So this is surprising, to say the least. I’ll just quote the press release on this on my fellow anime fans.
Founder Gen Fukunaga started Funimation with a vision and a mission to make anime as accessible as possible to fans across the world. In the 23 years since we began, we have been committed to creating anime experiences fans love: from bringing Dragon Ball to the U.S., to bringing the best anime to home video and theaters, to SimulDubs that bring episodes in English to fans within two weeks after they air in Japan, to the world’s largest dubbed streaming catalog on FunimationNow.
Today, we announced that Funimation has agreed to sell a substantial majority stake to Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN). SPTN is one of the preeminent names in entertainment, and shares our vision to deliver anime to fans globally across all screens and platforms.
We know you have questions and we’ve answered some of them below. We encourage you to read these answers and thank you for your support and for watching!
They have more information in the original post which I will link down below. All I can say is that I’m hoping for the best in this situation. If this means to more people being able to watch anime legally then I’m down for it.