Sony Is “Almost” Ready To Buy Crunchyroll From AT&T For $950M+ Dollars

Sony Buying Crunchyroll Confirmed
Written by Theo J Ellis

As reported some months back here at Anime Motivation, Sony is interested in buying Crunchyroll from AT&T.

Back then – the asking price was over $1 billion dollars but that’s changed as negotiations continue.

Now though, Sony has almost finalized negotiations to buy Crunchyroll for 100 billion Yen ($950M+).

This is official and the likelihood of this happening is a sealed deal at this point.

 

The future of anime streaming

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Crunchyrollan Anime Motivation partner, has 70 million members to its name. 5+ million which are paid subscribers.

Sony will use this move to compete and dominate rivals like Netflix.

At this point it means Sony will dominate anime, since they already have FUNIMATION under their belt.

Whether that’s a good thing or not is yet to be determined. But Sony is a Japanese company at heart, so this could be one of the best moves in anime history.

It all depends on how they play the game.

News source: https://asia.nikkei.com/

 

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REDWOLF2000
REDWOLF2000

Its the end of anime they will censor crunchyroll anime and people can’t use kissanime anymore to pirate or any free anime and all because of soyny want to buy crunchyroll and wreck for the fans and the fakers get what they want change on the anime committee

White Dragon
White Dragon
Reply to  REDWOLF2000

KissAnime was shut down just because of its admin’s incompetence, and it was full of ads and malware. Websites on Russian servers can’t be shut down, or at least not legally. Like Saki Sanobashi said, there are plenty of sites better, and safer, than KA. Just check on r/piracy and learn how to use Internet.

Saki Sanobashi
Saki Sanobashi
Reply to  REDWOLF2000

Lol, no. Crunchyroll will be bought by Sony Pictures. The one that has a censorship problem is Sony Interactive and their business is gaming, NOT anime. And Kissanime was cancer, so good riddance. There are lots of pirate streaming site that are way better. Try to use Google before whining, lol.

Joseph
Joseph

I feel there’s still hope for the anime industry, we seriously need more antitrust laws, and we need to reform the political system completely

Joseph
Joseph

the political system of America needs to change because this monopolization is out of hand

Saki Sanobashi
Saki Sanobashi
Reply to  Joseph

Hello? Sony is Japanese, lol.

Nathaniel Duncan
Nathaniel Duncan

Like the old saying it’s nothing personal it’s just business sony simply gave crunchyroll a deal they could’nt pass up.

Saki Sanobashi
Saki Sanobashi

I don’t care who buys Crunchy. Just gimme my fave anime (and my fave anime’s sequels) without raping them with ridicoulously short seasons, horrid CGI and SJW sh*t. 😀

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