Crunchyroll is a website that started in 2006 as a profitable video upload and a streaming website dedicated to storing East Asian video content. Some of the content stored on Crunchyroll. Such as the East Asian fan or pirated version of fansub in the official release of American anime titles. It’s illegally stored without permission, of any copyright owner or responsible fanub groups. Crunchy roll eventually had to remove copyrighted content at the request of the copyright owner.
In 2008, Crunchyroll found a $ 4.05 million investment from Venrock venture capital firm. The investment also drew criticism from distributors and anime licensees Bandai Entertainment and Funimation. Just because the site continued to allow users to upload illegal copies of licensed titles. Crunchy roll eventually had to secure a legal distribution agreement with companies. Including Gonzo because of the growing number of titles. On January 8, 2009, after announcing an agreement with TV Tokyo to host Naruto Shippuden’s episodes.
In 2010, Crunchy roll announced the acquisition of North American DVD copyright of the anime movie 5 Centimeters Per Second. This is the first DVD release licensed by Crunchyroll. As of the summer of 2011, Crunchyroll has provided more than 200 anime shows and more than 200 Asian TV series to users, although not all programs are available worldwide due to limited work. Licensing. On December 2, 2013, The Chernin Group announced that they had earned income control in Crunchyroll. A person with knowledge of transactions said the buyout price was nearly $ 100 million. The Chernin Group said that Crunchy roll management and current Tokyo TV investor will maintain a “significant” stake in the company.