Andrew’s Anime Rants-The Collapse Of Funimation???


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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Well here is another edition of my anime rants. And folks you may want to stay in your seats for this one.

According to Marketwatch.com, it has been announced recently that Funimation Entertainment’s parent company Navarre Corporation is currently in the process of selling the popular Japanese anime distribution company. Navarre states that Funimation’s business strategy is completely different from the companies overall strategy. They claim that in order for the business to grow, Funimation needs to focus on providing original content, social networking products and focus on digital broadcasting in which a potential buyer of the company with the same interests can provide.

As Navarre’s CEO Cary L. Deacon goes on to state,

Navarre is perusing a more focus strategy. Now that we have substantially reduced debt and improved operating margins, we are focusing our efforts on drawing revenue, particularly in new product lines”.

Source-www.marketwatch.com

Now I don’t know if you are outraged by this or not but in all honesty, I am F******* P***** off by this. Now as most of you guys know, Funimation is one of the most popular anime distribution companies that has survived the tough times of the recession. Personally, I am absolutely upset by what Navarre is doing. This has to be one of the biggest mistakes that a huge corporation like Navarre could make. Navarre has plans to release more details during their end of the fiscal year conference call this Friday.

We will have more information about Navarre’s plans for Funimation later on this week, so stay with us for the latest updates on this developing story. So until next time, remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.

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4 Responses to Andrew’s Anime Rants-The Collapse Of Funimation???

  1. yurikochan says:

    I don’t know about you guys, but honestly FUNIMATION can go to hell and they deserve it for their lousy dubs and subs and greedy practices. Maybe Andrew is a vivid fan of dubs or something that see that if Funimation was go off business was going to destroy their world of Anime. I am sure if FUNIMATION goes there are many companies that can be doing a much better job with Anime and giving it the respect it deserves with quality dubs and subs if necessary.

    • Andrew B says:

      @yurikochan: I absolutely respect your opinion on Funimaiton, but in all honesty Funimation is a relatively excellent company that provides excellent quality dubs and subs of popular anime series. And IMO, if you don’t like Funimation’s offerings, you don’t have to buy there products. Simple as that!!!!!

  2. Yi says:

    So if Navarre sells Funimation, does that mean Funimation dies? Or just under different management. If Funimation’s gone, that’d be kind of unfortunate. I like them.

    • Andrew B says:

      I do as well, I hope that Funimation does get picked up by another company or one of the major companies like Viz Media, Sentai Filmworks or Media Blasters picks up the licenses to their shows. But hopefully, they won’t close there doors for good. I hope!!!!!

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