SVOD OTT Funimation, focused on anime content and launched in Mexico and Brazil in November 2020, this way making its official launch in Latin America, is now available on Roku’s platform starting this Tuesday, March 9th, in those same countries.
According to the announcement made by Roku and the Funimation Global Group, Roku users in Mexico and Brazil will be able to access a more than 1,500 hours anime content catalog, directly from their Roku devices, and download Funimation from the Roku Channel Store.
‘Wherever there is a community of fans, we will bring them the series they love’, reported Colin Decker, CEO at Funimation Global Group. ‘This new partnership gives anime fans in Latin America a great user experience and another way to enjoy the content they like the most’, he added.
From Roku they have also expressed themselves on the launch of the SVOD OTT on the platform through Yulia Poltorak, Head of International Content Distribution at Roku. ‘Anime is experiencing great growth around the world thanks to its passionate fans community, especially in Latin America. We are proud to welcome Funimation and its huge anime content catalog for our users in Mexico and Brazil, so that they can enjoy hours of entertainment’, reported the executive.
The launch of Funimation in Brazil and Mexico took place with a catalog of subtitled anime series and certain titles dubbed in Spanish and Portuguese. Some of the more popular anime series that are part of the titles offered by the SVOD OTT are ‘My Hero Academia’; ‘Attack on Titan’; ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ and ‘Assassination Classroom’. Up to now, no other Latin American countries have been reported where Funimation Global Group intends to launch its SVOD OTT in the future. Some of the platform’s main competitors in the region are Crunchyroll and Anime Onegai.