News Apologies PS3 Anime Fans! Crunchyroll Is Closing Down
Service will continue on PS5, PS4
If you’re still using your PS3 as a media centre, then you should probably be aware that Crunchyroll is closing down on the console. Despite Sony now owning the streaming service, the company is ceasing support for a number of older devices – including the ol’ Triple, as well as the Xbox 360 and Wii U. RIP to...
News Crunchyroll Absorbing All Funimation Content for Ultimate Anime Library
Sony’s stranglehold on anime is now practically complete, following its $1.1 billion purchase of Crunchyroll and historical acquisition of Funimation. Now, as expected, it’s combining the two services under a single umbrella:
News Shenmue the Animation Legitimately Looks Amazing
Here’s one way to get this author to watch anime: adapt Shenmue into an all-new series. While this is re-treading the plot beats of the Dreamcast originals, it’s unbelievably exciting to see the games transformed like this. Many will lament the loss of the cheesy OG voice acting – especially when they’re reading an almost identical...
News FATHER! Shenmue: The Animation Is Looking Lovely
Keep friends, those you love, close to you
Fans are divided on the overall quality of Shenmue III, but it’s looking like there’ll be less debate over Adult Swim and Crunchyroll’s adaptation: Shenmue: The Animation is looking ace. This brand new trailer includes scenes from both Shenmue and Shenmue II, and everything from the animation to the...
Rumour Sony Planning More Expensive PS Plus Option That Could Include Crunchyroll
We've been saying for a while now that Sony needs to think about revamping its PlayStation Plus subscription service. Currently, subscribers get a handful of 'free' PS5 and PS4 games every month, supplemented by exclusive PlayStation Store discounts and, sometimes, other Sony-based benefits. Playing (most) multiplayer PlayStation games...
News Sony Completes Acquisition of Anime Giant Crunchyroll
Company looks to unify its anime business
With the deal having reportedly been under US Justice Department review earlier this year, there was debate over whether Sony would actually complete its acquisition of anime platform Crunchyroll. The buyout was officially announced back in December 2020, and now, the Japanese giant has confirmed that the...
News Sony's $1.1 Billion Buyout of Crunchyroll to Face Further Scrutiny
Concerns over company's anime monopoly
Sony’s goal of dominating the anime sector may be delayed or derailed, as reports suggest the US Justice Department has extended its anti-trust review into the Japanese conglomerate’s acquisition of Crunchyroll. The organisation announced plans to
News Sony Poised to Purchase Crunchyroll for Almost $1 Billion
It's over $900 million
Sony’s expressed interest in making anime a core pillar of its business, so it’s no surprise to see reports that the organisation is poised to purchase streaming service Crunchyroll. Nikkei Asia reports that the organisation is in final negotiations to nail an acquisition valued at around $957 million, which would make it...
News AT&T Attaches $1 Billion Price Tag to Crunchyroll as Sony Seeks to Complete Anime Empire
AT&T has attached a $1 billion price-tag to anime streaming service Crunchyroll, with Sony Pictures Entertainment believed to be a potential buyer. The Japanese giant already owns rival Funimation, but is looking to dominate the anime sector. Earlier reports from The Information suggested AT&T was seeking $1.5 billion for the...