Sony and Aniplex Announce Global Anime Streaming Merger

Sony Pictures Television and Aniplex have announced a merger for several anime streaming platforms, worldwide.

The US-based Funimation, France’s Wakanim, and Australia’s Madman Anime Group are all now under one roof under Sony proper, and will be owned by Aniplex and Sony Pictures Television. The new venture will be led by Funimation’s General Manager, Colin Decker.

Under the new organizational structure, Funimation will continue to pick up and distribute anime content from Japan across their global portfolio of brands.

The first project from this new merger is Funimation getting exclusive home streaming of the latest from the Fate/Grand Order series, for one month. Beginning October 5th, Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia will be simulcast in the US via FunimationNow.

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