Starting today, Crunchyroll subscribers will get access to more than 50 news titles that were previously exclusive to Funimation. All new Funimation series for the upcoming spring season will stream exclusively on Crunchyroll and 80% of Funimation and Wakanim’s most popular series will be available on Crunchyroll by the end of this month.
The best news for Crunchyroll subscribers is that the subscription cost will not increase with this new content influx. Anyone who currently subscribes to both Crunchyroll and Funimation (or just Funimation) can check out this Q&A page for information about managing their subscriptions in light of this announcement. At this time, Funimation watch histories and queues will not transfer to Crunchyroll, but this is something the company is working on. It seems that the Funimation platform will still be accessible for the time being, but it will not offer any new content.
However, this merger doesn’t stop with streaming service consolidation. Sony’s Funimation Global Group will officially operate as Crunchyroll going forward. The company is starting a rebranding process that will aim to make Crunchyroll the single, global brand name for anime.