Hulu and Funimation made a massive deal that will put them at forefront of anime content.
Anime in North America has come a long way from being relegated to a dozen VHS tapes in the corner of a rental store in the “Japanimation” section. Not only are there now multiple streaming options for anime fans, but the genre has pierced the mainstream in a number of substantial ways, like Adult Swim’s popular Toonami block and theatrical releases of titles. Competition only continues to heat up between distribution channels like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, but the latter has just made a major power play that should substantially shake things up and also make it a lot easier for people to get the best anime content.
Hulu and Funimation have already been in cooperation with each other, but their latest deal proves they are in it for the long haul.