There’s a dedicated anime streaming service coming to the UK


If you have an interest in anime you might have heard of Funimation, the leading Japanese anime company in North America. Well, good news UK anime fans, they’ve announced that they’re extending their streaming service here in February this year!

The company have partnered with Sony DADC New Media Solutions to create what they’re calling “the next generation of innovation for anime fans.” The brand has been given a bit of a makeover by changing its logo and the revamped streaming service will be called FunimationNow. The streaming service will feature over 400 ad-free subbed and dubbed titles via simulcast and catalogue, including popular shows such as Dragon Ball Z, Tokyo Ghoul, Space Dandy, and Attack on Titan.

Funimation have taken their new look even further, too, by completely redesigning their iOS, Android, and Kindle apps, which will now support Airplay and casting features, as well as developing brand new Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV apps and a Windows 10 Universal app. All of this is planned to roll out in February, with more features such as a new website, which will hopefully be more accommodating to UK visitors, and console app updates for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One expected later in May.

There isn’t any information on how much the streaming service will cost, and oddly the FunimationNow website isn’t actually accessible to UK IP addresses just yet, but considering they’re currently offering an extended 30 day free trial to North American residents we imagine this will be another paid service along the lines of Netflix.

It’ll be exciting to see more anime titles become available in the UK and we’ll update when more information with regards to pricing and exact features becomes available.

Main Image via Funimation