Hulu and Funimation have announced a multi-year partnership and output deal. The new deal will grant Hulu a first look at U.S. streaming video on-demand rights to future anime series produced and released by Funimation beginning in 2019.
This will allow Hulu and Funimation to stream even more quality anime series and add to a partnership that already has both streaming hit shows like Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia and Tokyo Ghoul.
VIZ Media launches its digital edition of Vampire Knight: Memories Vol. 1 this month, while Tokyo Ghoul (Vol. 14) and Maid-Sama (Vol. 9) conclude their runs.
Notable new additions to VIZ’s digital library include (but are not limited to) Assassination Classroom (Vol. 17), Food Wars (Vol. 19) and One Piece (Vol. 83), while My Hero Academia: Vigilantes is now available through the Weekly Shonen Jump app.
Dragon Ball Super – which continues the action of Akira Toriyama’s famed fantasy adventure series – premieres this month from VIZ Media, along with new volumes of Anonymous Noise, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 3, Stardust Crusaders, D.Gray Man and the digital exclusive, Boys Over Flowers Season 2: Vol. 5.
Digital manga updates for May include new volumes for eight additional continuing VIZ Media series: Haikyu!! (Vol. 11), Maid-Sama! (Vol. 8), My Hero Academia (Vol. 8), My Love Story!! (Vol. 12), Nisekoi (Vol. 21), One Piece (Vol. 82), Toriko (Vol. 38), and Ultraman (Vol. 8).
Until May 8th, the complete run of My Hero Academia is on sale for $4.99 per volume.
May 7th is Free Comic Book Day and this year VIZ Media is showcasing three titles in two free manga samplers: Sampler 1 features One-Ounch Man and My Hero Academia, while the second features Pokémon Pocket Comics: Legendary Pokémon.
Funimation Entertainment’s My Hero Academia follows the adventures of Izuku – who was unlucky enough to be born completely normal in a world where eighty per cent of the population has some kind of super powers.
Since he was a kid, Izuku has wanted to be hero and now he has, somehow, managed to get enrolled in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies. How will he survive the experience, let alone become a hero?
My Hero Academia – which debuted on April 3rd on funimation’s streaming service – will now also stream on Hulu. New subtitled episodes will air each Sunday at 5 am (4C) on both the Hulu and Funimation streaming services. Follow the jump for more.
Funimation Entertainment has licensed exclusive North American streaming rights to My Hero Academia from Toho Co. Ltd.
The series is based on the popular manga by Kohei Horikoshi in which follows Izuku, a teenager who has always wanted to be a superhero – but in a world where 80% of the people have some kind of powers – labeled ‘quirks’ – he has yet to show any signs of having one. And yet, he enrolls himself in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies.
My Hero Academia will premiere on Funimation’s streaming service Funimation now, on April 1st. For more, follow the jump.
VIZ Media is bringing the creators of the new Ultraman manga – Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi – to comic-Con 2015, along with exclusive copies of Ultraman Vol. 1 (it won’t be in stores until August 18th).
Other plans include panels on Sailor Moon (VIZ is releasing the 200 episode complete Sailor Moon on Blu-ray for the first time), Shonen Jump: Past, Present and Future and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
VIZ exclusives and/or advance (pre-street) releases for Comic-Con 2015 include, among other things: copies of manga series like My Hero Academia Vol. 1, The Demon Prince of Momichi House Vol. 1, Maid-Sama! 2-in-1 Vol. 1, Tokyo Ghoul Vol. 2, and Ultraman Vol. 1 (available with a collectible Ultraman figure); Sailor Moon R T-shirts, and Doraemon Plush.
For VIZ Media’s complete comic-Con 2015 plans, follow the jump.