FUNimation Entertainment Partners with Anime News Network to Stream Select Series

May 5th 2009
More Than 200 Episodes of Free Programming Available At Online News Source

Flower Mound, Texas – May 5, 2009 – FUNimation ® Entertainment will be bringing many of its series directly to the anime fan via the online anime-focused news source www.animenewsnetwork.com starting Tuesday, May 5th.

Anime News Network, the world's #1 Japanese animation information website with over 3.3 million unique visitors per month, will make the shows available as high-quality Flash-based streaming video throughout North America. Access to the shows will be free, and feature a limited number of commercial advertisements. The addition of FUNimation titles to Anime News Network's video streaming service marks the biggest addition to the section since its inception.
FUNimation's initial lineup includes:
Aquarion (all English-subtitled episodes, 4 dubbed episodes)
Ga-Ra-Ku-Ta: Mr. Stain on Junk Alley (all dubbed episodes)
Ghost Hunt (4 subtitled episodes, 4 dubbed episodes)
Glass Fleet (all dubbed episodes)
Jyu-Oh-Sei (all subtitled episodes, all dubbed episodes)
Kiddy Grade (4 dubbed episodes)
MoonPhase (all subtitled episodes, 4 dubbed episodes)
Mushi-Shi (4 dubbed episodes)
Ouran High School Host Club (all subtitled episodes)
Rumbling Hearts (4 subtitled episodes, 4 dubbed episodes)
Shikabane Hime (all subtitled episodes)
Suzuka (4 dubbed episodes)
xxxHOLiC (4 dubbed episodes)
Additional episodes or series from the FUNimation library will be added weekly to the video offerings at www.animenewsnetwork.com.
About Anime News Network Founded in 1998, Anime News Network is the leading English source of up to date news on the anime and manga industries. From the in-depth coverage, analysis and commentary to the unparalleled resources of the online anime Encyclopedia, AnimeNewsNetwork.com is the most popular anime website in the world, in any language. Anime News Network also owns and operates the print publication Protoculture Addicts, the oldest English anime magazine still in publication. More information is available at www.animenewsnetwork.com/faq.

Advertisers wishing to reach Anime News Network's target market of well-educated young adults can inquire directly at [email protected]


About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is the leading company for Japanese animation in the United States. FUNimation is known for acquiring top-rated anime series from Japan and for being the market share leader for home video sales of anime in the United States. The company 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.

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