FUNimation Entertainment Officially Launches on Hulu (Updated)

Nov 7th 2008
FUNimation has updated the press release below:



Anime Fans Can Watch High-Quality Episodes
Online, Legally, for Free!


FLOWER MOUND, TX, November 7, 2008 -- FUNimation Entertainment has partnered with the online video service Hulu to launch high-quality anime episodes of its titles on Hulu.com.

Debuting this week on the video web site are episodes from Shuffle!, Peach Girl and Slayers. These series join new episodes from Black Blood Brothers, Blue Gender, MoonPhase and Mushi-Shi and add to the wide-variety of FUNimation series that can now be found on Hulu.com, including Shikebane Hime, Kiddy Grade, Mr. Stain on Junk Alley, and xxxHOLiC

On Hulu.com, consumers can enjoy one of the largest selections of legal, Free! videos from more than 115 top broadcast networks, cable networks, movie studios and web-centric content providers. Hulu offers more than 950 shows and movie titles with hundreds of videos added to the site each week.

“We support Hulu's mission of making legitimate, professionally produced content easily available,” said Gen Fukunaga, president and CEO of FUNimation Entertainment. “Plus, the wide reach of Hulu not only allows fans to catch an episode they may have missed but offers viewers a way to discover new shows.”

Anime fans will also be able to take advantage of additional tools Hulu offers to enhance the viewing experience, including full-screen view, a pop-out window, a 'lower lights' feature and much more. Other features allow users to easily clip, share and embed videos on other web sites, including blogs and social networking sites.

About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is the leading company for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit www.funimation.com.

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