Here is everything you need to know about the AnimeLab – Funimation rebranding, including the merger’s date and how it will affect existing subscribers.
We are currently living through the Golden Age of anime streaming.
Platforms such as Crunchyroll and Funimation have gone onto become global powerhouses, with Netflix and Amazon also making waves in the anime-game.
However, there are changes afoot, specifically concerning the popular Australian and New Zealand streaming site, AnimeLab.
AnimeLab and Funimation…
- On June 10th, it was revealed that AnimeLab and all of its associated social media pages would be rebranded as part of the wider Funimation franchise.
In the early hours of June 10th, a blog post was uploaded to AnimeLab that explained how the site would become part of Funimation.
Co-founder of AnimeLab Tim Anderson said that the merger with Funimation “presents opportunities that we never dreamed possible.”
When will AnimeLab rebrand?
At the time of writing, AnimeLab is scheduled to rebrand with Funimation on June 17th, 2021.
The good news is that the AnimeLab team will all retain their roles, so don’t expect to be a dip in either the quality or quantity of content.
It was also revealed that a new app from the new Funimation-AnimeLab team is being worked on.
“The AnimeLab and Funimation technical teams are working very closely together to bring you the best user experience on Funimation possible, including a brand-new app refresh.” AnimeLab blog post.
Will AnimeLab accounts transfer over?
Yes, according to the blog post any existing AnimeLab subscriber will be able to log into Funimation and watch quality anime content.
However, fans should note that there may be a slight change in terminology going forward. For example, the July schedule is now being titled as the ‘Summer Season’ in conjunction with the Japanese and Northern Hemisphere broadcasts.
This article will be updated as new information on the AnimeLab – Funimation rebranding is revealed. If you have any questions about subscriptions, there are various support pages available on both platforms.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]