The effects of the merger between Funimation and Crunchyroll are reaching further. Now Funimation’s physical home video releases will be rebranded as “Crunchyroll for Home Video.” This follows the announcement that Funimation’s library will be absorbed into that brand and service. [Thanks, ANN!]
Crunchyroll confirmed that Funimation’s licenses would migrate to the Crunchyroll for Home Video brand when it announced its June 2022 physical release slate. The slate, which covers the United States and Canada, included a number of series previously held by Funimation.
The most well-known title in that set is One Piece. The Season 11, Voyage 8 Blu-ray and DVD will release on June 7, 2022. A shot of the packaging for the set included a Crunchyroll for Home Video mark in place of the Funimation logo.
Other releases announced for release under Crunchyroll for Home Video include Back Arrow, BEM: Become Human, Hetalia World Stars, and Life Lessons with Uramichi-Oniisan.
Back Arrow is a mecha series by Code Geass Director Goro Taniguchi. In it, a young amnesiac man lands in Lingalind, a world enclosed by an impassable wall. He has no memories, except one: That he must destroy the wall and go beyond it. It releases on June 28, 2022.
BEM: Become Human is the feature film continuation of BEM, itself a series based on the 1969 anime Humanoid Monster Bem. Bem, Bela and Belo are three monstrous Yokai who, in the hopes of one day becoming human, decide to defend a human city against other Yokai. It’s available on June 7, 2022.
Hetalia World Stars is a spinoff of Hetalia: Axis Powers, which reimagines various countries as comedic personifications. It goes on sale June 14, 2022.
Life Lessons with Uramichi-Oniisan is a comedy focusing on the dark side of producing a children’s TV show. It will be available on June 28, 2022.
The first batch of releases under Crunchyroll for Home Video releases throughout the month of June 2022. Streaming versions of the shows, including several Dragon Ball series, are available on Crunchyroll proper.