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Funimation Unveils Virtual Con, Adds Classic Anime with NIS Deal

Cardcaptor Sakura © CLAMP, ST, Kodansha / NHK, NEP
Cardcaptor Sakura © CLAMP, ST, Kodansha / NHK, NEP

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Funimation Unveils Virtual Con, Adds Classic Anime with NIS Deal

Leading global anime provider Funimation has unveiled FunimationCon, its first-ever virtual con on July 3-4 celebrating the anime community. The free, two-day virtual festival will bring the spirit of the con experience into the homes of anime fans in the U.S. and Canada with panels, cosplay meetups, forums and more. Funimation will share additional details on the event in the coming weeks.

“FunimationCon is a chance for us to give back to a community which has supported us for over 25 years by re-imagining the convention experience,” said Colin Decker, General Manager of Funimation. “With so many anime events being canceled this year, we’re jumping in to fill the gap with a new way for fans to come together and enjoy some great content and experiences.”

FunimationCon follows an impressive year for Funimation: Funimation released the box office hit My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising which passed $13 million at the domestic box office; added a robust slate of anime to its expansive catalog of new, classic, and must-view anime available through its streaming service; and released the 30th Anniversary Dragon Ball Z Collector’s Edition, which was a top seller.

For information on FunimationCon and to receive updates, visit FunimationCon.com.

Adding more variety to its offerings for streaming service subscribers in North America, Funimation has also announced a deal with NIS America to bring 19 popular titles to the platform — from the magic of the original Cardcaptor Sakura series to Toradora! Teaming with NIS America is part of Funimation’s commitment to offer the best anime to fans. The streamer currently has over 700 anime series and 13,000+ hours of both new and classic must-view anime.

The first selection of titles available on Funimation beginning May 5 include:
Toradora!
Cardcaptor Sakura
Love Live! School Idol Project (Season 2)
Love Live! The School Idol Project Movie
Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea

Coming soon to Funimation:
Arakawa Under the Bridge (Season 1 & 2)
bunny drop
Chronicles of the Going Home Club
Daily Lives of High School Boys
The Eccentric Family (Season 1)
Genshiken Second Generation
Ghastly Prince Enma Burning Up
Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl
Hanasaku Iroha – Blossoms for Tomorrow –
Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home (Movie)
If Her Flag Breaks
kimi ni todoke -From Me to You- (Seasons 1 & 2)
PandoraHearts
YURUYURI (Seasons 1 & 2)

Toradora! © Yuyuko Takemiya / ASCII Media Works / Toradora Product Committee

Toradora! © Yuyuko Takemiya / ASCII Media Works / Toradora Product Committee

Cardcaptor Sakura © CLAMP, ST, Kodansha / NHK, NEP

Cardcaptor Sakura © CLAMP, ST, Kodansha / NHK, NEP

FunimationCon 2020

FunimationCon 2020

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