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Anime Expo 2016: Funimation Partners With Geek & Sundry For Web Show


Funimation Logo - 20160205From Dubbletalk to geeky sundries, Funimation’s taking their act online. Er… again.

Earlier today, Funimation announced that they will collaborate with online broadcaster Geek & Sundry to produce a new anime-based show. The new show, titled Anime Gateways, aims to introduce fans into the world of anime by offering show recommendations to fans of popular TV shows, comic books, and video games. According to Funimation, the series will explain how anime and pop culture relate in a “fun and humorous way.”

Geek & Sundry is a commercial YouTube production company and channel. The organization, which was founded in 2011 by Felicia Day, Kim Evey, Sheri Bryant, currently reaches 1.39 million subscribers.

Geek & Sundry’s shows often focus on specific elements of geek culture, from TableTop (tabletop games, hosted by Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day, Tabletop Games), to Co-Optitude (classic video games, hosted by Felicia Day) and Sword & Laser (Hosts: Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt, Sci-Fi & Fantasy).

The channel also promotes scripted content, including 2013 web series Outlands, 2014’s Caper, and the ongoing LARPs.

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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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