Funiroll Crumbles: Crunchyroll and Funimation End Partnership After Two Years

Relaxo

Brigade Leader
#21
Its 100% a Sony decision. Can't see any benefit in this for Funimation themselves unless home video sales of CR properties are lower than projected.
Reading the FUNimation-blog, it seems that they plan to expand in other territories or languages.
In the early DVD-era ADV expanded to UK and Germany (and sublicensed some stuff in other european countries) and about 2 or 3 years ago Sentai's Anime Network (now HiDive) introduced subs in latin spanish and brazilian. Recently HiDive added German and French languages for select titles too... (but failed to aquire users in continental europe)
 

Mr L

Student Council President
#23
Non-English foreign language dubs is something CR has been doing more over the past year though they've stayed away from streaming in English audio (at least for new shows).

If Funimation wants to move in on those markets then there's little reason for CR to want to work with an even more direct competitor. Which, again, is why I think they should consider commissioning English dubs to stream themselves.
 
#24
I do worry that this will limit Funimations current output in the short term. So many of Funimations Simuldubs have been for CR shows. Now of course potentially CR could sort out simuldubs for themselves if need be but Funimation have been really reliable in this case. I guess Sony's clout should help get shows licensed that maybe were more difficult in the past. Don't know really how this is all going to work out but as someone who enjoys dubs just as much as subs I really hope this doesn't affect the current system we have too much.
 
#25
I think as it looks like Sentai will be going with CR they do their dubcasts so it’s possible it won’t be affected much for CR shows. It will be harder for some of the shows that are getting second seasons next year like MP100 as that has a Bang Zoom dub from cr
 
#26
Thought their stuff was streamed on HiDive?

Anyway I've stopped my Funimation subscription for now. May pick it up some time during the Winter if they get some decent shows. If not it'll have to be in time for the Spring season, unless AoT is still available on Crunchyroll because technically it's still the 3rd season?
 
#27
Yeah Sentai stuff is currently on HIDIVE but with that going on VRV, I wouldn’t be surprised if we start seeing subbed Sentai titles back on CR and never know Sentai could get Food Wars s3
 

Mr L

Student Council President
#28
We still don't know if the relationship between CR and Sentai goes as deep as it did with Funikation. The former is smaller with no where near the number of big popular licenses though CR could help them ther

Plus I don't know if Sentai van match the quantity or quality of Funimation. Not that the don't have good people she I think their dub quality has been on the up in .recent time but I think Funimation has it over them. The two also compete for the dame talent pool so I'm not sure if Sentai's position is going to change anytime soon.

If CR is willing to invest in original animation then why not dubs? I'd say that's less risky. They could even consider their own studio or buying an existing one if they're really confident. I k ow there's a recent CR tweet stating they want to ensure their shows still have English voice tracks.
 
#29
CR do fund their own dubs... even with FUNi they did Bungo, Mob Psycho, Re:Zero were all Union dubs so all not FUNi In house produced. So yes if CR kept using union dubs and stop the Texas loop hole I would be most happy with that.
 
#30
Have they announced when Funimation's content is being pulled from Crunchy yet? I was wondering if it's worth starting a series if it's gonna get took down in a few days or something.
 
#34
I will re-subscribe when that comes back
I was subscribed to it when it first came out a few years ago, but dropped it for Hidive. Does the FunimationNow site actually work these days? It was just buffering for ages on both the desktop site and the PS4 app (but the android one was okay strangely).
 
#35
The PS4 app has been a lot better recently, but still not as good as Crunchyroll has been, which isn't always perfect itself.

Crunchyroll are going to have to improve their app because the videos don't have a language/subtitle select option on them like Funimation (and Netflix and HiDive IIRC), so you can't switch on the fly you have to back out to the videos page for the title and scroll through to the next batch of videos as there's no selection option on the shows page either (something else Funimation does).
 
