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Crunchyroll Users Are About to Have a Lot Less Anime to Watch

by Sean P. Aune | October 18, 2018October 18, 2018 5:30 pm PST

The two-year honeymoon of Funimation titles appearing on Crunchyroll has come to an end. Both companies have undergone significant changes since the deal was struck in 2016, and it just no longer made sense for them to work together.

Since the deal was made Crunchyroll has become the property of AT&T after it acquired Chernin Group’s stake in Otter Media. Meanwhile, Sony Pictures Television acquired Funimation a year ago.

The end of the pact is scheduled for Nov. 9 and will see FunimationNow subscribers gain access to hundreds of subtitled anime. It will, however, mean some shows will leave, but it will be a far smaller number. FunimationNow will also no longer be available on VRV due to it being owned by Otter Media.

Currently, FunimationNow is available in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., but Sony plans on expanding globally as soon as possible. The service costs $5.99 a month or $59.99 a year.


Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing...