Post Reply FunimationNow available in Australia & New Zealand
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Posted 3/30/17

Today we’re excited to announce that FunimationNow is available to a whole new hemisphere of fans in Australia and New Zealand! Fans in these countries can watch the world’s largest library of English dubs for free with ads, or join FunimationNow Premium for $5.99 AUD per month. It’s all available NOW at funimation.com.

https://www.funimation.com/blog/2017/03/30/funimationnow-in-australia-and-new-zealand
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This is a logical extension, since that is the last of the "English speaking countries" (aside from South Africa).

I'm curious how the library will compare to even the UK and Ireland, however, given the number of series they either sub-licensed to companies there, or which those companies (primarily Madman Entertainment) licensed directly.
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Posted 3/30/17 , edited 3/30/17

TheAncientOne wrote:

I'm curious how the library will compare to even the UK and Ireland, however, given the number of series they either sub-licensed to companies there, or which those companies (primarily Madman Entertainment) licensed directly.


Animelab recently lost My Hero Academia a few weeks ago now in saying that about a month ago they started adding stuff like Dragon ball/z. So it doesn't appear that Madman and Funimation hate each other.

At first look at the funimation now Australia service (could be bugs though) it does appear to be what I thought. It's only for shows that aren't licensed by anyone for either streaming and or home video.

As I was looking at a few shows that has home video but not streaming and while it doesn't tell me "sorry this isn't available in your region" like it does for (one piece fairy tail etc) it doesn't have any videos but a unclickable grey box.
Where as a no license shows eg new title 'Akiba's Trip' and a older show 'Hero Tales' has videos.

Edit: This is really confusing lol I just decided to start clicking on shows I haven't heard of some just have the grey box even though no one here has released it or streamed it. Then there is a show that still has a DVD release here and is available. So there goes that theory lol.
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Posted 3/30/17 , edited 8/11/17
I feel like animelab is being screwed. Given that it is mostly owned by the company that sub licensees titles from funimation and sentai this can't be good. They have had a reduction in new titles and a few titles have been pulled without notice.
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