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Funimation (formerly known as Funimation Productions and Funimation Entertainment, and usually stylized as FUNimation) is an American entertainment company and subsidiary of Sony. From 2017 to 2019, the Japanese conglomerate Sony owned a 95% stake in the company through its Sony Pictures Entertainment division (via Sony Pictures Television), and since 2019, Sony runs the company through a joint venture between two of its units: Sony Pictures Entertainment (via Sony Pictures Television) and Sony Music Entertainment Japan (via Aniplex). In August 2021, Funimation acquired the streaming service Crunchyroll.

History[]

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Originally founded in 1994 by Gen Fukunaga and his wife, the company became a subsidiary of Navarre Corporation on May 11, 2005. In April 2011, Navarre sold Funimation to a group of investors including Gen Fukunaga for $24 million. Around the same time, the company's trademark ball, star & blue bar were dropped from its logo as well as the word "entertainment" dropped from its name to simply be called "Funimation". Funimation produces, markets, and distributes anime and other entertainment properties in the United States and international markets. The company is headquartered in Flower Mound, Texas. Funimation is a portmanteau of the English words fun and animation.

A far more complete history can be found at the Wikipedia History section of the Funimation article.

Anime series[]

Independent licenses[]

Note: Many more titles are licensed, but don't appear on these lists, so they shouldn't be considered reliable...

This list contains TV shows, films, and OVAs licensed by Funimation that don't have ties to previous licensees.

TV Series[]

