The new Funimation.com is more than just a streaming service, it’s your one-stop shop for everything anime! We’ve got the latest and greatest anime home video releases, as well as a wide variety of apparel, merch, and accessories from your favorite series. In the past, our shop has been a little hard to navigate, but on the all new site it will be seamlessly integrated into the overall experience so you can find what you need and we can help recommend more items you might want.
When we launched our new mobile apps earlier this year, a lot of people were disappointed to see that fans with free accounts were unable to access them. Well, we heard your feedback and we’re happy to announce that, with the new site launch, we’re
bringing AVOD back to the FunimationNow Apps for iOS, Android, Kindle, PlayStation, and Roku!
On top of that, fans with free accounts will be able to access more content than ever from our apps. Including dubbed versions of any shows currently available from a free account on our site. For gaming consoles, that means more than just promo episodes—
full anime series that you pay nothing for!
The enhanced video player and experience on the new site will also extend to our free account users. Everything you watch ad-supported will be the same level of quality as our Premium Subscribers have access to, including HD video when it’s available.
Thanks so much for your continued feedback about our site and service. Be on the lookout, we’ll have more updates and information coming soon!
When it comes to watching anime, we believe the hardest part should be picking a show, not finding one. That’s why the new Funimation.com will feature more ways than ever to easily and intuitively discover and enjoy more anime on any screen!
More Apps on More Devices
Anime spans a ton of diverse genres, and that means a ton of diverse fans! Not every fan watches the same way, but everyone deserves to be able to watch how they want. During our FunimationNow launch, we’ll be rolling out new apps for more devices than ever. Including updated apps for ALL mobile and tablet devices, completely new console apps for Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, and PlayStation Vita!
Mobile Responsive Site
No app? No problem! The new Funimation.com will be built responsively so you can watch any FunimationNow shows on the web from your tablet or phone. It’s not just our video player that’s mobile optimized, the all-new Funimation Shop will also be easier to browse on any device so nothing can stand between you and your favorite anime merch.
Search and Discover
Funimation.com has the largest library of English dubs online, and with every passing season our catalog grows bigger and bigger. Finding new shows to watch will never be a problem, but picking the one that’s right for you can be paralyzing. Not anymore! Our new site will allow you to search for shows by show title, keywords, genre, and year—as well as make smart show recommendations based on your previous viewing habits.
The new shows we get every season are great and get a lot of love, but we don’t want to forget the classics you may have missed the first time around. That’s why we’ve created curated and mood-themed playlists to help boost the visibility of some of our favorite cult classics and underappreciated gems. These lists will come out regularly and grow and change with the help of fans like you!
Anime Expo 2016 “Love Live! Sunshine!! Special Event: Nice to Meet You, We Are Aqours!!” Official Report
Love Live! Sunshine!! is already attracting attention, thanks to the simultaneous world launch of the anime series in July. That excitement grew even hotter at Anime Expo 2016 in Los Angeles, the largest anime event in North America with 260,000 attendees, when school idol group Aqours went up on stage at the expo’s Anisong World Matsuri event on July 2 to talk about the anime and what they’ve been up to so far.
Summer 2016 Simulcast Season has a huge Broadcast Dub list, as announced earlier this week, which means that tons of shows are getting dubbed quicker than ever, and with that comes many English cast announcements! Stay tuned to this blog in the coming days to see what all we have announced as we’ll be updating this page with all of the cast listings.
This year has been all about giving Funimation fans who like to stream their anime the most extraordinary experience we can. We started out in January with a new logo and a new name for our streaming service: FunimationNow. Since then we’ve been constantly rolling out new changes, and we’ve got a big slate of announcements to share with you!
In March we released all new mobile apps for iOS, Android, Kindle and Windows 10. Many of you have downloaded the new apps, and we appreciate all the love and feedback you’ve sent our way. More updates and upgrades are coming to the mobile apps every day, so make sure you’re always watching on the latest versions. And, if you’re going to meet us at a con, make sure you download your app and log in, because we’re going to have special rewards for fans who show us they’re FunimationNow subscribers! Also in March, we launched the beta site for FunimationNow in the UK. We’re so excited to welcome a whole new group of fans to Funimation, and we want to thank everyone who has shared their fandom with us from across the pond!
Coming up next we’ve got two more FunimationNow apps to release, with Amazon Fire TV coming in a few weeks, and Apple TV in June (both in the US and the UK). We’re excited to move to the big screen for anime fans by bringing the first ever anime streaming app to Amazon Fire TV and on tvOS for the new Apple TV! Add that to the broadcast dubs of great shows like My Hero Academia and And you thought there was never a girl online? coming out, and you’re going to need to schedule some serious anime couch time.
In September, we’ll be launching a totally re-imagined website, with an incredible experience for desktop users of FunimationNow. Get ready to share your favorite clips with your friends, shop for new merchandise, and post to our forums — all while you’re watching. This is coming out later than we planned, but there’s a really good reason: we’re re-encoding our massive library to show each video in its best possible picture quality AND switching from hard to soft subtitles. When we launch in September, over half of our catalog will be using soft subtitles, and we expect to have everything converted by the end of this year. That’s right: no more hard-sub picture quality issues anymore! Plus, you’ll be able to turn subtitles off and watch with just the Japanese audio if you speak that language (or if you’re learning!).
