Post-merger consolidation of SVOD services under the Crunchyroll brand offers fans greater access to extensive anime with subs, dubs, films, and simulcasts in over 200 countries.
Crunchyroll subscribers now have access to library and simulcast content previously available exclusively on Funimation. The companies’ merger brings together the previously separate services into a single subscription with fans having comprehensive access to anime with subs, dubs, films, and simulcast series in over 200 countries and territories and in 10 languages.
“When we brought Funimation and Crunchyroll together last year, our top priority was to put fans first,” noted Crunchyroll CEO Colin Decker. “Unifying all of our brands and services under the Crunchyroll brand globally enables us to offer more value than ever before as we combine subs, dubs, simulcasts, library, music, movies, manga—all into one subscription. The new Crunchyroll is the realization of a dream, and we are grateful to the creators of anime and the millions of fans who have joined us in making the community what it is today.”
40,000+ sub and dub episodes are available on Crunchyroll for fans with more dropping over the next few weeks. All new series from the upcoming Spring season will stream only on Crunchyroll; Funimation will continue to add new episodes of current series.
In addition to consolidation of SVOD services, Sony-owned Funimation Global Group, LLC will now operate as Crunchyroll, LLC and has initiated rebranding across its global footprint to solidify Crunchyroll as the single, global brand for anime.