Saturday, June 6
Funimation simulcast plan is in trouble
From what I know, apparently US based company Funimation has yanked out 2 popular series from simulcast lineup; "One Piece" and "Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood" due to pirates (ironically). They manage to break into one of the server, decrypt it and release one day earlier to the world, hampering Funimation simulcast effort. The stolen episodes are the one with Funimation logo as I was made to understand. As the publishers and production companies fighting back due to shrinking Japanese economic pie, looks like the digital pirates won this round.
No announcement if the company intends to return the series on schedule yet.
A very angry editorial on this matter.