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Funimation launches Social Cinema app on Facebook

8:00 AM on 04.24.2012 // Michelle Rodanes

Funimation recently partnered with Milyori, a firm specializing in the design of video interfaces for social networking sites, as part of an effort to further increase their online presence. Starting very soon, over 430 anime episodes and movie titles licensed by Funimation will be accessible via Facebook.

Funimation Social Cinema will function as a Facebook application. Users will be able to choose from a number of anime bundles to rent, comment on, and share with friends. All rentals will be available for a two day period at prices ranging from $0.99 to $3.99. From what we hear, full-length movies can be rented for as low as $1.99.

While the streaming service is already up and running, only a fraction of the envisioned catalog is available so far --a little over 20 series and two live-action movies have been uploaded. Other stuff I can tell you about the app? rental payments can be made through PayPal or by credit card, and there will presumably be a live-chat feature. 

Do you guys think Facebook is a good platform for anime? I’m worried about content restrictions. Those viewing deadlines are also killer, I feel like people might be better off just getting Funi's monthly subscription. 

[Via ANN]

Michelle Rodanes,
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