Sony-owned anime streaming services Crunchyroll and Wakanim announced that they are suspending services in Russia due to the current situation surrounding the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
Before this announcement, Wakanim and Crunchyroll were the last major services that were still streaming anime in Russia. Sony Music Entertainment (SME), a subsidiary of Sony Group, announced that it is suspending business in Russia due to the invasion.
Neither company can process payments from cards issued in Russia. The mobile app still works for paying subscribers.
The company also suspended shipment of retail products to customers based in Russia and Belarus, and it will no longer accept new Russia and Belarus-based Amazon Web Services customers and third-party sellers.