Anime News! FUNimation and Crunchyroll new partnership!

Big news for anime fans!

Announced today, the North American licensor and distributor FUNimation and  Media distribution company Crunchyroll will be partnering up together to increase more streaming opportunists, broadcast dubs and home video distribution for anime. It will only be for people in North America. Here is what is already planned:

Cross-streaming Opportunities

Starting today Crunchyroll announced that they will be streaming the subtitled summer anime from FUNimation. The titles are D. Gray-Man Hallow, First Love Monster, and Puzzle & Dragon X. Crunchyroll will be streaming anime from FUNimation such as Cowboy Bebop, Psycho-Pass, and Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash. Only for FUNimationNOW, fans will also be able to watch Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club and Testament of Sister New Devil in a few weeks.

Broadcast Dub Production

For FUNimationNow users, anime like 91 Days, Mob Psycho 100 and Orange will have broadcast dubs for the viewers and more anime will get broadcast dubs.

Home Video Distribution

FUNimation, with help of Crunchyroll, will also releasing anime with English Subs and Dubs. The following anime will get a English Dub treatment:

  • Ace Attorney
  • Alderamin on the Sky
  • Bungo Stray Dogs
  • Kabanrei of the Iron Fortress
  • ReLIFE

There is a lot to cover for this new and I will let you all read it about through the hyperlink above. This is a new age of anime!

Pokemon Go news: Go Plus Accessory release date!

Besides the news of Pokemon Go joining Apple watches, Niantic also made another announcement regarding to the phone app.

Yesterday, Niantic (the company that help create the app) announced that the accessory device Pokemon Go Plus will be released “to the world” on September 16. South America players will also get this but in a later time. The price for it in American dollars is 34.99 and Japanese currency is 3,500 Yen.

Here is what Pokemon GO Plus can do:

The device allows players to capture nearby Pokémon without relying on their phones. Players can wear the accessory in their pockets or wear it as a wristband. The device will flash or vibrate to alert players of any Pokémon in the area. Pressing the white button in the center will toss a Pokéball at the Pokémon. The device will also alert users whenever a Pokéstop is in range; pressing the white button will be the equivalent of spinning the stop for items.