This gives Sony a rather large monopoly over anime streaming in many parts of the world, especially the US.
General manager of Crunchyroll Joanne Waage stated that ‘Combining the strength of the Crunchyroll brand and the expertise of [their] global team with Funimation is an exciting prospect and a win for the incredible art form of anime.’
Perhaps the funniest part of this sale is the fact that Crunchyroll and Funimation were already working together at one point, before splitting off in 2018. This combination might see the return of certain shows to the platform, though any potential changes likely wont be shared until next year.
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