Funimation losing Fullmetal Alchemist rights July 31
And reminds everybody that out-of-print anime tends to go up in price
Funimation has announced the expiration of its rights to Fullmetal Alchemist and is warning the shows viewers it will no longer carry the program after July 31.
The blog post on the Funimation site says, "rights will revert to the original Japanese license holder. On this date, this title will be removed from our streaming service, FunimationNow and we will not be reprinting any more home video product."
The folks at Funimation are trying to take advantage of one of the quirks of anime ownership. The blog post adds the following notice: "Out-of-print anime can go up in price significantly on the secondary market, with some titles going up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars! So lock in your collection at their current retail prices now."
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