Anime platforms Crunchyroll and Funimation are merging!

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Sony Pictures Entertainment has now officially acquired popular anime streaming service Crunchyroll from AT&T on Monday for $1.175 billion and has outlined plans to combine it with its own Funimation offering to create one service.

For the the rapidly growing group of folks who love anime, this is game-changing news. Imagine Hulu or Disney Plus picking up HBO Max. Only anime.


The plan is to create one anime streaming service to rule them all.

“With the addition of Crunchyroll, we have an unprecedented opportunity to serve anime fans like never before and deliver the anime experience across any platform they choose, from theatrical, events, home entertainment, games, streaming, linear TV — everywhere and every way fans want to experience their anime,” Tony Vinciquerra, chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, said in a statement. “Our goal is to create a unified anime subscription experience as soon as possible.”

  • Source: CNet
  • August 11, 2021
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