Crunchyroll enters physical media market

August 16th, 2016 by Author

Remember when the largest incumbent of discs, Funimations, tried to stream? Good times. Tables are turned now, with Crunchyroll’s announcement:

[W]e are super excited to announce that Crunchyroll has acquired the rights for merchandise and home video for the smash-hit Kabaneri!

Crunchyroll is excited to announce our entry into the home video market with the following upcoming English-dubbed Blu-Ray and DVD releases:

Berserk
Big Order
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
Gintama
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Myriad Colors Phantom World
Yamada-kun & the Seven Witches
And many more still to be announced!

This comes on the heels of Daisuki intruducing a paid subscription (only $5 and “reduced” amount of ads, not eliminated ads). Also, Netflix is scheming too. Could it be that anime acquired a second breath, fueled by recent societal changes?