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FUNimation Achieves Steady Growth In 2008

by dtshyk
Jun 23, 2009 12:44 AM | 21 Comments
According to the annual business report of Navarre Corporation, the total sales of FUNimation in the fiscal year 2008 was about $70 million. It achieved more than 10% growth in the sales compared to that of 2007 (estimated to be $61 million).

FUNimation stated that 46% of their sales are originated from a single title, which is supposedly "Dragon Ball".

Source: Anime!Anime!

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Last time I checked they owned about 45% of the anime market. They're doing great, but Geneon still holds that cliff in my heart.

Jun 23, 2009 9:53 PM by ArtRodriguez

Hmmm, I'm happy for them and hopefully they'll put out some more quality dubs and DVDs though they really are a mixed bag company--some of their stuff is gold and others are gunk.

Jun 23, 2009 9:49 PM by tehnominator

Totally opposite from what I expected, and that's a good thing :D

Jun 23, 2009 9:44 PM by LemonLyme

Woa, last time I heard they were going bankrupt

Jun 23, 2009 9:37 PM by gioss

Well done Funi ^^

Jun 23, 2009 8:06 PM by Sylpheed

BadLuckTuckxL said:
Maora said:

and i hope you bring Hetalia to the US. all my friends from school would love that.


As long as they don't dub it.


If they don't dub it then I don't get to see it :(.

Jun 23, 2009 8:05 PM by Toddler_Naruto

Maora said:

and i hope you bring Hetalia to the US. all my friends from school would love that.


As long as they don't dub it.

Jun 23, 2009 6:04 PM by BadLuckTuck

good luck on some more funi~

and i hope you bring Hetalia to the US. all my friends from school would love that.

Jun 23, 2009 6:02 PM by Maora

Glad to hear it. Well done FUNimation!

Jun 23, 2009 5:53 PM by Mitsuomi

w00t. Some good news for the industry.

Jun 23, 2009 5:29 PM by panda_general

DBZ FTW

Jun 23, 2009 3:47 PM by Corpse69

Good news! :D

Jun 23, 2009 11:22 AM by Snowflakes

Wonderful <3

Jun 23, 2009 10:54 AM by Ramen

BigSimo said:
lol, dragon ball, figures.
oh well, good news I guess. Even if anime sales may not be doing that great in Japan, its success overseas has guaranteed benefits.

Jun 23, 2009 8:49 AM by iTom

co_flame said:
Whether you're a fan of Funimation or not, it must be said that it's good news for the anime industry.


Exactly.

Jun 23, 2009 6:40 AM by VK11

DB. No kidding right? Ah well. Go Funi.

Jun 23, 2009 3:34 AM by KayChan4U

46% is Dragonball
30% is FMA, I'd think XD

Jun 23, 2009 3:04 AM by BasakaNZ

That's awesome news

Jun 23, 2009 2:29 AM by BlackAssassin

Whether you're a fan of Funimation or not, it must be said that it's good news for the anime industry.

Jun 23, 2009 1:58 AM by co_flame

I'm impressed. FUNi must be the ONLY Western editor of Japanese animation to actually improve its turnover. I don't think they make a profit though, or a very small one.

Jun 23, 2009 1:33 AM by Jacut