Funimation & Crunchyroll

Working Together to Give You More!

A bigger selection, a growing community, and the world's best English dubs.

A Partnership That Puts Fans First

Today, Funimation and Crunchyroll announced a new partnership that will make watching anime better than ever. With this partnership, FunimationNow will continue to be your number one source for English-dubbed anime, and Crunchyroll will continue to bring fans the very best in subs. This partnership allows Funimation to focus on giving you a broader selection of shows dubbed in English, faster than ever before. Through our partnership, we’ll be able to bring to market the best new anime from the best studios in Japan all at "near-to-Japan" broadcast times. Together, it’s our goal to bring more anime to fans, and more fans to anime—so everybody wins! To learn more about our partnership with Crunchyroll, please visit our blog and check out our FAQ.

Join us as we track the progress towards the launch of the all-new Funimation site and service.

Mobile Apps Launch
UK & Ireland Site in Beta
Building the New
Enhanced Video Quality
Developing New Console Apps
Quality Testing
Migrating User Accounts
Final Site Testing

Mobile Apps Launch

We made it easy to take your love of anime everywhere you go with the all-new FunimationNow Mobile App. Available on iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle, and Windows 10, the new and improved app allows you to watch Funimation's entire library of ad-free anime whenever and wherever you want.

UK & Ireland Site in Beta

Funimation made anime more easily accessible to fans in the UK and Ireland when they launched FunimationNow beta sites in those territories earlier this year. These sites feature an entirely new video platform that will allow us to enhance the quality of the video streaming on the all-new global site coming in October.

Building the New

Our team has been hard at work preparing for the upcoming launch of a reimagined website experience that will revolutionize the way you discover, watch, share, and connect with anime. By forming exciting new partnerships, like the one we've announced with Crunchyroll, we'll be able to give fans a broader selection of anime dubbed in English faster than ever. And by leveraging the latest technology, our new site will be able to deliver that content on a mobile-responsive site with a streamlined user interface and a network of apps to support convenient on-the-go viewing.

Enhanced Video Quality

Along with updating our site and service, we're also switching over to an entirely new video platform that will allow us to enhance the quality of all of our videos. Right now, we're taking every episode, OVA, and movie and placing them into that new platform as well as making huge changes to the way we treat our video content. When the new site launches, we want to make sure that the anime you know and love looks better and brighter than ever so you'll be able to experience every show the way it was meant to be seen.

Developing New Console Apps

We're getting closer and closer to the launch of the new FunimationNow. Currently, we're preparing the rest of our console apps for launch with the new service. Very soon you'll be able to stream ad-free, HD anime on all-new apps for PS3, PS4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, and Roku! Like the new and improved apps that came before them, they'll feature a streamlined user interface and won't cost you a dime to download. Here are a few more features to look forward to:

  • Access to our library of anime streaming content
  • Show marathoning for non-stop watching
  • The ability to sync your queue across your devices

Quality Testing

Now that our team has done its part building, coding, writing, and curating content, our QA experts are hard at work finding any bugs hiding in the code of the new site and service. Everyone here at Funimation is getting excited for the new site and we hope you are too. It's been quite a project, and we just want to thank you again for all your support as we put the finishing touches on the all-new

Migrating User Accounts

With the new site on the way, a lot of you might be wondering: Will my account transfer? What will happen to my queue? Forum posts? Reviews!?! These are all valid questions, and we want you to know we're doing everything we can to not only launch a better site experience, but also preserve what you loved about the original site. Every account on the current Funimation site will be migrated to the new site. We're also transferring your queue, forum posts, and reviews to the new site. We appreciate everything you’ve done to help us build the site community and we only want to make it easier for you to connect and interact with your fellow fans.

Final Site Testing

We're currently in the final stage of quality testing before launch. Our experts are giving the site its final review, fixing any stubborn functionality bugs standing in our way, and cutting through any red tape to ensure our apps are ready to download as soon as we go live. This is not a drill, the all-new is almost here!

Download the new FunimationNow App for XBOX 360 today

Out with the Old, in with the NOW

Get a sneak peek at the new site and service and see how Funimation is taking ordinary to extraordinary.

Enhanced Video Quality

As we move all of our shows, movies, and OVAs over to the new video platform, we're taking the time to enhance the video quality so you can watch anime the way it was meant to be seen—with crisp, clear lines, vivid colors, and breathtaking animation. See the difference for yourself in this side-by-side comparison video!

Queue Sync Across Devices

Like the new mobile apps released earlier this year, the new Funimation site will be able to track the progress of your episode as well as sync your queue across devices. That way you can start a show on our site, then pick it back up later from any of our apps without losing your place!

Extraordinary User Experience

The all-new will bring you more ways to find, discover, and enjoy anime on any device. These changes will include FunimationNow Apps for new devices, performance updates to the current FunimationNow Apps, and a variety of upgraded site functionalities like enhanced search and mobile site optimization. To learn more about how we're turning an ordinary streaming experience into an extraordinary one, click and read our Extraordinary User Experience blog post.

AVOD Support in Apps

Free anime anytime, anywhere! With the launch of the new site the FunimationNow App will become accessible to users with free accounts. The apps will also feature more ad-supported content than ever and an upgraded viewing experience. To learn more, visit the Funimation blog!

Integrated Shop Experience

The new is more than just a streaming service, it's your one-stop shop for everything anime! We've got the latest and greatest anime home video releases, as well as a wide variety of apparel, merch, and accessories from your favorite series. In the past, our shop has been a little hard to navigate, but on the all-new site it will be seamlessly integrated into the overall experience so you can find what you need and we can help recommend more items you might want. Learn more about the new Funimation Shop on our blog!

Connected Discovery

Extraordinary streaming, sharing and shopping capabilities are all coming together to create the ultimate online anime experience. We're tailoring features to your preferences, helping you discover new favorites, dive into the fandom with ease, and show your love with sweet deals on tons of merch.

Be sure to check back often as we reveal more features.

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Catch Up on the Classics

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Start streaming new and classic anime anytime, anywhere while you get ready for the launch of the all-new site and service.