Remember the ground-breaking news about Funimation and Crunchryoll splitting up? I got some news to share from the words of the Funimation president Gen Fukunaga about what happened that led to these powerhouse companies to depart ways. Also to add to that is Sony bought Funimation.
Gen Fukunaga: “Sony had to make this tough decision,” Fukunaga said. “If [Crunchyroll wasn’t] going to budge on those terms, then we just have to double down and decide if we’re going to go at it alone. And that’s what happened.
Meaning, Funimation wanted to renew the contract with Crunchyroll, but Crunchyroll didn’t agree with the terms and wanted to instead do its own thing.