I thought I should post on this, as I think this has the potential to dramatically impact anime viewing in the US. In short, Niconico and Funimation have formed a licensing partnership, Funico, with Niconico taking over the streaming aspects and Funimation concentrating on DVD/BD distribution.
Here’s an article by a source I don’t consider entirely trustworthy, as he admits in his first paragraph that he was involved in the announcement. I’m not expert enough in the field to interpret all this, but two things jump to mind immediately. First: sucks to be Crunchyroll. And second, this worries me because Niconico’s streaming is, quite frankly, God-awful. I’d love to hear your take on this story.