FAQ – We’re bringing back subs and dubs in one place on FunimationNow.
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At Funimation, we strive to continually improve the fan experience and expand the reach of anime. In the last two years, we have established ourselves as the anime industry’s most advanced streaming platform, expanded our global footprint, and accelerated our dub speed to market for new episodes coming out of Japan.
While our partnership with Crunchyroll is ending, we are excited about the future, the support of Sony Pictures Television and their commitment alongside ours, to build the best experience for anime fans globally.
Will there be a change in content on FunimationNow effective immediately or at a future date?
Funimation and Crunchyroll have mutually agreed to transition content on November 9, 2018. At this time, FunimationNow subscribers will have access to the several hundred subbed shows, previously unavailable. In addition, a handful of dubbed shows will no longer be available on FunimationNow.
Will Funimation continue to be available on VRV or will that change as well?
Funimation’s channel will be leaving VRV on November 9, 2018.
Will shows currently available on FunimationNow be affected?
As mentioned above, a handful of dubbed shows will come off FunimationNow and several hundred subbed shows will soon be available on FunimationNow.
Fan-favorite shows like Attack on Titan, Dragon Ball Super, Fairy Tail, My Hero Academia, and Tokyo Ghoul among many other great titles will be available in both subbed and dubbed episodes on FunimationNow. Similarly, shows that were acquired during the partnership will continue to available as dubbed episodes on FunimationNow.
Will my shows in the coming Fall season be affected?
We do not anticipate any disruptions in show availability during the coming fall 2018 season. You can continue to enjoy watching the new dubbed episodes.
Will Funimation continue to offer the same number of new shows in future seasons?
It is our mission to bring the best anime to the most people possible and we plan to continue providing the quality and quantity fans are used to seeing from Funimation.
Does this change affect Funimation’s normal release schedule for new Simuldub episodes?
We currently do not anticipate this change to affect the accelerated dubbing capabilities of our in-house production studios. We plan on bringing new dubbed episodes at the same rate and frequency as in previous seasons, subject as always, to the availability of materials from Japan.
Will newly-acquired shows be available in both subbed and dubbed episodes on FunimationNow?
Beginning as early as this January, during our winter 2019 season, our intent is to make a selection of newly-acquired titles available in both subbed and dubbed episodes on FunimationNow.
I love my home video collection. Does this change affect the availability of current Funimation home video titles?
Subject to available inventory, all currently released home video titles will continue to be offered to fans. For a complete anime list of currently released home video titles, please visit funimation.com/shop.
Does this change affect current and/or future pre-orders of any Funimation home video titles?
All currently announced home video titles will be released as scheduled and all pre-orders will be fulfilled and delivered according the shipping option selected at time of purchase. For a complete list of home video titles currently available for pre-order, visit funimation.com/shop/pre-orders.
For questions regarding a specific order, please contact Funimation Customer Service at email@example.com or 855-264-9672.
Does the change affect availability or support of any FunimationNow apps?
We plan to maintain all FunimationNow apps available on manufacturer-supported OS, devices, consoles and platforms. FunimationNow is currently available on iOS, Android, Windows 10, Roku, AndroidTV, AppleTV, FireTV, Chromecast, Kindle and Samsung SmartTVs as well as the Xbox One and PS4 consoles.
Will I still have the option to watch content for free?
We will continue to offer a free viewing option on FunimationNow, and like our premium subscribers, free users will also enjoy access to several hundred additional subbed shows on the service.
Will you offer a sub-only subscription again?
We don’t plan on offering a sub-only subscription option. Funimation currently offers both sub and dub fans with the best priced option for the legal streaming of anime.
Will there be a change in the official show-specific social media accounts that I currently follow?
We don’t anticipate any changes to show-specific accounts on social media. If you are ever unsure if a show page or profile is “official,” we recommend that you only follow verified accounts, which are always authentic.
Will Funimation’s catalog of subbed shows be available on FunimationNow outside the U.S. and Canada?
Subject to final licensor approval, we expect several hundred subbed shows to soon be available on FunimationNow in the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Will future Funimation shows be available in both subbed and dubbed episodes on FunimationNow outside the U.S. and Canada?
Whenever available, we will acquire the international rights to new shows so that we can distribute these shows in both subbed and dubbed episodes on FunimationNow in the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Does this change affect the availability of any current or future home video releases?
All currently announced home video titles will be released as scheduled in the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Will FunimationNow be offered in non-English languages now?
Our goal is to offer the best anime experience available to fans around the world and we expect to offer FunimationNow in non-English languages in the future.