Manga UK rebrands as Funimation in the UK

UPDATED: Funimation Acquires Manga Entertainment UK • Anime UK News

Anyone remembered the news when Funimation would obtain Manga Entertainment in the UK? In 2019, Funimation announced that they acquired the licensing rights to anime distributer Manga Entertainment Limited. This meant that Funimation would be able to access anime that was distributed from Manga Entertainment and allow fans to stream anime titles like Sword Art Online, Ghost in the Shell and Naruto Shippuden. Today, we got an update from Manga UK and Funimation. After 30 years of providing anime in the UK, Manga Entertainment Limited will be rebranded as Funimation for the fans in the UK and Ireland.

“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. 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.”

– Tim Anderson, Senior Vice President of International for Funimation Global Group

The change will begin on April 19th with the website and social media. To make the news even better for fans, Funimation will be adding Blue Exorcist and Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga in the platform.

All Hail the Son of Satan in Kazue Kato's Blue Exorcist

What do you think about the news?

source: Funimation

Funimation is adding Viz titles like JoJo, Bleach, HxH and many more!

VIZ | The Official Website for Bleach

Even though these titles are owned by Viz Media, you will be able to stream them on Funimation. It has been announced that Funimation will be adding more Viz Media anime titles in their library for streaming. On April 15th, fans will be able to stream anime such as JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures, Bleach, Accel World and many more. This will also include movies like the Naruto Shippuden and Hunter x Hunter movies. Here is what is being added on April 15th:

  • Bleach
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures (Parts 1-5)
  • Accel World and Accel World: Infinite Burst
  • Infini-T Force
  • K season 1
  • Mazinger Z: Infinity
  • Vampire Knight and Vampire Knight: Guilty
  • Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rogue*
  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire*
  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower*
  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison*
  • Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja*
  • The Last: Naruto the Movie*

* = Anime Movies

What do you guys think about this Funimation update?

source: Funimation

VIZ | The Official Website for Accel World