Manga Entertainment to Officially Rebrand as Funimation in the UK and Ireland!

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Darcy Giles
Darcy Giles is the UK Audience Development Manager at Funimation. You'll find her at the cinema or tending to her houseplants.

Anime fans, unite! Whether you like your anime on the big screen, small screen, Nintendo Switch or in a Limited Edition box set—we’ve got news for you. Manga Entertainment has just announced that from this Spring, it will be branded in the United Kingdom and Ireland as Funimation. 

Manga has been a leader in the anime industry for more than 30 years, and under the Funimation name it will continue to serve its UK and Irish customers across home video, cinema…and now streaming!

“As we continue to build the global Funimation brand, we want to celebrate a community and ethos where anime fans know they belong—with us and with one another,” said Tim Anderson, Senior Vice President of International for Funimation Global Group. 

“By unifying our brands, it will be apparent to fans, creators and the entire ecosystem that it is a winning formula to deliver more content, more experiences and more community in service to anime. By fully leveraging the global Funimation brand, it’s a win for fans.”

Still from Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga. In the foreground, a boy with a black cat on his head smiles while reading a magazine. In the background, a girl with red and yellow hair pouts.

So, what does all this mean for you? Well, from April 19, the Manga website and social media channels in the UK and Ireland will start to evolve.

Gradually, Manga Entertainment will merge with Funimation across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and web to bring you the anime you love in a fresh, streamlined way. By May, you’ll be able to enjoy all of our anime under one umbrella in cinemas, on our streaming service and on home video.

Current Funimation subscribers will have access to an even bigger range of streaming anime on offer at funimation.com, and home entertainment enthusiasts can carry on collecting their favourite shows on DVD, Blu-ray and Collector’s Edition to their hearts’ content. 

And to top it all off, in celebration of the merger, we’re launching Blue Exorcist and Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga this week on the platform just for UK and Irish subscribers—with more content to come over the coming weeks!

So…what will you watch first?


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