FUNimation Entertainment and Gaia Online Partner to Bring Anime to Virtual Cinemas



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Nearly 200 Episodes of Free, On-Demand Programming Available Via Online Hangout

Flower Mound, Texas – March 3, 2009 – FUNimation Entertainment will be bringing many of its top titles to a theatre near you: your home computer. The anime leader has completed an agreement with Gaia Online, the leading online hangout for teens and young adults, for select series to enjoy a virtual theatrical run through Gaia Online Cinema.

The more than 7 million teens and young adults who visit Gaia Online each month will have access to episodes from such series as Black Blood Brothers, MoonPhase, Peach Girl and Suzuka starting today.

Gaian theatre goers can take a virtual seat by visiting and clicking on “What’s New” or “Channels” and selecting FUNimation. New Gaia Online users can join in on the fun by visiting

, creating a custom anime-inspired avatar and visiting the Cinema section of the community. FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is the leading company for Japanese animation in the United States . FUNimation is known for acquiring top-rated anime series from Japan and for being the market share leader for home video sales of anime in the United States . The company has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution.

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