Funimation Global Group, LLC (formerly known as FUNimation Productions and later FUNimation Entertainment) is an American entertainment company based in Flower Mound, Texas, that produces, markets, and distributes anime and other types of entertainment in the United States and in international markets.
For France, this is a little more complicated. FUNimation is owned by Sony, (Wakanim in France) and the group recently purchased anime streaming service Crunchyroll from T&T. Previously, Crunchyroll had bought DNA platform, another big brand in France.
Simply put, Crunchyroll announced that content from Funimation is moving to its service, uniting the two services under the Crunchyroll brand, starting today. The press release (poorly translated by me) is below:
Fans can enjoy more anime when Funimation and Wakanim come to Crunchyroll starting today!
Big News: The anime world has just been brought to life! Funimation, which serves millions of anime fans in more than 52 countries and 10 languages, will unite under the Crunchyroll brand. This move will include Funimation’s subsidiary Wakanim as well as VRV Crunchyroll to create a single subscription service for our anime fans worldwide.
What does it mean ?
This means all your anime, on one platform. Starting today, more shows and movies from Funimation and Wakanim will start coming to Crunchyroll – so you’ll get more dubbing, more subtitles, more everything. This includes now available titles like My Hero Academia, Tokyo Ghoul and Yu Yu Hakusho as well as favorites like Cowboy Bebop and Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation, all in one subscription! Consult list newcomers to Crunchyroll, and more to come!
It also means that new series for next spring (the biggest ever – stay tuned!) and beyond will only stream on Crunchyroll. Going forward, Funimation will only be adding new episodes of the current series, which means Funimation users will want to upgrade to a Crunchyroll account as soon as possible.
That’s why, as a welcome to the new Crunchyroll family, Funimation, Wakanim and VRV subscribers get a special offer: 60 days of free Crunchyroll Premium! Over the next few days, Funimation, Wakanim, and VRV premium subscribers will receive an email containing a unique link to use.
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