Official FUNimation Press Releases
Tuesday January 4, 2011 at 03:50 pm by Rojas
-- Asian Media Rights to begin distributing FUNimation titles on VOD, at theatrical and DVD release --
NEW YORK, NY (January 4, 2011) – Asian Media Rights (AMR), the largest transactional-video-on-demand distributor of Asian film and special event content in North America, is proud to announce a distribution partnership with FUNimation® Entertainment, the leading distributor of Japanese animation in North America.
The agreement, announced today, includes FUNimation’s highly-anticipated anime feature film Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance and the critically-acclaimed animated feature Summer Wars, in addition to live-action feature films such as Alien vs. Ninja and Mutant Girls Squad from the new cult genre film label Sushi Typhoon. In all, AMR will be licensing more than 20 of FUNimation’s top feature film titles.
Under its agreement with FUNimation, AMR will eventually release titles on cable and satellite VOD “day-and-date” with its theatrical release, or prior to its theatrical release, allowing fans access to SD and HD versions of their favorite anime titles at the earliest window possible in North America. Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance will be the first anime feature film in North America to be made available on cable and satellite VOD before FUNimation releases an expanded version of the film, Evangelion 2.22, on DVD and Blu-ray on March 29, 2011.
Asian Media Rights co-founder Michael Hong said, “The approach with FUNimation, because they have such amazing stuff and such a passionate and informed fan base, was always about how do we bring these titles to them as soon as possible, and into their living rooms so that they can watch and appreciate it in their large flat-screen HD TV screens”
FUNimation President and CEO Gen Fukunaga said “Transactional VOD is about providing more convenience and choice for the entertainment fan. This new approach allows us to make our anime and genre film titles available to various service subscribers while also supporting our sell-through product and those fans who enjoy the theater experience and really, reaching the broadest audience for our movies.”
Monday November 22, 2010 at 04:25 pm by Rojas
Leading Publisher of Japanese Animation Now Featuring Hundreds of Premium Shows Across PlaySpan's Video Monetization-as-a-Service™Platform SANTA CLARA - November 19, 2010
PlaySpan, the global leader in monetizing online games, social networks, virtual worlds and videos, announced today an extensive content partnership with FUNimation Entertainment to sell hundreds of their premium anime shows on PlaySpan Marketplace.
“We are thrilled to offer the millions of ready-to-spend gamers who visit PlaySpan Marketplace to transact for virtual currency, virtual goods, games and videos, the opportunity to sample and stream FUNimation’s extremely compelling entertainment. The PlaySpan pay-per-view technology featured on PSM can be quickly integrated into any video player and major media companies are flocking to our platform to generate innovative new revenue streams,” said Karl Mehta, CEO, PlaySpan.
FUNimation programming on PlaySpan Marketplace includes wildly popular shows like Devil May Cry, Air Gear, Baccano!, Darker Than Black, Gunslinger Girl, Negima!, Shuffle and Soul Eater. Anime resonates so deeply with gamers that video series often evolve from hit game franchises and vice versa. For example, FUNimation's Devil May Cry is based on the hack and slash cult classic Capcom video game which has sold over ten million copies worldwide.
Thursday September 30, 2010 at 02:31 pm by Rojas
I'm sure many of you have heard about this already, but here's the full press release. A show of hands for who gets the AT&T U-verse® TV HD Premium HD Tier?
AT&T Taps into the Highly Sought After Anime Demographic
By Being the First to Launch FUNimation Channel in HD
West Palm Beach, FL, Sept. 27, 2010 –
FUNimation Channel, the nation’s only 24/7 Anime TV Network, is now available through its High Definition launch on the AT&T U-verse®
TV HD Premium HD Tier.
Since its launch in September 2005, FUNimation Channel has been on the cutting-edge of Anime entertainment. The launch of FUNimation Channel in HD delivers what Anime fans are demanding, the ability to watch top-rated Anime in HD on their TV.
“AT&T U-verse customers will benefit greatly as AT&T is the first mover in launching FUNimation Channel HD”, said Tim Kelly, Vice President of Olympusat. “Anime fans across the U.S. can begin to enjoy top series and specials brought to them in compelling HD quality picture and sound.”
FUNimation Channel in HD recently bolstered its programming line-up with many new series including, "Samurai 7
", "Soul Eater
", "Eden of the East
", "Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings
", "Hetalia: Axis Powers
", “Casshern Sins
”, “Corpse Princess – Shikabane Hime
”, and "Devil May Cry
" to meet Anime fans' never-ending hunger for more content.
FUNimation Channel HD is now available to customers on channel 1484 in the U-verse TV HD Premium Tier.
Friday August 6, 2010 at 11:37 am by Rojas
In addition to FUNimation.com, Hulu, and YouTube, you can now watch Moyashimon on the popular Asian entertaiment video site DramaFever.com
. The first 5 episodes of the live action series is now available on the website. Read below for DramaFever.com
's full press release.
Thursday June 3, 2010 at 10:20 am by Rojas
Want to hear some awesome news? Read Nickelodeon's press release
about their May '10 Ratings.
Here's an excerpt:
"Nicktoons also posted its highest-rated and most-watched May with total viewers (+18%), K6-11 (+33% in rating), B6-11 (+27% in delivery), T9-14 (+32% in delivery) and B9-14 (+25% in rating). Nicktoons record-setting performance was driven by the premiere of Dragon Ball Z
Wednesday May 5, 2010 at 02:19 pm by Rojas
Might be old news for some, but hey, it's still good news.
Friday February 5, 2010 at 09:37 am by Rojas
Wednesday June 3, 2009 at 09:35 am by Rojas
If you follow the gaming industry, then you know that E3 is going on. Here's a little news update for you. Namco Bandai announced three Dragon Ball titles at E3.
Tuesday May 5, 2009 at 09:31 am by Rojas
Need another place to watch anime? Since you guys are already on ANN for anime news and info, you might at well watch some episodes while you're there. Press release soon to follow here
The addition of FUNimation titles to Anime News Network's video streaming service marks the biggest addition to the section since its inception. Thanks Anime News Network for partnering on this video venture! :)
FUNimation’s initial lineup includes:
Tuesday April 28, 2009 at 04:00 pm by Rojas
So to follow up the pictionary-type announcement, here's a post spelling it out.