Well, it seems that Funimation is effectively rolling itself into Crunchyroll now. It’s the only way you can explain the former adding their entire anime library to the latter. The 2 anime streaming services (for now) have even made a new promo video to celebrate the occasion. Check it out below:

All The Anime For Free (With Ads)!

Does that mean that Funimation will go away one of these days?

Funimation Global Group is proud to announce that they’re adding their entire existing anime library to Crunchyroll. This move is effective starting today on March 1, 2022. Thus, as of this writing, you don’t have to wait to watch all of the Funimation anime on Crunchyroll. And when I say all of the anime, I really do mean all of them.

“Congratulations on a truly historical merge in global media! With this integration, we sincerely hope that our works will be loved all the more by people around the world!”

Crunchyroll-hime wearing a black tank top with a pale blue jacket, orange miniskirt, and black shorts.
Crunchyroll-hime in all of her fashionable glory.

Funimation-Crunchyroll Merger: Details

Crunchyroll-hime in an abbreviated kimono top and bottom, with a black tank top and shorts.
Wow, Crunchyroll-hime really is dressing up for the occasion, isn’t she?

The list of Funimation anime heading over to Crunchyroll includes over 50 anime titles, totaling over 40,000 episodes (and over 1,600 hours) in both the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and English dub. The list of anime includes titles that were previously Funimation exclusives like Wonder Egg Priority, Horimiya, and Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense. You can the full list of anime heading on over to Crunchyroll here. Note that they will continually update the list as they add more anime titles to it, so check back often.

There’s one last thing though: apparently, starting with the Spring 2022 anime season, all new series will debut on Crunchyroll only. Funimation will still upload new episodes of existing anime titles on the service to their conclusion. But as for any new anime titles, you have to head on over to Crunchyroll for that. This effectively means that the former will slowly cancel their services, but I guess it’s for the best here.

Funimation-Crunchyroll Merger: More Details

Crunchyroll-hime in a more complete kimono, but still with her trademark black shorts.
Crunchyroll-hime‘s outfit power is reaching over 9000!

Now the real question here is: are you going to have to pay more on your Crunchyroll account? Well, no. Apparently, the pricing will remain the same for now, which include the free with ads option. So you can now watch anime titles you previously had to pay for for free. Funimation also recommends that you end your subscription in order to start a Crunchyroll subscription, in order to avoid paying for 2 separate services.

As for preexisting Funimation subscribers, don’t worry. To celebrate the occasion, Funimation, Wakanim, and VRV subscribers will apparently get a special deal for 60 days of Crunchyroll premium for free. An email containing a link to this deal will roll out to qualified subscribers over the next few days. Note that if you don’t get this email by March 8, 2022; you probably didn’t qualify for this deal. You can find more details about this on Funimation.

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