By Walter P / September 8th, 2016
Crunchyroll and Funimation have decided to partner up, here’s the announcement from their press release:
“Crunchyroll and Funimation, the two leading global providers of anime, have announced a partnership to improve the fan experience and grow the current reach of anime by sharing titles across streaming, home video, and electronic sell-through (EST). Through this agreement, Crunchyroll will continue creating the best subtitled streaming experience for fans, while Funimation will focus on delivering the best in English-language dubbed (“Broadcast Dubs”) streaming. This collaboration will enable fans to enjoy more anime in more ways than ever before.”
A few titles that will be shared have been named. Crunchyroll will be getting Cowboy Bebop, Puzzle & Dragons X, D-Gray-man HALLOW, First Love Monster, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, and Psycho-Pass. Funimation will be adding Berserk, Mob Psycho 100, Orange, and 91 Days. The availability of these added shows also depends on your region. More shared series will be coming in the future. Another aspect of this partnership will be that Funimation will be distributing home releases for certain Crunchyroll series now.
So what do you all think about this partnership?