FUNimation Entertainment Begins Open Beta Testing of Video and Social Networking Site

Apr 14th 2011
FUNimation Entertainment Begins Open Beta Testing Of Video and Social Networking Website for Anime Fans
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FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – April 14, 2011 – FUNimation® Entertainment has announced that the beta testing phase for its anime-focused social media and video hub, located at beta.FUNimation.com, is now open to the public.

FUNimation.com is an online video community designed specifically with the anime fan in mind. Currently found at beta.funimation.com, on the expanded site fans will find the largest selection of streaming, on-demand, premium anime programming as well as simulcasts for series currently airing in Japan. The site has also integrated more than 200 individual brand sites, each with its own look, content, message board, videos and more. New features offer tools for the user to interact with friends and forge relationships with other fans who share their passion. Whether it's posting on message boards, inviting friends, or uploading fan art or cosplay photos, FUNimation.com is the online destination for anime fans.
Membership to the FUNimation.com community is free and allows anyone the ability to create an account and personal profile and watch hundreds of hours of top anime content from FUNimation Entertainment, including exclusive content from top titles not available anywhere else.

Features of the site include:
* Improved video environment
* Exclusive content
* Ability to post comments and reviews on your favorite content
* Free account with customizable profiles
* Users have privacy settings to control whether or not their profile content, photos, blog, fan art, and cosplay images will be visible to everyone, friends only, or just the user.
* Cosplay and fan art galleries
* Upgraded forums
* Weekly contests and polls
* More FUNimation news and event updates from FUNimation insiders (for example, visit the front page for spotlight items. Including today's announcements!)

Other features will be added in the future, including an Elite Membership video subscription service launching later this year. Meanwhile, registered members can also interact with community managers and provide feedback that will help shape the way FUNimation.com evolves.

"The enthusiastic response of the more than 1,200 users who took part in our four-week closed beta test tells us there is a strong demand for what we aim to develop: a new FUNimation.com that brings together some of the more popular features of a social media site and merges them with our expansive catalog of series and films. It's a new home for that catalog and for anime fans of all kinds,” said Gen Fukunaga, president and CEO at FUNimation Entertainment.

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