Crunchyroll has announced that current and new subscribers will now have access to Funimation’s library and new streaming content. This migration will complete the initial promise to fans that would bring together the previously separate services into a single subscription. All the while, Crunchyroll’s pricing will remain the same.
“When we brought Funimation and Crunchyroll together last year, our top priority was to put fans first,” said Colin Decker, CEO of Crunchyroll. “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–into one subscription.”
If you subscribe to both services, you might be wondering whether you need to keep your Funimation membership. The merger just updated its FAQ to address that, and it recommends dual-subscribers cancel their Funimation charge.
“This also means any series in the upcoming Spring season (the biggest on record—stay tuned!) and beyond will only stream on Crunchyroll,” Crunchyroll announced on their site. “Moving forward, Funimation will only add new episodes of continuing series, which means Funimation users will want to move to a Crunchyroll account as soon as possible.”
With this move, Crunchyroll has become the ultimate anime experience with subs, dubs, films, and simulcast series in over 200 countries and territories and in 10 languages.