In recent news, Crunchyroll announced that the Funimation app will be shutting down on April 2, as part of the ongoing content and service consolidation following the merger of the two companies. The move comes after Sony’s Funimation Global Group completed its acquisition of Crunchyroll from AT&T in 2021, with the purchase price totaling US$1.175 billion. Funimation subscribers will have the option to migrate their accounts to Crunchyroll or merge their Funimation account with an existing Crunchyroll account.
However, Crunchyroll will not support Funimation’s digital copy content, which was provided as part of some home video DVD or Blu-ray Disc purchases. While Crunchyroll has been transferring content from Funimation since the spring 2022 anime season, not all of Funimation’s content has been fully transferred over to Crunchyroll yet. Funimation’s home video releases are now listed under Crunchyroll, marking the integration of the two services under one umbrella.
It is worth noting that some content from Funimation has yet to become available on Crunchyroll, and the companies are still in the process of consolidating their services and content. Despite the changes occurring, fans of both streaming services can expect a more streamlined and unified experience in the near future.