AnimeLab Is Becoming Funimation in Australia and New Zealand

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A big g’day and kia ora to Funimation Australia/New Zealand! We’re thrilled to share the news today that AnimeLab will soon become Funimation, starting June 17, 2021 AEST.

“AnimeLab was built from the ground up by a team of Australians,” said Tim Anderson, Senior Vice President of International for Funimation Global Group, and co-founder of Madman Anime Group and AnimeLab. “To be able to take what we have built and unify to be part of an expansive global growth brand like Funimation, it presents opportunities that we never dreamed possible. With the same great local team and access to a world-class service, it’s a win for fans locally.”

All the anime you can handle, plus a global community of fans just like you!

With exclusive benefits to being a part of the global Funimation family, plus the same local team you know and love, your world of anime is about to get a whole lot bigger.

From June 17, you can log into Funimation using just your current AnimeLab details and try it out! We know you’ll love all the features, like more hours of anime, streaming on 5 devices simultaneously, exclusive content, download to go, brand-new apps on PS5 and Nintendo Switch, and access to huge events with our global community.

And if you’re not an AnimeLab subscriber, you can sign up to Funimation right now and start exploring.

Same Aussie team, new global family

Though your existing Aussie social media team is still here, over the next couple of months, you’ll start to see some changes to the AnimeLab social accounts rolling out as handles and branding evolve.

Stay tuned to AnimeLab’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, and we’ll keep you updated on this process to make the transition as streamlined as possible!

Once the transition is complete, the AnimeLab blog will ultimately retire, and we’ll continue publishing our articles over at

We’d love to tell you all our secrets right now but shhh… there are a few more coming in the next few weeks. Until then, sit back and relax – we’ve got you.

Our world is yours… down under!

For FAQs and more information, visit our Support Site here.

So what will you be watching first on Funimation? Let us know with #FunimationANZ!

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