Funimation Shuts Down in April, Digital Copies Don’t Switch to Crunchyroll

Funimation Shuts Down in April, Digital Copies Don’t Switch to Crunchyroll

Funimation Shuts Down in April, Digital Copies Don’t Switch to Crunchyroll

by Danica Davidson
February 8, 2024


The Funimation app and web site will likely be no extra after April 2, which is being known as its “sundown.” That is a part of Funimation merging with Crunchyroll, however the truth that digital copy transferring isn’t taking place is bothering loads of anime followers, in line with IGN.

Funimation’s web site defined:

We perceive that you might have considerations about your digital copies from Funimation. These Digital copies obtainable on Funimation had been a digital entry to the content material obtainable on the DVDs or Blu-rays bought. Please notice that Crunchyroll doesn’t presently assist Funimation Digital copies, which implies that entry to beforehand obtainable digital copies won’t be supported. Nonetheless, we’re repeatedly working to boost our content material choices and offer you an distinctive anime streaming expertise. We respect your understanding and encourage you to discover the in depth anime library obtainable on Crunchyroll.

IGN quoted followers saying they’d reasonably purchase bodily anime than stream it, or saying they wouldn’t change over to Crunchyroll.

Funimation has an FAQ web page arrange about these modifications. Requested why Funimation is ending, it mentioned:

At Funimation, our mission has at all times been to offer our followers with an distinctive streaming expertise and entry to the biggest anime library on the planet. The collaboration between Funimation and Crunchyroll permits us to proceed delivering on that mission and convey you the perfect of anime content material.

One other query was if Crunchyroll may have Funimation’s full catalogue. A precise Sure or No reply was not given. Right here is the official response:

Many of the content material has been migrated already! Please control our information web page and Anime Lineup for additional updates. Our group is working day by day to convey extra content material to all of our followers.

As an anime fan, what do you concentrate on these modifications being made?

Supply: IGN, Funimation


Danica Davidson is the creator of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk guide Chalk Art Manga, each illustrated by skilled Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Take a look at her different comics and books at

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