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Funimation Portal Streams New Fullmetal Alchemist Again

posted on 2009-06-25 16:42 EDT
Distributor still working on issues regarding One Piece's return

The North American distributor Funimation has officially announced that its online video portal site has returned with new Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood episodes. Specifically, the website is streaming episodes 10 through 12. Funimation says that the new portal adds many new backend features and greater bandwidth, and the company plans to develop and add more features. The company asks that viewers report any issues in a forum thread on its website.

The One Piece anime series has been missing from the portal since May 30. Funimation Senior Public Relations Manager Jackie Smith tells ANN, "We want One Piece to return [to the Funimation streaming video portal]. We're working on it, but there are issues that we have to work out."

Funimation CEO Gen Fukunaga acknowledged earlier this month 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 later said 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.


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