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Anime Boston 2012: FUNimation Launches Mobile App

FUNimation has launched their mobile app for both Android and iPhone.

The app comes in 3 forms. The free app includes a number of introductory episodes as well as clips and trailers. It will include banner ads and commercials.

The one time fee app, $9.99, includes almost all of FUNimation’s available content for viewing, no banner ads.

The recurring subscription, $9.99 initially and $7.95 thereafter, will include everything above, no ads at all and the ability to view things of the same day they are released to DVD/BluRay Disc.

All subscribers to the FUNimation Elite Video Subscription will have full access to everything in the EVS subscription on the mobile app. EVS subscribers will have banner ads and commercials in the free app, and commercials only in the one time fee app. The recurring subscription app will remove all of the commercials.

The full press release follows:


FUNimation ANNOUNCES FIRST MOBILE APP FOR FANS

At Sakuracon today, FUNimation Entertainment announced its first-ever mobile application created with Phunware, the leader in enterprise branded mobile application infrastructure and experiences. The app, which is available exclusively on the iTunes App Store and Google Play, will allow users to watch over 250 of their favorite anime series and movies right in the palm of their hand!

Users can take the vast FUNimation catalog everywhere on iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices. There are two versions of the mobile app available. The free app will allow users to view intro episodes, clips, and trailers. It will also contain commercials and banner ads. The FUNimation paid app will have a one-time fee of $9.99 for access to thousands of hours of anime, including complete series. The paid app will contain commercials, but exclude banner ads. In addition, Fans with an Elite Video Subscription can link their account to either app for exclusive content and no advertisements. The Elite Video Subscription is available for a monthly subscription of $7.95. Sign up for a free 14-day trial at www.funimation.com/subscribe.

More information about the app may be found at www.funimation.com/mobile.

About FUNimation® Entertainment

FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading anime company in North America. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands. They manage a full spectrum of rights for most of their brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit www.funimation.com

About Phunware

Phunware creates brandME™, the best and most powerful branded mobile experiences in the world, PRAISE™, the global industry standard for bulletproof mobile application infrastructure, and PRIME™, the most original content and programming for digital distribution worldwide. Phunware has introduced category defining experiences representing tens of millions of mobile downloads across billions of minutes of usage, challenging the outer limits and capabilities of the best mobile devices on Earth for the largest brands on the planet. For more information, visit Phunware at www.phunware.com

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