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#36
Titles* coming back to FunimationNow starting 11/10:

.hack//G.U. Trilogy (MOVIE)

.hack//Legend of the Twilight (S1)

.hack//ROOTS (S1)

.hack//sign (S1)

.hack/Quantum (OVA)

A Certain Magical Index (S1)

A Certain Magical Index (S2)

A Certain Magical Index Movie (MOVIE)

A Certain Scientific Railgun (S1)

A Certain Scientific Railgun (S2)

A good librarian like a good shepherd (Daitoshokan) (S1)

Absolute Duo (S1)

Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero (S1)

Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy (S2)

Ai Yori Aoshi (S1)

Ai Yori Aoshi (S2)

Akira (MOVIE)

And you thought there is never a girl online? (S1)

Appleseed XIII (MOVIE)

Appleseed XIII (S1)

Aquarion (S1)

Aquarion Evol (S1)

Aquarion Logos (S1)

Aria the Scarlet Ammo (S1)

Aria the Scarlet Ammo (S2)

Armitage (MOVIE)

Armitage (OVA)

Assassination Classroom (S1)

Assassination Classroom (Season 2) (S2)

Attack on Titan Jr High (S1)

Baka and Test (OVA)

Baka and Test (S1)

Baka and Test (S2)

Baldr Force EXE (S1)

Bamboo Blade (S1)

Barakamon (S1)

Basilisk (S1)

Bayonetta (MOVIE)

Ben To (S1)

Bikini Warriors (S1)

Binbougami ga! – Good Luck Girl (S1)

Black Blood Brothers (S1)

Black Butler (S3)

Black Cat (S1)

Black Lagoon (OVA)

Black Lagoon (S1)

Black Lagoon (S2)

Blassreiter (S1)

BlazBlue: Alter Memory (S1)

Blessing of the Campanella (S1)

Blood Blockade Battlefront (S1)

Blood-C (MOVIE)

Blood-C (S1)

Brother’s Conflict (S1)

Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (S1)

Buddy Complex (S1)

Burst Angel (S1)

C3 (S1)

Casshern Sins (S1)

Castle Town Dandelion (S1)

Cat Planet Cuties (S1)

Chaos Dragon (S1)

Chaos; HEAd (S1)

Cheer Boys!! (S1)

Chobits (S1)

Chrome Shelled Regios (S1)

Chrono Crusade (S1)

Claymore (S1)

Code Geass Akito (OVA)

Code Geass R1 (S1)

Code Geass R2 (S2)

Code:Breaker (S1)

Corpse Princess: Shikabane Hime (S1)

Corpse Princess: Shikabane Hime (S2)

Cowboy Bebop (S1)

Coyote Ragtime Show (S1)

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! (S1)

D-Frag! (S1)

D.Gray-man (S1)

D.Gray-man (S2)

D.Gray-man (S3)

D.Gray-man (S4)

D.Gray-man HALLOW (S3)

Dagashi Kashi (S1)

Daimidaler: Prince vs Penguin Empire (S1)

Dance in the Vampire Bund (S1)

Dance with Devils (S1)

Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School – Despair Arc (S3)

Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School – Future Arc (S3)

Danganronpa: The Animation (S1)

Date a Live (S1)

Date a Live S2 (S2)

Deadman Wonderland (S1)

Death Parade (S1)

Desert Punk (S1)

Devil May Cry (S1)

Dimension W (S1)

Disgaea (S1)

Divine Gate (S1)

Doamayger-D (S1)

Dragon Age (MOVIE)

Dragonar Academy (S1)

Dragonaut -THE RESONANCE- (S1)

Eden of the East (MOVIE)

Eden of the East (S1)

El Cazador de la Bruja (S1)

Endride (S1)

Ergo Proxy (S1)

Eureka 7 (MOVIE)

Eureka 7 (S1)

Eureka 7 AO (S1)

Excel Saga (S1)

FIRST LOVE MONSTER (Hatsukoi Monster) (S1)

