The OTT platform devoted to the best in anime will launch in Mexico and Brazil later this year, offering series subtitled and dubbed in Spanish and Portuguese.
Funimation, the leading global anime content provider, today announced it is expanding its streaming service to Latin America this fall. Funimation, which is currently available in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, will expand to Mexico and Brazil later this year.
Funimation also announced it would offer select subtitled and dubbed anime series in Spanish and Portuguese.
The announcement was made during FunimationCon 2020, a free two-day virtual fan festival celebrating anime.
“Anime is special in that it speaks equally to people from different cultures, regions and languages around the world. Audiences in Latin America are among the most passionate in the world and have been clamoring for more,” said Colin Decker, CEO of Funimation Global Group.
“Expanding Funimation to Mexico and Brazil is the natural next step for us to serve those fans and extend our brands.”
Funimation has been a driving force in bringing anime to North America and globally through its streaming service, theatrical releases, home entertainment, and merchandise. This past year, Funimation has expanded its reach globally, deepened its library of anime by nearly 20% through strategic deals with leading anime licensors like Aniplex and NIS America and embraced new and innovative ways to engage with fans.
This weekend, Funimation is hosting FunimationCon 2020, its first virtual convention available to fans in five countries. Earlier this year Funimation released the box office hit My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising which passed $13 million at the domestic box office and released the 30th Anniversary Dragon Ball Z Collector’s Edition which was a top seller.