Title Eps. Funimation Start Funimation End Original Start Original End
Dragon Ball 153 September 9, 1995 December 1, 2003 February 26, 1986 April 19, 1989
Dragon Ball Z 291 September 13, 1996 April 7, 2003 April 26, 1989 January 31, 1996
Blue Gender 26 October 16, 2001 January 28, 2003 October 7, 1999 March 30, 2000
Yu Yu Hakusho 112 February 23, 2002 April 1, 2006 October 10, 1992 January 7, 1995
Fruits Basket 26 October 29, 2002 May 27, 2003 July 5, 2001 December 27, 2001
Dragon Ball GT 64 November 14, 2003 April 16, 2005 February 7, 1996 November 19, 1997
Kiddy Grade 24 February 10, 2004 November 30, 2004 October 8, 2002 March 18, 2003
Tenchi Muyo! GXP 26 March 9, 2004 December 28, 2004 April 2, 2002 September 25, 2002
Case Closed 123 May 24, 2004 May 12, 2009 January 8, 1996 November 9, 1998
Fullmetal Alchemist 51 November 6, 2004 March 18, 2006 October 4, 2003 October 2, 2004
Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning 25 November 9, 2004 August 16, 2005 October 1, 2002 March 25, 2003
Burst Angel 24 May 10, 2005 February 21, 2006 April 6, 2004 September 14, 2004
Gunslinger Girl 13 May 17, 2005 September 6, 2005 October 8, 2003 February 19, 2004
Grappler Baki 48 June 14, 2005 February 27, 2007 January 8, 2001 December 24, 2001
Kodomo no Omocha 51 June 28, 2005 June 5, 2007 April 5, 1996 March 28, 1997
The Galaxy Railways 26 July 19, 2005 April 25, 2006 October 4, 2003 April 4, 2004
Samurai 7 26 August 23, 2005 July 25, 2006 June 12, 2004 December 25, 2004
Desert Punk 24 February 28, 2006 August 15, 2006 October 4, 2004 March 28, 2005
Speed Grapher 24 July 4, 2006 March 6, 2007 April 7, 2005 September 29, 2005
Negima! 26 August 1, 2006 February 20, 2007 January 5, 2005 June 29, 2005
Basilisk 24 August 8, 2006 March 27, 2007 April 12, 2005 September 20, 2005
Shin Chan 78 August 19, 2006 September 27, 2011 January 30, 1995 January 25, 2008
Trinity Blood 24 September 5, 2006 April 24, 2007 April 28, 2005 October 27, 2005
Moon Phase 26 October 17, 2006 May 15, 2007 October 4, 2004 March 28, 2005
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid 13 November 14, 2006 May 1, 2007 July 13, 2005 October 19, 2005
Black Cat 24 December 19, 2006 July 24, 2007 October 6, 2005 March 30, 2006
Peach Girl 25 April 17, 2007 November 13, 2007 January 8, 2005 June 25, 2005
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle 52 May 22, 2007 March 17, 2009 April 5, 2005 November 4, 2006
Beck 26 June 26, 2007 January 29, 2008 October 6, 2004 March 30, 2005
School Rumble 26 August 28, 2007 March 18, 2008 October 5, 2004 March 29, 2005
Witchblade 24 September 25, 2007 April 29, 2008 April 6, 2006 September 21, 2006
One Piece ??? September 29, 2007 Ongoing October 20, 1999 Ongoing
School Rumble: 2nd Semester 26 October 14, 2008 December 16, 2008 April 2, 2006 September 24, 2006
Save Me! Lollipop 13 February 24, 2009 February 24, 2009 July 1, 2006 September 23, 2006
D.Gray-man 103 March 31, 2009 Ongoing October 3, 2006 September 30, 2008
Big Windup! 25 August 18, 2009 August 25, 2009 April 12, 2007 September 27, 2007
Sgt. Frog 78 September 22, 2009 August 23, 2011 April 3, 2004 September 30, 2005
Soul Eater 51 February 9, 2010 July 27, 2010 April 7, 2008 March 30, 2009
Black Butler 24 January 11, 2011 March 8, 2011 October 3, 2008 March 26, 2009
Toriko 147 April 3, 2011 March 30, 2014 April 3, 2011 March 30, 2014
Fairy Tail ??? November 22, 2011 Ongoing October 12, 2009 Ongoing
Black Butler II 12 April 3, 2012 April 3, 2012 July 1, 2010 September 17, 2010
STEINS;GATE 24 September 25, 2012 September 25, 2012 April 6, 2011 September 14, 2011
Code:Breaker 13 October 7, 2012 December 30, 2012 October 7, 2012 December 30, 2012
Attack on Titan ??? April 7, 2013 Ongoing April 7, 2013 Ongoing
Deadman Wonderland 12 June 28, 2013 June 28, 2013 April 16, 2011 July 2, 2011
Danganronpa: The Animation 13 July 4, 2013 September 26, 2013 July 4, 2013 September 26, 2013
Unbreakable Machine Doll 12 October 7, 2013 December 29, 2013 October 7, 2013 December 29, 2013
Boku no Hero Academia ?? April 3, 2016 Ongoing April 3, 2016 Ongoing
Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School 13 July 11, 2016 September 29, 2016 July 11, 2016 September 29, 2016
The Heroic Legend of Arslan 25 August 23, 2016 November 8, 2016 April 5, 2015 September 27, 2015
Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi 12 March 7, 2017 March 7, 2017 April 9, 2011 June 22, 2011
Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi 2 12 March 7, 2017 March 7, 2017 October 7, 2011 December 23, 2011
Black Clover ?? October 3, 2017 Ongoing October 3, 2017 Ongoing

Films[]

