Funimation Adds JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Naruto, Bleach, And More


From the cultural phenomena Naruto and Bleach to the lesser-known favorite Accel World, Funimation’s new anime additions expand its impressive catalog.

It has been announced that several popular shōnen anime, such as JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Naruto, Bleach and more are heading to Funimation.

The anime streaming service announced that the shows will be available starting April 15. Due to its partnership with US anime and manga distributor VIZ Media, Funimation has now acquired the rights to distribute and broadcast several classic shōnen anime from VIZ Media. This new anime line further extends the partnerships of both companies and further deepens Funimation’s ever-growing library.

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In addition to these three shōnen series, Funimation announced that it has also acquired the rights to broadcast several other popular anime. Fantasy anime based on Accel video games World, written by Reki Kawahara of Sword art online fame and cinema Accel World: Infinite Burst It will also be available to Funimation subscribers. Other additions include vampire Knight Y Vampire Knight: Guilty, Infini-T Force, K Season 1, Mazinger Z: Infinite Y Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rogue. All of these animes will be available on Funimation in both Canada and the United States.

Inspired by western pop culture Jojo‘s Strange adventure is one of the best-selling current manga, having sold more than 100 million volumes. Divided into separate parts that focus on a different character, the manga tells the complicated and fantastic story of the Joestar family and their encounters with the villain Dio Brando. The first 48 episodes of the anime, adapting parts 1-3 of the manga, are now available from Funimation in the United States and Canada.

Recognized as one of the manga of The Big Three during its original execution, BleachThe story of teenage Soul Reaper Ichigo’s fight against Hollows and the spirits is one of the best-known, albeit controversial, narratives in anime. The manga sold more than 120 million volumes and its anime ran for 366 episodes. Of those 366, episodes 1-109 are now available on Funimation in the United States, and episodes 1-209 are available to Canadian viewers. Both long term Bleach Fans and those unfamiliar with the series can experience the beginnings of one of anime’s greatest phenomena.

Another member of The Big Three, NarutoThe edition’s manga sold more than 250 million volumes in its impressive fifteen years of running. The manga’s story about the helpless ninja Naruto Uzumaki’s struggle to become the Hokage, the leader of his village, inspired a 720-episode anime adaptation, as well as a series of filler and canonical films. While 170 episodes of the Naruto anime were already in Funimation, this new agreement with VIZ Media will add movies Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison, Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja Y The Last: Naruto the Movie to the streaming service catalog. Each of these films will be available to American and Canadian viewers.

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