Sony Pictures to Acquire Majority Stake in FUNimation

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Sony Pictures announced Monday that they will be acquiring a majority stake in FUNimation Entertainment. The agreement values the company at around $150 million, with Sony purchasing 95% stake for $143 million. Gen Fukunaga, FUNimation’s CEO, will retain his position with a minority stake.

FUNimation answer many questions in their announcements FAQ section, and can be found here. Here are a few of the important ones:

Will the Funimation team change?

Currently, our plan is for Funimation to operate as it has to date. Gen will remain CEO, and the team will continue to deliver the best anime experiences we can to you.

What does this mean for your products and services?

Funimation remains committed to making our physical and digital products as accessible to fans as possible and we have no plans to change pricing and placement of our physical or digital product. FunimationNow will remain the same price and will be available in all of its current territories.

Will this affect the production or quality of dubs coming from Funimation?

Funimation will always strive to honor the intent of the Japanese creators in our productions. There will be no changes to our translation, script writing, voice actors or production staff. We will be keeping our production facilities in Texas so we can continue to bring SimulDubs to you  within two weeks of the Japanese broadcast date.

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