Funimation Strikes Back

October 19th, 2014 by Author

After years of being content with licensing (mostly) rubbish, FUNi chose to strike on the streaming front this year. I know at least of 3 shows that they put up at Hulu: Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai, Madan no Ou to Vanadis, Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. The latter two were announced at Crunchyroll, but so far there were no videos posted, and these series are in a real danger of going the route of Yama no Susume, for which Crunchy only showed 1 episode.

This fearsome power of the incumbent would not be such a bad if thing if Hulu weren’t so badly ran. Ads cannot be paused and there are too many of them. In fact they allocated so many ad slots that ads repeat a lot. I have to mention their player is not a crash city anymore, but it’s a small consolation.

Back in the day FUNi streamed at Youtube, but unfortunately they decided to strike a pact with the devil to my detriment.

UPDATE: Chris Beveridge explains: “CR never had North American rights. Only other international.” Well, revv up those proxies, kids.

UPDATE: Did you know that FUNi streamed Barakamon at YouTube? I did not!