbed content, between the two services, on CR, while FUNi will dub and distribute the titles shared between both services that they believe will perform well, as they've done with their own simuldubs in the past.

That being the goal, but if there are any licensing restrictions, or clearances that need to go through first, it may take a while before that is possible.


I possibly have 2 stupid questions...

1. What's VRV? A website? An app? A streaming Channel or service?
2. Is it available on Windows 10? Roku channel?

I don't recall hearing of it before. Now you truly have me curious.
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Posted 28 days ago

neugenx wrote:

I'm on the fence to thanks to one unanswered question. Will the whole Funi catalog be subbed here and the whole Crunchy catalog dubbed over there or will it just be a pick and choose situation? It's never been quite clear if it'll be a 100%/100% situation or if both Crunchy and Funi will will both contain a mixture of subs and dubs. Right now Funi, just like Crunchy, has a great sub back catalog even though it seems new simulcasts will be exclusive to dub. The back catalog is still just too dang good to resist.


From Funi's FAQ: http://www.funimationnow.com/faq

What will happen to shows currently with Crunchyroll or Funimation?
Subtitled versions of many of Funimation's shows will be moving over to Crunchyroll

So, "many" doesn't mean "all".
Strictly speaking, "moving" usually means to transfer, not copy. So a lot, but definitely not every single one of Funi's catalog titles should come here.

More from their FAQ:

When will subtitles on FunimationNow go away?
Subtitled content for titles affected by this agreement will be removed from FunimationNow in phases, with the transition expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

Funi's statement pertaining ss to whether CR will still retain dubs, "will now be available", strictly speaking, doesn't specify whether removal is part of the agreement or not. So it is possible that whatever dubs CR already has might still stay. And it doesn't say anywhere that CR will stop acquiring older dubs, from their current (albeit usually US-only) sources either.

and English dubs from the Crunchyroll library will be now available on FunimationNow.

As for what they all will dub, They are very careful to not commit to the word "all" anywhere:

Will all content on Crunchyroll be available dubbed on FunimationNow?
We are both working to make as many shows available to both services as quickly as possible.

we will have select shows from Crunchyroll’s catalog up on FunimationNow coming soon, and we will be creating new dubs for even more shows in the future!

Our partnership includes new shows, too. We will be working together with Crunchyroll to bring you new titles going forward, starting with the Fall 2016 season. Simulcasts of those shows with English subtitles will be up on Crunchyroll, and Funimation will be creating Broadcast Dubs for many of these titles, available on FunimationNow just 2-4 weeks after each episode airs in Japan!

Funi didn't even do simuldubs for everything this season, so they seem to have a capacity (or maybe a "choice") limitation. How will they get to CR's even bigger catalog if they can't keep up to all the simulcasts that keep coming out?

So, sa, ne? The initial announcement was a full two months ago, and no more info or show movement since then after the original announced set of titles.

I looked at Funi's catalog on the scroll element on the "episodes" page and it goes from line 457 to line 883 in the source, so 426 titles in all, some are not anime, some are movies (another can of worms), some were only Dubs to begin with. I can't imagine CR assimilating that many titles, creating show pages, cross-indexing them, distributing them to the CDNs, in the remaining 7 weeks of this year as seemed to be the plan, especially since there haven't been any at all in those two months since the announcement. (I hope I'm proven wrong though.)

TL;DR
I'd definitely hold on to both memberships for at least a couple months yet, until things start to shake out a bit...
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NTL;IDR
Thanks, asharka for all the info . I'll stick with both for now too .
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