Sony announces merging anime streaming services in Funimation for global streaming

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Looks like Funimation is planning to spread anime all over the world thanks to Sony. Sony announced they are creating a new joint venture where they will be combining anime from Funimation with streaming services such as Madman Anime Group and Aniplex’s Wakanim. Madman Anime Group belongs to Australia and Wakanim is from France and they are owned by Aniplex. In under one roof, Funimation is hoping to spread out to further regions of the world and stream anime beyond the US. According to Funimation, they will also be showing some exclusive anime such as the new upcoming anime Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia as part of this unison deal on Oct 5th. This anime will be streamed on FunimationNow, Wakanim and Madman Anime Group’s Anime Lab. Also, according to Funimation general manager Colin Decker, Funimation will now operate in 49 countries spanning 10 languages and will have about 300 employees worldwide. So if you want to watch anime but you don’t live in the U.S., this is deal will solve this problem. Everyone should have access to watching anime.

source:

Variety

Funimation

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