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Update to the Crunchyroll x Funimation Partnership

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Posted 12/10/20 , edited 12/10/20
Well that's unfortunate since it was just announced AT&T is selling Crunchyroll to Funimation for 1.18 billion.
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Posted 12/10/20 , edited 21 days ago

mumby1369 wrote:

Funimation App sucks beyond belief. Crunchyrolls App actually works.


Like the non existent Crunchyroll app on Tizen (Samsung TVs)? Funimation's app there isn't perfect but functions rather smoothly.

Good riddance. AT&T is a terrible company (they also paid $50 billion for some other media company 5 years ago, turned into a company worth $16 billion). Sony isn't the best but at least they've been a good entertainment platform.
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Posted 12/11/20 , edited 12/22/20
Now that Crunchyroll has been bought out by Funimation/Sony expect things to get worse. Sony has been on a censorship binge and Funimation has been on spree of adding real world political idealogy into anime dubs and subtitles when not wanted. I don't expect crunchryoll to stay around for much longer. What I also expect is that your crunchyroll account will immediately be merged into a Funimation account which they will create on your behalf. Funimation's site will only allow dub viewing for a free account and paid will get you both sub and dub.

Funimation's streaming player is utter crap as it has problem with resolution quality and their subscription service is a nightmare. Once you subscribe, it's almost impossible to fully close your account. They haven't fixed their problem from 2 years ago where if you cancel your subscription, you still get charged. And it will take about a month for proper feed back. Next on the list, if you want to delete your funimation account entirely they'll just disable permanent access as some of your profile information may still float around on their servers. I discovered that Funimation will not fully delete your account unless you jump through a lot of hoops. In my case it took a hour to close and to this day I'm not sure if they fully closed my account to this day.

Next up is Funimation has a policy that they will not stream BD release versions or AT-X versions unless it's reviving an old show that's already been out for years. Their excuse is preserving Blu-ray sales even though that market is dying in the West. Next up expect any show they find doesn't appeal to them they will drop and prevent it coming out. They will pull what VIZ does. Hold on to a license but decide not not to release it. In Funimation's case, they'll tie up the show's licensing until the season is over. (I.G. Interspecies Reviewers got tied up in their licensing until the season ended then a home release licensed for Blu-ray/DVD by Critical Mass. To this day Funimation refuses to release their streaming rights, but they will not publish the show. They don't want anyone to see it). I can expect possible treatment to Goblin Slayer or any other show they find problematic. They'll obtain a license, realize "oops we don't believe in this show" and stop producing it, but they will never release streaming rights just to ensure no one gets to see this show. It's all planned carefully to try to deminish hype since hype is built around the time a show is streaming.

Last of all they disrespect their customers openly and belittle them. Going back to the subscription service. They weren't very friendly and while I wanted to cancel my subscription, during he whole fiasco they charged me during that time as my subscription went into renewal, took my money and refused my request for a refund. Buuuuuut they did say they'll close my account to prevent further charges.

In summary Funimation are liars and thieves and I see no good coming from this buy out. What was Crunchyroll thinking? Selling to Sony? Was this done on purpose to spite us? Why couldn't they sell to Netflix, Amazon or even Sentai Filmworks?
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Posted 12/11/20 , edited 12/11/20
Damn shame. I had a feeling this was gonna happen and cancel my auto renewal.
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Posted 12/18/20 , edited 12/19/20
I don't expect much to change, both Funi and CR have problems. CR has to be shamed into doing anything, and Funi just sweeps everything under the rug. Funi site sucks, their mobile stuff sucks, but CR mobile support and PS4 app sucks balls too.
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Posted 12/20/20 , edited 18 days ago
Hopefully Funi becomes strictly dub and Crunchyroll becomes strictly sub so we don't have to hear about the damn dub haters complaining all the time.
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There is nothing great about having a huge company taking control of the entertain of an entire group of people then changing the actual scripts to conform to social conditioning and forcing agendas down peoples throats. Like feminism etc etc

It's disgusting and an insult to the original works and the people that watch anime. As 99% of people who watch anime use it to escape this god awful world we live and just want to be entertained and not lectured every single time they watch something.

