Today Crunchyroll and Funimation announced a huge partnership that will ultimately give fans greater access to anime. It’s the best of both their respective worlds as Crunchyroll members get access to subtitled versions of Funimation’s summer simulcasts and, in the weeks to come, FunimationNow viewers will get to watch Broadcast Dub versions of Crunchyroll’s summer anime.
Some of the new shows Crunchyroll members have access to as of today include D.Gray Man HALLOW, FIRST LOVE MONSTER, and Puzzles & Dragons X. Meanwhile, FunimationNow will soon have dubs of 91 Days, Mob Psycho 100, and Orange. Release schedules for those series will be announced later, and the partnership aims to expand throughout future seasons.
It’s not just new titles, however. Some of Funimation’s catalog titles are already available on Crunchyroll, including Cowboy Bebop, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, and PSYCHO-PASS. In the coming weeks Funimation plans to add Free! -Iwatobi Swim Club- and The Testament of Sister New Devil to FunimationNow.
Funimation will also distribute Crunchyroll’s titles through a variety of home video outlets, putting the dubbed and subbed versions together in one place. Home video titles currently include Ace Attorney, Alderamin on the Sky, Bungo Stray Dogs, JOKER GAME, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, and ReLIFE, with more to be announced in the future.
For an FAQ and more information on territories for the new additions, head over to Crunchyroll.