Funimation, Crunchyroll Unveil Anime Partnership

Funimation says the partnership will mean more anime selections for fans of the Japanese animation.


Anime power players Funimation and Crunchyroll have announced a new partnership that they said will bring more anime to those who enjoy the Japanese animation, Funimation said in a release.

Flower Mound-based Funimation and Crunchyroll — which has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Tokyo, Japan — are two of the leading anime providers in the United States.

Anime is a form of Japanese animation that can contain hand-drawn or computer-generated artwork, in colorful, and often in fantastical themes.

Under the partnership, the two companies will share existing licenses, and will split responsibilities for upcoming anime titles. Funimation will be simulcasting anime dubbed in English, while Crunchyroll will simulcast subtitled shows.

The shows will be broadcast two to four weeks after they are shown in Japan.

Funimation already has put some of its subtitled shows up on Crunchyroll, and said the new programming will be coming soon, beginning with the fall season.

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