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Dec 16, 2019, 15:22 ET Anime's Favorite Superheroes Return To The Big Screen In Early 2020 In "My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"

On the heels of the record-breaking launch of "My Hero Academia" Season 4, Funimation® Films, the theatrical division of Sony Pictures Television's...


Nov 12, 2019, 11:00 ET "Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure" Kicks Off North American Tour With Premiere Performance In Chicago

As part of the year-long 30th anniversary celebration of "Dragon Ball Z," Toei Animation Inc. and Sony Pictures Television's Funimation announced...


Oct 21, 2019, 13:00 ET Iconic Series Robotech Heads To Global Anime Leader Funimation Through Kew Media Distribution Deal

Leading global distributor Kew Media Distribution has licensed the highly successful original anime sensation Robotech: The Series and the sequel...


Sep 10, 2019, 13:00 ET 20th Anniversary Feature Film "One Piece: Stampede" Gallops Into North American Theaters This Fall

Anime's favorite pirates are back on the big screen and set to plunder North American audiences later this year with today's announcement that...


May 29, 2019, 07:00 ET Funimation Acquires UK Anime Distributor Manga Entertainment Limited

Funimation, the global leader in sub and dub anime content and subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television, today announced its acquisition of Manga...


May 01, 2019, 12:00 ET Anime Pioneer Funimation Celebrates 25 Years Together

Funimation®, the leader in sub and dub anime content and subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television, today kicks-off a yearlong fan celebration to mark...


Dec 04, 2018, 12:11 ET Hulu and Global Anime Powerhouse Funimation Ink Expanded Partnership to Offer Unprecedented Access to Internationally Popular Anime Content

Today Hulu and Funimation, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television (SPT), announced a multi-year partnership and output deal. The monumental deal...


Nov 19, 2018, 10:25 ET The beloved masterpiece returns! The full Fruits Basket story is soon to be animated!

A new Fruits Basket anime is in the works that covers the entire manga story. Author Natsuki Takaya will be the executive supervisor, and she was...


Apr 27, 2018, 11:00 ET Funimation Acquires "Attack on Titan" Season 3

Funimation® announced today its acquisition of Season 3 of "Attack on Titan," one of the top global anime franchises and a fan favorite with North...


Mar 05, 2018, 12:00 ET Funimation Sets April 7 Premiere For "My Hero Academia" Season 3

Classes are back in session and anime's favorite super heroes in training have returned to U.A. High School for another exciting season of "My Hero...


Jan 16, 2018, 03:00 ET "Free! -Take Your Marks-" Splashes Into Theaters This March

Building on the success of the Internet breaking, hit animated series Free!, Funimation® Films in association with Asahi Broadcasting Company is...


Mar 31, 2017, 18:24 ET "Attack On Titan" Season 2 To Premiere Saturday April 1 On FunimationNow, Hulu And Crunchyroll

The wait will soon be over for countless anime fans of "Attack on Titan" across the U.S. and Canada. Funimation® Entertainment announced today that...


Mar 01, 2017, 15:00 ET Funimation Acquires "My Hero Academia" Season 2; Episodes To Stream Same Day As Japanese Broadcast

Following the successful first season of the most highly-anticipated, new series of 2016, Funimation® Entertainment revealed today that it has...


Oct 04, 2016, 12:00 ET Funimation Unveils SimulDub Schedule For Fall 2016 Season

This fall, Funimation® will be bringing English dub fans an amazing season of SimulDub™ shows. Based on fan requests to SimulDub as many shows as...


Feb 05, 2016, 03:35 ET Funimation Entertainment Announces North American Theatrical Dates For "PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie"

Funimation® Entertainment announced today the North American theatrical dates for the release of "PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie." This climactic feature...


Dec 21, 2015, 03:45 ET FUNimation Entertainment Announces Blockbuster 2016 Winter Simulcast And Broadcast Dub Line-Up

FUNimation® Entertainment gave anime fans the gift they have been waiting for this holiday season with today's announcement of its blockbuster Winter ...


Dec 14, 2015, 11:27 ET FUNimation Reveals Plans For New Cable Channel

FUNimation announced today that it is ending its content and brand partnership with Olympusat on December 31, 2015, to distribute the FUNimation...


Dec 03, 2015, 03:15 ET Mamoru Hosoda's "The Boy And The Beast" Nominated For 43rd Annie Awards

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced on Tuesday the nominations for its 43rd Annual Annie Awards™ which recognize the...


Nov 11, 2015, 08:00 ET Mamoru Hosoda's "The Boy and the Beast" Makes Official Consideration List For 88th Annual Academy Awards

FUNimation® Entertainment confirmed today that "The Boy and the Beast" has made the Oscar consideration list in the animated feature category. The...


Oct 20, 2015, 02:55 ET Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' Home Video Hits Store Shelves Today

North American fans of Dragon Ball Z need to wait no longer. Beginning today, the eagerly anticipated home video release of the summer blockbuster...


Apr 16, 2015, 04:04 ET FUNimation Entertainment Launches On Playstation®4

Anime fans got some big news recently, when FUNimation Entertainment, the leading source of Japanese anime, released the new PS4 app for its...


Jul 17, 2014, 03:00 ET "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods" Expanding To Additional Theaters Nationwide Starting Tuesday, August 5

Fathom Events has joined FUNimation Entertainment and Screenvision to bring Earth's greatest heroes to the U.S. in "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods."...


Jul 02, 2014, 09:00 ET FUNimation Entertainment And Screenvision Partner To Bring Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Gods To Movie Theatres Nationwide This August

FUNimation Entertainment has partnered with Screenvision, a cinema advertising leader, to bring Earth's greatest heroes to the big screen in Dragon...


Sep 04, 2013, 01:01 ET FUNimation partners with TUGG on September 25th to bring Korean zombie coming-of-age melodrama, LET ME OUT to theaters in SF, San Diego, CA and Dallas, TX

Group 1200 Media, in conjunction with Giant Ape Media, announced today a partnership with Tugg to release live-action Korean zombie coming of age...