There had recently been talk of Crunchyroll’s foray into the shop of Nintendo Switch, and now the platform of streaming of anime announced its merger with Funimation (owned by Sony) and Wakanim (French subsidiary of Funimation); both companies hosted some anime series on their servers.
The above was announced on March 1, when Funimation launched an FAQ section on its official page, where it specified that “existing and new Crunchyroll subscribers will have access to the catalog and content of simulcasts previously exclusive to Funimation and Wakanim” starting this Tuesday.
For its part, an official statement from the Crunchyroll site indicated that as of the first day of March some series that were only on Funimation will begin to migrate to their platformWhat My Hero Academia, Naruto Shippuden, JUJUTSU KAISEN, ODDTAXI, Tokyo Revengers or Fruit Basket, to mention a few. By the end of the month, 80 percent of the content is expected to be in the Crunchyroll library.
What will happen to my Funimation account?
The official page of Funimation recommends create a new account to use the Crunchyroll service, since although the content migration has started (and will continue gradually) the accounts are still not synchronized.
In addition, he added that “Funimation and Wakanim will only continue to add the new episodes of the series currently in progress”, so there will be no news on these platforms. Whether you decide to cancel or keep it will be a personal decision.
Benefits of the union between Funimation and Crunchyroll
If you are a Funimation user and you have just discovered Crunchyroll, the streaming platform has a little gift for you: “Funimation, Wakanim and VRV subscribers will receive a special offer to get 60 days of free Crunchyroll Premium!”
In the coming days, eligible Funimation, Wakanim and VRV subscribers will receive an email with a unique link to redeem.
Crunchyroll aims to become the largest anime streaming platform in the world, and with these steps it seems that it is close to achieving it.