Funimation has just announced that they have just signed an agreement with Crunchyroll to acquire it.

Breaking anime news!

Funimation made this announcement both on Twitter and on their official website. With the merger of both anime streaming platforms, Sony Pictures now owns a very large share of the anime streaming world. CEO of Funimation Global Group, Colin Decker, has this to say about the merger:

The union of Funimation and Crunchyroll is a win for anime fans around the world that will elevate the art and culture of this medium for decades to come. Combining these two great companies will be a win for fans, and enable us to compete at a truly global scale. I am honored to welcome the wonderful Crunchyroll team to a shared mission—to help everyone belong to the extraordinary world of anime.

Funimation x Crunchyroll
Now 2 rivals have firmly leapt into bed together.

Additional sources claim that Funimation will be paying upwards of $1.175 billion USD for the merger to happen. This has not been confirmed yet by the official statement from Funimation though. Stay tuned for more as this story develops.

So, what do you think of the acquisition of Crunchyroll by Funimation? This is sure to shake the world of Anime to it’s core.


Funimation, and by extension Sony Pictures, just bought Crunchyroll from AT&T. More details to follow as this story develops.