Well, there’s one good bit of news about this whole COVID-19 pandemic for Funimation: business must be booming for them. That’s probably why they’re hosting this Summer Season Preview Event. You know, to build up the hype to ludicrous heights.

Funimation Summer Season Preview Event key art.
Xbox only? Really?

Funimation officially announces their Summer Season Preview Event. This is a free event they’ll be hosting, showcasing all of the new anime series, movies, merchandise, music, and events that will arrive on Funimation for the Summer Season. Fans tuning in to this preview event can even expect little bonuses during this event. These bonuses include surprise guests, never-before-seen clips, exclusive first looks, and even an announcement that would “even take All Might by surprise”. Their exact words right there.

Funimation’s Summer Season Preview Event will stream live on their official YouTube channel on Friday, June 18, 2021. The event will start streaming at 7 PM ET, or 4 PM PT depending on where you live in the US or Canada. Fans living in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australis, and New Zealand will be able to take part in the event the next day on June 19, 2021; also on Funimation’s YouTube channel.

Funimation Summer Season Preview Extra Bonus

Funimation logo.
Is it just me, or does anyone else find their logo to be vaguely creepy?

Funimation actually has one more bonus in store for their Summer Season Preview Event. In partnership with Xbox, they’ll give some very lucky fans a chance to win some free prizes. They give no details or specifics about what the nature of these free prizes are. The only clue they give is that they’ll be “essential for anime marathon viewing”.

Now, this may be pure speculation on my part, but perhaps one of these free prizes for Funimation’s Summer Season Preview Event is a Xbox Series S or X? I wouldn’t be surprised if it was. The partnership with Xbox seems to hint at it. However, keep in mind that this is, again, pure speculation on my part. Take it with a grain of salt until we get any official confirmation as to what they’ll hand out as free prizes for this event.

Salt Bae reference from Black Clover.
Anime Salt Bae is the best Salt Bae.


Funimation officially announces their Summer Season Preview Event for 2021. This fan event will show off all the things they plan to have this summer. It’ll take place on June 18, 2021 in the US and Canada. Interested in the anime news or in the free prizes? Check it out then.

Source: Funimation