A comparison of the English dubbed Anime shows & films offered on VRV Premium, Funimation, Hulu, Crunchyroll, Netflix, HIDIVE, Amazon Prime, and HBO Max’s streaming services. Plus, their corresponding Blu-ray & DVD set availability.
Anime Streaming Service Comparison (Dubs) [USA Region]:
|Comparison Table||Series / Film||VRV Premium||Funimation||Hulu||Crunchyroll||HIDIVE||Netflix||Amazon Prime||HBO Max||Blu-ray||DVD|
|1||Food Wars! The First Plate||Yes ✔||X||Yes ✔||X||Yes ✔||Yes ✔||X||X||Yes ✔||OUP|
|2||Dragon Ball Super||X||Yes ✔||w/Live TV||X||X||X||X||X||Yes ✔||Yes ✔|
|3||Dragon Ball GT||X||Yes ✔||X||X||X||X||X||X||N/A||Yes ✔|
|4||Dragon Ball||X||Yes ✔||X||X||X||X||X||X||N/A||Yes ✔|
|5||Dragon Ball Z||X||Yes ✔||X||X||X||X||X||X||Yes ✔||Yes ✔|
|6||Food Wars! The Second Plate||Yes ✔||X||Yes ✔||X||Yes ✔||Yes ✔||X||X||Yes ✔||Yes ✔|
|7||Food Wars! The Third Plate||Yes ✔||X||X||X||Yes ✔||X||X||X||Yes ✔||Yes ✔|
|8||Food Wars! The Fourth Plate||Yes ✔||X||X||Yes ✔||TBA||TBA||X||X||Yes ✔||TBA|
|9||Dragon Ball Super: Broly||X||X||w/Starz||X||X||X||X||X||Yes ✔||Yes ✔|
|10||Dragon Ball Z: Kai||X||X||w/Live TV||X||X||X||X||X||Yes ✔||Yes ✔|
|Series / Film||VRV Premium||Funimation||Hulu||Crunchyroll||HIDIVE||Netflix||Amazon Prime||HBO Max||Blu-ray||DVD|
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Updated: May 2, 2021
The table above is based on the North American (USA) region.
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Titles Currently Searchable: 138
Update (May 2, 2021): Food Wars: The Second Plate English Dub added to Netflix.
Update (April 23, 2021): Ladies Versus Butlers, Aura Battler Dunbine added.
Update (April 19, 2021): Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure English Dub is now available on Funimation.
Update (February 11, 2021): Food Wars! Season 4 English Dub ‘The Fourth Plate’ is now available on Crunchyroll and VRV
Update (January 29, 2021): Preliminary testing has begun on adding troves of more titles to the table.
Update (September 24, 2020): Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, Medaka Box added.
Update (August 2, 2020): DNA², Durarara!!, Fate/stay night, Gintama The Movie, Haikyuu!!, Haikyuu!! 2nd Season, Haikyuu!! 3rd Season, InuYasha – The Final Act, Million Arthur, No Game, No Life: Zero, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal added.
Update (August 1, 2020): Sword Art Online: Alicization is officially added to the Funimation service (25 episodes available Dubbed) added.
Angel Beats!, Baki, Black Butler, Forest of Piano, Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 2 – Ghost Whispers, Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 3 – Ghost Tears, Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 4 – Ghost Stands Alone, Kakegurui, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, No Game No Life, The End of Evangelion, Toradora! added.
Update (July 31, 2020): Hunter x Hunter is officially added to the Funimation service (75 episodes available Dubbed) added.
Update (July 29, 2020): Bleach The Movie 3: Fade To Black, Bleach The Movie 4: Hell Verse, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, No Guns Life added.
Update (July 28, 2020): HBO Max streaming service officially added. Simply click the ‘Columns’ button (with the eye icon) above the table and select ‘HBO Max’ for the column to become visible. * Best viewed on a Desktop computer.
Blue Exorcist, Digimon Adventure, Katana Maidens: Toji No Miko, Maid-sama, Ninja Scroll, Yona of the Dawn added.
