Funimation

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Funimation Productions, LLC is an American entertainment company that specializes in the dubbing and distribution of foreign content, most notably anime.wikipedia
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Gen Fukunaga

The company was founded on May 9, 1994 by Gen Fukunaga and his wife Cindy as FUNimation Productions, with funding by Daniel Cocanougher and his family, who became investors in the company.
He established Funimation and currently serves as its president, a company that distributes anime in Canada and the United States.

Crunchyroll

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From 2016–18, Funimation had a partnership agreement with Crunchyroll.
Crunchyroll also selects some anime titles for release on Blu-ray/DVD through its distribution partners (Funimation and Viz Media in North America, Anime Limited in the United Kingdom).

Dragon Ball

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Fukunaga's uncle, Nagafumi Hori, was working as a producer for Toei Company; Hori approached Fukunaga about licensing Dragon Ball to the United States.
The majority of the international versions, including Funimation Entertainment's English dub, are titled Dragon Ball Z Kai.

NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan

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They initially collaborated with other companies on Dragon Ball, such as BLT Productions, Ocean Studios, Pioneer and Saban Entertainment.
Pioneer also worked with Funimation for the Ocean dub of Dragon Ball Z and Bandai Entertainment for Monkey Magic before both companies started to produce their own DVDs later.

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

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In 2014, Funimation released Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods to theaters in partnership with Screenvision.
Funimation acquired the North American rights to Battle of Gods and produced an English dub that they co-released with 20th Century Fox in North American cinemas in August 2014.

Ocean Productions

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They initially collaborated with other companies on Dragon Ball, such as BLT Productions, Ocean Studios, Pioneer and Saban Entertainment.

Dragon Ball Z

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By 1998, after two aborted attempts to bring the Dragon Ball franchise to a U.S. audience via first-run syndication, it finally found success through Cartoon Network's broadcast of the Dragon Ball Z series on its Toonami programming block, and the Dragon Ball phenomenon quickly grew in the country as it had elsewhere.
In 1996, Funimation Productions licensed Dragon Ball Z for an English-language release in North America.

In This Corner of the World (film)

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On May 18, 2017, Shout! Factory acquired the North American distribution rights to In This Corner of the World, with a U.S. theatrical release to take place in August 11, 2017, co-released by Funimation Films.
Shout! Factory has acquired the distribution rights for North America, with a U.S. theatrical release on August 11, 2017, co-released by Funimation Films.

Navarre Corporation

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Funimation was acquired by Navarre Corporation on May 11, 2005 and the company was renamed FUNimation Entertainment.
In May 2005, Navarre acquired Funimation Productions.

Aniplex of America

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On August 31, 2019, Aniplex of America announced on Twitter to be partnering with Funimation Films to co-release Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl theatrically in the U.S. on October 2, 2019, and in Canada on October 4, 2019.
Aniplex of America titles are distributed in the US market by Right Stuf Inc., and usually streamed on Crunchyroll, FunimationNow, Hulu, and occasionally Netflix.

Saban Entertainment

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They initially collaborated with other companies on Dragon Ball, such as BLT Productions, Ocean Studios, Pioneer and Saban Entertainment.

Big Fish & Begonia

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Studios division acquired the U.S/Canadian distribution rights to Big Fish & Begonia and partnered with Funimation Films again for distribution.
Shout! Studios acquired the North American distribution rights, with a wide release on 6 April 2018 in co-distribution with Funimation Films.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

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A new senior management was brought on and a multi-year distribution deal was announced with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
In 2015, two years prior to Sony Pictures Television acquiring a 95% stake in Funimation, Funimation formed a multi-year home video distribution deal with UPHE.

VRV (streaming service)

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Additionally, it was also announced that Funimation would be removed from Otter Media-owned streaming service VRV entirely, being replaced by Hidive.
On September 29, 2016, Funimation, Adam Savage's Tested, RiffTrax, CollegeHumor, Machinima.com, Ginx TV, Shudder, and Mondo Media were announced as new partners.

Nelvana

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Starting in September 2003, Funimation, along with British company Maverick, has distributed titles from Canada-based Nelvana, including Redwall, Pecola, Tales from the Cryptkeeper, Timothy Goes to School and the Disney Channel TV special The Santa Claus Brothers.
Texas-based FUNimation, along with British company Maverick, has distributed titles from the studio with this label, including Redwall, Pecola, Tales from the Cryptkeeper, Timothy Goes to School and the Disney Channel TV special The Santa Claus Brothers.

Sony Pictures Television

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Sony Pictures Television, a division of the Japanese conglomerate Sony, is its majority owner.
On July 31, 2017, Sony Pictures Television announced that it would acquire a 95% controlling stake in anime importer Funimation for $143 million pending approval from the US Department of Justice.

Mushishi

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Funimation revealed more licenses on October 6, 2006 when it sent letters to torrent sites demanding that distribution of xxxHolic's TV series, Mushishi, Ragnarok the Animation, and other series cease.
It has been licensed by Funimation to its release in North America, while Madman Entertainment and Revelation Films licensed it for Australia and the United Kingdom respectively.

SoltyRei

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Funimation's legal department served C&D letters for series that had not yet been advertised or announced as licensed, including Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Black Cat, and SoltyRei, with a few known series also mentioned in the letter.
On April 2, 2006, Funimation Entertainment confirmed at Anime Expo that it had the rights to distribute SoltyRei.

Black Cat (manga)

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Funimation's legal department served C&D letters for series that had not yet been advertised or announced as licensed, including Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Black Cat, and SoltyRei, with a few known series also mentioned in the letter.
Funimation Entertainment licensed the anime for an English dub and North American broadcast on their own Funimation Channel, with Madman releasing it in Australasia and MVM Films in the United Kingdom.

A.D. Vision

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At Anime Expo 2008, Funimation announced that it had acquired over 30 titles from the Sojitz catalog that had previously been licensed by ADV Films.
Ledford, Greenfield and Williams continue to work for these companies as mentors and creative consultants and most of ADV's back catalog were re-licensed by Discotek Media, Media Blasters, Sentai Filmworks, Maiden Japan, NIS America, Nozomi Entertainment, Viz Media, Ponycan USA, Aniplex of America and Funimation.

One Piece

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In January 2011, Funimation filed a lawsuit against BitTorrent users in the U.S. for allegedly downloading and uploading One Piece.
The anime series was licensed by 4Kids Entertainment for an English-language release in North America in 2004, before the license was dropped and subsequently acquired by Funimation in 2007.

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle

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Funimation's legal department served C&D letters for series that had not yet been advertised or announced as licensed, including Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Black Cat, and SoltyRei, with a few known series also mentioned in the letter.
Funimation licensed the anime for English release.

Jamie Marchi

On April 19, 2019, Mignogna filed a civil suit against Funimation, and voice actors Jamie Marchi, Monica Rial, and Rial's fiancé, Ron Toye.
Jamie Lynn Marchi (born October 8, 1977) is an American voice actress, ADR director and script writer who works for Funimation and Sentai Filmworks.

Monica Rial

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On April 19, 2019, Mignogna filed a civil suit against Funimation, and voice actors Jamie Marchi, Monica Rial, and Rial's fiancé, Ron Toye.
Monica Jean Rial (born October 5, 1975) is an American voice actress, ADR director and script writer affiliated with Funimation and Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks.

Animax

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This deal allowed Funimation to have synergies with Sony's Animax and Kids Station divisions and "direct access to the creative pipeline".
On October 15, 2018 the service will be closed down and subscribers are being directed to Funimation.