Funimation is launching as the only anime streaming app on Nintendo Switch. Following a cryptic plague where Funimation first announced a partnership with the Nintendo Switch console, Funimation has now officially announced that fans will be able to watch the anime streaming app on the console starting Tuesday December 15. It will be available to fans in the United States and Canada with plans to expand to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Mexico and more countries in the coming months. According to Funimation’s press release, this will be the only anime app on the console.
Kaliel Roberts, Chief Product Officer at Funimation, said of the announcement: “We will always go where the community wants their anime, and Funimation is 100% committed to listening to and serving fans on every platform. One possibility was for us we were a resounding ‘absolute’ with the potential to further serve fans. ”You can watch a video breakdown of the announcement below:
You never put it down again. Anime arrives on Nintendo Switch for the first time via the refreshing new look of the Funimation app. Coming tomorrow! @NintendoAmerica
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– Funimation (@FUNimation) December 14, 2020
“Our teams approached the partnership with a common goal to create a uniquely engaging app experience built for anime fans,” said Roberts. “That passionate approach paid off with an immersive and immersive touchpoint developed especially for our audience.” With Funimation coming to Nintendo Switch, it will be available on all current generation game consoles after launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S.
It’s been a huge month for Funimation as they also previously announced that the company has also acquired Crunchyroll. More details about this acquisition will be revealed at a later date, but soon Nintendo Switch fans will be able to watch a huge library of anime on the go in addition to their library of games!
If you haven’t signed up for Funimation yet, you can try it out here.
Are you going to watch Funimation on the Nintendo Switch? Which anime do you think you’ll be watching on console first? Will this be a new way to watch the new Winter 2021 season with shows in January? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or you can even contact me directly about all the animated stuff and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!
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