FUNimation Entertainment to Offer First Anime Branded Pre-Paid Debit Cards

Jul 30th 2010
Flower Mound, TX (July 30, 2010) – FUNimation Entertainment has partnered with Plastyc Inc. to distribute a new series of UPside Visa® reloadable prepaid cards to customers who want to keep a little anime in their wallet.

Some of the anime leader's signature series will be available in prepaid debit card form when the cards are rolled out nationally in August. Afro Samurai: Resurrection, Fruits Basket, Sgt. Frog, Soul Eater and Tsubasa will be among the first brands featured with more to be added as the program grows.

The UPside Visa Prepaid Card is a secure, responsible and easy way for users to make their anime or everyday purchases anywhere Visa credit or debit cards are accepted. Cardholders can conveniently load funds onto their prepaid debit cards online using direct deposit or cash using Green Dot® MoneyPaks®”or a parent credit or debit card, or a parent checking or savings account. The UPside Visa Prepaid Card is issued by MetaBank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.

The card offers the consumer:

- buying flexibility of credit cards with no risk of debt or interest rates

- a safe “charge” option for online purchases

- protection if a prepaid card is lost or stolen

- parental control features

- online account monitoring

- financial independence

“The Upside VISA Prepaid Card is a great alternative to credit," said Adam Zehner, Director of Acquisitions and Licensing at FUNimation Entertainment. “There is no worry about a credit card bill at the end of the month because you will only be able to spend what is pre-loaded on your card. Plus, you can manage your account and its balance online. An anime branded prepaid card allows you to be cool while fiscally responsible.”

“Fans of anime are active, and often young, participants in the online economy. The anime-themed UPside cards are the best way for them to be responsible in the way they spend their money on what they are passionate about, and also for every day needs,” said Patrice Peyret, CEO of Plastyc.

The program will begin in August. For more information about the program, please visit www.funimation.com/card.

Plans for the UPside Visa Prepaid Card vary and card maximum may change or fees may apply based on the plan selected.

About Plastyc Inc.
Plastyc provides the most affordable, easy-to-use and financially responsible banking services in the U.S. today. Everybody can sign up online in minutes and start receiving funds from jobs, parents, or friends. No hidden fees, no risks of overdraft, no impact on credit scores.

Plastyc addresses consumers of all ages, including teenagers (13-17), provided that an adult is involved in their enrollment to our services.

Plastyc helps companies get paid by consumers easily and efficiently, or even pay contributors out instantly and at no cost.

Plastyc's principals are veterans of the consumer and payment industries, with decades of experience at companies such as GemAlto, Oberthur, Unilever, Thomson/RCA, Sun Microsystems and Mobile365. Plastyc Inc. privately held with headquarters in New York City.

About MetaBank™
MetaBank is a federally-chartered savings bank regulated by the Office of Thrift Supervision. Meta Financial Group, Inc.® is the holding company for MetaBank, Meta Payment Systems®, and Meta Trust Company®.

For more information visit http://www.metacash.com

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