Update (July 25, 2020): Hunter x Hunter will be available on Funimation in the USA & Canada markets starting Friday, July 31. [75 episodes]
Update (July 24, 2020): Amazon Prime streaming service officially added. Simply click the ‘Columns’ button (with the eye icon) above the table and select ‘Amazon Prime’ for the column to become visible. * Best viewed on a Desktop computer.
Update (July 20, 2020): Devilman Crybaby, Fruits Basket, High School DxD, Initial D, Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, Overlord, Ranma 1/2, Speed Grapher, Sword Art Online: The Movie – Ordinal Scale, Trickster, Welcome to the N.H.K., Yu-Gi-Oh! GX added.
Update (July 19, 2020): Accel World, Accel World: Infinite Burst, Berserk (2016), Black Clover, Gintama, Made in Abyss, Made in Abyss: Journey’s Dawn, Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight added.
Series Specific Details:
– Naruto Shippuden on Hulu has the first three seasons dubbed, the rest is subtitled.
– Ace Attorney Season 1 is available dubbed only on VRV Premium’s Crunchyroll channel and the Crunchyroll service. Season 2 is available dubbed only on Funimation.
– Gintama Season 3 (Episodes 266-316) is available dubbed only on VRV Premium’s Crunchyroll channel and the Crunchyroll service. Season 1 (Episodes 1-49) of Gintama is available dubbed only on Hulu. All other available seasons of Gintama on Crunchyroll/VRV Premium’s Crunchyroll channel are subtitled.
– Black Clover has the first three seasons dubbed on Funimation. Hulu has only the first dubbed season of Black Clover available.
– While Yu-Gi-Oh!’s dub is present on Crunchyroll, it shows the USA regional message “Sorry, due to licensing limitations, videos are unavailable in your region: Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 1” etc. when clicked.
– All Blu-rays & DVDs are listed as available only if they’re ‘New’ and from an official major retailer like Amazon, Best Buy, Right Stuf Anime, Target, and Walmart. No third party resellers are counted, particularly as their prices likely differ from MSRP (product conditions may also not be new from a reseller).
TBA – To Be Announced
No formal announcement of License Rights currently. Usually reserved for English dubs currently airing exclusively on Toonami and thus, not available on a paid streaming service. An example is Adult Swim/Toonami’s Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld, which can be watched with a traditional cable subscription/provider to login with.
N/A – Not Applicable
No current official iteration exists of a Blu-ray or DVD set for the anime series or film. Some older shows & films might not have a Blu-ray set released as of yet. Similarly, newer shows might not have an individual DVD edition available (if not part of a combo Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD release).
OUP – Out of Print
The series’ Blu-ray or DVD set is not currently in active circulation on major retailers. If an item is currently listed as Backordered on a retailer with more due to arrive, it will not be listed as out of print. OUP is reserved for titles only sold from third parties and/or private resellers.
* Hulu Specific – w/Live TV, w/Starz
Price Comparison - Anime Streaming Services:
|1||Price||$9.99 a month||$7.99 a month||$11.99 a month||$7.99 a month||$4.99 a month||$12.99 a month (HD)|
|3||Perks||Crunchyroll & HIDIVE included||Dragon Ball Z/Super/GT||Gundam Wing/Extensive Library||Sub Library||Food Wars! (Season 3)||Popular Major Shows|
– Hulu (with Ads) costs costs $5.99 a month. Hulu (with Ads & Live TV) costs $54.99 a month. Hulu (without Ads & Live TV) costs $60.99 a month. The Hulu Starz addon costs $8.99 a month.
–Food Wars! The Third Plate & Sakura Wars English Dub can only be streamed with VRV Premium’s HIDIVE Channel and the HIDIVE Service.
– Similarly, many popular English dubs like Dragon Ball Super, One Piece, Gantz, Disgaea are exclusive to Funimation (FunimationNow) outside of Adult Swim’s Toonami.
– Gundam Wing and most of the Gundam universe range of titles are exclusive to Hulu’s service. In general, Hulu has the widest library range overall.
– Netflix owns rights to major titles like Neon Genesis Evangelion & Ghost in the Shell.
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