What if Sony becomes a serious competitor to Netflix? If the American platform attracts attention with its large catalog, other VOD platforms, such as Disney + with its many original and classic productions, try to offer an alternative. This is also the case with Crunchyroll and his anime. And the latter was just bought by Sony!
It’s official: Sony becomes the parent company of Crunchyroll, a VOD platform specializing in Japanese animation that we can find mainly on One Piece, Jujutsu Kaisen, or Jojo’s bizarre adventure. Today, with 5 million subscribers and 120 million users in more than 200 countries, the platform was acquired through subsidiary Funimation for just under one billion dollars (1.175 billion US dollars). News officially shared through an available press release on the official Sony website
Sony, new anime leader?
To say the least, the Japanese company is now in a great position to become the world’s leading anime leader. It has in fact become the parent company of Crunchyroll, owner of Anime Digital Network (ADN) but also of Wakanim (via Funimation), platforms that also specialize in the distribution of Japanese animated series and films. And if you’re worried about getting lost on all of these names, you know Sony is a. mentioned “unified subscription experience”
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