COVID-19 has been a challenge for the entire world. Your favorite anime shows have either postponed their air dates or delayed the airing of episodes. One of the biggest hit facets of the anime community has been conventions. Today, Funimation has a plan to bring the con from the convention center into your very own home!
Funimation unveiled today plans for its first-ever FunimationCon which aims to celebrate the anime community. The free, two-day virtual festival brings the spirit of the con experience into the homes of anime fans with panels, cosplay meetups, forums, and more.
“FunimationCon is a chance for us to give back to a community which has supported us for over 25 years by re-imagining the convention experience,” said Colin Decker, General Manager of Funimation. “With so many anime events being canceled this year, we’re jumping in to fill the gap with a new way for fans to come together and enjoy some great content and experiences.”
FunimationCon follows an impressive year for Funimation: Funimation released the box office hit My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising which passed $13 million at the domestic box office; added a robust slate of anime to its expansive catalog of new, classic, and must-view anime available through its streaming service; and released the 30th Anniversary Dragon Ball Z Collector’s Edition which was a top seller.
FunimationCon is available in the U.S. and Canada and is scheduled to take place from July 3-4.
Funimation has opened an official website for FunimationCon where you can find further details about the event and how you can attend. To check it out, head over to www.funimationcon.com