The U.S. anime giants known as Crunchyroll and Funimation have joined forces in a partnership that will see increased content for both of the company’s streaming services, as well as home media release from Crunchyroll’s library via Funimation.
As stated in the surprise announcement, Crunchyroll and Funimation haver partnered up to bring anime fans a wider selection of content that plays best to the company’s strength. Crunchyroll – best known for its vast selection of subtitled anime – will now have new anime titles from the Funimation library, such as D.Gray-Man Hallow, First Love Monster, and Puzzles & Dragons X. Currently, Crunchyroll viewers now have access to subtitled versions of Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, Cowboy Bebop, and Psycho-Pass, with more on the way.
Funimation Now – the revamped streaming service from Funimation that launched in March – will change its focus to English-dubbed anime titles and now includes dubs from Crunchyroll-licensed shows like 91 Days, Mob Psycho 100, and Orange. Funimation will also distribute the home media release of Crunchyroll shows like Ace Attorney, Bungo Stray Dogs, ReLIFE, and more.
Crunchyroll on its partnership with Funimation:
We’ve got some really exciting news for you. Starting today, Crunchyroll is partnering with Funimation to bring fans the most comprehensive and amazing anime experience ever!
This partnership brings the best of anime for everyone to enjoy! To kick things off, effective immediately, you’ll have access to subtitled versions of Funimation’s summer simulcast titles, including D.Gray-man HALLOW, FIRST LOVE MONSTER, and Puzzle & Dragons X. Going forward, Funimation will be distributing even more of their simulcast titles on Crunchyroll. Additionally, a selection of catalog titles will be added from Funimation, including the critically acclaimed Cowboy Bebop and PSYCHO-PASS, available right now on Crunchyroll. Even more catalog titles will be added in the weeks the come.
We hope you enjoy all the new amazing content on the service. We and our partners at Funimation look forward to bringing you even more anime going forward.