So if this deal goes through, in terms of anime catalogs we could go back in time couple of years to a 2016-2018 period when Funimation and Crunchyroll had a partnership deal where CR users could watch anime licensed by Funi.
Culver City, CA and Dallas, TX, December 9, 2020 — Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and AT&T Inc.* (NYSE:T) today announced that AT&T agreed to sell its Crunchyroll anime business to Funimation Global Group, LLC. Funimation is a joint venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.’s 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. It serves 90 million registered users across more than 200 countries and territories offering AVOD, mobile games, manga, events merchandise and distribution. The combination of Crunchyroll and Funimation provides the opportunity to broaden distribution for their content partners and expand fan-centric offerings for consumers.
“The Crunchyroll team has done an extraordinary job of not only growing the Crunchyroll brand but also building a passionate community of anime fans. Crunchyroll’s success is a direct result of the company’s culture and commitment to their fans,” said Tony Goncalves, Chief Revenue Officer, WarnerMedia. “By combining with Funimation, they will continue to nurture a global community and bring more anime to more people. I’m incredibly proud of the Crunchyroll team and what they have been able to accomplish in the digital media space in such a short period of time. They’ve created an end-to-end global ecosystem for this incredible art form.”
“We are proud to bring Crunchyroll into the Sony family,” said Tony Vinciquerra, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. “Through Funimation and our terrific partners at Aniplex and Sony Music Entertainment Japan, we have a deep understanding of this global artform and are well-positioned to deliver outstanding content to audiences around the world. Together with Crunchyroll, we will create the best possible experience for fans and greater opportunity for creators, producers and publishers in Japan and elsewhere. Funimation has been doing this for over 25 years and we look forward to continuing to leverage the power of creativity and technology to succeed in this rapidly growing segment of entertainment.”
The purchase price for the transaction is $1.175 billion subject to customary working capital and other adjustments, and the proceeds will be paid in cash at closing. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.
So this week I did the weirdest thing and watched this thing, the freaking Powerpuff Girls anime. I knew it existed for a while but never gave it a watch until recently and...it's bizzarely interesting? If you liked the OG cartoon this anime is...something that you could give it a watch...maybe?
I've been having a friend over every friday night for the past few months to watch anime, and just saw this thread to figured I'd respond since we watched "mirai nikki" this week and last and it just reminded me that Yuno Gasai is just too under-appreciated as a character.
Honestly, I tend to see people look at her as just some crazy chick but I think she's genuinely one of the most interesting and best written characters I've ever seen. She's like Subaru, but done right, and yet people always dismiss her as just crazy. You'd be crazy too if you'd gone through the shit she's gone through.
No, but I probably will soon, I know I should.
I did rewatch Keijo today with a friend, and after that I finally watched the quintessential quintuplets after seeing a thumbnail for a season 2 trailer.
And now I am sad because I just know my girl won't win (they never do), and for some illogical reason that bothers me more than it has any right to.
started watching she the ultimate weapon on netflix jp since i remember knowing of it as a sad series and i am a sad person
my overwhelming initial thoughts is i feel like the setup would be better without the military project aspect or at least reworked somehow. each time it comes up i just think of how it doesn’t make sense
idk if i am explaining this well
the idea that for their top secret ultimate weapon they would choose a random girl (or maybe she’s not random, i am only about 5 episodes in), who cannot tell people about her secret. but they also just let her live at home with her parents and brother, let her go to school like normal, let her just walk around like normal. there’s the surveillance stuff but it seems kinda lax
i just keep getting hung up on this aspect of it
also the way all the character constantly look like they’re blushing with those pink lines, and if they want them to blush they have to add a reddish blur under them. a blush upon a blush