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The Works of Kyoto Animation, From Violet Evergarden to Free!

It is with a heavy heart that we remember the work of those affected by the tragic fire at Kyoto Animation. The Kyoto Shimbun newspaper has reported the names of 10 of the 35 victims, including industry veterans and passionate...

Support for Kyoto Animation

Update: Kyoto Animation has provided a link to direct support for the studio. https://twitter.com/kyoani/status/1153953770176311296 As the anime community continues to grapple with the aftermath of the horrific tragedy that befell Kyoto Animation on Thursday morning, we would like to express...

Cowboy Bebop and the Influence of a Genre

It’s been over 20 years since “See you, Space Cowboy” made waves throughout the anime industry. And at this point, you’d be hard pressed to find an anime fan who hasn’t, in fact, seen that Space Cowboy. We’re blasting...

Celebrating Our Employees’ Pride

Here at Funimation, we strive to celebrate the diversity of the anime community. In celebration of Pride Month, we asked some of our LGBTQA+ employees about their experiences working within the anime industry, as well as what series they...

Funimation Launches Your Name., Shin Godzilla and two Dragon Ball Z movies on FunimationNow

Get ready to laugh, cry, get hyped and binge four incredible films, streaming for the first time on FunimationNow. Starting today (and available for the next 60 days), FunimationNow premium subscribers will have access to these legendary adventures, including: Your Name. A...

The Great And Powerful Akira

Akira isn’t just a movie—it’s the genesis of a genre. Katsuhiro Otomo’s landmark cyberpunk classic obliterated the boundaries of feature-length animation and forced the world to look into the future. The film shattered traditional thinking and led the way for...

I Want To Believe – Celebrating the Paranormal in Anime

May 3rd is National Paranormal Day where the freaky, abnormal, and strange is uncovered and celebrated. Within anime, there are plenty of extraterrestrials, unidentifiable creatures, spirits & ghosts, and other unknowns that we want to bring out for you...

A Certain Magical Index and A Certain Scientific Railgun, Explained

There's a lot happening in the world of A Certain Scientific Railgun and A Certain Magical Index, so we wanted to help out. Here is the perfect timeline for getting you all caught up on the Raildex Universe. Don't hesitate...

Here’s what we’ve got planned for Fruits Basket and Code Geass at Anime Boston and Sakura-Con!

Anime convention season is officially under way, and this weekend, we’ll be on both coasts with some sweet activities and premieres (including FREE premiere screenings of the new Code Geass movie, in advance of the theatrical run!), so if...

Oh Brother—And Sister! We’re Celebrating the Ten Best Anime Siblings! 🎉

Whether you’re close to them or close to strangling them, siblings are just a part of most families! And for National Sibling Day, we’re celebrating our favorite top 10 anime brothers and sisters.  The Silva Siblings: Nozel, Nebra, Solid,...

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Your Guide to the Spring 2022 Anime Season on Crunchyroll and Funimation

Spring is in the air! You know what that means. New anime is coming to Crunchyroll! This upcoming spring...