One week after Netflix acquired the streaming rights to Neon Genesis Evangelion, Hulu has decided to step up their game in the anime market with the help of Funimation.
It has been announced that Hulu and Funimation have established a new partnership. This would give the streaming service access to a massive catalog of anime (both dubbed and sub). Currently there are a solid anime selection on Hulu but this new deal will expand the selection. Funimation will continue to offer its own streaming service that is independent of the streaming giant.
The announcement comes two months after Funimation ended its partnership with Crunchyroll and removed their entire collection from VRV. Given this deal and Netflix’s big announcement, all three major streaming services are locked into a major competition to win over anime fans.
Hulu is digital streaming service that is owned in a joint venture between Comcast, The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox. Funimation is the largest distributor of sub and dubbed foreign media with a special focus on anime.
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