FLCL (S1)

Fairy Tail (S0)

Fairy Tail (S1)

Fairy Tail (S2)

Fairy Tail (S3)

Fairy Tail (S4)

Fairy Tail (S5)

Fairy Tail (S6)

Fairy Tail (S7)

Fractale (S1)

Free! – Eternal Summer- (S2)

Freezing (S1)

Freezing (S2)

Fruits Basket (S1)

Full Metal Panic! (S1)

Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (S3)

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (S2)

GANGSTA. (S1)

GARO THE ANIMATION (S1)

GARO THE ANIMATION S2 (S2)

Ga-Rei-Zero (S1)

Gad Guard (S1)

Gantz (S1)

Ghost Hunt (S1)

Ghost in the Shell Arise (OVA)

Ghost in the Shell Arise: Alternative Architecture (S1)

Girls Bravo (S1)

Girls Bravo (S2)

Glass Fleet (S1)

Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!! (S1)

Gosick

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (S1)

Guilty Crown (S1)

Gun X Sword (S1)

Gungrave (S1)

Gunslinger Girl (S1)

Gunslinger Girl IL Teatrino (S2)

Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor (S1)

Haganai (S1)

Haganai (S2)

Haibane Renmei (S1)

Hal (MOVIE)

Handa-kun (S1)

Haruhi Chan and Churuya San (S1)

Heat Guy J (S1)

Heaven’s Lost Property (S1)

Heaven’s Lost Property (S2)

Heavy Object (S1)

Hellsing (S1)

Hellsing Ultimate (OVA)

Hero Tales (S1)

Hetalia (MOVIE)

Hetalia (S1)

Hetalia (S2)

Hetalia (S3)

Hetalia (S4)

Hetalia (S5) The Beautiful World (S5)

Hetalia (S6) The World Twinkle (S6)

High School DxD (S1)

High School DxD (S2)

High School DxD (S3)

Hyouka

Hyperdimension Neptunia (S1)

Ikki Tousen (S1)

Ikki Tousen (S3)

Ikki Tousen (S4)

In Search of the Lost Future (S1)

Inari Kon Kon (S1)

Is This A Zombie? (S1)

Is This A Zombie? (S2)

Jinsei (S1)

Jormungand (S1)

Jormungand (S2)

Junjo Romantica 3 (S3)

Jyu-Oh-Sei (S1)

Kaleido Star (S1)

Kaleido Star (S2)

Kamisama Kiss (S1)

Kamisama Kiss S2 (S2)

Karneval (S1)

Kaze No Stigma (S1)

Kiddy Girl-and

Kiddy Grade (S1)

King of Thorn (MOVIE)

Kingdom S1 (S1)

Kingdom S2 (S2)

Kumamiko (S1)

Kurau Phantom Memory (S1)

Last Exile (S1)

Last Exile -Fam, the Silver Wing- (S2)

Laughing Under the Clouds (S1)

Ledgend of the Ledgendary Heroes

Linebarrels of Iron (S1)

Linebarrels of Iron (S2)

Lord Marksman and Vanadis (S1)

Love Live! Sunshine!! (S1)

Love:Redux (S1)

Luck and Logic (S1)

Lucky Star (S1)

Magikano (S1)

Maken-Ki! (S1)

Maken-Ki! (S2)

Master of Martial Hearts (S1)

Michiko & Hatchin (S1)

Mikagura School Suite (S1)

Minami-ke S4 (S1)

Moeyo Ken (S1)

Mongolian Chop Squad (S1)

MoonPhase (S1)

Murder Princess (S1)

Mushi-Shi (S1)

My Bride is a Mermaid (S1)

My Hero Academia (S1)

My Hero Academia (S2)

My-Hime

Nabari no Ou (S1)

Ninja Slayer (S1)

No-Rin (S1)

Nobunagun (S1)

Noein (S1)

Noir (S1)

Noragami (S1)

Noragami S2 Aragato (S2)

