In late 2016, two of the major anime streaming services in North America, Crunchyroll and Funimation, announced a partnership between the two companies to expand the library of titles available on each service. What this meant for anime fans was access to Funimation’s titles with Japanese audio and English subtitles on Crunchyroll, and Crunchyroll titles with English audio available on Funimation. While users of the two services reaped the benefits of this partnership almost immediately, one aspect that may have been forgotten is the promise to release Crunchyroll-licensed series’ on physical media. Now the two are delivering on this promise as well!
Over the weekend, Crunchyroll announced the first titles that they will be releasing on Blu-ray and in DVD combo packs. Critical darlings and fan favourites alike make up the list, which includes titles such as orange, Space Patrol Luluco, and Joker Game. Check out the full list of titles and their release dates below.
- The Testament of Sister New Devil – Season 1 (October 31 – Regular Edition $48.74, Limited Edition $63.74)
- Alderamin on the Sky – The Complete Series (October 24- $48.74)
- orange – The Complete Series (October 17 – $48.74)
- Super Lovers – Season One + OVA (October17 – $48.74)
- Space Patrol Luluco – The Complete Series (October 10 – $26.24)
- ReLIFE – The Complete Series (October 10 – $48.74)
- Joker Game – The Complete Series (September 26 – $48.74)
For more information, including pre-order links, check out the announcement here.
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