These SJW movements have ruined TV, Films, Music... According to some MSM in the UK, not enough Black Female artists getting to number 1 in the charts and is so serious, it's worthy enough to bring it to peoples attention. Really? I got a solution, stop writing s**t songs.

There is nothing good to come from this. Back to piracy it is, which is a shame as I want to support the anime industry, but I want to the enjoy the original meaning and text, not some bastardised SJW agenda-fest rammed down my throat and having the audacity to tell me how I should think and be.

People should be free to create what they want how they want. It doesn't matter if it is all white, all black, all Asian, all gay, all straight or a mix of anything in between. Thanks to clueless self entitled woke scumbags, creativity has been destroyed in the name of tick boxes.
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Posted 17 days ago , edited 17 days ago

Haiyami wrote:

Now that Crunchyroll has been bought out by Funimation/Sony expect things to get worse. Sony has been on a censorship binge and Funimation has been on spree of adding real world political idealogy into anime dubs and subtitles when not wanted. I don't expect crunchryoll to stay around for much longer. What I also expect is that your crunchyroll account will immediately be merged into a Funimation account which they will create on your behalf. Funimation's site will only allow dub viewing for a free account and paid will get you both sub and dub.

Funimation's streaming player is utter crap as it has problem with resolution quality and their subscription service is a nightmare. Once you subscribe, it's almost impossible to fully close your account. They haven't fixed their problem from 2 years ago where if you cancel your subscription, you still get charged. And it will take about a month for proper feed back. Next on the list, if you want to delete your funimation account entirely they'll just disable permanent access as some of your profile information may still float around on their servers. I discovered that Funimation will not fully delete your account unless you jump through a lot of hoops. In my case it took a hour to close and to this day I'm not sure if they fully closed my account to this day.

Next up is Funimation has a policy that they will not stream BD release versions or AT-X versions unless it's reviving an old show that's already been out for years. Their excuse is preserving Blu-ray sales even though that market is dying in the West. Next up expect any show they find doesn't appeal to them they will drop and prevent it coming out. They will pull what VIZ does. Hold on to a license but decide not not to release it. In Funimation's case, they'll tie up the show's licensing until the season is over. (I.G. Interspecies Reviewers got tied up in their licensing until the season ended then a home release licensed for Blu-ray/DVD by Critical Mass. To this day Funimation refuses to release their streaming rights, but they will not publish the show. They don't want anyone to see it). I can expect possible treatment to Goblin Slayer or any other show they find problematic. They'll obtain a license, realize "oops we don't believe in this show" and stop producing it, but they will never release streaming rights just to ensure no one gets to see this show. It's all planned carefully to try to deminish hype since hype is built around the time a show is streaming.

Last of all they disrespect their customers openly and belittle them. Going back to the subscription service. They weren't very friendly and while I wanted to cancel my subscription, during he whole fiasco they charged me during that time as my subscription went into renewal, took my money and refused my request for a refund. Buuuuuut they did say they'll close my account to prevent further charges.

In summary Funimation are liars and thieves and I see no good coming from this buy out. What was Crunchyroll thinking? Selling to Sony? Was this done on purpose to spite us? Why couldn't they sell to Netflix, Amazon or even Sentai Filmworks?


Going with the inserting unneeded political commentary in the dubs and subs, true that should not be happening at all. While it happens enough to warrant criticism, it doesn't happen that often. TBH, I hope VRV was part of the purchase. While that remains to be seen, if VRV was part of the purchase, then in theory we might be able to re-link our Funi and CR accounts to VRV like when the first Funi/CR alliance was going on.
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Posted 16 days ago , edited 16 days ago
I really hope CR doesn't disappear as in my country, Funi doesn't exist and the only way to legally stream anime is CR.
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