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Update to the Crunchyroll x Funimation Partnership

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lame
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I bet funimation asked for more money and u said no but hey fun fact you are going to lose way more money that what they had asked.
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Worst break up for 2k18
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Nope Hulu is not affected at all. In fact if you have Hulu the majority of the titles leaving CR are on there.
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Some of my all-time favorites will be going away, but I had the wits to order them on Disk, so I haven't LOST them.
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what of those that last multiple seasons will they still go over to like the winter line up?
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Bakaneer wrote:

And with that, anime is losing its niche status thanks to the increasing influence of megacorporations. There's Sony'screation of Aniplex leading to a bunch of overpriced home video releases. Then there's Amazon and Netflix throwing a ton of cash to take selected shows for their own to get people to subscribe to their services. And then there's Crunchyroll that started off small before being bought up by the Chernin Group (which Hulu is part of), and with their parent company being bought out by AT&T now they are also subjected to the ways of megacorporations. With the Chrenin Group buying them up meant the end of those cheap subscriptions that were available during Black Friday, and AT&T's presence triggered this breakup. There's also Warner taking Viz and controlling the way they do business. And now this with Sony buying up Funimation and telling everybody that they are too good for Crunchyroll and that they will rule the anime industry by going solo rather than to remain partners in crime. Funimation is none too pleased about this decision as it was Sony who ordered this dissolution and Funi has always been about catering to the community.

So what's next? Only Sentai, Discotek, and Right Stuf remain under no influence by megacorporations, and Sentai previously got involved with their partnership with Amazon that only lasted nine months. I can see Sentai being bought up by Amazon given their past working relationship. Anyway, just sad that this is happening, but it seemed too good to last and because Sony and AT&T have more saying power than Funimation and Crunchyroll that it came to this.


The bold are companies that are or have divisions that are big American media corps or who have divisions that are the Big 6 American movie studios: AT&T has Warner Bros and Sony has Sony/Columbia Pictures. Thankfully, Comcast-owned Universal Pictures, Viacom-owned Paramount Pictures Walt Disney Pictures, and 20th Century Fox are not jumping on the bandwagon yet. Speaking of Disney and Fox, I hope at least foreign regulator says "no" to the pending merger because the pending acquisition of most of the Fox Empire means a negative impact to over 104 years of film business.
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I want to delete my VRV now... No reason to have it up anymore
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Unfortunately Sony doesnt care about the fanbase since they are motivated by the maximum profit. Why continue to make fans happy by partnering with CR when you can just go force a new generation to add another app and charge exuberant monthly fees. Not surprised by this one bit.
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Being in South America, from the whole Funimation catalog I can only access:

Blood Blockade Battlefront
GARO VANISHING LINE
My Hero Academy
Overlord

I don't think I'll miss Funimation at all.
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l_oliveira wrote:

Being in South America, from the whole Funimation catalog I can only access:

Blood Blockade Battlefront
GARO VANISHING LINE
My Hero Academy
Overlord

I don't think I'll miss Funimation at all.


I don’t think any of those will even be leaving since they all had seasons that aired durian the partnership.
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I guess I should hurry and finish up my rewatch of index season 2... so i can start 3.
I know 3 is safe for now but which other shows are?
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Koitenshin wrote:

Considering how insular Sony is lately, I can only see Funimation crashing and burning because of this.


good


Bad.

Unless you want the only people buying anime to be rich bastards, you should want Funi to live. Funimation is the only company in the US that actually prices physical releases at a decent price. It's thanks to them we ever got a physical release of Nichijou, and they've had the on-again-off-again S.A.V.E editions of shows, which was actually affordable.

If you want to hate on a company for keeping the streaming of certain shows in your area, you can always hate on Harmony Gold instead.
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I am glad that funimation is leaving crunchyroll behind. Currently this company is more concerned with make pseudo-anime like high guardians spice (which is a terrific and boring name for a Cartoon Network rejects show) then providing money to creators in japan.
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ventilatorul wrote:

I bet funimation asked for more money and u said no but hey fun fact you are going to lose way more money that what they had asked.


No, its because Funimation got bought out by Sony. Crunchyroll is partially owned/financed by AT&T, who are an important rival to Sony.
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