Two anime streaming services, Crunchyroll and FUNimation are collaborating to bring anime shows to a wider audience.
The partnership between the two companies will make anime available to even more fans while still maintaining their independence as separate companies. Crunchyroll announced on their website:
“…Crunchyroll viewers will have access to subtitled versions of Funimation’s summer simulcast titles, including D.Gray Man HALLOW, FIRST LOVE MONSTER and Puzzle & Dragons X. And in the weeks to come, FunimationNow viewers will be able to watch Broadcast Dubs of Crunchyroll’s summer titles, including 91 Days, Mob Psycho 100 and Orange, with release schedules to be announced. Both companies will also work together to bring the best in subtitled and Broadcast Dubs titles for future seasons to come”.
Select Crunchyroll anime titles (beginning with the Summer 2016 season) will be produced and distributed for Home Video by FUNimation. These DVDs and Blu-Ray sets will appear on the FUNimation Shop. Here is the planned Home Video releases from the announced collaboration: Ace Attorney, Alderamin on the Sky, Bungo Stray Dogs, JOKER GAME, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and ReLIFE.
Crunchyroll premium membership is still $6.95 and the premium+ membership is $11.95 a month. FUNimation NOW monthly membership has been lowered to $5.99. Both streaming services offer ad-free anime watching experiences. Let us know in the comment section below which anime you are looking forward to watching from this special collaboration!
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