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Hulu and Funimation Agree to Multi-Year Partnership

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  1. [4]
    moocow1452
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    I know that Tildes generally frowns on quips as comments, but this kind of relationship drama is so played out and it's what ruining modern Anime for everyone! But as far as discourse goes, the...

    I know that Tildes generally frowns on quips as comments, but this kind of relationship drama is so played out and it's what ruining modern Anime for everyone!

    But as far as discourse goes, the balkanization of Anime was always going to be a thing as the market grew, pirates gonna pirate, and I'm glad Funimation isn't going to lock off it's simuldubs and library into its own service.

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    1. [3]
      cfabbro
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      Sure, but my question is why the heck did they move off VRV if that is the case though? I used to subscribe to Crunchyroll and Funimation separately until someone here on Tildes told me about them...

      and I'm glad Funimation isn't going to lock off it's simuldubs and library into its own service.

      Sure, but my question is why the heck did they move off VRV if that is the case though? I used to subscribe to Crunchyroll and Funimation separately until someone here on Tildes told me about them both being on VRV (whose parent Warner Media also owns CR) so I used my VPN to sign up for that instead (since it's only available in the US) and cancel the others. 3 months later Funimation leaves and I thought I would have to re-sub to CR and Funimation again... but then they go with Hulu? ... Why u do dis, Funimation?

      On the bright side though, at least I already have Hulu so can keep watching Funimation programs legitimately, and VRV has some other fantastic stuff that CR doesn't that is worth staying subbed for too.

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      1. [2]
        moocow1452
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        Three things: Sony bought up Funimation, and they were in a sharing deal with Crunchyroll. Funi wanted out, and Hulu is just for distribution as opposed to FuniDubs and Crunchysubs. Funi wants to...

        Three things:

        1. Sony bought up Funimation, and they were in a sharing deal with Crunchyroll. Funi wanted out, and Hulu is just for distribution as opposed to FuniDubs and Crunchysubs.
        2. Funi wants to have Worldwide reach, and with Disney owning 66% of Hulu, that's now a thing on Hulu's radar as well, since Disney has this way with rights and worldwide distribution.
        3. Dat Disney cashola, and pre-existing deals with Hulu getting Simucasts and backlogs from Funi shows. This is more of a re-up than the arranged marriage of Crunchy/Funi.
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        1. cfabbro
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          Thanks for the explanation... I didn't realize Sony bought Funimation and it's weirdly not mentioned in the newsweek article either. It's disappointing they are moving from VRV, but at least their...

          Thanks for the explanation... I didn't realize Sony bought Funimation and it's weirdly not mentioned in the newsweek article either. It's disappointing they are moving from VRV, but at least their move to Hulu makes sense now.

  2. Akir
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    Thank goodness this news came out today. I was so close to canceling Hulu. There is a limit to how many sitcoms I can watch in a day.

    Thank goodness this news came out today. I was so close to canceling Hulu. There is a limit to how many sitcoms I can watch in a day.

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