Oh! Edo Rocket (S1)

Okamisan (S1)

Omamori Himari

OniAi (S1)

Origin: Spirits of the Past (MOVIE)

Ouran High School Host Club (S1)

Outlaw Star

Overlord (S1)

PUCHIM@S (S1)

PUCHIM@S S2 (S2)

Pandora in the Crimson Shell Ghost Urn (S1)

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (S1)

Peacemaker (S1)

Peach Girl (S1)

Phantom (S1)

Ping Pong the Animation (S1)

Planetarian (S1)

Pretear (S1)

Prince of Stride: Alternative (S1)

Princess Jellyfish (S1)

Prison School (S1)

Project Blue Earth SOS (S1)

Psychic School Wars (MOVIE)

Psycho-Pass (S1)

Psycho-Pass EE (S1)

Psycho-Pass S2 (S2)

Pumpkin Scissors (S1)

Puzzle & Dragons X (S1)

RIN (S1)

Rage of Bahamut: Genesis (S1)

Ragnarok – The Animation (S1)

Rainbow Days and Club Rainbow (S1)

Rainy Cocoa (S1)

Rainy Cocoa S2 (S2)

Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace (S1)

Record of Lodoss War (OVA)

Record of Lodoss War (TV)

Red Data Girl (S1)

Red Garden (S1)

Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars (S1)

Riddle Story of Devil (S1)

RideBack (S1)

Robotics;Notes (S1)

Romeo X Juliet (S1)

Rosario + Vampire (S1)

Rosario + Vampire (S2)

Rumbling Hearts (S1)

SERVAMP (S1)

SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist (S1)

STRAIN: Strategic Armored Infantry (S1)

Samurai 7 (S1)

Samurai Champloo (S1)

Samurai Warriors (S1)

Sands of Destruction (S1)

Sankarea (S1)

Sasami Magical Girls Club (S1)

Sasami Magical Girls Club (S2)

Save Me! Lollipop (S1)

Scarred Rider Xeccs (S1)

School Rumble (OVA)

School Rumble (S1)

School Rumble (S2)

Scrapped Princess

Seiyu’s Life (S1)

Selector Infected Wixoss (S1)

Selector Infected Wixoss (S2)

Sengoku BASARA: End of Judgement (S3)

Sengoku BASARA: Samurai Kings (S1)

Sengoku BASARA: Samurai Kings (S2)

Senran Kagura (S1)

Seraph of the End (S1)

Serial Experiments Lain (S1)

Shakugan No Shana Movie (MOVIE)

Shakugan No Shana OVA (OVA)

Shakugan No Shana S1 (S1)

Shakugan No Shana S2 (S2)

Shakugan No Shana S3 (S3)

Shangri-La (S1)

Shattered Angels (S1)

Shigurui: Death Frenzy (S1)

Shomin Sample (S1)

Shonen Hollywood (S1)

Shonen Hollywood (S2)

Shonen Maid (S1)

Show By Rock! (S1)

Show by Rock!! Short!!

Sky Wizards Academy (S1)

Slayers (S1)

Slayers (S2)

Slayers (S3)

Slayers Revolution (S4)

Slayers Revolution (S5)

Snow White with the Red Hair (S1)

Snow White with the Red Hair (S2)

Solty Rei (S1)

Soul Eater (S1)

Soul Eater (S2)

Soul Eater Not! (S1)

Space Dandy (S1)

Space Dandy (S2)

Speed Grapher (S1)

Spice and Wolf – Season 1 (S1)

Spice and Wolf – Season 2 (S2)

StarMyu

Steinsgate (S1)

Strike Witches (S1)

Strike Witches (S2)

Suzuka (S1)

Sword of the Stranger (MOVIE)

TO (MOVIE)

TSUKIUTA. The Animation (S1)

Tales of Vesperia – The First Strike (MOVIE)

Tenchi Muyo! GXP (S1)

