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Mafty
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Crunchyroll and Funimation?

Post by Mafty » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:56 pm

So what exactly does this merger mean? Will Crunchyroll now have acess to some/all of Funimations catalogue or vice versa? I've tried looking online but the press release is kinda vague.

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Re: Crunchyroll and Funimation?

Post by Chris » Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:38 pm

Well yeah, the entire point of the merger would be to have one larger library to dominate anime streaming. It will probably also eventually mean unifying accounts, the streaming software/backend, pricing, etc.

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Re: Crunchyroll and Funimation?

Post by Seto Kaiba » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:31 pm

Mafty wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:56 pm
So what exactly does this merger mean? Will Crunchyroll now have acess to some/all of Funimations catalogue or vice versa? I've tried looking online but the press release is kinda vague.
Thus far, almost nothing has been published... presumably because Funimation's acquisition of Crunchyroll is waiting on regulatory approvals and other legal proceedings without which the acquisition can't proceed.

Announcing any plans for the future of Crunchyroll vs. FunimationNow will probably only come after the deal is final.

As I understand it, Crunchyroll has several times the subscriber base that FunimationNow does... so it's unclear if the two services merging will be done under Crunchyroll's name or FunimationNow's.
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