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Sony’s Funimation Acquires Crunchyroll for $1.175 Billion

Sony Pictures Entertainment and AT&T today announced that AT&T has agreed to sell its Crunchyroll anime business to Funimation. Funimation is a joint venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment subsidiary, Aniplex Inc. Crunchyroll is a premier anime direct-to-consumer service within AT&T’s WarnerMedia segment with more than 3 million SVOD subscribers and growing. …

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Shenmue Anime Series Announced, Primal Season 2 Greenlit

At Virtual Crunchyroll Expo, the first-ever digital edition of Crunchyroll’s yearly flagship anime convention, Crunchyroll announced that it will partner again with Adult Swim on the production of Shenmue, an original anime series based on the beloved SEGA game franchise. Adult Swim also this week announced more Primal episodes and has acquired the This Is …

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Crunchyroll Bringing Anime to HBO Max on May 27

Streaming service HBO Max and Crunchyroll are teaming up to bring more dubbed and subtitled anime to fans across the US. When the platform launches on May 27th, HBO Max subscribers will have access to 17 beloved and celebrated anime titles, including Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World – (Director’s Cut), …

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New Blade Runner Anime Series Coming to Adult Swim and Crunchyroll

Alcon Television Group, a division of Alcon Entertainment, has partnered with Adult Swim and Crunchyroll to produce and distribute a new anime series inspired by the critically acclaimed Oscar-winning movie Blade Runner 2049. Blade Runner – Black Lotus will feature thirteen 30-minute episodes produced by animation studio Sola Digital Arts (Ultraman, Blade Runner: Black Out 2022). …

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