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FUNimation Launches Beta Video Player

by freedoleen
Dec 23, 2008 6:34 AM | 33 Comments
Anomalous:

On December 22 FUNimation entertainment announced and launched FUNimation Videos, a streaming website for many of the company's licensed anime series. Full episodes are available: advertisement free and, depending on the series, subbed and/or dubbed and anywhere from two episodes to the full series.

Available anime are:
Baki the Grappler
Bakuretsu Tenshi
BALDR FORCE EXE Resolution
Basilisk: Kouga Ninpou Chou
Black Blood Brothers
Blue Gender
Crayon Shin-chan
Darker than BLACK
Galaxy Railways
Ghost Hunt
Gin'iro no Kami no Agito
Glass no Kantai
Gunslinger Girl
Guyver
Jyu Oh Sei
Kiddy Grade
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
Mahou Sensei Negima!
Mr. Stain on Junk Alley
Mushishi
Ouran High School Host Club
Peach Girl
School Rumble
Shigurui
Shikabane Hime: Aka
Shuffle!
Slayers
Soukou no Strain
Sousei no Aquarion
Suzuka
Tsukuyomi -MOON PHASE-
xxxHOLiC

They also reports that "[e]ach week, FUNimation will be rolling out new episodes of the newest and best anime from Japanese producers -- including those currently airing in Japan -- as well other select video such as trailers, exclusive interviews, podcasts and other FUNimation original productions.


(Source: ANN)

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Antanaru said:
Nothing to be happy about for people outside U.S.

Besides funimation subs suck ass ;]


Ahaha... failnimation~

Jan 8, 2009 11:31 AM by De-JaY

Antanaru said:
Nothing to be happy about for people outside U.S.

Besides funimation subs suck ass ;]

QFT

Jan 8, 2009 10:53 AM by fertygo

Antanaru said:
Besides funimation subs suck ass ;]



Edit: Oh, oh you said subs, nevermind.

Jan 8, 2009 10:44 AM by FukouDa

Did anybody else think of Sony Betamax first when they read the title? I was confused for a second...

Jan 8, 2009 9:13 AM by Rapte_of_Suzaku

well i checked it out. ouran isn't as terrible as imagined the dub to be. its done fairly well imho. quality wise, well its streaming... but it is better than say youtube

Dec 24, 2008 12:17 AM by nyamo

It didn't work for me (Poland) and dtshyk (Japan), hence the mistake. I edited the news.

Dec 23, 2008 9:25 PM by freedoleen

Pretty simple. FUNinmation supports the McCain camp with the slogan "pro-American" meaning that they rank the US above the world. (>_<)

Dec 23, 2008 8:36 PM by Kira01

Anomalous said:
I kinda doubt Funi expected anyone to have such a huge resolution! I had no idea they even got that big.


They're fully aware of it. It's been a standard development res for a few years now, and HD is 1920x1080 (16:9 as opposed to 16:10) which isn't far off it.

But streams are free, low quality products, not meant to cater to the HD market. Which is why it sucks.

Dec 23, 2008 7:12 PM by Asako

I don't give a shit, since I download all of my english dubbed anime.

Dec 23, 2008 7:07 PM by Toddler_Naruto

Asako said:
BlueYoshi said:
Hmm, how come I didn't know you were from Aus earlier?

The Beta Video Player is also working for me. Quality isn't bad (this is coming from a guy that used to watch a bit of anime from Crunchyroll), but it can be a lot better.


Because you're inattentive? =p

And try fullscreening it at 1920x1200. Looks incredibly shithouse. And who the hell watches in a window?

I kinda doubt Funi expected anyone to have such a huge resolution! I had no idea they even got that big.

Dec 23, 2008 6:52 PM by Anomalous

BlueYoshi said:
Hmm, how come I didn't know you were from Aus earlier?

The Beta Video Player is also working for me. Quality isn't bad (this is coming from a guy that used to watch a bit of anime from Crunchyroll), but it can be a lot better.


Because you're inattentive? =p

And try fullscreening it at 1920x1200. Looks incredibly shithouse. And who the hell watches in a window?

Dec 23, 2008 4:40 PM by Asako

Asako said:
Works for me in AU, but the streaming quality is terrible.


Hmm, how come I didn't know you were from Aus earlier?

The Beta Video Player is also working for me. Quality isn't bad (this is coming from a guy that used to watch a bit of anime from Crunchyroll), but it can be a lot better.

Dec 23, 2008 4:37 PM by BlueYoshi

Should I be proud to be born in America or should I be displeased/angry/mad/etc. because FUNimation sucks?

Dec 23, 2008 3:53 PM by iTom

Works for me in AU, but the streaming quality is terrible.

Dec 23, 2008 2:56 PM by Asako

I can use it, and I'm in the UK... :S

Not that I'm really into watching the damn dubs of Ouran ¬__¬

Dec 23, 2008 2:51 PM by deletemal

And again unFUNimation screws every non-american.

Dec 23, 2008 12:59 PM by StriderMS

if they would step up their subs a little and release subs of older shows like mushishi, instead of only dubs that would be a little better. if they did it for airing anime, it would ease the strain on fansubbing a little. but America only sucks some serious cookies. Also I agree with the statement that funimation sucks, I watched about 10 seconds of the school rumble dub and just about vommited because it was so bad.

Dec 23, 2008 12:37 PM by yarvenclog

Well, this is definitely a positive step forward in bringing anime outside of Japan asap.

Dec 23, 2008 11:55 AM by VK11

I just tried it and it worked fine, i'm in UK... However I wouldn't watch them because i prefer subs, however the quality of some of their dubs, namely Sukuran, Mushishi and OHSHC are very good compared to older stuff.

Dec 23, 2008 11:03 AM by Scribbly

Well USA only seems a little questionable, works fine here in the UK.
But with the emphasis on dubs, some titles only dubbed and not subbed?! leads me to stay away.
Ignore the fact I've seen everything I'm interested on their site, and that downloading is still better than steaming. >.>
Quality does seem better than most steaming sites.
Guess it will keep some happy. Back to downloading randomness.

Dec 23, 2008 10:44 AM by sekoj