Crunchyroll is the future of the western Japanese animation industry, assuming Netflix and Amazon don't keep destroying its profitability with their blundering. The egomaniacs running Netflix and the Japanese production committees are much more interested in making a quick buck from Netflix's poor understanding of licensing fees than getting their product out into the market for profitable consumption. FUNimation is an senior citizen trying to remain hip with the kids while simultaneously becoming buddies with other ignorant and intolerant old people, thinking their old ways of doing things are the future. With Crunchyroll we may very well be on a path where we can finally end this culture of ending dubbing of foreign media. No, they succeeded in using familial connections get a series they could shove onto Saban's syndication network for a year, randomly get seen by some guy working for Cartoon Network who liked what little remained of the animation, and then licensed there to be consumed by the masses who came for the animation. FUNimation had nothing to do with making Dragon Ball popular. FUNimation succeeded in doing their job...a job that really shouldn't have been that difficult. Praising them for blind luck where one other idiot (Harmony Gold) failed is hardly something you want to add to your boy scouts vest. I'm not wiping my ass with toilet paper with the characters from this show on it. It's not that big a deal. 4Kids Entertainment got my tasteless seven/eight year old self into Japanese cartoons. That didn't stop me from eventually wanting them to burn to the ground for their deplorable practices. Japanese cartoons are so much bigger than FUNimation or whatever flavor of the week US licensee if putting out foreign language dubs of these foreign cartoons y'all like. I sincerely implore everyone to poke outside of their narrow US broadcast fandom bubble and try to explore the actual Japanese animation industry. FUNimation has come a long way from releasing home video releases of Japanese cartoons that are actually unedited and retain all of the original text and audio? I just bought their Shin Gojira release on some good faith that it would be unedited. They removed one of the biggest running visual gags and homages and thought to tell nobody about it before hand. They consistently release episodes of cartoons without the original credits and logos. At least in the early 2000s they did that much. This is to say nothing of how they continually push to get their consumers to affiliate Japanese cartoons with FUNimation, rather than the original production companies and committees. They're all about being the brand. Classic warped capitalism and American nationalism. I was pretty sarcastic in this post, but not because I don't care. I do care. I like being happy. As such, here's something happy and completely off topic I would like to share.