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Crunchyroll to lay off about 85 people worldwide

Anime Streaming ServiceCrunchyroll laid off approximately 85 employees last week. The layoffs include staff in the United States, Moldova, France, Germany and Australia and mainly affect the company’s marketing and engineering departments, according to an employee with knowledge of the recent layoffs. The sources did not know if the layoffs would only affect full-time employees or include contractors.

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Listing page, with offices in Culver City, CA, San Francisco, Dallas, New York City, Melbourne, Australia offices in Paris and Roubaix in France, Berlin, Tokyo, Chisinau in Moldova, Lausanne in Switzerland and London.

CrunchyrollPresident Rahul Purini notified staff of layoffs in an email in February 12. This email references Funimation and Crunchyroll

Integration of the team as the reason behind the termination. During an “all staff” meeting Tuesday,

Crunchyroll leadership informed employees that the furloughed employees will continue to receive benefits throughout the layoff. Multiple sources noted that the decision was not a cost-saving measure, but rather a solution to redundant roles.

According to a source, Crunchyroll

There is an estimate of 1, 373 full-time employees before layoffs.

Anime News Network has contacted Crunchyroll

For comment, a company representative referred to Purini’s email. The company declined to provide an exact number of Crunchyroll layoffs or current full-time employees.


Funimation Global Group completed a review of AT&T’s Crunchyroll on August 9 Acquisition, 2020, after the company first announced the acquisition in December 2020. The purchase price is US$1.85 million, to be paid in cash at closing. Funimation‘s home video releases are now listed under Crunchyroll.



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