CULVER CITY, CA – September 1, 2021 – (LATINX NEWSWIRE) – Funimation, the leader of the anime market, starts the Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15) with enough content to keep fans in the United States and Canada celebrating and glued to screens throughout the month with popular titles like My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Attack on Titan.
The streaming service will add more than 1,000 new episodes with Spanish subtitles (and Portuguese) and more than 600 episodes dubbed into Spanish (and Portuguese), starting this month. Among the productions that will be available in Spanish are Cowboy Bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist, Wonder Egg Priority, SK8 the Infinity, Higurashi: When They Cry and Akudama Drive.
It was earlier this year that Funimation began making episodes subtitled and dubbed in Spanish and also in Portuguese for viewers in the United States and Canada.
“Funimation is dedicated to serving anime fans wherever and however they want, and that includes our Northern Hemisphere audience who prefers to watch content in Spanish,” he said. Rahul Purini, Chief Operating Officer, Funimation Global Group. “The stories and themes conveyed by anime are universal, and Funimation knows that Hispanic audiences love their anime. This addition to our collection of content is just one of the ways we commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month. “
© Hajime Isayama, KODANSHA / “ATTACK ON TITAN” The Final Season Production Committee.
“I am very excited that the Latino anime community can enjoy their favorite shows dubbed into Spanish,” she said. Anairis Quiñones, voice of Mirko in My Hero Academia. “Our community has long revered and supported anime. I’m happy that the industry can return that appreciation by offering greater opportunities to experience and even be a part of anime! Stay tuned for the Spanish dubbing of My Hero Academia! ¡¡Plus ultra !! “
“Having grown up watching anime dubbed into English, it was rare to see voice actors with Latino names in the credits, much less Latino voice directors,” he said. Emily Fajardo, the voice of Eua in Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU. “I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to direct and act in voiceovers and to help make anime more accessible to people of different backgrounds.”
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