Tenchi Muyo! Movies (MOVIE)

Tenchi Muyo! OVA Series (OVA)

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki (OVA)

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi in Tokyo (S1)

Tenchi Muyo! Universe (S1)

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar (S1)

Terror in Resonance (S1)

Texhnolyze (S1)

The Count of Monte Cristo: Gankutsuou (S1)

The Devil is a Part-Timer! (S1)

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan (S1)

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (S1)

The Future Diary (S1)

The Galaxy Railways (S1)

The Heroic Legend of Arslan (S1)

The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance (Season 2) (S2)

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (S1)

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (S2)

The Mystic Archives of Dantalian

The Rolling Girls (S1)

The Sacred Blacksmith (S1)

The Tatami Galaxy (S1)

The Vision of Escaflowne

Three Leaves Three Colors (S1)

Time Travel Girl

Tokyo ESP (S1)

Tokyo Majin (S1)

Tokyo Majin (S2)

Tokyo Ravens (S1)

Tower of Druaga (S1)

Tower of Druaga (S2)

Trigun (MOVIE)

Trigun (S1)

Trinity Blood (S1)

UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie (OVA)

Ultimate Otaku Teacher (S1)

Unbreakable Machine Doll (S1)

Utawarerumono (S1)

Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid (S1)

Vandread (S1)

Vandread (S2)

Venus Project -Climax- (S1)

Vexille (MOVIE)

Wanna Be the Strongest in the World! (OVA)

Wanna Be the Strongest in the World! (S1)

We, Without Wings (S1)

Welcome to the N-H-K (S1)

Witchblade (S1)

Wolf’s Rain (S1)

World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Sword (S1)

World’s Greatest First Love

Yamada’s First Time (S1)

Yatterman Night (S1)

Yona of the Dawn (S1)

Yona of the Dawn (S2)

Yu Yu Hakusho (OVA)

Yu Yu Hakusho (S1)

Yu Yu Hakusho (S2)

Yu Yu Hakusho (S3)

Yu Yu Hakusho (S4)

Yurikuma Arashi (S1)

[C] – CONTROL (S1)

xxxHOLiC (S1)
 

Waqster94

Completely Average High School Student
#39
List of all titles leaving/left Funimation

91 Days
Ace Attorney – S1
Alderamin on the Sky
Aokana
Berserk
Brave Witches
Bungo Stray Dogs – S1
Bungo Stray Dogs – S2
Chain Chronicle
Chaos;Child
Dies Irae
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club – S1
Gintama – S3
HANDSHAKER
Hundred
ISLAND
Izetta the Witch
Joker Game
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
KADO -The Right Answer-
Kancolle
Love Tyrant
Magical Girls Raising Project
Masamune-kun’s Revenge
Mob Psycho 100
Myriad Colors Phantom World
Nanbaka – S1
Nanbaka – S2
New Game
Orange
Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-
Recovery of a MMO Junkie
ReLIFE
Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers*
Saga of Tanya the Evil
Space Patrol Luluco
SUPER LOVERS – S1
SUPER LOVERS – S2
Taboo Tattoo
The Ancient Magus Bride
The Morose Mononokean
The Testament of Sister New Devil BURST S2
The Testament of Sister New Devil S1
Tojinomiko
Twin Star Exorcists
URAHARA
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
 
#40
Finally got round to working out what I've lost from my Crunchyroll list:
Drifters, SHIMONETA, Yu Yu Hakusho, Prince of Stride and Welcome to the NHK (I sort of knew these were going as they were on my FUNi queue and I had added them to Crunchyroll when I was leaving which was just before the news). NHK has videos that are subscribers only on FUNi.
Also with subs only videos is Hyouka.
Seiyu's Life, 3 Leaves 3 Colors and Jormungand are all free.
Nichijou is on FUNi, but there's only one video for some reason!
Gone completely Ping Pong and the Haruhi-chan spinoff.
 
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