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Crunchyroll To Add 50 English Anime Dubs on 11/9/2018


Crunchyroll logoIt looks like a gaggle of dubs will find a new home on Crunchyroll this month.

On November 2, Crunchyroll announced fifty English dubs that will join their service on November 9, as part of the sunsetting of their partnership with Funimation. The following dubs will be added:

  • 91 Days
  • A Centaur’s LIfe
  • Ace Attorney
  • Alderamin on the Sky
  • Aokana
  • Berserk
  • Brave Witches
  • Bungo Stray Dogs Season 1
  • Bungo Stray Dogs Season 2
  • Chain Chronicle
  • Chaos;Child
  • Classroom of the Elite
  • Dies Irae
  • Dies Irae OVA
  • Free! Iwatobi Swim Club Season 1
  • Gintama Season 3
  • HANDSHAKER
  • Hundred
  • ISLAND
  • Izetta the Witch
  • Joker Game
  • KADO -The Right Answer-
  • Kancolle
  • Katana Maidens ~toji no miko~
  • Love Tyrant
  • Magical Girls Raising Project
  • Masamune-kun’s Revenge
  • Mob Psycho 100
  • Myriad Colors Phantom World
  • Nanbaka
  • New Game
  • Orange
  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-
  • Recovery of a MMO Junkie
  • ReLIFE
  • ReLIFE OVA
  • Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers*
  • Saga of Tanya the Evil
  • Space Patrol Luluco
  • Taboo Tattoo
  • The Ancient Magus Bride
  • The Morose Mononokean
  • THE REFLECTION WAVE ONE
  • The Testament of Sister New Devil
  • The Testament of Sister New Devil BURST
  • Twin Star Exorcists
  • URAHARA
  • Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches

On October 18, Ellation announced that their partnership with Funimation is ending on November 9. After that date, all of Funimation’s content will be removed from VRV and Crunchyroll’s services, and users will no longer have access to Funimation as part of the VRV Premium Subscription or as an individual Channel Subscription.

Funimation and VRV first announced their content sharing partnership on September 8, 2016. As part of the agreement, the two organizations would offer a shared library, with each specializing in different forms of content. Crunchyroll would focus on subtitled shows, while Funimation would set their sights on dubbed adaptations and SimulDubs. Moreover, Funimation would distribute Crunchyroll’s titles on home video under the partnership.

In October 2017, we reported that Funimation was officially purchased by Sony Pictures Television. The deal, which was valued at $143 million, saw Sony purchase 95% of Funimation’s shares, giving the company a $150 million valuation overall. The company is now a part of Sony Pictures Television’s direct-to-consumer unit, which is helmed by Eric Berger. The unit also contains Sony’s Crackle, Film1 and Animax services.

On August 7, AT&T announced that they acquired Crunchyroll parent company Otter Media from The Chernin Group. The telecom bought Chernin’s controlling stake in Otter, bringing it under the company’s umbrella. In addition to Crunchyroll, Otter owns Ellation, VRV, Fullscreen, and Rooster Teeth.

Source: Crunchyroll Forums

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