The day anime fans have been hopeful about or dreading has finally arrived. After Sony acquired both Crunchyroll and Funimation in the last couple of years, both platforms merging seemed inevitable. Now the day has come as Crunchyroll announced on March 2 that Funimation and VRV content will be migrating to Crunchyroll. The move is being marketed as “all your anime all in one place!”
You can check out the announcement tweet below.
So how do I go from Funimation to Crunchyroll?
So what does this mean for Funimation subscribers like myself? According to Crunchyroll, Funimation subscribers will be getting an email soon that will include a code for 60 days free of Crunchyroll Premium before payments begin. It’s a nice gesture to show that the company understands some fans preferred one over the other. But don’t cancel your Funimation just yet. I’ve already checked, and there’s still a good bit of the Funimation library that isn’t on the service yet.
I’d be lying though if I didn’t say I’m sad to see Funimation go. I’ve watched dubbed anime since I was little due to having a hard time focusing on watching subs. Funimation has always been there to provide some of the best English dubs for anime series that mean so much to me personally. Yu Yu Hakusho, Full Metal Panic, One Piece, and even darker adult fare like Black Lagoon and Hellsing Ultimate.
Just a reminder, Crunchyroll Premium is $9.99 a month or $99.99 for an annual subscription. When the dubs for Full Metal Panic and Black Lagoon come over, watch them if you never have. That’s the only time I’ll ever get to push those in an article so I’m taking it! How do you feel about all anime being on one service now? Is this good or bad for the industry? Let us know below in the comments!