Funimation Loses Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Rights
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Posted 1/18/17
I just seen this: http://www.animeherald.com/2016/02/01/funimations-fullmetal-alchemist-brotherhood-rights-expire-in-march-2016/



Earlier today, Funimation announced that their rights to Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa will expire on March 31, 2016. After this point, the company will take down all streaming video feeds and cease distribution of the show on home video.

Yesterday, we reported that Hulu was de-listing both shows at the end of March.


If funimation loses the rights to it then who owns it?

Do you know if previous series this happened to ever get more streaming rights to it or does it just die a slow death as no one distributes anything about it?
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Posted 1/18/17 , edited 1/18/17
Well if Aniplex has the rights get ready for the series to get released on DVD for over $300, luckily I bought the entire series a few years ago.

Considering the licensing expired on March 31st and you can still watch it here, maybe there is nothing to worry about on the streaming side of things.
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Posted 1/18/17 , edited 1/18/17

Rujikin wrote:

I just seen this: http://www.animeherald.com/2016/02/01/funimations-fullmetal-alchemist-brotherhood-rights-expire-in-march-2016/



Earlier today, Funimation announced that their rights to Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa will expire on March 31, 2016. After this point, the company will take down all streaming video feeds and cease distribution of the show on home video.

Yesterday, we reported that Hulu was de-listing both shows at the end of March.


If funimation loses the rights to it then who owns it?

Do you know if previous series this happened to ever get more streaming rights to it or does it just die a slow death as no one distributes anything about it?


I'm closing this because you seem to have inadvertently picked up news that's almost a year old. This already happened. Funi's rights ended and Crunchyroll got rights--at least for streaming. This happened prior to and separate from the Funi/CR partnership.
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