Date: 2021 March 22 20:10
Posted by Joe
The good folks from anime company Funimation (who own Manga UK and Cruchyroll) have just sent us details about their Nintendo Switch App. The app is now available on Nintendo Switch in the UK and Ireland. They also plan to expand to other territories in the coming months.
Press release as follows:
GAME ON FOR ANIME FANS!
FUNIMATION TO LAUNCH AS ONLY ANIME APP ON NINTENDO SWITCH
Funimation App Will Be Available on Nintendo Switch in the UK and Ireland with Plans to Expand in Other Territories in the Coming Months
With the Launch on Nintendo Switch, Funimation is Now Available on all Gaming Platforms
For a Preview Video, check out this link!
London, UK (March 22, 2020) Funimation, the leading distributor of anime globally, will be available on Nintendo Switch beginning Monday, March 22. With Funimation now on Nintendo Switch, it's no longer necessary to put down the gaming console to enjoy your favorite anime. Simply click on the Funimation App, browse and enjoy hundreds of titles including global hits My Hero Academia and Attack on Titan Final Season, fan favourites like Naruto and classic anime including Revolutionary Girl Utena and many, many more. Funimation is available on Nintendo Switch in the United Kingdom & Ireland with plans to expand into more countries in the coming months.
Funimation now becomes the only anime app and first SVOD app on Nintendo Switch in the UK and Ireland. Funimation is also now available on all major gaming devices (including PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S and X launched last year).
"We will always go where the community wants their anime, and Funimation is 100% committed to listening to and servicing fans on every platform. When Nintendo Switch was a possibility in front of us, we were a resounding 'absolutely' with the opportunity to further serve fans," said Kaliel Roberts, Chief Product Officer at Funimation. "Our teams approached the partnership with a shared goal to create a uniquely engaging app experience built for anime fans. That passionate approach paid off with a compelling and immersive touchpoint that was purpose-built specifically for our audience."
In 2020, Funimation continued to delight fans of the genre. The company expanded its catalogue through partnerships with VIZ Media and Aniplex adding an extensive list of fan favorite and classicanime to its lineup; it hosted FunimationCon 2020, its first virtual con; and recently launched its service in Brazil and Mexico. This year Funimation will release the massive hit Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no YaibaThe Movie: Mugen Train in the UK, Ireland, and other territories worldwide.
Funimation distributes the best anime to a passionate, global community of fans. For more than 25 years, Funimation has pioneered an omnichannel approach to engaging and entertaining millions where they want it most-streaming, home entertainment, theatrical, e-commerce, merchandising, live events, and more.
Funimation's streaming service offers a growing catalog of more than 700 anime series and 13,000+ hours of content available on 15 platforms in 49 countries. Funimation's theatrical arm has distributed six of the top 20 anime films in the U.S., and its collectibles unit creates must-have, exclusive home video and merchandise. As pioneers of the SimulDub™, Funimation is the gold standard for foreign language dubbing of Japanese anime with the highest quality and fidelity to the artists' visions. With a fan-centric approach, Funimation has built a social community of tens of millions of followers and earned the trust of Japan's most iconic creators.
Funimation has nine offices in six countries and hundreds of employees worldwide. The company is an independently operated joint venture between U.S.-based Sony Pictures Entertainment and Japan's Aniplex Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
To learn more about Funimation, visit funimation.com and follow Funimation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.