Funimation Acquires UK-Ireland Anime Distributor Manga Entertainment

Funimation Acquires UK-Ireland Anime Distributor Manga Entertainment

Animie company Funimation said Wednesday it has acquired Manga Entertainment Ltd, the leading distributor of anime in the UK and Ireland.

The deal between the companies, which already had a long-term partnership, will make London-based Manga a Funimation subsidiary, and the largest distributor of anime Blu-rays/DVDs in the territory. Most Manga titles including Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Naruto Shippuden, Ghost in the Shell: Innocence and Sword Art Online will eventually become available on streaming for the first time in the region via FunimationNow.

“With this acquisition, we will create a truly immersive anime experience for fans in the UK and Ireland,” said Mitchel Berger, VP Sales and Distribution for Funimation. “This begins with providing fans access to Manga’s library of titles to enjoy whenever and wherever they want on FunimationNow. Together with the Manga team, Funimation will bring its fan-first omnichannel approach to serving anime fans – engaging with them

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