Crunchyroll & Funimation Announce Partnership

Coming at you with some news, Crunchyroll and Funimation have announced a partnership. Something I honestly wasn’t expecting at all. Heck, I don’t think anyone could have called this one.  Anyway,  I’ll quote the press release so you know what this partnership means for you.

Starting today, Crunchyroll viewers will have access to subtitled versions of Funimation’s summer simulcast titles, including D.Gray-man HALLOW, FIRST LOVE MONSTER and Puzzle & Dragons X. And in the weeks to come, FunimationNow viewers will be able to watch Broadcast Dubs of Crunchyroll’s summer titles, including 91 Days, Mob Psycho 100 and Orange, with release schedules to be announced. Both companies will also work together to bring the best in subtitled and Broadcast Dubs titles for future seasons to come.

Additionally, a selection of catalog titles, such as Cowboy Bebop, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, and PSYCHO-PASS from FunimationNow will be available on Crunchyroll today, and Free! -Iwatobi Swim Club and The Testament of Sister New Devil from Crunchyroll will be available on FunimationNow, Funimation’s new streaming service, in the coming weeks.

And further, Funimation will now distribute Crunchyroll’s titles through home video and a variety of EST outlets, with both dubbed and subtitled versions together. Currently planned titles include Ace Attorney, Alderamin on the Sky, Bungo Stray Dogs, JOKER GAME,
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and ReLIFE, with more to be announced in the future.

Hopefully, those who torrent anime will now get a premium membership with one of these streaming services. I’ll post YouTube video explaining this partnership down below as well. In case you want the cliff notes version of it  but all I can say is that anime is at its most accessible in 2016. Like always sound off down below letting us know what you think. Until the next news post, I’m XBen3000 and I’m out!


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