Sony’s Funimation Completes Acquisition of Crunchyroll


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Sony and AT&T announced today that Sony has completed its acquisition of anime streaming service Crunchyroll.

The acquisition was first announced in December 2020 with Sony paying AT&T $1.175 billion for the streaming service. Crunchyroll has 5 million SVOD subscribers, up from 3 million at the time the acquisition was announced, and 120 million registered users across 200 countries.

“We are very excited to welcome Crunchyroll to the Sony Group,” said Kenichiro Yoshida, Chairman, President and CEO, Sony Group Corporation. “Anime is a rapidly growing medium that enthralls and inspires emotion among audiences around the globe. The alignment of Crunchyroll and Funimation will enable us to get even closer to the creators and fans who are the heart of the anime community. We look forward to delivering even more outstanding entertainment that fills the world with emotion through anime.”

Crunchyroll has one of the largest collections of licensed anime available to streamers, and Anime on Demand video streaming services, translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide.

You can stream Crunchyroll on Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation, iOS and Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Fire TV.

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