News Fullmetal Alchemist Not Streaming from Funimation.com (Update 2)
posted on 2009-05-31 02:48 EDT
The North American anime distributor Funimation is not currently streaming episodes of the 2009 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime series on its website, even though it has been simulcasting episodes since it premiered in Japan and overseas last month. This series was one of the three television anime that Funimation was slated to stream this season within a week of the Japanese airings. Funimation has not announced if the new Fullmetal Alchemist anime's unavailabilty on its website is temporary or not. The series is still available on Hulu.
The other two anime that Funimation had planned to simulcast were One Piece and Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~. Funimation cancelled its simulcast of One Piece on Saturday (the same day it was to have started) and cited the leak of the latest episode before it aired in Japan. Phantom episodes are still available for streaming.
Image © Hiromu Arakawa/FA Projects, MBS
Update: The link to episode 9 reports an error. Thanks, ChibiGoku.
Update: The Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood series is still available on the YouTube website. Episode 9 of Phantom is now available on Funimation.com. Thanks, LagannImpact and Richard J.
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