Sony to acquire majority Stake in Funimation


Sony Pictures Television Networks has reached an agreement to acquire a substantial majority stake in Japanese anime distributor Funimation Productions, Ltd., (“Funimation”), subject to regulatory approvals and certain other closing conditions, valuing the company at approximately $150 million. Gen Fukunaga, CEO of Funimation, will retain a minority stake in the business and remain CEO.

If you’re an avid anime watcher, you’re probably saw FunMation in one of the anime that you’re watching. Here are some of the anime that are in Funmation’s catalog;

  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • One Piece
  • My Hero Academia
  • Attack on Titan