Funimation, the major and biggest Japanese anime distributor, has been mostly bought out by Sony Pictures Televisions Networks.
Funimation is a streaming service that has supplied the biggest and trendiest animes to date. Old classics that include DragonBall and Cowboy Bebop, and animes that have taken storm recently such as Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia.
Sony now own 95% of the company which was purchased for $143 million. Funimation CEO Gen Fukunaga has a minority stake in the company at 5%.
Fukunaga stated “With Funimation’s long-established leadership position in anime and Sony’s direct access to the creative pipeline in Japan, it will be a great partnership to take Funimation to the next level.”
As an anime fan, we hope to see Funimation still listening and giving back to the fans, and delivering excellent anime, including subs and dubs, at an affordable price.