’s VRV, to create one sub-scription service for anime fans worldwide.
“Our brands have both been working in the anime space for so long, it was a natural fi t to be able to put fans first, to join forces and build the anime community together,” says Anna Songco Adamian, vice president, licensing and merchandise, Crunchyroll. “For our fans, the merger means being part of a larger community of like-minded friends and fellow super-fans with more anime content in one place. Combining forces allows us to deliver more of what fans love – subs,
Sony Pictures Entertainment AT&T announced in December 2020 that SPE had completed its acquisition of AT&T’s Crunchy-roll anime business through Funimation Global Group. Now the group is officially adopting the Crunchyroll branding while keeping the essence of Funimation – its properties. “Anime is a rapidly growing medium that enthralls and inspires emotion among audiences around the globe,” says Kenichiro Yoshida, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Sony Group Corporation. “The alignment of Crunchyroll and
will enable us to get even closer to the creators and fans who are the heart of the anime community. We look forward to delivering even more outstanding entertain-ment that fi lls the world with emotion through anime.”
Now, anime properties from these platforms are all on one platform. Shows and movies from Funi-mation and Wakanim have arrived on Crunchyroll. “Tokyo Ghoul,” “Yu Yu Hakusho” and “Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation” are all part of the subscription.
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