Crunchyroll surpasses nearly 10 million paid subscribers

Sony Corporation Group document entitledConsolidated Financial Report for the Second Quarter of the Year 2022“, where certain aspects of interest about the scene were described Crunchyrollwhich the company recently acquired.

Write the complete statement, in the platform section,:

  • In the following, I will tell you about Crunchyroll, our anime distribution business: The integration of Crunchyroll and Funimation services is progressing smoothly, and the number of paying subscribers has grown to nearly 10 million to date, a business expansion that exceeds our initial expectations.
  • The company is also active in the theatrical distribution of Japanese Anime overseas. “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” opened in the United States in August and received number one box office receipts in its first week of release. Additionally, on August 4, we completed the acquisition of The Right Stuf, Inc., an American e-commerce company that sells anime DVDs, character merchandise, comics and more.
  • With this acquisition, Crunchyroll plans to strengthen its merchandising business and establish a more diverse and deeper relationship with the anime fan community.

It should be noted that the administration Crunchyroll they announced in august 2021 that they had passed five million paying subscribers, so This is a doubling of the number of subscribers in just over a year.. However, it should also be noted that the number of subscribers of Funimation ended up being absorbed by Crunchyroll having decided to combine the two services, it is therefore not clear in the end what was achieved within the twelve month period.

However, it should be noted that Funimation Global Groupof Sonyacquisition completed Crunchyroll a AT&T on August 9 last year. The purchase price was $1.17 billion, and the proceeds were paid in cash at closing.

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