Title Funimation Release Date Original Release Date
Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies September 9, 1995 December 20, 1986
Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone November 25, 1997 July 15, 1989
Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might March 17, 1998 July 7, 1990
Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest May 26, 1998 March 10, 1990
Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle December 15, 1998 July 18, 1987
Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure November 21, 2000 July 9, 1988
Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug August 7, 2001 March 9, 1991
Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge January 22, 2002 July 20, 1991
Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler August 13, 2002 March 7, 1992
Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13! February 4, 2003 July 11, 1992
Dragon Ball: The Path to Power April 29, 2003 March 2, 1996
Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan August 26, 2003 March 6, 1993
Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound August 17, 2004 July 10, 1993
Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming April 5, 2005 March 12, 1994
Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly September 13, 2005 July 9, 1994
Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn March 28, 2006 March 4, 1995
Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon August 22, 2006 July 15, 1995
Case Closed: The Time-Bombed Skyscraper October 3, 2006 April 19, 1997
Case Closed: The Fourteenth Target November 20, 2007 April 18, 1998
One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess and the Pirates - Adventures in Alabasta February 7, 2008 March 3, 2007
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle the Movie: The Princess in the Birdcage Kingdom February 19, 2009 August 20, 2005
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone September 30, 2009 September 1, 2007
Case Closed: The Last Wizard of the Century December 15, 2009 April 17, 1999
Case Closed: Captured in Her Eyes December 29, 2009 April 22, 2000
Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven January 19, 2010 April 21, 2001
Case Closed: The Phantom of Baker Street February 16, 2010 April 20, 2002
Summer Wars October 13, 2010 August 1, 2009
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance January 21, 2011 June 27, 2009
Yu Yu Hakusho December 13, 2011 July 10, 1993
Heaven’s Lost Property the Movie: The Angeloid of Clockwork February 26, 2013 June 25, 2011
Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess September 13, 2013 August 18, 2012
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo September 28, 2013 November 17, 2012
One Piece Film: Strong World November 19, 2013 December 12, 2009
Appleseed XIII: Tartaros & Ouranos February 25, 2014 June 13, 2011
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods August 5, 2014 March 30, 2013
One Piece Film: Z September 30, 2014 December 15, 2012
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection "F" April 11, 2015 April 11, 2015
009 Re:Cyborg July 28, 2015 October 27, 2012
The Boy and the Beast September 26, 2015 July 11, 2015
Your Name. July 3, 2016 July 3, 2016
One Piece Film: Gold May 2, 2017 July 15, 2016
Assassination Classroom the Movie: 365 Days' Time July 3, 2018 November 19, 2016
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes July 5, 2018 July 5, 2018
Dragon Ball Super: Broly December 13, 2018 November 14, 2018
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising February 26, 2020 December 20, 2019

TV specials[]

Title Funimation Release Date Original Release Date
Lupin III: Dragon of Doom February 11, 2003 July 29, 1994
Lupin III: Voyage to Danger May 20, 2003 July 23, 1993

OVAs[]

Title Eps. Funimation Start Funimation End Original Start Original End
Blue Gender: The Warrior 1 July 20, 2004 November 20, 2002
Sakura Taisen: Sumire 1 October 26, 2004 December 18, 2002
Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris 3 July 5, 2005 March 19, 2003 August 20, 2003
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki 6 July 5, 2005 November 7, 2006 September 18, 2003 March 16, 2005
Itsudatte My Santa! 2 December 11, 2007 December 7, 2005
Baldr Force EXE 4 May 20, 2008 November 10, 2006 April 4, 2007
School Rumble: Extra Class 2 June 17, 2008 December 22, 2005
Big Windup!: The Basics of Basics 1 August 25, 2009 February 26, 2008
Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 5 August 8, 2016 August 4, 2012 February 6, 2016
Banner of the Stars III 2 December 4, 2018 August 26, 2005 September 23, 2005

Re-licensed[]

Central Park Media[]

TV Series
Title Eps. Funimation Start Funimation End
Slayers 25 ???? ????

ADV Films[]

TV Series
Title Eps. Funimation Start Funimation End
Air Gear 25 ???? ????

Geneon[]

TV Series
Title Eps. Funimation Start Funimation End
Black Lagoon 13 August 19, 2008 August 19, 2008
Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage 13 August 19, 2008 August 19, 2008

Notes[]

  • Funimation was a channel under VRV from September 29, 2016 to October 18, 2018 (when it was replaced by HIDIVE).

External links[]

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