FUNIMATION UNVEILS FUNIMATIONCON,
A TWO-DAY VIRTUAL CON CELEBRATING ANIME ON JULY 3-4
FunimationCon to Feature Panels, Cosplay, Forums and More for Anime Fans. In a time when most conventions have been canceled, going virtual is the new thing to do. And from this, we will see invocation that will open up the fan experience to a wider audience than would otherwise not able to make it to a convention.
(Press Release) Culver City, CA (May 4, 2020) Funimation, the leading global anime content provider, today unveiled FunimationCon, its first-ever virtual con on July 3-4 celebrating the anime community. The free, two-day virtual festival brings the spirit of the con experience into the homes of anime fans with panels, cosplay meetups, forums, and more. For information on FunimationCon and to receive updates, visit FunimationCon.com. Funimation will share additional details on the event in the coming weeks.
“FunimationCon is a chance for us to give back to a community which has supported us for over 25 years by re-imagining the convention experience,” said Colin Decker, General Manager of Funimation. “With so many anime events being canceled this year, we’re jumping in to fill the gap with a new way for fans to come together and enjoy some great content and experiences.”
FunimationCon follows an impressive year for Funimation: Funimation released the box office hit My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising which passed $13 million at the domestic box office; added a robust slate of anime to its expansive catalog of new, classic, and must-view anime available through its streaming service; and released the 30th Anniversary Dragon Ball Z Collector’s Edition which was a top seller.
FunimationCon is available in the U.S. and Canada.
Funimation distributes the best anime to a passionate, global community of fans. For over 25 years, Funimation has pioneered an omni-channel approach to engaging and entertaining millions where they want it most—streaming, home entertainment, theatrical, e-commerce, merchandising, live events, and more.
Funimation’s streaming services offer a growing catalog of over 700 anime series and 13,000+ hours of content available on 15 platforms and in 47 countries. Funimation’s in-house team designs must-have, exclusive collectibles distributed through major retailers and an e-commerce site; Funimation’s theatrical division is responsible for six of the top 20 anime films in the U.S. As pioneers of the SimulDub™, Funimation is the gold standard for foreign language dubbing of Japanese anime with the highest quality standards and fidelity to the original artists. With a fan-centric approach, Funimation has built a loyal social community of over 25 million followers and earned the trust of Japan’s most iconic creators.
Funimation has nine offices in six countries, and over 400 employees worldwide. As an independently operated joint venture between U.S.-based Sony Pictures Entertainment and Japan’s Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., Funimation benefits from deep entertainment expertise across cultures, territories, and languages.