FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it has acquired Manga Entertainment Limited, an anime distributor in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The announcement describes Manga Entertainment, based in London, as a “long-term partner of FUNimation.” Manga Entertainment offers anime on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, via broadcast, and through theatrical and digital releases.
Manga Entertainment is immediately consolidating FUNimation’s U.K. business to become the largest distributor of anime DVDs and Blu-ray Discs in the U.K. and Ireland. The FUNimation subsidiary is offering more than 900 hours of subtitled and dubbed content, and most of the titles will be available streaming in the U.K. and Ireland on FunimationNow in the coming months. Some titles will be available in the region for the first time.
The following titles are immediately available through FunimationNow in the United Kingdom and Ireland:
- A Certain Magical Index
- A Certain Magical Index II
- A Certain Magical Index: The Miracle of Endymion
- A Certain Scientific Railgun
- A Certain Scientific Railgun S
- Bayonetta: Bloody Fate
- Casshern Sins
- Ghost in the Shell: Innocence
- Samurai Warriors Season 1
- Soul Eater Not!
- Summer Wars
- Sword Art Online Season 1
- The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
- Wolf Children
FunimationNow is available in the U.K. and Ireland as a Premium Plus subscription on either a monthly (£4.99) or annual plan (£49.99) basis.