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Funimation Brings Its Web Video Player Back Online

posted on 2009-06-13 21:17 EDT
Most streaming anime titles are restored except for One Piece

The North American anime distributor Funimation has brought back its web video player back online on Saturday. However, it cautions that the player "is undergoing maintenance operations. Please pardon any service interruptions." Most of the anime titles that Funimation's website had been streaming before the outage are now available again. The notable exception is One Piece, which has been offline since May 30.

Funimation CEO Gen Fukunaga acknowledged last week that his company's video player setup had inadvertently exposed episodes of One Piece and Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ to potential leaks before their Japanese airing dates. Funimation said earlier this week that it brought its video player offline to implement "improvements that need to be made for security reasons and otherwise," and has since been testing its new video player setup.

Thank you to Starks for the news tip.


This article has a follow-up: Funimation Portal Streams New Fullmetal Alchemist Again (2009-06-25 16:42)
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