Funimation promises fans a seamless and unending anime watching experience as it merges with Manga Entertainment!
Both Funimation and Manga Entertainment have been leaders in the anime sector, and this step will ensure that fans get a one-stop-shop for all their anime needs.
There will be more anime available to Funimation subscribers as soon as the merger is completed! It is a win-win condition for all otakus.
Manga Entertainment will be rebranding as Funimation in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 19th April. The streaming site will merge across all social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.
The merger will be completed by May 2021, and to commemorate this decision, Funimation will stream the Blue Exorcist anime. Blue Exorcist and Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga will be exclusively streamed in UK and Ireland.
SONY has already completed the acquisition of Crunchyroll, and Funimation’s expansion might not stop just yet. A whopping sum of $ 1,2 billion was paid to acquire the anime giant! SONY has also acquired the Chinese streaming website, Bilibili.
Tim Anderson, the senior vice president of International for Funimation, has commented that,
“By unifying our brands, it will be apparent…that it is a winning formula to deliver more content, more experiences and more community in service to anime…it’s a win for fans.”Tim Anderson, The Senior Vice President of International for Funimation
The anime catalog of Funimation and Manga Entertainment will be available under one umbrella, and fans will immediately get access to more content. Even the DVD, BluRay and other limited edition series will get a boost.
A phenomenal change is impending on the anime streaming website. With Funimation’s catalog dramatically enlarging, otakus are bound to choose this platform over others. Which anime are you excited about?
About Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Kazue Katō.
In the Blue Exorcist Universe, there are two different realms called Assiah and Gehenna. Assiah is where ordinary humans live, and Gehenna is the world of demons. The only way to travel between the two worlds is by possession.
Satan, the ruler of Gehenna, decides to conquer Assiah, but to do so, he must possess a human. Unfortunately for him, he does not find a suitable vessel and hence, sends his own son, expecting him to grow into a suitable vessel.
Rin Okumura, a regular teenager with quite a temper, has no idea that his actual father was Satan. Nor did he know about being a suitable vessel. However, after eventually discovering his fate, he decides to change it and joins an academy to train to become an exorcist so that he could foil Satan’s plans.