Hulu and Funimation have partnered and are now ready to be the master of the anime viewing world
The otaku world just got a whole lot easier with a new deal where titles that are licensed and produced by Funimation will now be apart of Hulu’s catalog coming this 2019.
After the falling out between Funimation and Crunchyroll earlier this year, Hulu has stepped up to replaced Crunchyroll with a new deal that gives Hulu priority on the United States video-on-demand series that Funimation distributes and licenses. Hulu’s multi-year partnership with Funimation, a subsidiary of Sony Television Pictures, will have the company receive first, the new subtitled anime series that simulcast from Japan, with dubbed versions coming later.
Funimation a well-known name in distributing Japanese anime in the U.S. theatrically and online, has an expansive catalog of titles which include more than 600 shows. Shows that Hulu is aiming to obtain more than 20 seasons of simulcast anime per year, without counting the dubbed versions. Starting this week Hulu and Funimation are the only places to stream both subbed and dubbed versions of hit shows like My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan, and Tokyo Ghoul.
Gen Fukunaga, Funimation president says this deal “will fuel the acquisition of new titles and provide both Funimation and Hulu subscribers with access to the very best in anime that Japan has to offer.” Sentiments mirrored by Lisa Holme, Hulu’s VP of content acquisition, when she said:
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