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Crunchyroll vs Funimation: Which Anime Streaming Service Is best?


Whether you are a child, Teenager, young or old, you can be an anime fan! When it comes to online streaming of anime then two names come on the top list Crunchyroll vs Funimation. The two names were one till last year but they had parted their ways after a dispute. Now, these are two different platforms that provide the same thing, ANIME shows. Japanese animes are loved and demanded from all over the world. Let us have a look at the two streaming services.

There are already very popular streaming services in the market that are performing enough well like Netflix and HULU but these services are short of animes. Crunchyroll and Funimation are the godowns of animes so why to search anime somewhere else?

Crunchyroll vs Funimation: Which Anime Streaming Service Is best?
Crunchyroll vs Funimation

Crunchyroll vs Funimation: Which Anime Streaming Service Is best?

Both the services serve the best but when it comes to comparison there come some differences. The difference in subscription, Dubbing, Library availability, etc. We have reviewed so many people and all come with different answers. So let us discuss the differences one by one.

1) Subscription

Funimation is providing Three types of a subscription package from Premium to premium plus Ultra while Crunchyroll is providing two levels of subscription.

Funimation packages are:

  • Premium – Cost: 5.99/month. Provides access to the full collection of the library of subbed and dubbed anime. No of Devices for streaming: 2
  • Premium Plus– Cost: $7.99/month. Here, you will also be able to download episodes directly to your phone or tablet. This level membership will open you up to special members-only events in the Funimation Shop. Devices for streaming: 7
  • Premium Plus Ultra– Cost: $99.99/year. This one you have to buy for a year for compulsory, Here you can get all the perks of a premium pack. You will get two free pay-per-view rentals, free shipping and a free gift on your renewal anniversary.

Crunchyroll subscription model is more expensive than Funimation. Let’s have a look!

  • Premium – Cost: $6.95/month, you can get access to all the drama and anime. No of Devices for streaming: 2, You may receive a discount at Crunchyroll store.
  • Premium Plus – Cost is $11.95/month, you can get everything mentioned in the premium pack along with free shipping from Crunchyroll store. You may get something extra too!

2) Content Availablity

Crunchyroll has a pretty good collection of animes both in quality and quantity. The large collection will be an entertainment channel for the rest of your life. With 1000 anime shows and more than 200 Japanese dramas, Crunchyroll library is big enough to accommodate all your favorites. Most of the shows are subs here not dubs. Content availability is large on Crunchyroll but dubs are not there.

Funimation has a smaller library as compared to Crunchyroll. A limited number of shows and dramas are available but most in English dubbed. So if you love watching dubbed anime, you will definitely go for Funimation.

3) Region Availablity

Funimation is only available in some regions, like the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand while Crunchyroll is accessible around the world. Doesn’t matter where you are, you’ll be able to access the site and use the apps to watch your favorite animes. Still, the most shows are available in US, UK and very few in India. Below is the statistics.

Crunchyroll vs Funimation

4) Compatible apps

This is the main point when it comes to online entertainment. It is the individual’s own preference what they want to watch and how they want to watch. Some love to watch on their desktop, while some prefer to watch on their small handy device, mobile phone.

Crunchyroll supports a large number of devices. The list includes iOS devices, Android devices, Windows Phones, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Chromecast, Apple TV, and Roku.

Funimation support all devices that Crunchyroll supports except but Chromecast, Wii U, and Windows Phone.

Final Words: Crunchyroll vs Funimation

The major difference between the two is that Crunchyroll also offers manga and immigrant drama whereas Funimation offers more dubs. So you need an English dubbed video to watch anime, I recommend Funimation. Otherwise, Crunchyroll is better. Which one you are going to choose between Crunchyroll vs Funimation?

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