For years the anime streaming situation has been a disjointed mess, with a convoluted assortment of streaming services all hording different series in a maniacal bid to attract anime fans to their services. Two of the biggest players in this game have been Funimation and Crunchyroll. Both held a sizable amount of sway in this market but now Funimation + Crunchyroll will be merging under the Crunchyroll banner.
Funimation, which serves millions of anime fans in over 52 countries and 10 languages, will be unifying under the Crunchyroll brand. This move will include Funimation’s subsidiary, Wakanim, as well as Crunchyroll’s VRV to create one subscription service for our anime fans worldwide.
This is huge news as Funimation + Crunchyroll together have most of anime series that a fan could ever dream off. Previously you’d need two subscriptions to have access to their catalogues but as of March 1st 2022 you’ll only have need for one. Tons of shows and movies from Funimation and Wakanim will begin arriving on Crunchyroll—so you’ll get more dubs, more subs, more everything.
That includes titles available now like My Hero Academia, Tokyo Ghoul and Yu Yu Hakusho alongside favourites like Cowboy Bebop and Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation, all under one subscription! Check out the list of new arrivals on Crunchyroll, with much more to come!
This also means new series in the upcoming Spring season (the biggest on record—stay tuned!) and beyond will only stream on Crunchyroll. Moving forward, Funimation will only add new episodes of continuing series, which means Funimation users will want to move to a Crunchyroll account as soon as possible.
Free 60 day love for Existing Funimation users making the switch
To that regard, Funimation, Wakanim, and VRV subscribers get a special deal for 60 days of Crunchyroll Premium free! Over the next few days, qualified Funimation, Wakanim, and VRV subscribers will receive an email with their unique link to redeem.