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Crunchyroll and Funimation announce partnership

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They will share some of their Anime content to both services and some Crunchyroll Animes will have the chance to get a Blu-Ray, DVD, etc. Release.


A few hours ago Crunchyroll and Funimation announced a new partnership of Cross-License Anime titles, where one can enjoy the titles of this Summer season in any service of their choice.

shinji, an Admin in Crunchyroll Forums, specified the details as follows:

“Hey everyone,

When we started Crunchyroll, we wanted to bring more anime to fans around the world. With the ongoing support of fans (like you) and creators, we have been fortunate to, slowly but surely, increase access to anime for a growing and dedicated fanbase. Now, we take another big step towards realizing our founding goal.

Today, Funimation joins Crunchyroll in our common mission of bringing more anime to fans and more fans to anime. We are announcing a partnership that will expand the anime lineup on both services as well as provide more ways for anime fans to stream, purchase, download, and access more of the shows they love.

Crunchyroll viewers now have access to subtitled Funimation simulcasts, starting with summer titles D.Gray-man HALLOW, Puzzle & Dragons X, and FIRST LOVE MONSTER. Going forward, Funimation will be distributing even more of their simulcast titles on Crunchyroll.

With this partnership, Funimation will also be contributing their subtitled catalog to Crunchyroll. This includes some of the most critically acclaimed and popular titles of the past two decades. You can start watching PSYCHO-PASS,Cowboy Bebop (one of my favorite titles of all time!), and Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash today. We will continue to add more and more catalog titles over the coming weeks and months… there’s a lot of onboarding, encoding and processing taking place behind the scenes!

The partnership extends to Crunchyroll titles as well. Later this fall, you will be able to access several of our titles, such as 91 Days, Mob Psycho 100, and Orange, with English-language Broadcast Dubs on FunimationNow. We will be announcing more Broadcast Dub and dubbed catalog titles in the coming weeks which will be available on the FunimationNow service.

Finally, we will be working together to distribute Crunchyroll titles through Blu-ray, DVD, and Download-to-Own, both dubbed and subbed. Currently planned titles include Ace Attorney, Alderamin on the Sky, Bungo Stray Dogs,JOKER GAME, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and ReLIFE, with more to be announced in the future, so stay tuned for announcements on availability and street dates.

This is truly an amazing time to be a fan of anime, and an even better time to be a Crunchyroll Premium Member *wink* *wink* =)

We are all really excited to be working together to bring you the best possible anime experience. As always, we would not be where we are without your continued support… and as always, thank you for watching -_-.

~ Shinji”


While this is good news, there it is to say that this changes will only affect certain territories, being mostly U.S.A. And Canada, and the big looser in that regard Asia and Latin América who didn´t get anything... Not that we wanted it or anything (;_;).

Via: Variety

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