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Funimation Review

  • Ad-Supported
  • 1 Device per Account
  • No Offline Downloads
  • No Ads
  • 2 Simultaneous Devices
  • No Offline Downloads
  • No Ads
  • 5 Simultaneous Devices
  • Has Offline Downloads
Updated on Jeremy Milliner

Funimation is a streaming service focused on Japanese animation. Funimation is likely to die out in time - many of the site’s pages redirect to its sister service, Crunchyroll. While Funimation continues to add new episodes of its current series, all future anime series will stream exclusively on Crunchyroll. Funimation does still serve anime fans with shows like “My Hero Academia,” “One-Punch Man,” “Dragon Ball Z,” and “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.”

Some older content is available for free.

Funimation
Free – $9.99 funimation.com
14-Day Free Trial
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Review

We tested Funimation and other subscription streaming services for more than 100 hours. Funimation is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV and VIZIO Smart TV.


Content

Originals

Funimation does not create original content; it’s a distribution platform. There are, however, dozens of shows that can only be streamed on their platform. Examples include Gleipnir (2020), Deadman Wonderland (2011), Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (2020), and Eureka Seven (2005).

TV Shows

Funimation is home to hundreds of great anime shows, like the revolutionary Akira (1988), One Piece (1999), or Naruto (2002). It’s also the foremost place for watching currently trending dubs, such as Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019), Fruits Basket (2019), and Fire Force (2019).

Movies

Funimation is much more known for their TV streaming and dubs, but they’ve also got a handful of movies if you’re more in the mood for a feature film. There’s the aforementioned Akira (1988), Hal (2013), Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001), and more.

Kids

Funimation does not feature a ‘kids only’ section, but there is a filter parents can switch on that will remove all TV-MA shows. Parents can also check out this page for listings of recommended kid-friendly content.

Funimation
Free – $9.99 funimation.com
14-Day Free Trial

Features

Parental Controls

Users can restrict mature content via the account preferences section.

Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, Netflix and Star also have parental control features.

Up to 5 Devices

A free Funimation account will not allow users to watch simultaneous streams at all. A premium account allows for two devices, and the Premium Plus tier allows for up to 5 simultaneous streams.

Ads

Users will have ad-free access with a premium account or higher. Even then, occasional shows (such as Le Chevalier D’Eon and Peacemaker) will have commercials anyway.

Offline Downloads

Premium Plus plans will allow for offline download options on supported mobile apps.

International Access

Service is only available in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

Funimation
Free – $9.99 funimation.com
14-Day Free Trial

Compatible Devices

Funimation
Free – $9.99 funimation.com
14-Day Free Trial

Tech Specs

4K
1080p
720p

720p HD
(Up to 1080p HD)

Most video streams are in 720p HD. Some video streams are available in 1080p HD.

30 FPS
60 FPS

30/60 FPS

Most video streams in 30 FPS, with some available in 60 FPS.

Stereo Sound

Stereo Sound

Content has stereo audio.

Funimation
Free – $9.99 funimation.com
14-Day Free Trial

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