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Sony’s Funimation completes $1.175bn acquisition of anime platform Crunchyroll

The Sony owned Funimation Global Group has completed its acquisition of the anime platform, Crunchyroll from AT&T in a deal that closed out at $1.175bn. Finalising a deal that was first detailed in December 2020, it now sees the Crunchyroll business welcomed into the Funimation fold – a partnership made …

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Japan’s biggest anime feature movie Demon Slayer has its sights on US licensing with Lucky Helmet

The Japanese animated feature film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train is set to expand its licensing and merchandising presence across the US through the efforts of the IP development business, Lucky Helmet. It will mark the first in a sweep of new IP to be brought …

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Sony to purchase anime entertainment powerhouse Crunchyroll for $1.175bn

Sony Pictures Entertainment has reached an agreement with AT&T to purchase its Crunchyroll anime business – a direct-to-consumer service within the WarnerMedia segment – for a proposed $1.175bn. Under the deal, Crunchyroll anime will fall under Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc and Sony Music Entertainment Inc’s Funimation Global Group, a giant …

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Funimation acquires UK outfit Manga Entertainment

Funimation, the go-to name in sub and dub anime content, and the subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television, has acquired Manga Entertainment Limited, the UK and Irish anime distributor. Headquartered in London, Manga is a long-term partner of Funimation and currently serves anime fans  across a wide range of channels, including Blu-ray …

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Funimation celebrates 25 years of anime success with Funko partnership

The anime specialist – and subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television – is kickstarting a year-long celebration to mark 25 years in the field, with a new partnership with the pop culture experts Funko. Funimation was originally founded in 1994 with the purpose of bringing Dragon Ball Z to North American …

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