September will also see new apps for all the consoles we support: Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. We’re also proud to announce we’re adding the PS Vita to our lineup, so fans will have a whole new handheld way to watch their favorite shows. We know a lot of you will ask about Nintendo devices, and we’re researching what we can do with our new platform to release on the Wii U or 3DS – we should have more updates on that soon.
Watching your favorite anime anytime and anywhere has never been easier – and it’s about to get even better on FunimationNow. Thanks for all your support so far, and we can’t wait for the weeks ahead!
That’s right, THE Hatsune Miku is coming to Texas, and Funimation is giving subscribers a chance to win tickets to her show in Dallas (5/14) or Houston (5/17). For Dallas fans, the show is already sold out, so this is your last and only chance to snag some highly coveted tickets to the performance. A limited supply of tickets are still available for purchase to the Houston show, but time is running out.
It’s easy to enter! If you’re not already a subscriber, you’ll need to follow these steps to try to win your ticket:
Step 2) Complete the form found here.
And to reward our longtime fans, we’re going to sweeten the deal—any winners that have also been FunimationNow subscribers since the first of May will have their tickets upgraded so they can watch the show from the Funimation suite!
So if you’re already a subscriber, all you have to do is click here to enter now.
Winners will be selected and contacted on Monday, May 9. Good luck!
Disclaimer: Funimation will provide complimentary tickets to the Hatsune Miku concert in either Dallas or Houston—transportation and housing for winners is not included.
UPDATE 3: Ticket pre-sale is now open! Use the code found on this FunimationNow subscriber forum thread to gain access to the presale on the official ticketing site:
UPDATE 2: Due to circumstances beyond our control, the FunimationNow exclusive ticket pre-sale has been moved to Friday 3/25 @ 10am CT. Public ticket sales have moved to Saturday 3/26 @ 10am CT. We apologize for the inconvenience.
UPDATE: The venue has delayed today’s ticket pre-sale. Estimated time is now Wednesday, March 23, 2016 @ 12:00pm CT. We will update the subscriber forum thread with the access code as soon as the pre-sale link is available.
Virtual singer and worldwide phenomenon Hatsune Miku is coming to North America for a live concert tour. While the Dallas show is sold out, a new Houston show has been added for Tuesday, May 17th!
Want to make sure you get tickets before they’re gone? We’re opening the pre-sale exclusively for FunimationNow subscribers. Here’s how it works:
- On March 23, 2016 at 10am CT, FunimationNow subscribers visit this forum thread to find the coupon code.
- Use the code to gain early access the ticket site pre-sale on: http://funi.to/25notRq
- Buy your tickets** for Hatsune Miku’s Houston concert on May 17th!
Not a subscriber? No problem, start your free trial today to get pre-sale access along with thousands of hours of ad-free anime!
**While supplies last. The early-access code does not guarantee ticket availability.
Our new mobile apps have arrived! With a sleek new design and a bunch of new features, the (free!) Funimation app is available for download now on iOS, Android, Windows 10, and Kindle. If you’re still on the fence about downloading the new app, maybe this will help you make up your mind. Check out the top 10 reasons the new Funimation app is better than ever.
- Marathon episode after episode without ever lifting a finger for up to 3 hours!
- Add shows to your queue to watch later and manage your list from the app on any of your devices.
- Never forget where you left off again! The app tracks your episode’s progress, so you can resume watching between devices.
- Stream anime to your TV from the app with Chromecast and Airplay support
- Jump to where you want in an episode or movie more accurately with 10-second skip ahead or back.
- Find the anime you want faster and easier with advanced filters and search features! Filters include by season, simulcast, Broadcast Dub, and genre
- Watch anime your way every time by managing your app-specific viewing settings.
- Plan your anime evenings with the in-app schedule of upcoming episodes and movies.
- Get tech support right when you need it! Browse the FAQ or contact support from within the app.
- Subscribe easily right from within the app. (Sign up through iTunes on iOS, or your device’s browser on Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows 10.)
And as an added bonus (or reason #11) we’re giving you the chance to win a free 12-Month All-AccessPass Subscription and a Funimation Gift Bag (valued at $250) just for downloading the new app and watching an episode! That’s right, all you need to do is download the new app, watch a video, and you’ll be entered to win. The sweepstakes will run from March 9th through March 15th with a new winner chosen everyday so watch a video daily for 7 chances to win.
Check back every day to see if you won!
March 9th Winner – John V. from Los Angeles, CA!
March 10th Winner – Alejandro Z. from Fontana CA!
March 11th Winner – Geoffrey P. from Las Vegas NV!
March 14th Winner – Jabir C. from Memphis TN.
UPDATE: The all-new (free!) mobile app is currently available for download in the Google Play, Windows, Apple and Amazon stores!
As we celebrate the launch of our all-new (free!) mobile apps, we can’t tell you how much we appreciate your continued support of Funimation. The new mobile app is currently available for download in the Apple and Amazon stores. We are awaiting confirmation from the Google Play and Windows stores; we will let you know when it is there and ready for download! If you have a Windows or Android device, please stand by!
Along with a sleek new design and a more streamlined user experience, here are some the apps’ new features:
- Episode progress sync across devices
- Queue sync across devices
- Airplay and Chromecast support
- Marathoning / Auto-play next episode
- +/- 10 sec skip
The new Funimation mobile apps have a bunch of cool new features, but the best way to decide if the app is for you is to download it on your app store today and try it out for yourself!
But that’s not all, to commemorate this momentous occasion, starting this Wednesday, March 9th, we’ll also be running a sweepstakes for everyone who downloads the new app so keep an eye out for details!